Easter is 1 of the 3 holidays my family celebrates with huge dinner’s. Each side of the family has their own traditional main dishes, side dishes and desserts. Of each course I think the sides are my favorite. Crazy, right? Like who wouldn’t claim desserts as their favorites! For me the Easter side dishes are what ties the entire meal together.
Since I’m all about trying something new things I’ve found 11 Easter Side Dishes to consider this year. I’m open to bringing others traditions and foods to my table and if you are too then you’ll appreciate this list!
February 14 is Valentine’s Day – but you already knew that (if you didn’t, consider this your reminder.) The best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, right? Or is that just men? I know I love good food as much as many men so we’ll go with men and women. So – what are you making for Valentine’s Day? What’s that, you don’t have anything planned? You better get cracking!
Okay, okay – I’ll help you out a bit. Here is a collection of some of the most scrumptious, mouth watering recipes fit for any Valentine’s Day meal. You’ll have to do the shopping though, I can’t help with that!
I love squash. I mean we eat it all the time . It is super simple to cook in the oven and on the stove.The only issue I have is cutting it. I recently learned a trick on how to cut squash. I frankly can’t believe I didn’t think of this before. You just place it in the microwave for a couple of minutes 3-5 to soften it, so you can cut the squash off at the top or in the middle. I am so glad I learned how to cut a squash. If I hadn’t I really would have stopped serving it and there are so many awesome recipes that would have been a shame.
I cooked the one above in a crock pot
Then I cooked this acorn squash in the oven
This stuffed acorn squash recipe version was also cooked in a crockpot.
I am sure you are well aware that having children and making a meal that they all like is difficult. How about making a meal for you Italian husband who thinks his mom’s cooking is the best ever. Well, I found that this soup is not only a crowd pleaser but simple and easy to make. I like recipes I can freeze and this is one of them. If you intend to freeze I would cook the pasta and add it into to each bowl then you can freeze the rest of the soup in a freezer bag. Continue reading
Welcome to our 3rd week of the Weekly Bloggers Challenge! Last week bloggers linked up their yummy banana inspired recipes and it was a tough choice picking 1 to highlight. I think they were all fantastic, but the Banana Jam from Ellen at Confessions of an Overworked Mom was totally creative.
This week our challenge ingredient is something green. Green fruits and/or vegetables will be the focal point of the upcoming recipes. I know I’m excited to see what’s on the menu fr the coming week, what about you? Maybe Spring will take the hint and actually come to fruition – here’s hoping.
We’d love to have you link up your something green inspired recipe. The only rule we have is that the recipe be unique – made by you. Feel free to adapt from another recipe but just make sure you adapt enough to make it your own. If you’d like to join in on the weekly fun you can join our Facebook group where you’ll have a heads up on the weeks ingredient and get the linky code to add to your post.
Be sure to check back often since This linky is open for the next week – you never know what will be linked up!