Ruth’s Chris Copycat Sweet Potato Casserole

Ruth’s Chris Copycat Sweet Potato Casserole

The Ultimate Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe! Ruth's Chris restaurants are famous for this amazing Sweet Potato Casserole - now you can make it at home!  Creamy, delicious sweet potatoes are topped with a crisp, pecan streusel topping making for an amazing side to any holiday meal! If you've ever dined at a Ruth's Chris Steak House, you've likely had, or at the very least, heard of their famous Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping.  I must say, it's pretty awesome!  Their patrons have been known to order this rich side for dessert and have it topped with vanilla ice cream!  I decided as soon as I enjoyed this decadent side dish in the restaurant that I must figure out how to make it at home! There are two aspects to this dish that make it extraordinary!  The creamy, tender Continue Reading...

Honey Crisp Apple & Sweet Kale Salad

Honey Crisp Apple & Sweet Kale Salad

How about a healthy, easy delicious lunch idea? My Honey Crisp Apple & Sweet Kale Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette is the perfect lunch solution! Assembled in mason jars, these salads stay fresh and crisp for the perfect make-head lunch! Do you ever struggle with what to have for lunch?  I'm one of those people that always needs new ideas, as I get very bored with the same old sandwich.  I typically have a quick breakfast and coffee in the morning before going to the gym.  Once shower up, and work for a couple hours, my tummy is grumbling.  If I don't have a smart lunch made in advance, I tend to make poor nutritional choices.  I love salads for lunch, but I don't always have the time to prepare them once lunchtime rolls around.  I've come up with a Continue Reading...

Garden Vegetable Pasta Salad

Garden Vegetable Pasta Salad

A healthy pasta salad recipe that actually tastes good! You'll never believe this pasta salad is light and healthy!  Made with a delicious Greek yogurt dressing and loaded with fresh garden vegetables, this pasta salad recipe will be your new favorite summer side dish. Perfect for cookouts, pot-lucks and summer barbecues! We love pasta at our house, especially pasta salad in the warm summer months.  It makes for a fantastic side-dish to fried chicken or anything that is coming off the grill, like burgers, brats, steaks, chops and chicken.  This healthy pasta salad recipe is a nice alternative to other mayo-heavy macaroni and pasta salads.  My Garden Vegetable Pasta Salad is made with a much lighter dressing, using plain Greek yogurt and light sour cream.  As far as I'm concerned this Continue Reading...

Cucumber Melon Fruit Salad

Cucumber Melon Fruit Salad

I received free product(s) from Oxo and Melissa's Produce in conjunction with this post.  Recipe, photos, and opinions are 100% my own. Fruit salad brought to a whole new level!  Crunchy cucumbers, sweet watermelon and cantaloupe along with a delicious lime-ginger dressing makes this salad wonderfully fresh and delicious! An awesome summer side dish, perfect for picnics, pot-lucks and back yard cookouts! I recently cleaned out my refrigerator.  I tend to do this only when I need to make room for bigger containers in my fridge, or when something starts to stink.  Yeah, I know - probably not the best frequency.  However, lately I've been making a concerted effort to do better at using what I have in my refrigerator, versus going to the grocery store to buy more food, specifically Continue Reading...

Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Seriously easy mashed potatoes! Perfectly creamy, these Parmesan Mashed Potatoes are nothing short of spectacular. Russet potatoes are lightly seasoned and combined with sour cream, cream cheese and Parmesan cheese making them the ultimate mashed potato recipe for any meal! Parmesan Mashed Potatoes Any good meal, needs at least one stand-out side dish.  It doesn't need to be fancy, or have lots of ingredients, it simply needs to taste good and compliment what it's served with.  That is definitely the case with these Parmesan Mashed Potatoes.  Not only do they taste wonderful, they are perfectly complimentary to whatever your serving with them - beef, seafood, turkey, chicken or pork. An easy mashed potatoes recipe! Here's a quick-reference grocery list of the Continue Reading...

Cranberry Citrus Salad with Goat Cheese & Pecans

Cranberry Citrus Salad with Goat Cheese & Pecans

The perfect side dish for your holiday dinner, this Fresh Cranberry Salad recipe is flavorful and delicious!  Mandarin oranges, fresh cranberries, goat cheese crumbles and pecans make this Cranberry Citrus Salad incredible. This Cranberry Salad recipe is the perfect way to do Fresh Cranberry Salad! Thanksgiving often means lots of "beige" on your plate - turkey, stuffing & mashed potatoes and gravy to name a few. Adding a side dish with some color and crunch is a must. This fresh cranberry salad recipe is the perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner.  Loaded with lots of goodies like mandarin oranges, pecans and cranberries, it brings the perfect complimentary flavors to your turkey dinner! Here's a quick-reference shopping list of the ingredients you'll need to Continue Reading...

Easy Grilled Pork Loin with Sugar and Spice Rub and Grilled Peaches

Easy Grilled Pork Loin with Sugar and Spice Rub and Grilled Peaches

As a mom, and wife I'm pretty much ALWAYS on the hunt for healthy, delicious dinners that are quick and easy to make.  Sound familiar?  Yeah, I think this is right up there with solving the national debt crisis, and making the country more energy independent!  Finding quick, healthy delicious meals is on the mind of anyone that spends more than a few minutes in the kitchen every day.  Have no fear - I've got a great one for ya:  Easy Grilled Pork Loin with Sugar and Spice Rub and Grilled Peaches! This dinner is seriously so delicious!  The juicy, sweet peaches paired with the slightly spicy rub on the pork compliment each other beautifully.  We had this for dinner last night, and I'm tellin' ya - a little bite of pork, with a little piece of peach is a slice of heaven right in your Continue Reading...