Bacon Lovers Baked Beans

Bacon Lovers Baked Beans

    Recipe, photos and opinions are 100% my own. BACON LOVERS BAKED BEANS The classic baked beans recipe got an awesome upgrade!  These Bacon Lovers Baked Beans and loaded with 1 pound of crisp, delicious bacon along with three types of beans, peppers onions and an amazing sauce.  Made in the oven or slow cooker, this easy side dish is a must-have for any cookout, pot-luck, tailgate party or picnic! It's nearly cookout season you guys!!  It might be my favorite time of year - things slow down a bit, lawn chairs come out, and friends and family gather together to enjoy great company and food.  Anytime there is a cookout, picnic, barbecue or pot-luck, you've got to have an amazing assortment of sides, and baked beans MUST to be one of them!  But, it cannot be Continue Reading...

Slow Cooker Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

Slow Cooker Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

Slow Cooker Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole Looking for an easy, cheesy potato side dish? This Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole recipe is made in the crock pot or slow cooker, making it the perfect make-ahead side dish!  Creamy, cheesy and completely delicious, these potatoes are perfect for holiday meals, cookouts and pot-luck dinners! If there ever was a side dish that I've made over and over again, it's this cheesy hashbrown casserole recipe!  I originally discovered this recipe when I lived out west in Boise, Idaho.  (You can't live in Idaho without coming away with some of the best potato recipes ever!)  It's not only a simple recipe, with basic ingredients, but I've adapted it to be made in the crock pot or slow cooker.  Because all the cooking is done in the slow cooker, it's the perfect Continue Reading...

Top 10 Reader Favorite Recipes of 2016

Top 10 Reader Favorite Recipes of 2016

I love nothing more than seeing what you all loved the most over the year.  I've compiled my Top 10 Reader Favorite Posts based on page views over 2016.  Ya'll really love no bake desserts, chocolate and peanut butter and blueberries!!  You're definitely my kind of people! :) You asked and I delivered!  These ten posts of 2016 were your absolute favorites, based on overall page views from January 1st, 2016 through December 30, 2016.  There was definitely a reoccurring theme - ya'll love anything with cream cheese, especially no-bake desserts, and anything with chocolate and peanut butter was definitely a bonus as well.  Creamy dinner options were also popular, as well as cheesy appetizers! I'm really looking forward to making more delicious recipes for you in 2017! Here are your Continue Reading...

Everything Thanksgiving Stuffing

Everything Thanksgiving Stuffing

This stuffing recipe will be an instant Thanksgiving dinner favorite with everyone at the table!  Loaded with apples, sausage, mushrooms, pecans and more, this dressing is the ultimate side dish for your holiday meal! Can be made in the oven or slow cooker! In my humble opinion, Thanksgiving dinner is all about the sides!  Yes, the turkey is the centerpiece of the meal, and you cannot have Thanksgiving dinner without a really spectacular bird. (By the way, I've got 3 Easy Tips for a Moist and Delicious Turkey that you need to check out!)  But, there are certain sides like good Parmesan Mashed Potatoes, asparagus or green beans, cranberry sauce, and dinner rolls with butter are a must.  Another must: a really awesome stuffing recipe, like my Everything Thanksgiving Stuffing! I Continue Reading...

Roasted Butternut Squash Medley

Roasted Butternut Squash Medley

One of the most flavorful, delicious ways to prepare butternut squash!  Roasted with apples, bacon, pecans and shallots, this savory and slightly sweet side-dish is easy enough for a weeknight meal, and fancy enough to accompany your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner! Have you had butternut squash recently?  As soon as fall rolls around, this delicious and flavorful squash begins to appear in the grocery stores and farmers markets.  It is a fantastic golden vegetable that pairs perfectly with beef, pork and poultry, but especially turkey!  That's right - when roasted with a few other sweet and savory ingredients, this butternut squash becomes an amazing side dish that will be a showstopper on your holiday table. Butternut squash is naturally sweet, and when roasted becomes Continue Reading...

Sweet and Savory Apple Recipes Perfect for Fall

Sweet and Savory Apple Recipes Perfect for Fall

Have you gone Apple Picking yet this season?  Do you have a bounty of apples just waiting for you to turn them into something delicious? We've got 25 delicious fall apple recipes perfect for celebrating National Apple Month this October! I've teamed up with my fellow food bloggers to bring you some seriously amazing apple recipes that are perfect for just about anything that you're craving.  From sweet and decadent to savory and delicious, these apple recipes are some of the best you'll find on the internet.  I've also compiled all of my own apple recipes at the end of this post to give you even more apple inspiration!  How 'bout them apples?!   Whole Grain Apple Crumble from Whole Food | Real Families This individual serving Whole Grain Apple Crumble is always a Continue Reading...

Parmesan Ranch Steak Fries

Parmesan Ranch Steak Fries

These crispy, oven-baked fries will be a new favorite potato recipe with everyone in your family!  Russet potato wedges are coated in Parmesan cheese, ranch seasoning, and a bit of parsley, they come together in moments, and bake to perfection!  Fantastic with anything from sloppy joes to steak and everything in between! Would you consider you and your family to be meat and potato eaters?  Do you love a good steak with a baked potato, and drool at the idea of a juicy burger with a big side of fries?  My family and I are definitely these people!  We love grilling, slow cooking, braising and roasting pretty much any type of meat, and with that always comes a great side - specifically a really good (and easy!) potato recipe. Throwing together some crisp, delicious potato wedges (we Continue Reading...