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Simply Perfect Quinoa and Pineapple Side Dish

  Quinoa, it’s all the rage and rightly so. It nutritious and it tastes scrumptious, pair quinoa with pineapple and you have a simply perfect quinoa and pineapple side dish. My husband agreed to join me this year in eating a cleaner diet. I have always leaned

Simple Seasoned Green Beans

When I cook and eat vegetables I don’t particularly like them covered in cheese or smothered with butter. I enjoy tasting the actual vegetable’s flavor. On Thanksgiving, I wanted to prepare fresh greens bean but not the traditional “green bean casserole”. I ended up making a

Cherry Tomatoes, Vinegar & Basil Salad

Pretty soon I will have cherry tomatoes coming out of my ears. Not literally of course. 🙂 One plant produces so many of these delicious little juicy nuggets. I can’t wait to make this Cherry tomato, vinegar and basil salad. This is a super simple

Simple Oven Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower

Making this roasted broccoli and cauliflower is so simple and such a time saver. The oven roasting deepens and sweetens the flavors, caramelizing the vegetables into a tantalizing dish even the kids will eat. They’ll be asking for more. Sometimes the simple way is best. You’ll

Sliced Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Vinaigrette

We were raised eating lots of brussels sprouts, Mom would fry bacon and toss in steamed brussels sprouts. Today I want to share a recipe for sliced brussels sprouts with bacon vinaigrette. I found a recipe using brussels sprouts and bacon in a Taste of

Mustard Parmesan Oven Roasted Head of Cauliflower

My tag-line is keeping life simple and that is just what this recipe is, simple ingredients that are simple to prepare. I am sharing a recipe for a Mustard Parmesan Oven Roasted Head of Cauliflower, I know the name is long, but I wanted to

Creamy Potato Salad

Spring is in the air here in Ohio, yay! Spring makes me think of picnics, and picnics make me think of potato salad. I usually make my first batch of the season for Easter dinner. We have a buffet style dinner with ham, deviled eggs

Creamy Broccoli Salad

We love eating raw vegetables, especially broccoli. I found this recipe for a creamy broccoli salad and adapted it to my liking. The broccoli absorbs the dressing, it’s a delicious combination of sweet and sour flavors. The bacon adds a nice flavor and crunch. This will

The Gathering Spot #177

Welcome to The Gathering Spot this is a linky party. Happy November! I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween weekend. I spent mine with the grandkids. It was so much fun with Halloween being on Saturday this year. The weather was perfect. This week’s

Cheesy Cauliflower Bake

I’m back! So sorry to have been absent lately. I came down with the flu on Christmas eve and haven’t been well since. Today I am happy to say I am feeling great and ready to get this New Year started. I have so many

Scalloped Potatoes Au Gratin

Have you ever eaten Scalloped Potatoes Au Gratin? I had to look up the name to make sure I called my dish by the correct name. 😉  Were the potatoes from  a box or homemade? With the boxed it’s so easy and convenient all you do

Green Beans with Rosemary & Garlic

  On Thanksgiving I like serving fresh green beans. The typical green bean casserole is delicious but can be very high in fat and calories. I also prefer to be able to taste the green beans in the recipe. This is super simple and the flavor

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

  First, let me start by saying, my husband is in heaven with all the bacon recipes I am sharing this month. As bacon month continues today I’m going to share a recipe guaranteed to make those brussel sprouts extra delicious. I really I really

Simple Easter Side Dishes

Easter Sunday is fast approaching. I have to run to the store this morning to pick up my last minute items for our dinner. I always have the family come to our house. I love it! I try to make it an easy meal for

Spinach and Mushrooms

Spinach and mushrooms, two of my favorite foods to eat, especially when they are together. This recipe calls for frozen spinach but fresh would be even better. You’ll need: 2 packages frozen spinach 8 ounce package of fresh mushrooms. I used mini bella mushrooms. My

Cheesy Cauliflower Fritters

My daughter shared this recipe with me (never thought I’d say that, but dreams do come true my daughter can actually cook), she said she found it on Pinterest. It’s always nice to find a different way to cook a vegeatble. Cauliflower is low in fat,

Crispy Bacon Deviled Eggs

Today I want to share a delicious variation on an old favorite, deviled eggs. My family loves it when I make deviled eggs, which for some reason isn’t very often. I found this recipe in a magazine and thought “wow adding bacon sounds like a

Sweet & Zesty Coleslaw

I haven’t posted many recipes these past couple weeks. I have been so busy. I have lots to share. I have to find the time to get it all written down for you. I try to spend as much time outside as I can when the weather

Oven Roasted Asparagus

This is the time of year when you can get a really good deal on asparagus. They are coming into season in my area. Most the local food store will have them on sale for around $.99 lb Normally I would steam or cooked them

Oven Roasted Green Beans with Scallions

I bought green beans last week and was wondering if I could roast them like I do sugar snap peas. On Tuesday Sarah at Nature’s Nurture linked up a recipe for roasted green beans and mushrooms at The Gathering Spot. How lucky can a girl get? I

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Grilled Pineapple

Summertime grilling is one of my favorite things to do. I like to cook as many things as I can on the grill. It’s amazing how grilling will enhance the flavors of fruits and vegetables. I want to share with you a simple recipe /idea to add to your back

Potato Salad with Fingerling Potatoes

Hope everyone is having a great  week. Many are on vacation right now. Not me I am doing some prep work for Easter dinner. Next I’m heading out to the garden to plant some onions and garlic. First I wanted to share a recipe with

Simple Sweet & Tangy Coleslaw

Since today is St. Patrick’s Day I decided to post a recipe using cabbage. Not sure how cabbage got to be a favorite at St. Patrick’s Day. Maybe because of the corned beef and cabbage you hear so much about.  Coleslaw is a summertime favorite

Oven Roasted Cauliflower

There are so many ways to cook cauliflower. Oven roasting gives the cauliflower a crunchy roasted flavor. Try it, I think you’ll like it as much as we do. I hardly ever steam cauliflower anymore. Did you know that cauliflower is high in vitamin C and

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