Side Dish

The Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays are quickly approaching. Time to get thinking about our holiday menus. When we plan ahead we can save money with printable coupons for holiday ingredients at the grocery stores. This month I’m featuring a new Board on Pinterest, Holiday Side Dishes. I’m excited to fill up the board with some of […]

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Succotash with Butter and Dill

by Jenn K on October 18, 2013

“Sufferin’ succotash!” – Pop Quiz!  Do you remember which Warner Bros character said this as their catchphrase? A little history about Succotash ~ Succotash is a food dish consisting primarily of corn and lima beans.  Due to it’s inexpensive nature, it was very popular in the Depression era, and still makes for a healthy and […]

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This tomato and feta salad is so simple to make and so pretty to look at that it’s become that special potluck dish we take to every party and family event. People rave over it and everyone wants the recipe, I can even get most of the kids to eat it – I still have […]

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Arborio & Mushroom Fall Side Dish

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 18, 2013

Y’all. I went through my about 8 different titles before settling on the “side dish” addition. It started as salad…but that was before I tasted it warm. Then I decided that salad was the wrong and perhaps pilaf would be better. But then I tasted it after it had chilled. And I was back to […]

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Sauteed Okra Recipe

by Tricia H on June 27, 2013

Summer comes and it’s always time for fried okra. But it’s also always good to have a lighter version of a garden favorite. That’s when it’s time to slice up and saute your okra. Four cups of sliced okra makes a wonderful side for my family of seven. Yum! Sauteed Okra Yield – 8 servings […]

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Alea’s Slow Cooker Baked Beans

by Alea on June 25, 2013

I love baked beans. They are an essential part of our summer barbecues and picnics. But who wants to turn on their oven for several hours on a hot summer day? Not me! So I cheat and make my baked beans in a slow cooker. This slow cooker baked beans recipe is really easy to […]

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Strawberry Spinach Quinoa Salad

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 22, 2013

Hello lovely. Yes, this is a lovely, lovely salad. It’s lovely because it combines a few of my favorite flavors (strawberry, spinach and almonds). It’s lovely because it tasted light, but the quinoa made the me feel full.  And it’s even lovelier because it is made of “ingredients I had on hand.” Otherwise known as […]

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Baja-Cali Black Bean Salad

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 3, 2013

So this was my lunch yesterday and today. And I’m thinking about whipping up another bowlful this weekend to serve with some yummy grilled chicken (if it warms back up enough to be pleasant for eating outdoors! Brr!). And whipping up is probably not the best verb here…because there is no whipping involved. Just stirring […]

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Angie’s Beef and Blue Cheese Bites

by Angie on May 2, 2013

I love a nice tender steak topped with crumbled blue cheese. That got me thinking about how to make a recipe to get close to that flavor yet enjoyable for the kids and used what I had on hand. By the time I got it in the oven, I was really craving that meaty blue […]

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Grilled Mashed Potatoes Recipe

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 22, 2013

  Mashed potatoes with grilled potatoes. Delish! I’d like to introduce you all to the Klondike Rose potato. I’m sure you are familiar with Russet potatoes, baby red potatoes…what they look like, how to cook with them. But don’t pass these guys up in the produce department. I love that you don’t have to peel […]

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