I love edamame and I love cheese, so Cheesy Edamame is the perfect snack or side dish for me! My kids also love this healthy vegetable and we eat it often with dinner, as well as in salads. Whenever we get sushi, my kids get a bento box that includes edamame. My daughter is a vegetable eating machine and sometimes she only wants green vegetables for dinner. Edamame is one of her favorite foods! Cheesy Edamame, which I found at allrecipes.com, is super easy to make and would be a great snack or side dish. As I am trying to make some better choices with eating, I much rather have this than chips or something I will quickly regret. I know we are all busy and get caught up in our daily routines, so it is nice to have something quick, easy, and healthy to eat. I also love that Cheesy Edamame is full of protein, fiber, and vitamins!
Every year while I was growing up, we celebrated Christmas Eve with family at my parent’s house. It was always a beautiful night of making memories and spending time with our loved ones, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Along with the amazing tradition of seeing family, came the delicious food that we enjoyed year after year. Grandma’s Potatoes were always something that everyone looked forward to. No matter who tried to recreate this incredible recipe, it always tasted best when my grandma made them. She had a magical touch and cooked them to perfection each and every time. Grandma’s Potatoes were disappearing before everyone was able to walk through the buffet line, so she had to start making four pans each year. The fourth pan was secretly put aside so we could have some on Christmas morning. It was perfect because they were already cooked, so we could just warm them up in the morning after opening presents. On the years that we spend Christmas at home, I make Grandma’s Potatoes, then sometimes again on New Year’s Day. They are by far the best potatoes I have ever had and they are always a crowd pleaser. I have made them for my in-laws several times and they couldn’t believe how wonderful they tasted. Everyone wanted the recipe! They would work as a side dish to ham or turkey, as well as a perfect breakfast meal. They are very addictive and have the most amazing combination of flavors. Give them a try, watch them disappear, and let me know what you think! You will be really happy you made them and might start eating them every single Christmas or holiday season! What is your favorite food that you love to eat every Christmas?
Who loves pineapple? My family and I sure do, and Pineapple Casserole is a perfect side dish, especially with ham. When I spent an Easter with my husband’s family years ago, my mother-in-law introduced me to this super yummy casserole. I kept going back to the table to get another piece. It has been at many family gatherings since then, and I enjoy it every time!
My mother-in-law just gave me a lot of her family recipes, including Pineapple Casserole. I am so excited to try all of them, so I started with this side dish last night. I was making ham and thought it would be a great addition to the meal. My husband, son, and I each ate a large portion! Not only is it delicious, but it is easy to make. Ham is pretty common around the holidays and if you want to try a new side dish, give Pineapple Casserole a try! I am pretty sure I will be making this again on Christmas Day!
Pineapple Casserole is a delicious side dish and is especially perfect with ham! It is easy to make and is great for the holidays!
1 stick butter
¾ cup sugar
4 eggs, well beaten
20 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
8 pieces white bread, cubed (see notes)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cream butter and sugar together
Beat the eggs really well and add to the butter and sugar
Add the drained pineapple and stir
Add the cubed bread and mix everything really well
Grease an 8×8 pan (see notes)
Pour mixture into the pan
Bake uncovered for 45 minutes
Serve warm or cold
I removed all of the crusts from the bread, but my mother-in-law does not. Either way works great!
I used an 8×8 pan for a thicker casserole, but my mother-in-law has used a 9×13 for a thinner casserole and to last longer with a bigger crowd
The day after Thanksgiving is fantastic for spending time with family, relaxing, and of course, eating a lot of delicious leftovers. It is so funny at the end of Thanksgiving Day to see everyone back in the kitchen with tupperware and ziploc bags ready to be filled and taken home. Even though there is no way one more bite could fit in anyone’s stomach, everyone is thinking ahead to the next day. Somehow, there is always enough for everyone to take home huge portions of everything! If I am not hosting, I gladly accept the food and think about what I can whip up the next day. It is pretty much a guarantee that I will make Leftover Potato Pancakes in the morning. Don’t get me wrong, mashed potatoes alone are delicious, but adding cheese and green onions and frying them in oil and butter, makes a super tasty breakfast. Leftover Potato Pancakes is a great way to use up some of your extra food, with only adding a few more simple ingredients.
I have made these for years and I never get tired of them. It all started when I was 7 weeks pregnant with my son. I woke up one day and morning sickness hit me like a ton of bricks. Seriously? How was it possible to feel so terrible? Well, my mother-in-law used some leftovers to throw potato pancakes in the pan and I ate a huge stack as soon as they hit the plate. Ah! I felt so much better. My little bean just needed some carbs and we were good to go, at least for a little while, until the sickness started all over again. Anyways, I have made them ever since, adding a couple of ingredients, and I always enjoy them! As a matter of fact, my son loves them too! He must have fond memories of eating them while he was the size of a grape in my belly!
Leftover Potato Pancakes are delicious and easy to make! I enjoy them with sour cream, but they are also great alone!
Stuffing is my favorite side dish on Thanksgiving! I have tried many variations and enjoyed pretty much all of them, but I made this Thanksgiving Stuffing last year and it is now at the top of my list! It combines many tasty ingredients to create an unbelievably delicious side dish! Each bite is full of flavor and keeps you wanting more. My husband was not always the biggest fan of stuffing, but he really loves this! Whenever I host Thanksgiving, I will definitely be making this stuffing! Since I am not hosting this year, I made a pre-Thanksgiving dinner for my family with turkey, sides, and pie. The stuffing was amazing and I kept piling it on my plate! After a year, I forgot how wonderful it tasted! What is your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?