Hidden Valley Greek Tzatziki Roasted Vegetables

Hidden Valley Greek Tzaziki Roasted Vegetables-2

With the holidays approaching I am always on the lookout for a new side dish. It seems I never have a problem planning what meat will be served, but having a creative and tasty side dish proves to be a greater challenge. Also, I am regularly asked to bring side dishes to holiday parties and having a food blog can …

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Skillet Corn and Chorizo

Skillet Corn and Chorizo-3

One of my favourite reasons for August is the corn. Once in season, local corn is available at vegetable stands all over. While I usually just boil the cobs of corn, there are times that I like to mix things up and try a unique recipe with the corn. I love frying up the corn in a cast iron skillet. It …

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Grilled Buffalo Chicken Twice Baked Potatoes

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Twice Baked Potatoes-3

I am a huge fan of twice baked potatoes! The crispy potato skin on the outside holding gooey soft mashed potatoes. The great thing about twice baked potatoes, is that there are so many options to tweak it by adding new and different ingredients. Always welcome, is the classic Bacon and Cheddar Twice Baked Potatoes. Bacon is a beautiful thing …

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Grilled Cheddar Bacon Twice Baked Potatoes

Grilled Cheddar Bacon Twice Baked Potatoes-2

During those hot summer months, I try to do as much of the cooking outside as I possible can. Turning on the oven inside can heat up the house and cause the A/C to work extra hard. So, why do it, right? Anyways, it is much better to do the cooking in the backyard. I live on my deck in …

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Cheesy Ranch Brussels Sprout Bake

Cheesy Ranch Brussels Sprout Bake-3

Gotta love ranch dressing. It is always in in our fridge and I usually keep one or two spare bottles in the pantry as well. Ranch is good for more than just salad and Hidden Valley Ranch asked me to develop a gluten free recipe using their dressing for the #HiddenValleyGFChallenge !! I had some brussels sprouts in the fridge and …

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Roasted Curried Cauliflower

Roasted Curried Cauliflower

Roasting cauliflower completely transforms this white vegetable. Boiling or steaming cauliflower florets is nice, although the flavour can seem bland. But, throw them in the oven and the cauliflower sweetens and caramelizes as it roasts. There is so much flavour bursting in each floret, that you may never cook them any other way! Curry spices complement the roasted cauliflower very well. …

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Skillet White Corn with Bacon

Skillet White Corn with Bacon-2

I love a care package and the other day I received a box full of corn in the mail. It was the first time I ever had a shipment of corn come right to my front door! This corn that I received is Amaize Sweet Corn and it is a naturally bred white corn with no GMOs. I do not …

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Roasted Acorn Squash

Roasted Acorn Squash-3

Roasted squash is one of those dishes that is a standard for the fall season in our home. This perennial favorite has that perfect combination of sweet and savory. Along with that, it is very simple to make and can be placed in the oven for cooking within minutes, allowing you to work on the rest of the meal. Roasted …

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Collard Greens with Ham Hock

Collard Green and Ham Hock

Collard greens is a popular side dish in the American south, but it is also popular around the world, particularly in Brazil and Kenya. I remembered eating collard greens in Brazil and they called it couve. Collard greens are in the kale family and can be bitter if not cooked properly. Simmering them in water for an hour completely removes …

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Pumpkin Pie Casserole

Pumpkin and Marshmallow Casserole

I love everything about pumpkin pie: the sweetness of the pumpkin squash, the buttery creamy texture and the spices of cinnamon, ginger, cloves. It is the perfect dessert during the fall season. Sometimes though, I want that pumpkin pie taste, but do not want to bother making pie pastry. This casserole dish is the perfect side dish for any autumn …

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