Pickled Jalapeno

Time: 1 hour This is a great side dish to add a little zip to nachos, burritos, enchiladas and even ramen soup! Music Selection: Shawn Medes and Camila Cabello – Senorita Ingredients: 2 limes, juiced 1 large jalapeno, sliced in half and seeded 1 tsp sugar Pinch salt Directions: In large bowl, mix the lime…

Perfect Potluck Pasta Salad

Time: 1 hour So easy, so good… perfect in fact to share with those that belong to you… the more, the merrier Music Selection: Jacob Lee – I Belong To You Ingredients: 6 – 8 cups cooked pasta (macaroni, radiatore, fusilli) – at room temperature 1 cup cooked ham, cubed 1 cup cheddar cheese (old),…

One-Pan Baked Gnocci

Time: 1 hour Still haven’t found what you are looking for supper tonight? Look no further – one pan, full hearty meal (or side dish) and healthy! Music Selection: U2 – Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For Ingredients: 1 kg gnocci ½ cup butter 1/3 cup flour ¼ tsp nutmeg ¼ tsp cayenne 1…

Warm Red Cabbage Salad

Time: 30 minutes This is the easiest way to make something similar to braised cabbage. I like this recipe as it is done in the oven and is quick to make yet very flavourful… great side to so many dishes. Music Selection: Alfie Zappacosta – Turn It On Ingredients: 1 medium head of red cabbage…

Cheddar Cheese Dumplings

Time: 25 minutes This is a no fail dumpling recipe that I use all the time with beef stew, pork stew and soups, like chicken or turkey. So easy, so quick, so good. Music Selection: Birds of Chicago – Sugar Dumpling Ingredients: 1 egg ½ cup water 1 cup flour 2 tsp baking powder ½…

In A Hurry Broccoli Side Dish

Time: 15 minutes Music Selection: Alabama – In A Hurry Ever find yourself rushing to get supper on and can’t think of a quick side dish? Well, here is a simple favorite of ours. Simple, tasty and healthy… now, don’t you wonder why you are in such a hurry? Enjoy. Ingredients: 1 large head of…

Sweet Heat Roasted Yam

Time: 45 minutes How can I describe this very simple, but extremely flavorful dish – YUM! It will make your day lovely and spicy! Music Selection: Bill Withers – Lovely Day Ingredients: 1 large yam, washed and skin on 2 Tbsp olive oil 3 – 4 Tbsp honey (liquid, heat up if solid) 1/2 tsp…

Rosemary Lemon Roasted Potatoes

Time: 1 hour The big dilemma when having a bbq – side dishes! These are so easy and delicious to make – they never fail to please! Music Selection: Fools Garden – Lemon Tree Ingredients 3 large or 25 mini potatoes ¼ cup olive oil 1 lemon ¼ cup chicken broth 3 cloves garlic, minced…

1-2-3 Easy As Can Be Peas

Time: 3 minutes Having spent a wonderful week in the Okanagan with some great friends, we went to many wineries. One place a friend of mine wanted to go to was a place that made vinegars… While the place was closed and we couldn’t go, my friend shared that growing up her mom made wonderful…

Blueberry Corn Salad

Time: 30 minutes Odd duets sometimes take the world by surprise… try this salad, I think you will be surprised at what a great side dish this is for family events and BBQs. Music Selection: Marc Almond & Gene Pitney – Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart 4 corn cobs 3 Tbsp olive oil 3…