Sweet Potatoes--Five Ways

Sweet Potatoes–Five Ways

Sweet Potatoes are a Fall favorite in our household, so we decided to share five different ways to prepare them. This time of year, I can frequently find fresh sweet potatoes on sale for fifty cents per pound, so they’re a frugal choice as a side dish. These five recipes for sweet potatoes aren’t arranged in any particular order; they’re all delicious. Pineapple Sweet Potatoes […]

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

     Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes have become one of my favorite ways to prepare sweet potatoes whether I’m serving them plain or adding them to recipes.  I love to slip the prepared sweet potatoes out of their skin and serve them with only butter, and occasionally brown sugar and cinnamon, mashed into their flesh, but the possibilities are endless.   Cooking your sweet potatoes in the […]

Stovetop Cinnamon Apples

Stovetop Cinnamon Apples

Stovetop Cinnamon Apples are a simple and delicious recipe that’s actually pretty healthy.  I’ve been making this for years as a side dish almost anytime I serve a ham, and I decided to share this recipe now because I always associate apples and Fall, or Autumn if you prefer.  I realize that “early apples” are ripe in July , but different varieties continue to ripen […]

Simple Coleslaw

Simple Coleslaw

This simple coleslaw recipe was created as part of my five dollar grocery challenge. Coleslaw is one of my favorite salads because it can be made ahead of time. Unlike a lettuce salad which gets soggy and brown, coleslaw gets better if it sits in the fridge in it’s dressing. This is a simple and pared down version of my usual coleslaw, and it’s a […]

Roasted Root Vegetables

Roasted Root Vegetables

Roasted Root Vegetables are another of the simple, delectable, vegetable side dishes that I love to make. The preparation is very easy, and the results are phenomenal. I wish I had known how delicious roasted root vegetables tasted years ago, so I could have been making them all of this time. Instead, they are a recent discovery. There’s something about the roasting process that brings […]

Pickled Vegetable Relish

Pickled Vegetable Relish

Pickled Vegetable Relish is a good thing to have in your refrigerator. It’s great on sandwiches or salads. A dollop of pickled vegetable relish on your plate can perk up the simplest of dinners. I enjoy a couple spoonfuls of pickled vegetable relish with beans and cornbread. This recipe is very simple. The only thing that’s time consuming is all of the chopping. Once everything […]

Fried Potatoes and Onons

Fried Potatoes and Onions

Fried Potatoes and Onions is a dish that was served on a regular basis when I was growing up. Potatoes are a frugal food, and combining them with onions, adds a depth of flavor that makes this a real treat. My mother would frequently fry the potatoes in the bacon fat that she had in a can on the stove. I remember eating meals that […]

Simple Pea Salad

Simple Pea Salad

Pea salad is my favorite way to eat peas.   The first time I tried pea salad was at a buffet.  My companion told me it was “delicious,” so I reluctantly tried it.  I’m not a big fan of peas.  We ate them often when I was a child, so they aren’t my favorite vegetable unless raw.  My opinion changed when I tried pea salad, and […]

Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice

Spanish rice can be made many different ways. This version is one that I received from a friend of mine who is actually a Salvadoran. Perhaps, I should have called this recipe Salvadoran Rice instead of Spanish Rice. She called it Spanish rice, so I feel like I should honor her choice of name for the recipe, right? There are two other versions of a […]

Pressure Cooker Collard Greens and Ham

Pressure Cooker Collard Greens and Ham

Pressure Cooker Collard Greens and Ham is one of those simple southern style suppers that, when served alongside some corn bread, makes a delicious meal. This recipe is one of my leftover makeover recipes. The leftover that was being turned into something new was the bone leftover from our Easter Ham. I have to confess. I didn’t trim the bone very closely before I threw […]