Category Archives: Vegetables

Easy Cobb Salad

Hello, friends! I took a little bit of a blogging break these past few weeks, but I did make a few things to share with you during that time, one of which is this Easy Cobb Salad. This is one of my favorite kind of salads to order when I eat out, but I had never made one myself—so it was something I definitely needed to make!

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Spanakopita

Spanakopita is one of my favorite appetizers. I have always loved the cheesy spinach filling and flaky phyllo crust! I first made this recipe when I did a review of 175 Best Mini Pie Recipes: Sweet to Savory. The Spanakopita recipe in this book sounded really good and I just had to make it!

There’s no need to make any dough for this recipe, since it calls for purchased phyllo dough. If you haven’t ever used phyllo sheets in a recipe, you may find it a little tricky to work with because they are so thin and delicate…but after folding a few spanakopitas, you’ll get the hang of it! 🙂

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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

I’m a big potato fan, so I’m not sure why it took me so long to get around to making this Loaded Baked Potato Soup! I’ve ordered this kind of soup many times at restaurants and each time I did I thought, “I really need to make this myself!” So here it is, finally! It turned out as good as I hoped it would and if you’re a potato lover, I think you’ll enjoy it! It’s like a “comfort food soup” and it’s especially good on a cold day!

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Cheesy Taters

This is a yummy comfort food recipe from a cookbook I reviewed some years ago, The Meatloaf Bakery Cookbook. It was written by Cynthia Kallile, founder of a bakery in Chicago that specialized in making meatloaf in creative ways (meatloaf cupcakes, little loafies, even meatloaf pastries!). I had tried this Cheesy Taters recipe from the book when I did my review and they were really good! I probably should have made a meatloaf recipe, but I was just in the mood for potatoes at the time, and these Cheesy Taters were calling my name! 🙂

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Red Potatoes with Clarified Butter, Onions, and Rosemary

I’m a big fan of potatoes, and if you are too, here’s a wonderful, buttery, potato side dish for you to try—Red Potatoes with Clarified Butter, Onions, and Rosemary. It’s from a cookbook I reviewed a few years ago, Cristina Ferrare’s Big Bowl of Love. These potatoes make a great side dish for lunch or dinner, and for special holiday meals, too. The potatoes are really tender and they’re mixed with lots of caramelized onions—yum!

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