Category Archives: Sides

Salsa

Dump the following into a food processer or Vitamix blender: 1 large can of tomatoes 1 or 2 cloves of peeled garlic a medium yellow onion, rough chopped into big chunks fresh cilantro (wash it well before throwing it in) … Continue reading

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Classic potato salad

Grandma (my mom) always made it this way. It was the recipe often published in a Miracle Whip ad when she lived on Scottsdale Drive in west Knoxville. Back then, Family Circle magazine was popular and those ads appeared in … Continue reading

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Paleo gravy

via my favorite Paleo site – nomnomPaleo Easy Paleo herb gravy by NomNomPaleo This gravy is rich, savory and creamy. It’s not hard to make it and it elevates a meal of chicken and veggies.

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Zucchini fritters

Zucchini has been coming in like crazy. They must have cross pollinated because they taste like zukes but they have the shape of butternut squash. Because of that, I haven’t spiralized them as I normally do. I grated a young … Continue reading

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Loaded Potato Skins – Twice Baked Potatoes Variation

from Carmen … Sub Greek Yogurt for sour cream Fresh minced garlic, to taste Fresh minced onion, to taste Kosher salt, to taste 1/2 stick butter, softened Cream or Half & Half, to desired level of creaminess Sliced green onions, … Continue reading

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Golden Mushroom Green Bean Casserole

from Carmen … Fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into bite size pieces Fresh mushrooms, diced small Yellow Onion, sliced vertically Melted butter, clarified if desired Campbell’s Golden Mushroom soup (or make your own) Cheddar cheese, shredded (better if you … Continue reading

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Corn in a Cup

from Carmen … Link to my recipe: ¬†http://allrecipes.com/personal-recipe/64243158/creamy-chipotle-corn/

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Ivey’s Asparagus Casserole

Ivey bought this dish to our home Thanksgiving the first year Paul brought her home. Everyone commented on it and ate it up. We had it at their house again last night for Christmas Eve. I coaxed some details from … Continue reading

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Carmen’s broccoli casserole

Paul and Jonathan always request this at family gatherings. Carmen insists that frozen broccoli consisting of only the tops (no stalks) be purchased. She combines the steamed broccoli, several cans of cream of mushroom soup, grated cheddar cheese, a small … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Saute

Ingredients one or two large sweet potatoes butter and/or olive oil ground cayenne pepper salt Cut the sweet potatoes into a small dice. Add butter and/or olive oil to a heavy saute pan and put over medium heat (I use … Continue reading

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