Showing posts with label side dish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label side dish. Show all posts

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Southwestern Potato Bake / #SundaySupper

With the holidays just around the corner, it is time to start menu planning for those special dinners and parties that are such a big, and fun part of the season! My family and I have certain dishes that are a "must have" every year, and this Southwestern Potato Bake is always on the menu. This cheesy side dish is filled with an array of flavors that can be hotter if you would like, by adding more Anaheim Pepper, and you could transform the taste simply by using a different cheese, like Queso Blanco or Queso Fresco. Anyway you make it, this dish would be a welcome addition to your holiday table!

Southwest Potato Bake
(Printable recipe at the end of this post)
(Serves 4)
2 1/2 cups Raw Shredded Hash Browns (I used Simply Potatoes)
1/4 cup White Onion~diced
1/4 + 1/4 cup shredded 4 Cheese
1 Egg
1 tablespoon Sour Cream
1 Roma Tomato~diced
1/4 teaspoon Anaheim Pepper~diced
1/4 teaspoon Chipotle Seasoning
Pan Spray
Sour Cream
Avocado
Tortilla Strips


In a large bowl, mix together hash browns, onion, 1/4 cup of 4-cheese, egg, sour cream, tomato, pepper and seasoning. 
Spray each baking cup with pan spray. Evenly distribute the mix between the cups. Divide the second 1/4 cup of shredded cheese, between the 4 cups, and sprinkle over the top of the mix.
Bake in oven until done, approx 15-20 minutes. 
Top with a scoop of sour cream, chopped avocado, and tortilla strips! 
 Thank you for stopping by today!

Thank you to Caroline from Caroline's Cooking for hosting today's tasty event!
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yield: 4print recipe

Southwestern Potato Bake

prep time: 20 MINScook time: 20 MINStotal time: 40 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 1/2 cups Raw Shredded Hash Browns (I used Simply Potatoes)
  • 1/4 cup White Onion~diced
  • 1/4 + 1/4 cup shredded 4 Cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Sour Cream
  • 1 Roma Tomato~diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Anaheim Pepper~diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chipotle Seasoning
  • Pan Spray
  • Sour Cream
  • Avocado
  • Tortilla Strips

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together hash browns, onion, 1/4 cup of 4-cheese, egg, sour cream, tomato, pepper and seasoning.
  2. Spray each baking cup with pan spray. Evenly distribute the mix between the cups. Divide the second 1/4 cup of shredded cheese, between the 4 cups, and sprinkle over the top of the mix.
  3. Bake in oven until done, approx 15-20 minutes.
  4. Top with a scoop of sour cream, chopped avocado, and tortilla strips!
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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Orange & Walnut Baby Spinach Salad w/Quinoa & a Citrus Vinaigrette / #SundaySupper

Today, I am talking about this Winter Salad, just full of wonderful ingredients, like baby spinach, inca red grain quinoa, fresh orange segments, juicy grape tomatoes, and candied walnuts. Top it off with a citrus vinaigrette, and you have a quick to put together salad the whole family will love. This plateful is enough for one if it is the main course, or two if it's a side!

Orange and Walnut Baby Spinach Salad w/ Quinoa and a Citrus Vinaigrette

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

An Autumn Side Dish of Sauteed Apples

If you love apples, you will love this recipe: An Autumn Side Dish of Sauteed Apples. They are one of my favorites, and I can't eat them without recalling some great memories from when I was a little girl.  Many years ago, back in the 60's, my Dad worked late on Friday nights. This was so much fun for my sister and brother and I because it was a special night at home also. During the grocery shopping earlier that week, we each got to pick out a TV dinner to have on Friday night. Then afterwards we would have root beer or red cream soda floats and watch tv on the pull out sofa. It was fun with a capitol F! My TV dinner was always the one with the meatloaf and the brownie and the sauteed apples! And that began my love affair with sauteed apples!
I hope you will try this recipe. It is simple and easy to make and it makes a wonderful side dish for Thanksgiving or any special occasion!

apples, cinnamon, butter, dark brown sugar, granny smiths
An Autumn Side Dish of Sauteed Apples

Friday, May 16, 2014

Seaside Pasta Salad/#KickOffToSummerWeek2014



Some of the best times of my life have revolved around food. So, I made this Seaside Pasta Salad to reflect the fun times my family and I have shared at the beach. I used the shells for the beach, the egg slices for the sun, the granola for the sand and the goldfish, well, you know. Silly, but fun and tasty!

Pasta Salad

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Comfort Food at It's Best~Classic Stuffing!

