Side Dish Recipes

“This much I know. If you are what you eat, then I only want to eat the good stuff.” – Ratatouille

Gouda Mac and Cheese

Stovetop Gouda Mac and Cheese 12 ounces dry elbow macaroni¼ cup unsalted butter¼ cup all-purpose flour2½ cups whole milk¼ teaspoon table salt¼ teaspoon black pepper plus more for topping¼ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese4 ounces gouda...

Dill Refrigerator Pickles

Quick & Easy Refrigerator Pickles 1¼ cups distilled white vinegar (5% acidity)3 tablespoons kosher salt2 tablespoons sugar2 cups cold water1¾ to 2 pounds Kirby cucumbers (about 6, cut into halves or spears)2 tablespoons coriander seeds6 large garlic cloves (peeled...

Coconut Rice

Restaurant Style Coconut Rice (Coconut Milk) COCONUT RICE2 cups jasmin rice (Note 1)400 ml / 14 oz coconut milk (full fat or light (Note 2))1 cup water5 tsp white sugar (Note 3)1/2 tsp cooking / kosher salt Rinse rice in water until the water runs pretty clear. (Note...

Mexican Black Beans

  Mexican Black Beans 1 teaspoon olive oil1/2 cup chopped onions3 cloves garlic (minced)1 16 oz can black beans, do not drain1/4 cup chopped cilantro1 teaspoon cumin1/2 teaspoon salt In a small sauce pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and...

Best Mashed Potatoes

THE BEST MASHED POTATOES! 5 pounds potatoes (I use half Yukon Gold, half Russet potatoes)2 large cloves garlic (minced)fine sea salt6 tablespoons butter1 cup whole milk4 ounces cream cheese (room temperature, optional)toppings: chopped fresh chives or green onions...

Fresh Cranberry Sauce

FRESH CRANBERRY SAUCE (Ocean Spray Recipe) 1 cup sugar1 cup water1 12- ounce package Ocean Spray® Fresh or Frozen Cranberries Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil; add cranberries, return to boil. Reduce heat and boil gently for 10 minutes,...

Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese ½ lb uncooked elbow macaroni (or other small pasta , about 1 ½ cups)3 tablespoons butter2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (or WondraFlour)1/2 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper1 1/2 cup milk (any kind)3/4 cup half and half2 1/2 cups shredded...

Baked Candied Yams

Baked Candied Yams - Soul Food Style Made by Grandma Wondracek on Thanksgiving 5 medium sized yams8 tbsp salted butter1 tsp ground cinnamon1/2 tsp ground nutmeg1/4 tsp ground clove1/4 tsp ground ginger1 cup granulated sugar1/4 cup brown sugar1 tbsp pure vanilla...

Grandpa’s Potato Salad

Potato Salad Written by Germaine and Ed Latonis 1 cup mayonnaise1 tbsp vinegar2 tsp prepared mustard½ tsp celery seed1-2 tsp salt⅛ tsp pepper1 cup onion (chopped small)2-3 hard boiled eggs (chopped)celery, to taste (optional)4 cups cooked potatoes (diced) Mix first 6...

Great Garlic Bread

Great Garlic Bread ½ cup butter2 tablespoons garlic powder½ tablespoon dried parsley1 1 pound loaf Italian bread, cut into 1/2 inch slices1 8 ounce package shredded mozzarella cheese Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).In a small saucepan over medium heat,...

SAVED Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes

Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes like Cheesecake Factory Salsa Verde2 tomatillos (chopped (remove papery thin))1 4 oz can mild green chilies1 green onion2 tbsp fresh cilantro1 ¼ tsp sugar¼ tsp ground cumin¼ tsp salt⅛ tsp ground black pepperSouthwestern Sauce½ cup mayonnaise1...

Sweet Potato Marshmallow Casserole

Sweet Potato Marshmallow Casserole From Jeanne Hart 5 sweet potatoes (sliced)¼ cup reduced fat margarine½ cup packed brown sugar3 tablespoons orange juice2 pinches ground cinnamon1 10.5 ounce package miniature marshmallows Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees...

Red Ale Onion Rings

Red Ale Onion Rings 4 cups canola oil (for deep-frying)2 large Vidalia onions1 cup all-purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1 cup red aleCoarse sea salt Pour 4 inches canola oil into an 8-quart Dutch...

Cinnamon Apples

Cinnamon Apples 1 20- ounce can apple pie filling1/4 teaspoon cinnamon1 tablespoon brown sugar Prepare apples by carefully mixing them with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar in a large bowl. You want to be sure you don't stir hard enough to break...

Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese 4 cups dried macaroni1 whole egg1/2 stick (4 tablespoons butter)1/4 cup all-purpose flour2 1/2 cups whole milk2 heaping teaspoons dry mustard (more if desired)1 pound sharp Cheddar (grated (not pre-grated cheese), plus more for baking)SaltSeasoned...

Columbia’s 1905 Salad

COLUMBIA'S ORIGINAL "1905" SALAD SALAD INGREDIENTS½ head iceberg lettuce (shredded)2 ripe tomatoes (cut into eighths)½ cup sliced swiss cheese (cut into julienne strips)½ cup sliced baked ham (cut into julienne strips (or turkey or shrimp))¼ cup green Spanish olives...

Olive Garden Salad Dressing

Olive Garden Salad Dressing Copycat 1/2 cup mayonnaise1/3 cup white vinegar1 teaspoon vegetable oil2 tablespoons light corn syrup2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese2 tablespoons grated Romano cheese1/4 teaspoon garlic salt (or 1 garlic clove, minced)1/2 teaspoon...

French’s Green Bean Casserole

FRENCH'S GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE 1 can (10 1/2 ounces Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup)3/4 cup milk1/8 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Pepper Black18 oz frozen french-cut green beans, thawed1 1/3 cups French's® Original Crispy Fried Onions (divided) reheat oven to...

Twice Baked Potatoes

Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes 4 large baking potatoes8 slices bacon1 cup sour cream1/2 cup milk4 tablespoons butter1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepper1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (divided)8 green onions (sliced, divided) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees...

Broccoli Salad

Bodacious Broccoli Salad Try using Ken's Romano Italian Dressing instead of the dressing included in the recipe. 8 slices bacon2 heads fresh broccoli (chopped)1 ½ cups sharp white Cheddar cheese (shredded)½ large red onion (chopped)Dressing¼ cup red wine vinegar⅛...

Refrigerator Pickles

Mona's Easy Refrigerator Pickles 1 ⅓ cups white sugar2 tablespoons salt1 cup white vinegar6 cups peeled and sliced cucumbers2 cups sliced onion Stir sugar, salt, and vinegar together in a plastic container with a lid until sugar is mostly dissolved.Place cucumbers and...

Simple Baked Apples

Simple Baked Apples 6 apples - peeled (cored and sliced)½ cup white sugar3 tablespoons all-purpose flour½ teaspoon ground cinnamon½ teaspoon ground nutmeg¼ teaspoon ground cloves½ cup raisins½ cup chopped walnuts½ cup whole milk Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175...

Bloomin’ Onion and Dipping Sauce

Blooming Onion and Dipping Sauce Restaurant style! Dipping Sauce:½ cup mayonnaise1 tablespoon ketchup2 tablespoons cream-style horseradish sauce⅓ teaspoon paprika¼ teaspoon salt⅛ teaspoon dried oregano1 pinch ground black pepper⅓ teaspoon cayenne pepperBlooming...

Twice Baked Potatoes

Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes 4 large baking potatoes8 slices bacon1 cup sour cream1/2 cup milk4 tablespoons butter1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepper1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (divided)8 green onions (sliced, divided) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees...