Side Dish

Dirty Rice

Dirty Rice

Ingredients 1 (14-ounce) can chicken broth 1 1/2 cups water 1 bay leaf 1 1/2 cups long-grain rice 1 tablespoon bacon grease or Vegetable oil 1/2 pound ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 1 celery rib, chopped 1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme Directions Set aside 1/2 cup of the chicken broth and […]

White American and Cheddar Mac and Cheese

White American and Cheddar Mac and Cheese

Ingredients 1 pound small pasta shells 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 1/2 cups milk 8 ounces sliced white American cheese from the deli counter, cut into thin strips 8 ounces extra-sharp white cheddar, shredded 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon kosher salt Directions Prepare pasta according to package directions. In large saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Whisk in flour […]

Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad

This is a great item to bring to a teacher luncheon, potluck, etc. If you want to shake it up a bit, you could also add black olives, or tomatoes, onions, bell pepper, or Parmesan cheese. Ingredients 1-12 ounce tri-color rotini pasta 3/4 – 1 […]

InstaPot Rosemary New Potatoes

InstaPot Rosemary New Potatoes

Ingredients 1 pound small red potatoes 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon rosemary, dried 3/4 teaspoon (or to taste) Kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon (or to taste) pepper, fresh ground 3/4 cup chicken broth Directions Press Sauté to preheat the cooker. When the word “hot” appears, add […]

Fried Green Beans

Fried Green Beans

Ingredients 1 pound fresh green beans 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 egg 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs 2 cups vegetable oil Directions Bring a pot of water to a boil; cook beans in boiling water until bright green, about 2 minutes. Immediately transfer green beans […]

Rice Pilaf

Rice Pilaf

Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup orzo pasta 1/2 cup diced white onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup uncooked white rice 2 cups chicken broth Directions Melt the butter in a lidded skillet over medium-low heat. Cook and stir orzo pasta until golden brown. […]

Rosemary Potatoes

Rosemary Potatoes

Ingredients 4 russet potatoes kosher salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons olive oil 10 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup chicken broth 2 sprigs fresh rosemary 2 cloves garlic Directions Preheat the oven to 400°F. Peel the potatoes and slice off the ends. Cut into […]

White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

Ingredients 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup milk 2 cups heavy cream 1 1/2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese 1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 pound pasta, cooked […]

Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes

Ingredients 4 baking potatoes, washed 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1 stick salted butter 1/2 cup bacon bits 1/2 cup sour cream 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, plus more for topping 1/4 cup whole milk 1 teaspoons seasoned salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper Directions […]

Potato Salad

Potato Salad

Ingredients 1 pound red potatoes 1/4 cup red onion, chopped small 1/4 cup celery, chopped small 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 cup mayonnaise Directions Wash and cut potatoes into small chunks, then boil 10-15 minutes, checking periodically after 10 minutes. Once the potatoes […]