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Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash

Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash

       

Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash

    Okay, I have to admit, I’m definitely a fan of acorn squash that’s cooked with butter and a bit of brown sugar and cinnamon; let’s face it, butter makes just about everything better. Of course, if you’re trying to eat healthy, squash . . . → Continue reading Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

       

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    I love the smooth and creamy texture of these garlic mashed potatoes, but you could also use red potatoes and leave the skin on for a wonderful potato side dish. If you use a potato masher instead of an electric mixer, you’ll get . . . → Continue reading Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

       

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

    When I was growing up, we all knew we’d be having Brussels sprouts for dinner just by the smell that smacked us in the face when we came in the door. I did learn to enjoy these little cruciferous sprouts, but there was . . . → Continue reading Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkin puree packaged for the freezer

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Homemade Pumpkin Puree

  If you’ve never made your own homemade pumpkin puree, you’re in for a wonderful treat. Canned pumpkin is certainly convenient, especially for all your fall baking; however, it certainly can’t match the amazing flavor of what you can easily make in . . . → Continue reading Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Roasted Beet Salad

Roasted Beet Salad

           

Roasted Beet Salad

    Roasting the beets helps to intensify their natural sweetness. This roasted beet salad is a great way to enjoy the beautiful color and flavor of beets. As an added bonus, it’s so easy to make and it can be served either . . . → Continue reading Roasted Beet Salad

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

       

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

  This is one of my favorite ways to serve asparagus. Not only does it look amazing, it has a wonderful flavor, and everyone loves it! Serve it for a family dinner, special occasion or as a vegetable side dish on a holiday buffet. . . . → Continue reading Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary

Roasted Red Potatoes

         

Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary

    Roasted red potatoes make a wonderful side dish and add a nice touch to any meal. I love rosemary, but you could easily swap it for parsley or your own favorite herb. The potatoes take only minutes to prepare, then . . . → Continue reading Roasted Red Potatoes

Oven Roasted Carrots

Oven Roasted Carrots

         

Oven Roasted Carrots

    One of my favorite carrot recipes is also one of the easiest. Roasted carrots have a wonerfully sweet, caramelized flavor that adds a perfect balance to almost any meal. Once you’ve tried these scrumptious roasted carrots, you’ll soon be experimenting with all . . . → Continue reading Oven Roasted Carrots

Pan Steamed Broccoli

Pan Steamed Broccoli

       

Pan Steamed Broccoli

    Steaming broccoli ensures that all the flavor and nutrients are locked in; however, with thick stems and tender florets, it is not always easy to get the perfect balance. The simple trick to perfectly steamed broccoli is to ensure that the tougher stalk . . . → Continue reading Pan Steamed Broccoli

Grilled Potatoes

Grilled Potatoes

       

Grilled Potatoes

    There’s nothing that goes better with a BBQ or grilled meat than some perfectly cooked potatoes right off the grill. I love to make these potato packets because I can do the work ahead of time and keep them in the refrigerator until they’re . . . → Continue reading Grilled Potatoes