Loaded Potato Salad

Bacon…cheese….potatoes…. do I have your attention yet? As I have mentioned before on this blog, summertime means lots of cold prep salads. I like to take classic flavors and turn them into something. Who doesn’t love the classic Loaded Baked Potato? A soft potato piled high with bacon, cheese, butter, green onions, and chives. MyContinue reading “Loaded Potato Salad”

Chili Cheese Frito Salad

Sometimes you just gotta have a little extra fun with your meals. Our whole family is mildly addicted to Chili Cheese Fritos. When I buy a variety pack of chip bags – they are always the first to go. So I wanted to figure out a way to use it in a meal without justContinue reading “Chili Cheese Frito Salad”

Pickle Potato Salad

Another day dreaming of summer means another potato salad! This one might just be the best ever – at least if you ask my kids, who have already asked for it again three times. Which is especially funny because they all say they don’t like pickles! Now I know pickles are one of those foodsContinue reading “Pickle Potato Salad”

Jalapeño Dill Potato Salad

It’s almost summertime – which means the backyard dinner times are in full effect at the Forrest Casa. Potato salad is a serious staple for me and my family. But you know I don’t make the same thing over and over. My latest concoction has a little bit of a kick and it’s so veryContinue reading “Jalapeño Dill Potato Salad”

Garlic Rice Pilaf

I always say rice pilaf is what you make when you can’t decide if you want rice or pasta because it’s technically both! Some make it with orzo but I like the pasta to be closer in size to the rice. So I use Fideo – which really is just thin spaghetti cut into halfContinue reading “Garlic Rice Pilaf”

Hawaiian-Style Mac Salad

One thing you are sure to find on every Hawaiian food truck and Hawaiian menu is Mac Salad. It is a staple in the island cuisine and so incredibly easy to make. What I love most is that almost every where you go it will be very close to the same, as it is aContinue reading “Hawaiian-Style Mac Salad”

Mexican Corn Casserole

Not every #tacotuesday or burrito night needs rice and beans on the side. Don’t get me wrong – I love me some rice and beans. But sometimes you need variety, especially if you love making Mexican food at home as much as we do. Mexican Corn Casserole is a perfect stand in. You get theContinue reading “Mexican Corn Casserole”

Balsamic Risotto

Risotto is a wonderful side dish, when you want to change things up some. It’s really not that hard to make, but it is totally worth the extra attention to get a creamy silky sauce on the Arborio rice. This simple risotto recipe goes well with so many different meals. Balsamic Risotto has a boldContinue reading “Balsamic Risotto”

Three Cheese Potatoes au Gratin

With the holidays quickly approaching, the friend and family gathering and meals are all popping up on the calendar. If you want to really impress with that side dish Auntie Sue requested of you – then you have got to brings a dish of these Three Cheese Potatoes au Gratin. The homemade cheese sauce isContinue reading “Three Cheese Potatoes au Gratin”

Feta Corn Salad

Simple sides are always my favorite. And bonus points if they don’t have to be cooked! While this Feta Corn Salad is amazing for summertime – it keeps in a cooler really well – it is actually good year round! It goes so good with a burger (check out my latest cookbook Burgers on aContinue reading “Feta Corn Salad”

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