Side Dishes

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Sometimes a fresh cold salad is much needed when it's really hot outside. Cool, creamy, crunchy, dill infused goodness. No cooking required just a bit of prep work in the forming of dicing and chopping - better then heating up the oven when it's 100 degree heat index out side. This pairs nicely with some… Continue reading Creamy Cucumber Salad

Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker, Side Dishes

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

The first time I made rice in the Instant Pot I knew I would never make rice on the stove top ever again. No longer do I have to worry about watching the pot or over cooking the rice. This is truly a set and forget it cooking method. I actually have two Instant Pots,… Continue reading Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

Side Dishes

Ren Faire Garlic Mushroom Pasta

You may have heard about these garlic mushrooms that you can get at Ren Faires. Long simmered mushrooms of goodness. I've only heard of them from others that enjoyed them and a long time ago tried making them and well, lets just say that they didn't stay around long. Friends made them disappear. I wanted… Continue reading Ren Faire Garlic Mushroom Pasta

Side Dishes, Vegetable

Garden Sprout Broccoli Salad

I have always loved the broccoli salads that the grocery stores provide, but they are soooo heavy and fat filled. We've discovered after time, using low fat mayo, sour cream, and the like get to a point where we prefer it. I know it sounds crazy. We started ordering our groceries online and one order… Continue reading Garden Sprout Broccoli Salad