Side Dishes

Appetizers, Autumn, Brazilian, Casual Weeknight, Family Favorites, Gluten Free, On a Budget, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian

Brazilian Cheese Rolls

Recently I have been on a major beans and rice kick, {which i’m about to create a separate post for}, and these are the perfect thing to serve alongside them! My family get seriously excited when I pull a batch of these out of the oven, all soft and warm and oozing with melted cheese when you pull them apart. My husband served a church mission in Santa Maria, Brazil where his room-mates would make these fresh for breakfast! So they’re a throw-back for him, and another family fave that we all adore! I hope you guys love and make them as much as we do. I’m not much of a dinner-roll kinda girl, because they require so much work and pre-thought, but all that is required of these is blending up a few ingredients, and baking them in the oven. Leaving you all that time to work on some delicious rice and beans! Continue reading

American, Appetizers, Autumn, Casual Weeknight, Chicken & Poultry, Entrees, For a Crowd, Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Carb, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes

Autumn Chicken Salad with Raspberry Poppyseed Dressing

I am not a salad person, but my daughter, Gemma, is– so I thought I would make her a big, beautiful autumn salad with all her favorite things in it today. Then I cut into the pomegranate and it was rotten, and the pears went bad before I had the chance to use them, and I completely forgot to buy feta cheese. So the salad I had in my mind didn’t go to plan at all, but I am so glad, because this one ended up being so much better! Continue reading

American, Casual Weeknight, For a Crowd, Fruit & Vegetables, Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Carb, On a Budget, Recipes, Side Dishes, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian

Summer Coleslaw

A few summer’s ago I discovered this fresh, flavorful, sweet and spicy, vinaigrette-based coleslaw recipe, and loved it so much, I haven’t made a creamy, mayo-based one ever again! My husband was convinced he hated coleslaw because he was judging by that kind you find at deli’s and KFC that is bland with a hint of tangy and so bad for you! But this version changed his mind, and i’m convinced it will change yours too.Continue reading

English, Side Dishes, Sunday Dinners

Best Yorkshire Puddings

I have made it a tradition to make a big, delicious, English roast Lamb dinner for my little American family every Easter, with mint sauce, English Roast Potatoes— and probably best of all, Yorkshire Puddings covered in gravy! In the past I have used Gordon Ramsay’s classic recipe, but today I stumbled upon one that was even better, from serious eats, which is actually American! I used a large muffin tin and doubled down on the batter so they came out twice as big, and they were SO perfect I will turn to this recipe every time we have a roast. Continue reading

English, Family Favorites, Fruit & Vegetables, On a Budget, Recipes, Side Dishes, Sunday Dinners, Vegetarian

Paul’s English Roasties

My Mum’s husband Paul is always starting cooking wars with me! I don’t see him very often because he lives in Yorkshire, and I live in Washington State, but when I tell him I have a good recipe for something, he has a better one. When I offer to cook for him, he offers to cook for me instead, because his will turn out better!Continue reading

American, Recipes, Side Dishes

Basic White Loaf

You cannot live in a small farm town and get by without knowing how to make a decent loaf of bread–not only because it will come in handy when you run out of bread and the nearest decent grocery store is 60 miles away! But because home-baked bread seems to be the 6th language of love in a small community!

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