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The SECRET to the Best Underdressed Potato Salad

In Sides On September 2, 2013 2 Comments

We’ve been enjoying this extended holiday weekend and my hubby’s vacation. Last night our dear Amanda came over for an evening menu which included our Asian burgers, grilled… Read More »


Roasted Gourmet Carrots

In Sides On July 27, 2013 1 Comment

While my hubby was away in Vancouver, British Columbia I had two special dinners with my sons this week. One evening it was just my son Nathaniel and… Read More »


A Sensational Side: Mediterranean Orzo Salad

In Sides On April 10, 2013 Comments Off on A Sensational Side: Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Trying to lose weight before your son’s November wedding is a giant feat especially when developing recipes like this orzo salad which just became one of my most… Read More »


Asian Broccoli Salad

In Sides On April 8, 2013 Comments Off on Asian Broccoli Salad

My son Alexander was still being homeschooled when the first “Cooking with Elise” cooking TV segments aired on the My Carolina Today show on NBC-17 in 2010. As… Read More »


Broccoli, two delicious ways!

In Sides On March 27, 2013 Comments Off on Broccoli, two delicious ways!

A couple of weeks ago, BJ’s Wholesale Clubs asked me to create two delicious recipes featuring kale. I got to share my kale salad and crispy kale chips… Read More »


Steakhouse Baked Potatoes

In Sides On February 4, 2013 Comments Off on Steakhouse Baked Potatoes

I love baked potatoes especially baked potatoes massaged with vegetable oil and sprinkled with kosher baked in the oven until the skin is crispy on the outside and… Read More »


Vavo’s Stewed Potatoes

In International, Sides On January 9, 2013 1 Comment

I have teamed up with Food Network and other bloggers who love food to begin contributing to a series called the Comfort Food Feast. So, we’ve all enjoyed… Read More »


Buttery Rice Pilaf

In Sides On December 21, 2012 Comments Off on Buttery Rice Pilaf

In New England we always eat rice pilaf with our Baked Cod with Ritz Cracker Crumb Topping — it’s delicious! Like the baked cod, rice pilaf is super… Read More »


Baby Spinach Salad with Pecans, Cranberries and a Maple Vinaigrette

In Soups & Salads On October 3, 2012 2 Comments

It’s the second week of Food Network’s Fall Fest! The Food Network teams up with bloggers like me to share our favorites recipes using the wonderful vegetables and… Read More »


Sour Cream Dill Mashed Potatoes

In Sides On August 14, 2012 Comments Off on Sour Cream Dill Mashed Potatoes

Creamy mashed potatoes. The quintessential side dish on every American family table. Always thinking of new ways to create this American classic, I decided to try a combination… Read More »


Barbecue Baked Beans

In Favorites On May 31, 2011 Comments Off on Barbecue Baked Beans

We celebrate our eldest son’s birthday in July and we love celebrating with a big ole cookout! These beans are among Nate’s favorite side dishes and so on… Read More »

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Ideas for your Easter Table

In Holidays On April 20, 2011 Comments Off on Ideas for your Easter Table

If you’re looking for new tried and true recipes for your family and friends this Easter, you’ve come to the right place!  Whether you’re hosting a brunch or… Read More »