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Spanish Rice

One of my favorite side dishes when having Mexican Food is the rice! I love a good Spanish rice. Especially if it is packed with the warm flavors and spices of true Mexican food. A few years ago I came up with this home style version that is so easy and so flavorful! So much better than what you find at your local restaurant. I bet you have the secret ingredient in your cupboard right now!

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Best Cheesy “Funeral” Potatoes

I can actually remember when these Cheesy “Funeral” Potatoes showed up on the scene! (YES! I’m THAT old!) Back then we didn’t call them “Funeral Potatoes”. I’m O.K. with that! We nicely called this recipe “Cheesy Potato Casserole” and left the event of “death” out of it! I mean, I do realize they are “To Die For”, and they are now a standard staple at every funeral across the country…but I really hate their acquired “nick name”. I mean if they are stuck with the nick-name of “funeral” potatoes…allow me to introduce you to “funeral ham”, “funeral” Parker house rolls, “funeral” bagged salad mix with Great value “funeral” ranch dressing… and let’s not forget about “funeral” Texas sheet cake! Okay, okay…I’ll put away my sarcasm for the day…but first, could you pass me the “funeral” margarine….

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Broccoli Puff

I’m busy planning my Easter menu! I am a true believe that side dishes are as equally as important, if not more so, than the main dish. I live by the motto that the side dishes can be a “meal breaker”. (No pressure right?) Never fear! I’ve got lots of wonderful side dishes headed your way and I’m starting out with this really easy and super delicious Broccoli Puff. It has a light, fluffy cheese topper that will remind you of a vegetable souffle!

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Spiced Cranberry Orange Sauce

The count down is on to the biggest foodie holiday ever! Thanksgiving! Where tables around the country are laden down with giant juicy Turkeys! One of the BEST things about Thanksgiving dinner is all the amazingly wonderful side dishes! One of my all-time favorites is this homemade Spiced Cranberry Orange sauce. It’s easy and so simple! All you need is four ingredients to make the most delicious cranberry sauce you have ever had! I promise! It’s so yummy you’ll be sneaking spoonfuls of it! (Don’t ask me how I know that! lol)

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Cheesy Party Potatoes

I love our tradition of Sunday Family Dinners with our married children! It brings us great joy to sit around the table and share a family meal together. I love to find amazing side dishes to serve to my “meat and potato” guys. This old family favorite Cheesy Party Potato Casserole is extra yummy because of the crunchy corn flake topping!

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