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Side Dishes & Veggies

Million Dollar Rice

Million Dollar Rice is a family-favorite side dish that goes perfectly with fish, grilled or baked chicken, or roast beef. You won’t believe how easy this is to make! The Can Opener Situation Making Million Dollar Rice requires something pretty important… a good can opener! Why are can openers such a hassle? I have never […] Read more…

Instant Pot Mexican Rice

Looking for a simple yet delicious recipe for restaurant quality Mexican rice? Here it is! Making Instant Pot Mexican Rice is incredibly easy and your taste buds will do a happy dance. Mexican Food at Home Who here loves Mexican food?! *raising hand super high!* Do you have a favorite Mexican restaurant that you could […] Read more…

Instant Pot Refried Beans

Why buy beans in a can when you can make delicious homemade Instant Pot Refried Beans? You will love this incredibly easy recipe that turns dried pinto beans into yummy, creamy refried beans in a snap! When Homemade is Easiest Listen friends, we are too busy to mess around with a complicated, time consuming recipe […] Read more…

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

Are you wondering how to make baked potatoes in your Instant Pot? You will love this incredibly easy method that will have baked potatoes on your table much quicker than using your oven. Instant Pot Baked Potatoes is the best way to “bake” a potato! I Got an Instant Pot… Now What? I was super […] Read more…

Frito Salad Recipe

If you’re looking for a fun side dish for your next picnic, try the Frito Salad Recipe! This crunchy “salad” is a yummy addition to any casual meal, picnic, or barbecue. Crunchy Salad Goodness I was trying to think of a new, fun “salad” recipe to spice up the typical potato salad, macaroni salad, fruit […] Read more…

Sour Cream Green Chile Rice

Sour Cream Green Chile Rice is an incredibly easy to make side dish that pairs perfectly with chicken, grilled meats, or Texmex meals. With just four simple ingredients that you can keep on hand, you’ll be able to whip up this yummy rice any night! My Favorite Can Opener I told you before in my […] Read more…

Garlic Parmesan Corn on the Cob

Garlic Parmesan Corn on the Cob hero

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TimelessPizza #CollectiveBias I have to say, I am really enjoying this summer more than usual! I’m usually one who prefers fall to the other seasons, but I think having a preschool age child now means that summer is full […] Read more…

Homemade French Fries

When enjoying a really good hot dog, I like to have a little stack of homemade French fries. Who wouldn’t, right?! I often cut the potatoes hours before I plan to cook them. This gives them time to soak in the secret ingredient… sugar water! A double fry produces the best, crispy fries: Drool worthy! […] Read more…

Sriracha Potato Salad

It’s official; summer is here! Are you planning a picnic or party to celebrate a birthday, the 4th of July, a family reunion, or just a fun day with the family? I have ideas! You can make a delicious all-American picnic spread without a whole lot of time and effort spent in the kitchen. For […] Read more…

Zucchini Fries

Oh how I love zucchini! Especially fried zucchini. When I’m eating in a restaurant that serves some sort of fried zucchini munchies, you can be sure I will be savoring some of the crunchy vegetable goodness… covered in ranch dressing. In heaven I will eat these zucchini fries every day. Forever and ever.   If you love […] Read more…

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