Side Dishes

Cannonballs, Friends & Our Favorite Macaroni Salad

June 25, 2013
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If we are not at the beach surfing we are at the pool. Usually the swim team pool is our go to hangout but there’s something about getting together with friends, chilling around the pool and enjoying the dynamics between our kiddos.

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Mushroom Parmesan Rice & Giveaway

April 15, 2013
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Our love of rice is not a secret; we haven’t exactly been shy about it, today though I want to talk about the nuances of rice. Have you ever noticed the distinctions in rice and by that, I don’t mean short vs. long or brown vs. white. Not all rice is the same every variety […]

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Green Olive & Pimento Hummus {Giveaway}

December 18, 2012
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Please tell me that I am not the only one who’s pants are getting a little bit harder to button right now? Between all the holiday parties and batches of Christmas cookies, it is easy to snack my way into an extra 5 lbs of cuteness in no time. That is why I always try […]

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Spicy Wild Rice & Mushroom Dressing

November 21, 2012
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This is my absolute favorite dish during Thanksgiving. The holidays simply would not be the same without it, in truth my siblings and I would hold a Thanksgiving strike if it didn’t make an appearance. There was a time my wedding dreams were centered around this dressing. A fall harvest wedding adorned in autumn’s colorful […]

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Spicy Mixed Pickles

July 24, 2012
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Pickles, one of the best snacks placed in a jar if I do say so myself. You may not agree but that’s okay, I’m slightly biased ever since my granny introduced me to pickled corn mixed with green beans I was little. Seeing as how I love them so much you would assume that I make […]

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Creamy Yogurt Vinegar Coleslaw

July 9, 2012
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Welcome to Part Two- Side Dishes in our Summer Braise~ BBQ & Beyond Series where Meredith, Kristen and I share our love of barbecue and beyond as it means to us in our various regions of the US. Cookouts wouldn’t be the same without a helping of crisp fresh slaw. How could you not have […]

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Ham & Egg Salad {N’Walins Style}

April 6, 2012
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Are you guys ready for this weekend? Do you have a few dozen eggs splashed and dyed brilliantly? Do you have a meticulously drawn map to help you find those beauties? It’s not a bad idea if you are a traditionalist and using hard boiled eggs. If you miss place a plastic egg it’s no […]

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Tuscan Baked Beans

January 6, 2012
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This past week it has been cold. Let me say that again. BRRRRR…chatter, shiver…BRRRRR! I am not built for cold weather guys. My simple theoretical equation for this short coming is as follows. Melanin = Blood Flow. Therefore, negative 1 million on the pigment scale = zero blood flow and ice running through the veins […]

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Crab Mac n’ Cheese

November 17, 2011
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This is my all time favorite mac n’ cheese! Y’all have no idea. In one ooey-gooey, cheesy decadent bite it says welcome home. Home being on the coast surrounded by abundant intracoastal waters.

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Brussel Sprout-Sweet Potato Au Gratin

November 16, 2011
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Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same here without sweet potatoes. Whether they are simmered in sweet spices for awhile, topped with marshmallows or simply boiled with a little butter, you don’t have a holiday meal in the south without sweet potatoes making a grand appearance. This year I’m making my sweet potatoes with a little twist. […]

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