Fries Five Ways

Fries Five Ways

Two of the biggest challenges for me, food-wise, are trying to come up with quick and easy meals that my kids will eat and trying to figure out what to do to make leftovers more exciting. So, I came up with five dinner ideas that are all ready in about 30 minutes using French fries… 

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Slow Cooker Three Cheese Smashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Three Cheese Smashed Potatoes

If you asked my husband what he was most looking forward to at any holiday meal, it would be the potatoes. For a long time, though, I didn’t make mashed potatoes very often, and when I did make them, I over-worked the potatoes and ended up with a gummy mess. Somewhere along the way, I… 

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Maple Cranberry Sauce

Maple Cranberry Sauce

The rolls and the cranberry sauce have always been my favorite parts of Thanksgiving dinner. The turkey is nice. The veggies are good. But the things that I get the most excited about are the rolls and the cranberries. It doesn’t matter whether it’s jellied or whole berry; I just love cranberry sauce! This Maple… 

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Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

  Poor Brussels sprouts. They have to be the most maligned of all the vegetables. For years, I was in the anti-Brussels sprouts camp. Then, I found out that there are ways to cook them that don’t result in bitter little sprouts, and now they’re one of my favorite vegetables. If you’re on the fence… 

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Layered Vegetable Bake

Layered Vegetable Bake

As much as I hate turning on the oven during the summer, this Layered Vegetable Bake is worth it! The vegetables and cheese bake down form a yummy, cheesy dish that’s similar to a noodle-less veggie lasagna. This Layered Veggie Bake makes a great side, but it’s also hearty enough to be a lighter supper… 

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Grape Salad

Grape Salad

This Grape Salad recipe is deceptively simple. Even though there’s not much to it, it’s so delicious! It’s also really easy to throw together and is really refreshing. One note – if you’re going to make it ahead of time, wait until just before serving it to add the pecans so they don’t lose their… 

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Slow Cooker Beef Sandwiches with Horseradish Coleslaw

Slow Cooker Beef Sandwiches with Horseradish Coleslaw

Slow cookers are awesome! So, don’t pack yours away now that it’s getting hot out. They’re great for making making dinner without making your kitchen unbearably hot. They’re also fantastic for making super-tender meat, like the beef in these sandwiches. The beef in these Slow Cooker Beef Sandwiches with Horseradish Coleslaw is so soft that it… 

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Sweet & Tangy Potato Salad

Sweet & Tangy Potato Salad

I love potato salad when it’s got some flavor. So often, it’s just a bland, mayonnaise-y mess. This Sweet & Tangy Potato Salad definitely isn’t that kind of potato salad, though! It’s a little sweet, a little tangy, and a little spicy. So. it’s the perfect summer side dish! Sweet & Tangy Potato Salad   Print Ingredients… 

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Cucumber & Tomato Salad

Cucumber & Tomato Salad

Cucumber & Tomato Salad is one of my favorite sides. Even though I’m not much of a raw tomato fan, this is just such an easy, refreshing summer side salad that I can’t help but love the combo. Traditionally, this sort of recipe includes water in the sauce. I don’t add any for two reasons…. 

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{Skinnier} Sweet Potato Casserole

{Skinnier} Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite sides, and I love sweet potato casseroles. I’ve always liked the casseroles with the toasted marshmallows on top, but, as much as I like that, I think this casserole may be even better. This {Skinnier} Sweet Potato Casserole is a lighter version of the Ruth Chris sweet potato… 

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