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A Colorful Array of Sides for Labor Day

Since most other sites are all about the meat, here are some options to go along with the most important part of the day. Have a great holiday! Grilled Corn Cherry Tomatoes with Herb Vinaigrette Potato and Anchovy Salad Jalapeno … Continue reading

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4th of July Roundup

Here are some ideas for how to spend the 4th. Everything will include a common theme ingredient. For a hint think sauce. Pulled Pork Chicken Cornbread Calzones Beans    

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Baked Beans with Brown Sugar and Bacon

Homemade baked beans take time to cook, but they’re worth the effort and good all year round. Yes, they require hours of baking, but we’re in a state where the AC is fairly mandatory in the summer. Baked Beans with … Continue reading

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Jalapeno Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon

We’ve wanted to jazz up our deviled eggs ever since Jed over at Sports Glutton posted a fantastic looking recipe for jalapeno deviled eggs with candied bacon way back in December. What can we say sometimes recipes stick in our … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: The Summer Salad Edition

Young Wifey gave us this idea when she did a roundup on all of her favorite summer salads. Each one looked fantastic. Since we’re still in picnic and cookout season, we thought we’d share our favorite summer salads too. We … Continue reading

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Black Bean Salad with Cucumber and Tomato

This is a great, zesty side for burgers or barbecue. It also works as a main dish over kale or in a nice tossed salad. If you don’t have green tomato, omit it and add a bit more diced red … Continue reading

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Zesty Pasta Salad

This is a simple recipe that is perfect as a side or light lunch. Canned tomatoes can be used if fresh are not available. Pasta Salad 1 lb bow ties or other small shaped pasta 1/2 cup red onion diced … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: The Paper Plate Edition

Our kitchen remodel is in full swing, which means we’ve stocked the fridge with food we can grab quickly and eat off disposable plates. We’ll also be frequenting restaurants more than we like, or more than our wallets would like. … Continue reading

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Pesto Pasta Salad

It’s picnic season (if you don’t live in the mosquito capital of the world like us) and this is super tasty and super simple. Besides who wants to be one of those people who brings a mayo dish? Pesto Pasta … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Hit the Deck

Let’s take this week’s meal outside. Screened in porches are all the rage down here and a recent trip to our local home-improvement store demonstrated that outdoor furniture costs more than some indoor furniture these days. Fire up the bug … Continue reading

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