Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic is so simple and delicious it’s almost ridiculous. The ingredient list is minimal Brussel sprouts, red onions, smoky bacon, olive oil, honey, and sweet balsamic. You can easily find every item at your local grocer or even your own home in most instances.

Just for fun, I decided to do a little research on Brussels Sprouts to see what I could dig up as far as information.Want to know what crazy and fun facts I managed to find out rummaging on the worldwide web? Some of them you might actually find slightly interesting.roasted-brussel-sprouts-with-bacon-and-balsamic

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POTATO SALAD WITH ARUGULA, PEAS, & DILL

Potato Salad with Arugula, Peas, and Dill is a fantastic potato salad perfect for any season; made with sliced Red Potatoes, Peppery Arugula, Red Onions, Feta cheese, Sweet Peas, garden Fresh Dill weed,  dressed in a creamy deliciously thick Greek Yogurt sauce.

A few years back my friend and Author of Erica’s Recipes Blog made a wonderful potato salad that I used in a Blogger Roundup called, “20 Salads to remember this Summer” on my blog. I fell in love hardcore with her salad called Spring Potato Salad with Arugula, Peas, and Dill to the point of instantly being inspired to make a revamped version of my own for you guys.

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Erica was brilliant combining  Red Potatoes, Peppery Arugula, Sweet Peas, and Fresh Dill weed herbs,  those, of course, would stay. Heck, those are the ingredients that drew my attention from the start after seeing her recipe. Continue reading

WALDORF CHICKEN SALAD Recipe

Waldorf Chicken Salad recipe is a delicious update to the original New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel’s recipe for Waldorf Salad combining Dukes mayonnaise, Greek Plain yogurt, lemon juice, diced chicken breast, Honeycrisp apples, seedless  sliced Globe grapes, celery, fresh sweet basil, toasted walnuts, and simply seasoned with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.

Waldorf Chicken Salad recipe is a delicious update to the original New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel’s recipe for Waldorf Salad combining Dukes mayonnaise, Greek Plain yogurt, lemon juice, diced chicken breast, Honeycrisp apples, seedless sliced Globe grapes, celery, fresh sweet basil, toasted walnuts, and simply seasoned with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.

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Copycat Crab Casserole from Hunan Chinese Buffet

Copycat Crab Casserole from Hunan Chinese Buffet is a combination of crabmeat, cabbage, celery, sweet red bell peppers, mild cheddar cheese, cream cheese,sour cream, mayo, soy sauce, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and a touch of seasoning. The Copycat Crab Casserole from Hunan Chinese Buffet is then baked to a bubbly perfection in a 350-degree oven for about 30 minutes.

If you live near the Olive Branch Mississippi or Memphis area chances are you may have visited the Hunan Chinese Buffet on Goodman Road, it’s the Mississippi hot spot for lunch after church and always packed. There’s Crab Casserole on their American side of the buffet table that my mom loves so much. Every Sunday after church she piles a little on her plate and devours it, proclaiming it to be really good.Copycat Crab Casserole from Hunan Chinese Buffet is a combination of crabmeat, cabbage, celery, sweet red bell peppers, mild cheddar cheese, cream cheese,sour cream, mayo, soy sauce, freshly squeezed lemon juice and a touch of seasoning. The Copycat Crab Casserole from Hunan Chinese Buffet is then baked to perfection in a 350-degree oven for about 30 minutes.I decided while my mom was at work I would make the Copycat version of Hunan Chinese Buffet and surprise her tonight; it turned out delicious. It only took me about 40 minutes from start to finish to make it’s so simple and quick to put together and only needs to bake for 30 minutes. Continue reading

Easy to Make Pierogi Lasagna Rolls

Easy to Make Pierogi Lasagna Rolls are for those of us housewives that do not look forward to spending hours in the kitchen making Old Fashioned Polish Pierogies, but enjoy the delicious taste of a homemade pierogi. Traditionally Pierogies are pretty time-consuming being they are made by making a homemade dough and wrapping the dough around a savory or even sweet filling; then cooked in salted boiling water.

My Easy to Make Pierogi Lasagna Rolls are simply made by using cooked Lasagna Noodles filled with creamy homemade mashed potatoes, bacon, mild cheddar cheese, and sliced scallions, rolled, then topped with a creamy sour cream and cheese sauce before being baked to perfection in a 350-degree oven. How simple is that? Ladies and gents, it’s almost foolproof it’s so darn easy.

My Easy to Make Pierogi Lasagna Rolls are for those of us housewives not looking forward to spending hours in the kitchen making Old Fashioned Polish Pierogies. Traditionally Pierogies are time-consuming , being they are made by wrapping dough around a sweet or savory filling; then cooking them in salted boiling water.I have seen several different easy to make methods on the net for Pierogi- Inspired menu items, such as; Pierogi Lasagna,  Pierogi stuffed shells, and yes even Pierogi Lasagna Rolls . I can’t take credit for developing this lovely idea for Pierogi Lasagna Rolls, y’all know that us bloggers almost always start thinking something is a new idea, yet it has realistically been done several times before us and that’s ok by me, I just enjoy making things to share with my lovely readers.  Continue reading

Chicken and Berry Salad

Chicken and Berry Salad is an amazing way to wrap up summer with a beautiful bang. It’s so simple and budget friendly to make this amazing salad combining leftover Mojito Chicken or any of your favorite grilled chicken, fresh juicy, succulent blackberries and strawberries and a fresh spring mix with a wonderful refreshing Blackberry Mint Balsamic Dressing to tie it all together.

Labor Day is coming and we will soon be heading into the season of Everything Pumpkin, Homemade Soups, and of course the everyday casseroles that the cooler fall weather brings. While I do love the fall weather I want to be able to still enjoy and a delicious summer salad with fresh berries and grilled chicken, don’t you?

Chicken and Berry Salad is such stunning and fabulous way of making the most of your leftover chicken combined with fresh juicy, succulent blackberries and strawberries and a fresh spring mix with a wonderful refreshing Blackberry Mint Balsamic Dressing to tie it all together.

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Mexican-Style Creamed Corn

Mexican-Style Creamed Corn is the perfect simple to make,  almost foolproof side dish for almost any meal you enjoy corn with, combining a deliciously sweet, freshly picked, organic corn on the cob, rich heavy cream,  a drizzle of organic honey, sweet unsalted butter, a touch of minced jalapeño peppers, chopped organic cilantro and a hint of freshly squeezed lime juice to really bring out the wonderful flavors of the freshly picked sweet corn.

I love this time of year,  the sweet corn is in full swing here on the Tennessee, Mississippi border and there is nothing that compares to using  the freshest, sweetest, juiciest,  corn on the cob you can find over at the  farmers market when you’re considering making  this recipe for Mexican-Style Creamed Corn.

Mexican Cream Corn 1Creamed Corn has always been a touch and go subject with me, if I can make it from scratch I simply adore the sweet yummy flavor, however, I am pretty much anti-canned corn these days, and meh on frozen corn most of the time. I know sometimes we have to substitute a few fresh ingredients during the winter freeze if I have to substitute corn than I guess I would pick frozen organic corn over the canned corn any day. Continue reading