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Antipasto Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Antipasto Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Looking for a substantial salad for a group that you can make ahead of time and is easy to customize? This Antipasto Salad is packed with meat and veggies and fits the bill perfectly! Antipasto Salad With Red Wine Vinaigrette  A person can never have too many...

Day Before Mashed Potatoes

Day Before Mashed Potatoes

Hosting a big dinner? Free up your oven space and reheat these Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes in your slow cooker!  Day Before Mashed Potatoes Recipe The biggest lifesaver of Thanksgiving (and many events and holidays since) are these Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes....

Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Onions

Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Onions

Oven roasting brings out the sweetness in these Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Onions. These crispy potatoes have a caramelized exterior while staying light and and fluffy on the inside. They are a delicious, easy side dish recipe for nearly any occasion from a...

Pesto Pasta Salad with Peas

Pesto Pasta Salad with Peas

This Pesto Pasta Salad with Peas filled with tomatoes and pine nuts is the perfect side dish to anything that comes off the grill.  There are many great things about Minnesota that make us take in these brutal winters, (although this wet, cold spring is really...

Crispy Zucchini Feta Fritters Recipe

Crispy Zucchini Feta Fritters Recipe

Add some Greek flavor to your appetizer spread with this tasty recipe for crispy Zucchini Feta Fritters! Can you ever have enough zucchini recipes? Zucchini is plentiful any time of year, which is one of the reasons I love this Zucchini Feta Fritters recipe. It’s an...

Tomato Feta Pasta Salad

Tomato Feta Pasta Salad

No summer picnic is complete without a pasta salad. This crowd-pleasing Tomato Feta Pasta Salad is packed with sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese and kalamata olives in every spoonful. This make-ahead, Tomato Feta Pasta Salad recipe is perfect for summer barbecues....

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

This Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad recipe is great for feeding a group! Who can say no to a make-ahead salad filled with bacon, tomatoes, cheese, and a creamy ranch dressing?   Summer is all about keeping things easy in our house, especially when entertaining a group....

Tomato, Feta and Vidalia Onion Salad

Tomato, Feta and Vidalia Onion Salad

This 5-ingredient Tomato Feta Salad with Sweet Onion recipe is one of my go-to BBQ side dishes - quick, easy and perfect for potlucks. I found this recipe for Tomato Feta Salad with Sweet Onion in Cooking Light (RIP, old friend) a number of years ago. It was one of...

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes are a tasty addition to any summer BBQ. BBQ season has arrived in full force and our deck is open and (kind of) ready for guests to come over. Yes, the paint is peeling and we need to replace some boards. We will get to that eventually, but...

Cheesy Chipotle Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes 

Cheesy Chipotle Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes 

Change up your fall side dishes and serve these make-ahead Cheesy Chipotle Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes! Are you a stickler for tradition and always have the same side dishes on your Thanksgiving table or are you adventurous and like to change things up?   If you...

Apple and Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

Apple and Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

Reinvent your leftover Thanksgiving stuffing with this Apple and Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe! It’s hard to say which meal is better - the big Thanksgiving day turkey dinner or feasting on the leftovers all weekend long. Finding ways to reuse our turkey extras...

Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Feta Salad

This sweet and salty, 4-ingredient Watermelon Feta Salad is a surprising favorite at any summer BBQ or potluck. Easy to make and great for groups! Nothing screams summer like a wedge of watermelon. It is the quintessential summer fruit. My daughter is the biggest...

Classic Macaroni Salad recipe

Classic Macaroni Salad recipe

No one can resist a Classic Macaroni Salad recipe. This creamy comfort food is the perfect side dish for any backyard BBQ, picnic or potluck! There are a lot of ways you can fancy up macaroni salad. Add arugula, toss in tuna, sprinkle it with smoked paprika...You get...

Easy Blueberry Jalapeño Freezer Jam

Easy Blueberry Jalapeño Freezer Jam

No canning experience required to make your own flavorful homemade jam with this Easy Blueberry Jalapeño Freezer Jam recipe! What do you do when you visit a blueberry farm and come home with pounds and pounds (and pounds) of fresh blueberries? Make ALL the blueberry...

Mexican Grilled Corn

Mexican Grilled Corn

Put a new twist on one of summer's favorite foods with this lip-smacking Mexican Grilled Corn! We almost always grill our corn in the summer. Heating up the house with a giant pot of boiling water holds no appeal to me when it's already hot and humid. Besides that, I...

Herbed Grilled Potatoes in Foil

Herbed Grilled Potatoes in Foil

Fresh herbs add bright flavor to these quick and easy Herbed Grilled Potatoes in Foil - the perfect BBQ side dish for anything you put on the grill. Long, lazy summer nights are made for BBQs, and these Herbed Grilled Potatoes in Foil are a must have for any seasonal...

Easy Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheese

Easy Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheese

No BBQ is complete with tasty side dishes, and this delicious Easy Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheese recipe deserves a spot at every cookout you attend this summer. What is summer without broccoli salad? Spotting a broccoli salad recipe at a summer BBQ is almost as...

Oven Roasted Asparagus Recipe with Brown Butter

Oven Roasted Asparagus Recipe with Brown Butter

Stock up on ALL the asparagus because this Oven Roasted Asparagus Recipe with Brown Butter is an easy spring side dish that you’ll make all season long! I’m not sure what I’m more excited for this spring: seeing my yard again after a long winter of snow or all the...

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