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Cheesy Potatoes

Posted on Nov 10, 2016
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Cheesy Potatoes hash brown casserole, a Midwest favorite for the holidays or a crowd ~ easy, cheesy and topped with corn flakes. Ah, the holidays.  Almost Thanksgiving.  Do you have dishes you have to make?  Absolutely must have at (insert your holiday here)?  All holidays, and I mean all, must have “cheesy potatoes” on the table.  Except Christmas Day, …

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Corn Soufflé

Corn Soufflé

Posted on Nov 10, 2016
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Corn Soufflé, simple and delicious corn casserole, an easy side dish for the holidays, and a family favorite! Thanksgiving is fast approaching and that means I’ll be making this corn casserole for PB&G.  She calls it corn soufflé, but technically speaking, it’s not really a soufflé.  But I can’t call this anything else. So who is …

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Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing with Sausage

Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing with Sausage

Posted on Nov 5, 2016
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Old-fashioned Bread Stuffing with Sausage, just like my dad’s ~ almost.  Easy, made from scratch bread stuffing with sausage, cooked outside the turkey in a casserole.  The best side on the holiday table! Holidays and food always conjure up memories of my dad.  He was such a great cook, I’d say old world through and …

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Insalata Caprese with Basil Vinaigrette

Insalata Caprese with Basil Vinaigrette

Posted on Aug 17, 2016
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I just came off a weekend marathon of tomatoes, gorgeous heirlooms that I picked at a farm down the road.  I made a Caprese salad Saturday night for dinner.  While a traditional Caprese has a drizzle of olive oil, I opted for a basil vinaigrette.  This Insalata Caprese with Basil Vinaigrette is the perfect summertime dish. …

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Grilled Corn Salad

Grilled Corn Salad

Posted on Aug 4, 2016
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Grilled Corn Salad with seasonal sweet corn and farm-fresh vegetables in a delicious honey-lime dressing. We’ve been grilling a lot of corn this summer for dinner.  Just tossing the ears of corn on the grill, not even shucking them first.  Meathead cooks them until they are charred and almost black all over.  The husks and …

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Napa Cabbage Salad

Napa Cabbage Salad

Posted on Jul 21, 2016
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Do you guys remember (or still make) Oriental cole slaw?  I don’t think that’s PC anymore, maybe it’s called Asian slaw now.  Anyway, it had the ramen noodles from the soup packets crushed up in the salad.  For some reason, I think that’s strange.  And then years ago, in Minnesota, a friend made a salad for …

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Honey's Potato Salad

Honey’s Potato Salad

Posted on May 11, 2016
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I had a great Mother’s Day, I hope you did too.  After the exhausting move, I went home to Chicago for my mom’s BFF’s 80th birthday party and then brought mom back to St. Louis for a long visit and Mother’s Day.  Honey is like a second mom to me.  I’ve known her all my life …

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Red Cabbage

Red Cabbage

Posted on Mar 25, 2016
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Braised red cabbage, with my aunt Nancy’s secret ingredient ~ grape jelly.  A great side dish at the holidays, especially Easter, or even Oktoberfest. This version is either German or Danish, or a little of both. Happy Good Friday!  That means Easter is Sunday.  No big dinner this year, the kids are all busy with …

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Winter Spinach Salad

Winter Spinach Salad with Honey Cumin Dressing

Posted on Dec 10, 2015
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Holiday entertaining is on my mind these days.  Yours too, I bet.  This is a salad I used to make when I entertained around the holidays.  Usually, I made a pear and blue cheese salad, but once in awhile I made this salad.  Fresh sliced oranges, red onion and chèvre, with a smoky honey cumin vinaigrette.  And …

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Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Posted on Oct 18, 2015
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Fall is finally here and so are pears.  They just started popping up in the grocery stores.  Seasonal stuff is always so good.  This is definitely the best time for winter squash and sweet potatoes.  And pears. I was thinking the other day about a salad I used to make all the time when I …

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