broccoli and cauliflower salad

Try these salad side dishes out. Make them part of your flexitarian meal plan. Use the salads as a motivation kickstart to lose weight. Doing without meat occasionally can’t hurt. My dad told me once, “A person doesn’t need to eat meat every day.” He liked meat but the older he became, the less meat he ate. I love meat, especially ribeyes. However, I can go a few days with no meat. Flexitarian days for me kind of goes like this: Start out breakfast with a vegan coffee-flavored shake or fruit and vegetable smoothie. Eat a Dave’s thin-sliced bread sandwich with either a tomato, avocado,Read More →

Know the best way to find kid-friendly meals to make – even for picky eaters? Ask the kids.  I asked my seven-year-old picky eater granddaughter when it was her turn for a pandemic summer visit, “What’s your favorite meals?” She didn’t even have to think about it… Macaroni Spaghetti ToastRead More →

You’ll love this bacon green bean meal-in-one casserole if you like green bean casserole as a side dish. Green bean casserole is one of those famous side dishes you see on Thanksgiving and Christmas festive meal menus. But this Bacon Green Bean Casserole is more than a side dish. It’s a meal in itself. Bacon goes well with breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and snacks. Keep reading for suggestions on what to eat with bacon – including salads and vegetables.Read More →

Cabbage with shrimp

Make delicious meals with Southern-style vegetables. Folks would probably eat more veggies if they knew how to cook veggies southern style. What Makes Vegetables Southern Style? How to make and cook vegetables Southern style depends on the part of the South a person is from. The way we make them in my family, in East and Southeast Texas, may vary somewhat from other traditional recipes. The Southern style vegetables I am used to have these things in common: they are cooked with butter, sugar, salt, pepper, herbs and spices. Foods are seasoned more spicy in Southeast Texas than East Texas. To keep it simple, useRead More →

Ribeye

You can cook a ribeye steak in a slow cooker. Haven’t tried it yet? You’re  missing out. This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on it and make a purchase, I make a commission. This doesn’t cost you anything additional. These commissions help to keep the rest of my content free, so thank you! I had no idea how good this steak-in-a-slow-cooker experiment was going to be. It only takes four hours on high. Double the time if you need it to cook all day. Sear or Not to Sear? I used to think you had to sear all kinds of meatRead More →