Jennifer’s Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese, an easy side dish!

Jennifer's Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese . . . an easy side dish! My daughter-in-law, Jennifer, made her Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese as a side dish for our Family Easter Dinner. The recipe I usually make is Mama's Macaroni and Cheese which has to bake in the oven. But, since the oven was full of Hash Brown Potato Casseroles, Unbundled Green Beans, and then Grandmama Hall's Buttermilk Biscuits, Jennifer's stovetop mac and cheese was the perfect choice to add another needed side dish! Making Jennifer's Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese . . . Jennifer's Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese has just a few ingredients which makes it simple and easy to prepare: a package of noodles a box of Velveeta cheese milk butter And, making it is … [Read more...]

Sweet and Spicy Glazed Carrots for a not-so-typical side dish!

Sweet and Spicy Glazed Carrots for a delicious side dish! A few years ago, I ran across this recipe for Sweet and Spicy Glazed Carrots. I had never particularly liked carrots, but after tasting these, immediately, my thoughts and taste changed regarding this often-overlooked vegetable! Where I would hardly ever eat them before, I couldn't eat enough of them! Why carrots? Carrots are available throughout the year and are relatively inexpensive. That makes them an excellent vegetable choice to keep on hand at all times. Plus, the carrots are associated with many health benefits. You can read an article about this on Some of these health benefits include: Cardiovascular Vision Anti-Cancer With all the … [Read more...]

Mashed Potato Casserole!

Mashed Potato Casserole for the Welcome Home Dinner . . . Nothing goes better with Salisbury Steak and gravy than mashed potatoes. But, an even BETTER choice was the Mashed Potato Casserole of the Pioneer Woman. I have one of her cookbooks, "Pioneer Woman Cooks", which Candace gave me one Mother's Day. I found a recipe for PW's Creamy Mashed Potatoes in it. Candace had made the recipe before, dotted the top with butter, and baked them. In her opinion, they are better than regular mashed potatoes. So, I made this Mashed Potato Casserole as one of the side dishes for Candace's Welcome Home Dinner:) The preparation continues . . . As I stated in my previous post, I had some very good "helpers" . . . Cameron and Randa:) Cameron was a real … [Read more...]

Twice Baked Potatoes! Delish!

Twice Baked Potatoes . . . a side dish for a special dinner! Lynn went trout fishing on the White River with Randy and Benjamin Saturday. Anyone who knows Lynn knows that he LOVES to fish!!! It's his favorite past time. But, because of his heart surgery, he has not been able to go fishing this year. That all changed Saturday. And, of course, Lynn cooked a Trout Dinner that evening. I chose the side dish for this special dinner: Twice Baked Potatoes! I haven't thought about Twice Baked Potatoes, eaten them, nor cooked then in years! But for whatever reason, that's what came to my mind when I was thinking about what to serve with Baked Trout. Let's just say . . . it was the perfect choice! How-To's of Twice Baked Potatoes? Twice Baked … [Read more...]

Country Fried Potatoes

Blast from the Past! I remember eating Country Fried Potatoes when I was a child. Mama said Hazel, who was Grandmama Hall's cook and helper for 50 years, would cook hers in both shortening and bacon grease. Wow! That's a LOT of grease, but I can tell you, Hazel's Country Fried Potatoes were the best! So when Lynn went to the grocery store and brought home pork chops, I decided to make these Country Fried Potatoes to serve with them. He had asked me to make him fried pork chops, fried potatoes, and cornbread. I call this meal a Blast from the Past, since I grew up on fried potatoes and cornbread, as I'm sure a lot of you did as well. So, being the dutiful wife that I am, I obliged him and made the fried pork chops with gravy, Country Fried … [Read more...]