Potatoes Gratin, for a delicious side dish!

If you are looking for a potato casserole that is a "cut above" all the rest, this Potatoes Gratin will be on the list for sure. Potatoes Gratin, a new potato casserole! Shortly after Christmas, I was deciding what to serve with ham. I came across a recipe for Potatoes Gratin that I had found some years back. It is similar to Grandmama Hall's Scalloped Potato Casserole, but with Gruyere cheese instead of cheddar. But, this potato casserole has such a luscious taste . . . truly delicious! The flavors are different than your typical potato casserole. In addition, I also made the Broccoli-Cauliflower Dried Cranberries and Pecans Salad. This broccoli salad is now one of my absolute favorites! It has all the ingredients I love:  fresh … [Read more...]

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...]

Arkansas Rice: A Household Staple

Arkansas: the Rice Capital of the World I have been on a quest this week looking for Arkansas recipes. My mind went to rice because it is so important to our state and it's economy, as well as to the families who grow it. Arkansas Rice . . . our favorite grain! Rice has always been an important staple in our household. I was married to a rice farmer. . . my Grandaddy Hall had a rice farm. . . all of my uncles were rice farmers. And, now, my two sons are farming with their dad, and the main crop is . . . RICE! Because rice has been such an integral part of our lives, I thought I'd share some information about rice as well as some of my favorite rice recipes. Plus, it is an Arkansas crop! The Benefits of Rice . . . There are many … [Read more...]