It is time again for the Crazy Cooking Challenge, and this month we are making stuffing! Stuffing was one of the first recipes I ever made. I remember getting up extremely early, or so it seemed at the time, to make the dressing and stuff the turkey. It had to go in the oven so we could eat at 2:00pm. I have made this same dressing every Thanksgiving since I have been married. Sometimes I added a cornbread dressing, and one time I even made a dressing with walnuts, but I always make this one. 
Classic Homestyle Stuffing
(serves 4)
2 tablespoon Butter
1 cup Onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup Celery, finely chopped
3 cups Milk
20 slices Bread
1 teaspoon Poultry Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
Pepper
1/2 cup Chicken Broth
Melt the butter over medium heat.
Add the onion and celery, and saute until tender.
Pour the milk into a large bowl.
Dip the slices of bread into the milk, pull the bread
apart, and place it in your pot.
Add the poultry seasoning, garlic powder, pepper,
and chicken broth.
Mix well. Stuff your turkey and bake.
Enjoy!

Thanks for joining me today!
Check out the rest of the
Crazy Cooking Challenge entries:

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Super Simple Spaghetti Salad!

I heard the weather man say that Autumn will officially be hear on Saturday at around 7:00 am PST. Well, finally! So, I wanted to hurry up and share this little, super simple, summer side dish that I have made for years, Spaghetti Salad. You will love this recipe because you can tailor the ingredients to fit what you like!
Spaghetti Salad
You will want to refrigerate this salad before serving.
It should be cold when served.
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes
  • Spaghetti (cooked and cooled)
  • Raspberry Vinaigrette
  • McCormick Salad Supreme Seasoning
Chop up your ingredients to bite size.
Place in bowl with spaghetti. Toss together.
Add a little dressing. 
You can always add more, but 
start with just a little.
Toss together. Wait a while to add more dressing
if you think it needs it. Refrigerate until cold.
Take out of fridge, and sprinkle the top of the salad
with salad supreme. Toss. 
Taste the salad. If you want to add more
dressing, now is the time to do so. 
Sprinkle top of salad with more 
salad supreme before serving.
Enjoy!

This recipe contains the ingredients that I used this time.
Over the years I have also used red, yellow,
and orange peppers, along with onion and tomato.
 That looks very pretty!  I have also used red onion, and 
Italian dressing. Here are a few other ingredients 
you could use:
  • small corn
  • zucchini wedges
  • cucumbers slices
  • hard boiled egg
  • garden tomatoes
Thanks for joining me today!


Monday, August 20, 2012

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers~SRC Day!

Today is reveal day for The Secret Recipe Club and this month I was so lucky to be assigned the blog, Inquiring Chef. The blog is written by Jess, an American living in Bangkok with her husband Frank. Please stop by and see all her mouthwatering recipes and interesting posts about her amazing life! I was thrilled to see a recipe for southwestern food, as I dearly love the flavors and scents. Just yesterday I was at the grocery, and I realized that there was an incredible aroma in the air, and I was still in the parking lot!! As I walked closer to the store, I realized that the employees were roasting New Mexico Hatch Chili Peppers out in front of the store. Oh my goodness, there is nothing better. My nose was in heaven, and I didn't want to go in to the store. The peppers had just arrived, and the store will roast them for free, if you purchase a case. Unfortunately, I can not use an entire case, but I am glad a lot of people can, because I got the benefit of that satisfying, comforting scent that stayed with me all day, and just made me sigh with pleasure. Oh, so good! 

Anyway, back to this incredibly, wonderful Southwestern Style Stuffed Peppers recipe!
You must make this! You will love it! I am giving you the recipe amounts as Jess wrote it. I cut it in half when I made it, as there were only two of us eating, and we ate every bit of it. I did add corn to the recipe and I left out the cilantro. I served them with a steak for my husband and a chicken breast for me. Yum!
Southwestern Stuffed Peppers
4 medium Bell Peppers (any color)
1 1/4 cup Grated Cheddar Cheese
2 cups Cooked Rice (brown or white)
3/4 cup Black Beans
1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
1/2 teaspoon Cumin
1/2 teaspoon Salt
3/4 cup Salsa
1/2 small Onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup Cooked Corn
3 tablespoon Cilantro, chopped (more for garnish)
Sour Cream (optional for serving)

