Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Muffins

Joy Bauer’s Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Muffins is a keeper! Deliscious with the squash! Adds a sweetness to the mac and cheese and the muffin idea is creative! I’ll have two please. Enjoy.

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Simple Skillet Green Beans

Looking for vegan, paleo or gluten free – these green beans are for you! Simple skillet green beans from Healthseasonalrecipies.com – delicious way to prepare this side dish. The olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes add so much flavor to the green beans. We addes sliced baby bell peppers for some color! Enjoy

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Honey Garlic Wings (Oven Baked)

Oh so easy and oh so good, tender, tasty! Try the Honey Garlic Wings (Oven Baked) from Spendwithpennies.com – delicious sauce. Interesting idea – placing the parchment paper over the wings as they back, nice color happens. The sauce is delicious and thickens as they cool. Tender, fall off the bone wings. Enjoy

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Dinner Party Balsamic Roasted Peppers

This is a great option for baby bell peppers, one of our favorites, Dinner Party Balsamic Roasted Peppers from Alexandracooks.com. We added 2 quartered red onions to the mix. Four ingredients, (I guess 5 if you add the red onion), easy prep, roast and you have a delicious side dish for poultry, pork or beef. We served over cauliflower mash, swirl all that balsamic sauce all over! Yummy. Enjoy.

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Puff Pastry Chicken Pot Pie

Everyone loves a good chicken pot pie recipe! This recipe from Taste of Home is certainly one to try. It’s easy to prepare and the creamy sauce is absolutely delicious. You want more, and more! We like just chicken in the chicken pot pie, so left out the frozen veggies. The puff pastry baked up beautifully, you look like a master chef. Oh and the cream / egg yoke wash on the pastry turned out so nice. Enjoy.

NOTE: I would suggest a slurry with the flour, I needed to add more liquid to smooth it all out.

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Honey Pecan Chicken

Looking for something new to do with chicken? Try this Honey Pecan Chicken recipe from Spicysouthernkitchen.com (love this name) it’s delicious. A little sweeet, a little heat, so easy to prepare. Marinading the chicken in the buttermilk is recommended in many of the southern recipes across the web. I believe it does make the chicken more tender. Enjoy!

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Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

We love butternut squash and this one did not disappoint, Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash from Inspired Taste, a new cooking website we stumbled across. So easy, especially if you short cut with the squash already cubed. The deliciousness of the brown sugar, cinnamon and cayenne, bold sweet and mild heat flavors all coming together for a great side dish. Enjoy!

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Blistered Green Beans With Garlic

We love the Bon Appetite magazine and so many of their great recipes like this one, Blistered Green Beans with Garlic. Great and easy side dish to accomapny any entree. Enjoy!

NOTE: We used a little less olive oil (1/4 cup)

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Pomegranate Brussels Sprouts

Another great recipe to share, Pomegranate Brussels Sprouts, featured by Ingles a local grocer. Simple and delicious. Enjoy the great macadamia nut flavor with the brussels sprout in a wonderful dressing made of brown mustard, white wine vinegar, honey and of course some minced garlic. We could not find a pomegranate or pomegranate seeds at our local grocery, so substituted dried cranberries. Great side dish for poultry, beef or pork. Bon appetite!

NOTE: we like the brussels sprouts more tender, so cooked for several more minutes to get a nice char and tender result.

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Kentucky Bourbon Balls

A Kentucky favorite and a holiday favorite as well, Bourbon Balls! I have had a recipe for decades and lost it in a recent move, so found this one to be a very close match. But suggest adding a 1/4 tsp of lemon juice to the mix! Really does add to the flavor of this sweet treat! Enjoy!

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