Rice Paper Roll – Appetizer

These rice paper roll appetizers are super easy to put together! They serve as a great appetizer or side dish. Ingredients: Directions: Pro tip – chill in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes so the rice paper isn’t so sticky.

Japanese Cucumber Salad

This is a wonderful side salad when you want a little something different! Ingredients: Directions:

Cold Quinoa Salad

INGREDIENTS: Salad: 1 english cucumber – chopped 1 can drained garbanzo beans (chickpeas) 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/4 cup shelled pistachios 2 cups chilled cooked Quinoa 1/4 cup chopped basil or mint 1/2 cup grape or cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup diced red onion Dressing: 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 2…

2nd Place Winner! Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Mash

My sweet potato mash is in a Thanksgiving Side contest on one of our favorite cooking sites – 12tomatoes.com/recipe-contest please go vote (its toward the bottom)!! INGREDIENTS:  3 Pounds Sweet Potatoes (4-6 medium) 3 slices of bacon, chopped 1 tbsp bourbon (I use Makers Mark) 1/2 cup heavy cream, warmed 6 tbsp cold salted butter,…

Chili Recipe 2.0

INGREDIENTS 1 pound ground beef, chuck preferred 1 small-medium onion, diced 2 large cans diced tomatoes 2 cans dark red kidney beans, drained 1 can condensed tomato soup 1 can green chili peppers (4oz) 2 tsp cumin 1-2 cloves garlic 2 1/2 tablespoons regular chili powder 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 tsp black pepper…

Mimi’s Mac & Cheese

This is a variation on Mimi’s mac and cheese – she used regular spaghetti instead of macaroni noodles and less cheese. Ingredients: 1 pound long macaroni 2 cups whole milk 4 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons A/P flour 32 ounces fiesta cheese grated Kosher salt Fresh ground pepper 4 tablespoons softened butter for pan For pan…

Mimi’s Baked Beans

I loved my mother in laws’ cooking, but when it came to giving me the recipes, her measurements were always a little dicey. Her baked beans were one of my all time favorites, and I still make them the way she instructed. Here it is: 2 Lg Cans Bush’s Honey Beans 1/2 white onion Brown…

Mimi’s Potato Salad

It’s no secret that Mimi’s potato salad is the best, but unfortunately I never got the recipe from her. Today I think I found it! Part of her secret recipe was ricing the potatoes: INGREDIENTS: 2 lbs. potatoes (5 to 6 medium), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks 1 cup Mayonnaise 2 Tbsp. vinegar 1…

Carrot Tart with Ricotta & Feta

Ingredients 1 (14-ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed 1 pound multicolored carrots, scrubbed and sliced lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick pieces 5 tbsp butter melted Kosher salt and black pepper 8 ounces ricotta 4 ounces feta, crumbled 1 garlic clove, grated Directions Heat oven to 400 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll puff pastry into a…

Tomato Soup

Ingredients 1 tablespoon unsalted butter or margarine 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 2 (28 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes 1 cup water 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 pinch red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon…