Crispy Potato “Cake” – Side Dish

A post that doesn’t involve my Cricut!!!! This post is a recipe I made a few weeks ago to have with dinner one night. It is similar to the Potato Stacks I made a while ago except it is one BIG stack and made in a sort of “cake” form The potatoes are sliced thin, covered in a mixture of olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt & pepper, parmesan cheese, shredded mozzarella/cheddar and then “stacked” inside a spring form cake pan to get the shape before baking in the oven to get the nice crispiness!

These potatoes are a delicious side dish to go with any meal!

Sandie

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HELLO – And a “REPOST” Of “Cream of Broccoli & Asiago Soup”

I can’t believe how long it’s been since my last post. And again I apologize. I don’t even have anything prepared to post but I wanted to at least say HI!

Somehow I am sick again 🤒🤧🙄. With all the medication I take for my brain injury, finding something to take for anything else seems impossible… so I trudge through. The word pneumonia is now on the table, so with that in mind… I thought I would repost a “feel good” homemade soup recipe!

I hope everyone is doing well and hopefully I will be back to posting regularly soon!

Sandie ❤❤❤

Although we had to postpone our visit again due to weather to the coming weekend, I still made another pot of soup for when Kim and family were coming up last weekend.  I did freeze it, well most of it because Chris wanted a bowl lol, so that I would still have it to simply reheat for this weekend’s visit because once I told Kim what kind of soup I had made, her response was a resounding Yummmmmmm lol! Below is the recipe for this soup… if you love broccoli cheese soup, this is definitely a recipe you will want to try!

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Homemade Tomato Soup

Not only homemade… but made with tomatoes from my garden!!!

A family member isn’t feeling up to par, so I thought I would make a few different kinds of soup for them. I don’t know about anyone else, but hot, homemade soup always makes me feel better. There are some soups that are always my go to when feeling under the weather, but I think any soup that someone else makes for you is definitely going to hit the spot!

(Sorry about the picture… because I was making it for someone else, and freezing it, the picture isn’t the greatest!)

Sandie

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Grilled Potato Skewers

Do you find it as difficult as I do to think of different ways to grill potatoes? As much as I/we love baked potatoes and roast potatoes done of the grill, sometimes we just like something a bit different.

This recipe is one of the ways we like to change it up. Easy to prepare and assemble and delicious when grilled! You can change the spices in it to suit whatever else you are making. I used a Cajun seasoning and garlic powder.

Sandie

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Creamy Grape Tomato and Cucumber Salad

When I was preparing dinner last night I realized that I hadn’t figured out a salad to go with it.  I knew I had a container of field grape tomatoes and a cucumber that needed to be used before I could buy anymore.  This salad is the end result of using the two of them up!

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This salad uses a minimum of ingredients, is quick and easy to make and goes great with whatever you are grilling for dinner as a refreshing side!

Sandie

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Zucchini Boats

Last week I wanted to do something different with the zucchini I bought to have with dinner one night. Zucchini boats seemed like a great idea. Both Chris and Dillon love zucchini, whether it be in bread, grilled or whatever so keeping it interesting means making it in different ways.

This one is a favourite! This time I served it up with some rice and homemade meatballs!

Sandie

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Balsamic Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms

I remember a while back asking Chris if he liked asparagus. He said No. I then asked him if he had ever had it…. again he said No lol! I made it for them the first time with parmesan cheese and both he and Dillon loved it…. so much so that he asked me to make it more often. I wonder what else he doesn’t “like” that he hasn’t ever tried??? I had some mushrooms that I had to use up before they got nasty, so I decided to add them to the asparagus because who doesn’t like roasted mushrooms??

This is a very quick and easy recipe roasted in the oven with mushrooms, balsamic vinegar, dill etc., with a prep time of about 5 minutes. You can’t beat that for a delicious side!

Sandie

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Parmesan Roasted Asparagus and Grape Tomatoes

That is a big title for an easy but delicious recipe lol! This recipe I made again the other night for dinner and wanted to share it with everyone.

It is quick to prepare and roasts in the oven in 20 minutes so your “Side” is ready in no time at all! I added a drizzle of a balsamic vinegar reduction to the top and plates were almost licked clean lol!

Sandie

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Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

I was making ham and pineapple the other night for “the boys,” and was thinking about what I would make with it.  I don’t know why, but as soon as I think about making ham, I think about scalloped potatoes, so that’s what I made.  They just seem to be The side dish that goes with it. 

While no one really likes the “old fashioned” way of making scalloped potatoes…. making it by layering the sliced potatoes with onions and flour and then adding dabs of butter and pouring milk over top before cooking.  I always found that so tasteless and that sort of defeats the purpose of cooking for me!

Adding some cheese and lots of garlic makes way more sense and practically disappears off the plates!

Sandie

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Salsa for our Christmas Preserve Baskets

I had fully intended to make this salsa in the summer when I had easy access to fresh tomatoes. You know what they say about good intentions??? Well, my intention was to make it in the summer but ended up being the week before Christmas and I had to use canned, diced tomatoes instead of fresh. It still turned out well but would have been even better with fresh! This salsa would make for a great snack with your favourite tortilla chips or even crackers, or used in whatever recipe you have that calls for salsa.

Sandie

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