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Cheddar Bacon Grits Casserole

So this year of blogging has obviously gotten off to a rocky start! At first it was just the busyness of the start of the year. And then I couldn’t get any of my pictures to upload on to the blog. Days and days spent trying to figure it all out. Finally it’s figured out. I have to do a …

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Pimento Cheese Grits

Pimento Cheese Grits is one of my absolute favorite things to get at one of my absolute favorite restaurants in Mount Pleasant South Carolina. Last time we were home in Columbia, I grabbed some yummy grits from a few different local companies and I have been waiting to use them! These turned out great and even my sometimes picky 10 …

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Homemade Squash Casserole

I’m posting the full recipe for this but I halved it when I made it because I had a sneaky feeling that my people were not going to be as on board with this as I was. I LOVED it, I mean I love squash casserole so no surprise. Everyone else, not so much. But they don’t love casseroles like …

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Garlic Herb Roasted Carrots, Green Beans and Potatoes

Does anyone else struggle with good sides? I feel like I’m constantly making the same things over and over. I’m sure my family would disagree with this assessment. I made these a few weeks ago with Pork Tenderloin and it was a great side! This recipe was adapted from Cooking Classy. 5-6 red potatoes (cubed into bite size pieces)1 1/2 …

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Greasy Rice

Growing up my grandmother made a recipe that we all called Greasy Rice. It was the BEST rice. Unfortunately no one every got her recipe from it but I’ve always wanted to try my hand at it and this recipe was it! It’s so flavorful and reminds me so much of eating at her dining room table. My son said …

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Crunchy Roasted Broccoli

I’m always looking for a new but simple way to fix vegetables. This was a great way new way to make broccoli and the crunch just added a little something extra. 4 cups broccoli florets1/4 cup butter (melted)1 cup panko crumbs1/2 tsp garlic salt Heat oven to 400.  Lightly grease as sheet pan. Put the broccoli in a ziplock bag …

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Garlic Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes might be on of my most favorite things ever. And garlic might be one of my most favorite things ever. These mashed potatoes were super creamy and amazing! This recipe was adapted from Coco and Ash. 2lbs potatoes10 large garlic cloves (peeled)8oz cream cheese1/2 cup butter1 1/4 cup milk1 tsp salt1/2 tsp black pepper Peel the potatoes and …

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Salt and Vinegar Potato Wedges

One of the reasons I love these potato wedges is that it was easy to make them salt and vinegar style for Gray and I but leave the others plain for the kids who might not be so down with the vinegar part. They were super easy to make and a great side dish. This recipe is from Macheesmo. 2 …

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Grilled Garlic Green Beans

Any recipe that I just have to quickly throw together and put on the grill is a total win for me! These green beans on the grill turned out so well. They were the perfect side dish to some chicken we grilled. 1lb fresh green beans (cleaned and snapped)1 1/2 tbsp olive oil2 garlic cloves (minced)salt and pepper Toss the …

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Grilled Ranch Red Potatoes

We love to grill potatoes. It’s such an easy side dish when grilling and this recipe just came out of having some ranch seasoning in the pantry and wanting to use it up! They were delicious! 8-10 red potatoes  3 tbsp olive oil 1 1/2 tbsp ranch seasoning Wash the red potatoes. Cut each potato in half. Toss the potatoes …

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