Tag Archives: potatoes

Feta Cheese Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potato and Feta SaladThis recipe came about because it’s winter and I didn’t want to make a regular potato salad.  That probably doesn’t make any sense, but to me potato salad is a summer food, reminiscent of sunshine and picnics.  Serving it up when the temperatures are in the 50s or below is like teasing a child with candy they cannot have.  If it’s not warm outside, don’t show me potato salad. Continue reading

Egg and Red Pepper Breakfast Skillet

Egg Roasted Pepper Breakfast SkilletDo you eat breakfast for dinner?  In my house, it’s one of the most popular dinners I can make.  Considering that “breakfast” is an umbrella term that encompasses a plethora of dishes, that means I can make anything from waffles to fritattas or from quiche to pancakes. Continue reading

Kale and Potato Casserole

Kale and Potato CasseroleBefore I moved to Florida, kale was not something that I purchased. Ever. I always assumed that it was bitter and that I would not like it.  Had I stayed out west, I might have kept that attitude for the rest of my life.  However, here in the southeast part of the United States, kale is a staple.  It is sold fresh, frozen and even canned.  Greens are everywhere. Continue reading

Loaded Bacon and Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Loaded Bacon and Cheese Mashed PotatoesIf I have cheese flowing through my veins, than my husband has mashed potatoes in his.  He could eat a bowl full every single day and never, ever get tired of them. I have such a hard time, as a food blogger, making him boring old mashed potatoes.  So he gets them in the form of twice baked potatoes, mashed potato pies, and these Loaded Bacon and Cheese Mashed Potatoes Continue reading

#Cookbook Review: #Bacon Lovers Cookbook

Bacon Lovers CookbookI have an interesting cookbook review for you today.  The Bacon Lovers Cookbook is a new addition to the Golden Press line up of “lovers” cookbooks.  You may recall that I reviewed the Pumpkin Lovers Cookbook a few weeks ago.  This book is full of bacon recipes, bacon tips, bacon jokes and bacon facts, all of which was gathered from other sources and bound together in one bacon extravaganza. Continue reading

#Cookbook Review: 201 Gluten-Free Recipes for Kids

Because I have a gluten intolerance and my mother has a gluten intolerance and my mother-in-law has a gluten intolerance, I pretty much figure that my daughter is doomed.   While I cook gluten free dinners, I still make regular treats, breakfasts and snacks for the rest of the family.  As time goes by, however, I am starting to sneak more and more gluten free items into the regular line-up.  Eventually, I hope to convince my husband that we need to get rid of the gluten completely.  It may take a while, though. Continue reading

Yellow Squash Casserole: gluten free

gluten free yellow squash casseroleI love yellow squash in casseroles, but most of them contain cream soup and cracker crumbs.  I solved the issue by using sour cream, Swiss cheese and gluten-free potato chips.  If you can find gluten-free sour cream and onion potato chips, than you are really going to rock this recipe.

Yellow Squash Casserole

Yellow Squash Casserole: gluten free
  • 4 yellow squash (crooked neck or yellow zucchini), chopped
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp bacon grease (or olive oil)
  • 8 oz Swiss cheese, cubed or shredded)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 cups potato chips, crushed and divided (I used 3 cups, but it was over-kill)
  1. Saute the squash and scallion in bacon fat in large skillet.
  2. Combine the egg, sour cream, cheese and parsley.
  3. Stir cheese mixture into squash with 1 cup chips.
  4. Spoon mixture into a 3 quart casserole dish.
  5. Top with remaining chips.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until bubbly.


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French Fry and Smoked Sausage Hash

French Fry Smoked Sausage HashBlaaaaaah!  I am having the hardest time writing anything worth reading today!   I made this amazing hash with smoked sausage and French fries and I can think of nothing to say about it.  I wish I could let you all taste the amazing flavor of the caramelized onion with the hint of apple balsamic teamed up with the smokey beef sausage.  It was a major success considering it was a thrown together meal.  Continue reading

Loaded Potatoes and Chicken Casserole

Loaded Baked Potato and Chicken Casserole

I think May is going to be categorized as Family Fare month.  I am trying really hard to stick to the whole theme thing, but have found that I need pretty broad umbrellas in order to have half a chance of following through.  That seems to be the story of my life.  Each day I wake up with plans to accomplish many things, but lately I get sucked into the SEO swamp.  I have been working on adding printable recipes and SEO to all of my old recipes.  All 800 of them.  It’s hard to believe I have that many recipes on this blog.  Along the way, I have been doing a lot of blog cleaning, too. Continue reading

Old Fashioned Corned Beef Hash

Old Fashioned Corned Beef Hash - a very frugal meal

There are a few dishes that I grew up eating that are incredibly frugal.  Whether my mother made the dish because we had no money or because it was a family recipe that she liked, I have no idea.  None of my ancestors were particularly well off, in fact, you could say some were down right poor.  The dishes that have been in my family for generations tend to hint at low economic status, but they survived the test of time because they were and still are delicious. Continue reading

Cookbook Review: the Passionate Vegetable

Rosemary Roasted Red and Sweet Potatoes

I received a copy of this cookbook at no cost, but all opinions are 100% mine.

I had the opportunity to review a new cookbook this month.  The Passionate Vegetable: Health Inspired Recipes to Revitalize Your Life for Vegetarians or Meat Lovers!
(ad) by Suzanne Landry is full of “health inspired recipes to revitalize your life.”  In other words, this is a book full of clever ways to incorporate more veggies into your diet.  Continue reading

Potato Salad

Classic Potato Salad

Summer = Potato Salad in my book.  Now that Tropical Storm Debby is out to sea, it’s time to start making plans for July 4th.  Last year at this time, we were all packed up and ready for a big move to Florida.  This year, we are actually getting ready to pack up one more time….We are buying a house ten miles from the one we are in right now.  However, the move is weeks away and because it’s so local, I am not even worrying about it yet, other than the occasional thought about where I should set up my photography station. Continue reading

Let Me Introduce the Improv-ers: Bakingaitch

The wonderful thing about blogging is that we all get to know people that we would never, ever in a million years meet.  And with the common denominator of food, we are all friends.  The Improv Challenge group has members who live all over the world.  Today’s guest is Helen from Bakingaitch.   She lives in England and is chronicling her sweet family and delicious food. Continue reading