Side Dish Archive

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Caramel Apple Salad

Okay folks here goes – I have been sitting on this recipe for a…long…time. We were first introduced to Caramel Apple Salad at a recipe exchange potluck. Both the Mr. and I went nuts for the stuff. We have since made it for numerous gatherings and he is now the resident expert

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Festive Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Some very brave friends of ours started our Thanksgiving meals early this year when they invited all of their friends with kids to a pre-holiday feast. Over a dozen kids under the age of five generated a cacophony that made “11″ sound like the mewing of a newborn kitten. Amidst the blur

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Stir-Fry to the Rescue!

Here’s the scenario: You go to the store full of resolve to eat healthier. In the produce section you load your basket with fresh vegetables grabbing something in every color and a few extra green things for good measure. Back home all those pops of color transform the refrigerator into your personal farmers

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Picnic Perfect Potato Salad

This potato salad was a highlight of our Father’s Day dinner menu. I served it along side grilled turkey bratwursts (no buns), grilled sweet onions, and a fancy green salad my sister-in-law provided. The potato salad was a hit around the table and I know a few people went back for more.

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How to Eat More Avocados: Tomatillo-Apple Guacamole

We are on the verge of an absolutely stunning weekend. I am itching to soak up as much warm sunshine as possible before the weather remembers it is only the beginning of May and the clouds make their way back over our corner of the globe. At this very moment Pacific Northwesterns are busy

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Zesty Black Bean & Brown Rice Salad

I went to the grocery store with half a list, half a menu plan, half my usual energy, and half way through I got really hungry. Not the best senario for food shopping. The little voice in my brain started nagging at me to go over to the deli counter and pick

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Rosemary Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples

I am sure you have been hard at work on those 5 Simple Steps to Launch Your Weight Loss I gave you earlier this week. Here’s what I love about the list. It gives you 5 calls to action, 5 positive ways to move forward, and it does not tell you what not to

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Simple Holiday Sides: Light & Buttery Drop Biscuits

This week there are thousands of people planning menus with sleek modern foods for Thanksgiving. I am not one of them. I like the cozy comfort of traditional favorites. However, honoring tradition doesn’t have to be done to the letter. Take these biscuits, for example. Mr. Second Helpings asked to have some

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Simple Holiday Sides: Maple-Orange Cranberry Sauce

I have all sorts of warm fuzzy holiday memories of sitting around my grandparents creaky dinning room table. The good china plates beautiful in their own right sat ready to be buried under our feast. Grandma’s good flatware, not silver but gold, twinkled in the light of taper candles. Before we all squeezed in

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Forest Floor Mushroom-Oat Risotto

Like many, my grandpa was a hunter. However, unlike most he was not after a prey with feet and a face, his game had only a cap and a stump. My Grandpa Bill hunted mushrooms. As far as I’m concerned he was the king of all mushroom hunters. His simple equipment consisted