Crunchy Pea and Bacon Salad

Tweet I’m nearly certain this salad is one of those dishes that can’t really be as good for you as the word “salad” might trick you into thinking. For some reason though, it looks good to me. I have no idea why, but I’m saving it for that day when I finally give in and […]

Creamed Corn

Tweet I found this recipe on the Kraft site (original here). Obviously it’s an extra creamy version of creamed corn, thanks to the cream cheese. Sounds intriguing, so I wanted to add the recipe to my collection. Besides . . . it’s incredibly easy. Ingredients 2 oz. (1/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed […]

Cranberry Sauce

Tweet This home-made cranberry sauce beats the canned version easily. The recipe is from the November 2011 issue of Coastal Living (original here). Ingredients 1 (12-ounce) package fresh or frozen cranberries 3/4 cup sugar 2 teaspoons orange zest 1/2 cup fresh orange juice 1/4 cup water Directions Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over […]

Creamy Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Tweet With this recipe from Hellman’s (original online), “Steak house standard loaded baked potatoes transform easily into a decadent family-size dish!” Ingredients 3 lbs. all-purpose potatoes, peeled and cubed 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (about 6 oz.), divided 1 cup Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise 1 cup sour cream 3 green onions, finely chopped […]

Simmered Italian Rice

Tweet Found this tasty-looking recipe on the September issue of All You. It looks like an upscale version of the dish my brother named “Rice with Too Much Rice.” He was 4 or 5, and thought it was Chicken and Rice Soup with more rice than normal. This variation from Swanson adds spinach and Parmesan. […]

Corn Casserole

Tweet When I saw Paula Deen make this side dish, I knew it would become a family favorite. Every time I make it, someone remarks, “Your father would have loved this.” He would indeed have gobbled this casserole up and asked for more.  Similar to a corn souffle but much less fussy, versions of this […]