Archive | Side Dishes/Vegetables

Marinated Caprese Salad

  Is there anything better than fresh tomatoes, cheese, and basil tossed with a garlic/olive oil dressing?  This marinated caprese {pronounced Cah-Prehz-Hee} salad is a perfectly light, refreshing summer meal or side dish and honestly, I could eat it all day long and be content. PrintMarinated Caprese Salad Ingredients6-8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, diced into […]

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Pico de Gallo

Do you have a favorite Pico de Gallo recipe?  This is mine.  It’s best eaten on the day it’s made because the ingredients are fresh.  The second and third days after it’s made it’s not as fresh but still tasty, and quite a bit hotter. Serve it with all of your favorite Mexican dishes or […]

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Cheesy Potatoes

Let’s talk potatoes.  And cheese. I don’t know what the funeral traditions are in your area, but in my world these Cheesy Potatoes are made and served for family luncheons after almost every funeral held at the church I attend.  So unfortunately we all call them Funeral Potatoes.  I know, weird, right?  But descriptive because we […]

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Perfect Crispy Potatoes

These crispy potatoes are a simple, yet delicious, addition to almost any meal.   They can be made with as much, or as little, seasoning as desired.  We like our’s with a lot of garlic, kosher salt, pepper, and rosemary, but made plain with kosher salt and pepper is good, too.  Plan ahead when making […]

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No-Crust Spinach Quiche

When my friend, Lengel, and her family stayed at the Wayside Inn in Maine a couple of years ago this Spinach Quiche was served and she loved it and asked for the recipe, which she then passed on to me, which I very slightly modified. And wow! This is one of those meals that I […]

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Homemade Applesauce

Because new crop apples in the fall are so crisp and delicious we buy them by the box at a local fruit stand. In addition to snacking on them,  I have been using the apples to make applesauce ~ one of our fall favorites. Made chunky with maple syrup instead of sugar, and cinnamon and nutmeg, it is […]

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