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Thie first thing I did was make my beans from dried ones. 
I don't eat much salt, and canned beans have salt.
You have to start your beans the day before for best results!
 Fill a bowl with water, and pour your beans in.
Rinse the beans thoroughly to remove dirt..
Sort them to get rid of any bad beans or possibly stones.
I sort them as I place them in the pot I will be cooking them in.
Add 3-4 cups of cold water for every 1/2 lb of beans.
Let the beans soak overnight, or at least for 6-8 hours.
Then drain the water, rinse again, and add 6 cups of hot water
to the beans. Simmer the beans until desired tenderness is
achieved, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. You should lid your pot,
but leave a little escape for the steam. You can't see
mine, but it is on the side.
Slice your peppers in half, lengthwise.
Scrape out the core and remove the seeds.
Set 1/4 cup of the cheese aside.
In a large bowl, combine the 1 cup of cheese and the cooked rice.
Add the black beans.
Also add in the chili powder, cumin, salt, salsa,
corn and onion. Add the cilantro also.
Mix all the ingredients together.
Doesn't it look so gorgeous?
Gotta love the colors!!
Spray your baking dish with pan spray, and then
arrange the peppers in the dish.
Place the rice mixture into the peppers. Pack it
gently to compress  it to get in all the
nook and crannys of the peppers.
Bake the peppers until the rice starts to turn
golden and crisp on the top, and the peppers soften,
15-20 minutes.
Remember that 1/4 cup of cheese we
set aside in the beginning of the recipe? 
Sprinkle that cheese over the peppers and continue
baking the peppers until it melts, about 3-4 minutes.
Remove the peppers and place them on the plate.
Serve immediately, topping with sour cream if desired.
Enjoy!
Thanks for joining me!

Thanks Jess, for a wonderful recipe that I will make again and again!



Monday, June 18, 2012

Scalloped Potatoes

Today is reveal day for Secret Recipe Club! This month I was assigned a wonderful, fun blog,
A Day in The Life. It is authored by Danielle, who is the mother to 2 adorable little boys, and she lives in beautiful Kentucky, which is right across the river from where I grew up, and it holds a special place in my heart. Danielle's blog has many recipes to choose from, but I chose this particular recipe because I thought it would be a wonderful addition to our Father's Day festivities. And it was! Delicious Scalloped Potatoes!



Scalloped Potatoes
1 1/2 cups Heavy Cream 
1/2 teaspoon dried Thyme
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground Nutmeg
2 pounds Russet Potatoes
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese


Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. 
         Butter or spray a casserole dish.




Peel your potatoes, and then
using a mandolin or slicer, cut your potatoes
into 1/8" slices.












In a medium saucepan, over medium low heat, warm up the cream, thyme, garlic and nutmeg. Keep your eye on the cream because you do not want it to boil over.














Place a layer of potatoes in the bottom of your prepared casserole dish, overlapping slightly.
Season with pepper. 












Pour about 1/3 of the cream mixture over the potatoes.
Sprinkle some of the parmesan and cheddar over the potatoes.







Do this for 2 more layers.






Bake, uncovered, for 40-45 minutes.










Enjoy!








Thanks Danielle for a great recipe, that was loved by all and made a delicious
addition to our Father's Day celebration!


I made a few changes to this recipe. To see Danielle's exact recipe
go to www.danielledeskins.blogspot.com



Friday, September 23, 2011

Tomato and Pesto Whole Grain Linguine

This weeks side dish is a simple pasta. It's healthy. It's delicious. It can be served hot or at room temperature. It really has no down side!!Oh, it's also pretty!
Tomato and Pesto Whole Grain Linguine
(adapted from BarillaUS.com)

Whole Grain Linguine
1/2 lb Roma Tomatoes
Salt ~to taste
Ground Pepper~to taste
2 cloves chopped Garlic
4 tablespoons Kraft Italian Five Cheese
4  tablespoons shelled Pistachios
1 teaspoon Dried Basil
10 Leaves Fresh Italian Parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried Oregano
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 Chop the ends off of the roma tomatoes.
Cut each of the tomatoes in half.
Cut each half into quarters.
Chop each of the quarters.
Put the chopped pieces in a bowl.
Season them with salt and pepper.
Peel the garlic.
Chop the garlic.
I don't know why I did this because we are putting 
it in the food processor!!?
Drop garlic into food processor.
See what I mean!! I don't know what I was thinking.
Perhaps the problem is that I wasn't thinking.!!
Put the cheese in a bowl. 
Add pistachios, basil, parsley, and oregano..
Add everything in the bowl to the food processor.
Pulse, Pulse, Pulse,
until mixed thoroughly.
Add the olive oil while pulsing, until mixed.
Add pulsed mix to tomatoes, and mix well.
Marinate for 30 minutes.
Fill a pan with hot water. Add a teaspoon of oil so the pasta
won't stick to one another or to the bottom. Bring to a boil.
Add fettuccine noodles and cook for 7-9 minutes.
Drain noodles.
Put noodles on a plate, top with tomato mixture,
and toss lightly.
Top with Italian Five Cheese, and a side of Italian bread.
Enjoy!

Thank you for joining me today.

Please join me tomorrow when we will be making
Caramel Apples!!
Yum!!