Category Archives: Side Dishes

Three Bean Salad

It’s hard to believe summer is almost here! Some days have already been hot and humid—too warm to cook or bake. So that’s when I start thinking of recipes to make like this Three Bean Salad. It doesn’t require any cooking at all and is super-easy to make. It’s a great summer side dish for lunch or dinner and perfect for picnics or potlucks!

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Strawberry Fruit Dressing and Dip

The weather is warming up nicely, and when it’s warm outside, I tend to eat more fruit because it’s so refreshing. And when you serve fruit with a dressing or dip, it makes a great warm-weather snack or dessert! This Strawberry Fruit Dressing and Dip is big on strawberry flavor and really good served with strawberries or a mix of fresh fruit chunks—pineapples, sliced bananas, apple wedges…whatever fruit you like!

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Corn and Blueberry Salad

Sometimes you come across a recipe that sounds so different, you just have to try it! I love all the ingredients in this Corn and Blueberry Salad, but I never would have thought of putting them together myself! What a brilliant idea this salad is…a sweet and savory mix of lots of yummy, healthy ingredients. The sweetness of the corn complements the blueberries…and the red onion, jalapeno, and cilantro give this salad a nice savory punch. And I have to mention the cucumbers, too, that give this salad and side dish a great crunchiness!

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Farmhouse Fries

I’m a big fan of fries and always have been! I don’t deep fry foods much, so when I make fries I usually roast them instead of deep frying them. So these yummy Farmhouse Fries are actually drizzled with olive oil and baked in the oven, not fried! Hopefully they are a little healthier than deep fried fries, and I think they are just as tasty!

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Roasted Veggie and Kale Salad

On a chilly day a few weeks ago, roasted veggies sounded really good to me! When I was buying the veggies, I also spotted a large bag of chopped kale that was reasonably priced, so I thought I’d make a Roasted Veggie and Kale Salad! It’s a great salad to make, not only on those chilly end-of-winter and early spring days, but all spring and summer long. It’s a wonderful way to use your garden veggies or veggies you buy from your local farmers’ market! If you don’t grow your own kale, I recommend using a bag of pre-chopped kale for this salad, just to save some time in your prep work.

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