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This week we’re back with a bang showcasing spectacular summer side dishes! Perfect for backyard BBQs, potlucks, tailgates, or just any day of the week, these quick and easy recipes are so good they’ll quickly become what the meal is all about.
The southern symbol for gracious living and hospitality- tall and sweet, with its pine cone-like exterior and over the top crown- is the perfect fruit to welcome the long awaited return of that golden friend we call summer.
Hot Bacon Dressing is a warm, tangy delight served warm over bright baby spinach, chopped bacon, sliced mushrooms, red onion, and boiled eggs. Not quite like another other salad dressing, this bacon-ey vinaigrette transforms a simple spinach salad into something more! Perfect as side dish and as a crave-worthy, flavor packed lunch!
A good green bean recipe is a staple for the family table. But if you think bland, boring or just something to round out the meal when you hear green beans, then you’ve never had them quite like this. Sautéed with bacon and baby portobellas, these green beans are bursting with rich, earthy favors that you just won’t believe! Love green bean casserole, but don’t love all that goes in it? Well, this is your recipe too!
Ham & Pineapple Hawaiian Dip is a richly creamy, savory and lightly sweet dip loaded with smoky ham, crushed pineapple, cream cheese, green onions, chopped pecans and a dollop of real mayonnaise. An effortless, make ahead appetizer this dreamy dip delivers a truly delicious wow!
When the weather heats up, we start looking for delicious ways to cool down. This refreshing Strawberry Iced Tea does more than just hit the spot on hot days, it’s pure cool enjoyment in a glass. Made with macerated fresh red berries, this easy strawberry tea doesn’t require any simple syrup. Get ready for a new summer sipper favorite!
Love seafood? Then shrimp salad rolls are definitely one of those quick and easy meals you need in summer arsenal. Growing up, shrimp was my favorite food. Living in northern Louisiana, we weren’t necessarily a hop, skip and a jump from the coast, but shrimp was pretty easily found and definitely a staple on every menu from teahouses to fish houses. There was one place in particular who sold a shrimp salad.
You know that it’s summer when trailers piled high and long with watermelons start showing up along the highway accompanied by weather farmers and hand-lettered cardboard signs. These giant heralds of summer, watermelons are kin to cucumbers, squash, and their fall brother, the pumpkin, and can be classified correctly as either a fruit or a vegetable (watermelon.org). Huh, who knew?
Calling all my lemon lovers! These light and lemony sweet, Lemon Drop Crinkle Cookies are just for you! These pretty little bites of sunshine are just bursting with that sweet tartness that puts the pucker in all good things lemon! Plus, with just 6 ingredients, these crinkled classics are so easy to bake, they’re sure to become your new favorite lemon dessert.
Caramelized in a rich sweet savory blend of honey, garlic, butter, chicken broth & thyme, Garlic Honey Glazed Carrots have what it takes to make every night special! This simple oven roasted side dish is easy enough for weeknights and a showstopper on holidays.
Crisp and refreshing, this simple Sparkling Peach Lemonade is what casual summer hospitality is all about! Macerated peaches, white cranberry peach juice, freshly squeezed lemons and a hint of sparkle make this quick and easy summer drink one that you will want to keep on hand all summer long.
This summer berry salad is loaded with all the sweet berries! Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, it’s got them all. Sprinkled with soft feta and buttery pecans, who even cares that they come on a bed of mixed spring greens! Not to mention an easy cherry balsamic vinaigrette and sliced peppered porkloin, this salad makes a full meal that’s perfect for summer nights.
A fantastic scrumptious recipe of rolled Crispy Golden Hash Browns layered with eggs, mushrooms, peppers, onion, cheese, and ham cooked on a outdoor camping grill! Think AMAZING breakfast casserole on steroids! A Great breakfast for your next camping trip!
An Easy Retro Recipe loaded with tender chunks of chicken, or turkey, with celery, slivered almonds, a creamy sauce and topped off with crushed potato chips and shredded cheese.
Summer okra, fresh diced tomatoes sauteed with smoked sausage and served over rice for a deliciously quick and easy seasonal meal full of rich, savory flavor! Just 4 ingredients and 20 minutes is all it takes to make this ultimate Southern summer meal.
No time to tend a pot? No problem! This easy, no-soak, crock pot black eyed pea recipe delivers THE BEST Southern Black Eyed Peas & Ham with a deliciously subtle jalapeno kick. Simple, effortless and oh-so tasty. Your vegetable side dish game is about to change!
Enjoy all the flavors of deliciously rich & cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu in a easy pasta casserole that will blow your family away! Ham, chicken and penne pasta all wrapped in a creamy swiss cheese sauce and topped with a crisp panko topping is unbelievably delicious comfort food that is sure to earn a regular spot on your dinner table.