Beans for Burritos

Easy Beans for Burritos

Refried beans are delicious, but I like more texture in my burritos.  Of course, cooking dry beans gives you the most control over the final product, but it’s possible to make delicious beans with texture by using just a couple of cans and mixing them together.  I previously posted a recipe for easy refried beans that uses canned beans, some bacon grease, and a little […]

Pearl's Cream Style Corn

Pearl’s Cream Style Corn

This is a very simple combination that creates a delicious cream style corn that doesn’t seem like it came from a can.  The best part is that it takes about 10 minutes from start to finish which means your vegetable side dish is ready without any of the usual muss and fuss.

Pineapple Sweet Potatoes

Pineapple Sweet Potatoes

Pineapple Sweet Potatoes are a simple and delicious side dish for poultry or pork.  This version, which starts with canned sweet potatoes is very simple to put together and have on the table in record time.  Sweet potatoes are a favorite in my family, ans Pineapple Sweet Potatoes are always a big hit. 

Southwest Style Hominy Casserole

Southwest Style Hominy Casserole

Hominy is something that I grew up eating.  My mother’s favorite way to serve it was with bacon.  This recipe, which gets flavor from diced green chilis, and creaminess from sour cream and shredded cheese is delicious.  It makes a great side dish to go with anything that pairs well with the flavors of the southwest.

Creamed Peas and Potatoes made from canned vegetables

Creamed Peas and Potatoes

Creamed Peas and  Potatoes is a simple and delicious vegetable side dish that goes well with almost any meat entree.    This was always a spring side dish in my house when I was growing up.  Then, it was made with fresh new potatoes and sweet peas.  Back then, I particularly loved having creamed peas and potatoes as a side dish with chicken.

Green Beans with Onion and Garlic

Green Beans with Onions and Garlic

Green Beans are a favorite around here.  We really like them, and have shared our recipe for garlic green beans which are made from fresh or frozen green beans.  Since we are in the midst of our 30 days of cans challenge, this recipe for Green Beans with Onions and Garlic is made from canned green beans.  The recipe is very simple and is ready […]

Spicy Brussel Sprouts and Tomatoes--Brussel sprouts roasted in a a mixture of onions, tomatoes, and diced green chilies. Delicious!

Spicy Brussel Sprouts and Tomatoes

Roasted Spicy Brussel Sprouts and Tomatoes  is a tasty and delicious vegetable side dish that goes well with almost any meat entrée. The best part is that they are prepared in one pan, so clean up is simple.  This recipe was inspired by two things–an over abundance of brussel sprouts and the need for a side dish that would go well with a Mexican inspired […]

Roasted Baby Carrots

Roasted Baby Carrots

Roasting carrots is a great way to accentuate the natural sugars that occur in them.  A roasted carrot is sweeter than a steamed carrot.  I love that I can throw them into the oven and ignore them for the next 30 minutes or so and have a perfect side dish to accompany any meat entrée.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon are fast becoming a favorite vegetable side dish in our house.  Brussel sprouts are  tossed with a little olive oil and chopped bacon before being roasted in the oven.   Made this way, brussel sprouts are a simple and delicious side dish for your weeknight dinner.  We know that you will love Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon as much as […]

Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts

Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprout Skewers

Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprout Skewers are a simple and satisfying vegetable side dish that’s sure to please your family.  There’s something about the combination of crispy bacon and soft brussel sprouts that makes this dish amazing.  The ingredient list is incredibly short, and the final product looks impressive