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Winter Coleslaw

I always associated cole slaw with summer barbecues until I came across Waitrose Kitchen’s “Winter Slaw“. The addition of fennel and apple as well as the tangy dressing gives this slaw a mix of flavors that go well with winter-weather staples like roasts and stews. I stripped the Waitrose version down to be easier […]

Parmesan-Crusted Butternut Squash

Parmesan-Crusted Butternut Squash

This is a really simple side-dish that comes across as a lot more fancy that it is. Get your hands on pre-diced squash and fresh grated Parmesan and you can cut the prep time to practically nothing. [Prep: 10min / Cook: 25min] Ingredients – 1 butternut squash – 1/2 cup […]

Thanksgiving Sides: Sweet Potato Casserole

We were always more of a mashed potatoes and gravy family, so I’ve actually never had sweet potato casserole before. Which was kind of great, because that meant I got to play with a couple recipes before the big day! I ended up making three little blobs. The two most […]

Thanksgiving Sides: Stuffing Base

For those loyal friends and followers who were around this time last year, you might remember that Thanksgiving- glorious eating day that it is -is not really my favorite meal. I think it’s all that starch. It just freaks me out a bit. And I do love turkey, but I […]

Zesty Cole Slaw

Is cole slaw salad? Well, it wouldn’t be very Texan of me to have a salad month- or to close-out the summer -without a cole slaw recipe. This is my personal favorite. For the sake of making it a full meal, I added boiled shrimp. You could use ham or […]

Rice Salad

Served cold, this fresh “rice salad” will give a little kick to your meal. [Prep: 15 min + Chilling / Cook: –] Ingredients – 2 cups cooked/left-over whole grain or wild rice – 1 can (8-10oz) chickpeas – 1/2 cup corn (canned or thawed) – 1/2 a bell pepper – […]