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Nana’s Zucchini Casserole

INGREDIENTS: 1/2 block unsalted butter 1/2 onion diced 1/4 bell pepper diced 3 medium zucchini - cubed 2 small squash - cubed 1 tomato - cubed breadcrumbs Creole Seasoning Salt Pepper Garlic Powder Mozzarella Cheese DIRECTIONS Saute onion and bell... Continue Reading →


Nana’s Green Beans

These green beans are sure to sooth your soul.  Nothing like a good comfort food side on these cold winter days... INGREDIENTS: 1 packet uncured cubed ham 2 bags frozen cut green beans 1 onion 2 tbsp minced garlic 1... Continue Reading →

Zucchini Cannelloni

This is a labor intensive one, but a fancy side or appetizer for guests (if you want to impress of course)!   INGREDIENTS: 4 medium uncooked zucchini 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 2 clove(s) garlic clove(s), smashed 1 pinch... Continue Reading →

Zucchini Bites

Super easy side dish that is part healthy & delicious! INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch thick rounds Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/3 cup marinara sauce 1/2 cup finely grated mozzarella 1/4... Continue Reading →

Parmesan Potato Fries

INGREDIENTS: 3 Large Baking Potatos - sliced in wedges 4 tbsp olive oil 2 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp Italian Seasoning 3/4 cup shredded parmesan DIRECTIONS: Set oven to 375.  Grease baking sheet. In a large... Continue Reading →

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This is a recipe I have been on the hunt for for a while.  At last I have found one worthy of posting to the Cook Nook. INGREDIENTS:  3 Pounds Sweet Potatoes (4-5 medium) 3 slices of bacon, chopped 1... Continue Reading →

Pear Slaw

Pear & pecan slaw - sounds crazy right? Well it does, but it tastes heavenly. Heres how to make it: INGREDIENTS: 1/3 cup chopped pecans 4 cups shredded purple cabbage 1/3 cup dried cranberries 1 pear chopped 4 scallions chopped... Continue Reading →

Brown Sugar Baby Carrots (5 out of 5 stars)

I've been trying to perfect this side for a wall, but my sweetened carrots have always fallen short.  At last I have finally found the perfect combination of sugar and butter. INGREDIENTS 3 small bags Baby Carrots 2 tbsp butter... Continue Reading →

Black Bean, Corn and Tomatoes – Side Dish (5 stars)

Came across this recipe on when I was fixing a flank steak.  It is the perfect side dish to the flank steak recipe in the previous post.  My recommendation is to grill the corn separately and toss into the... Continue Reading →

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