Creatively Transforming Food

Side Dish

Oven Baked Beans

Oven Baked Beans

  Oven Baked Beans will rock your next Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day or any day barbeque! They are a fabulous side to add to any summer get-together. Controlling what goes into your food should be of great importance. Challenging oneself to create memorable food […]

Sweet Pickled Watermelon Rind

Sweet Pickled Watermelon Rind

What is Sweet Pickled Watermelon Rind, you ask? Well, it’s an amazing compliment to any special family meal. My grandmother, who was an awesome cook, served these on the table with a royal spread of food, whether it be turkey or a leg of lamb. […]

Tangy Summer Cucumber Salad

Tangy Summer Cucumber Salad

No barbeque can be complete without this Tangy Summer Cucumber Salad! Prepare it the morning of your get together and let your refrigerator do the rest! Simple doesn’t get any easier than this. Slice, boil, pour, refrigerate, and you are done! Oh, that sweet, vinegary taste will […]

Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice compliments Mexican -style meals with perfection !  Do you need a side dish to accompany some carnitas, burritos, quesadillas, tacos, or chili? This is perfect for a rice or burrito bowl. Cook the rice in vegetable stock. I prefer to use Better […]

Bacon Dijon Green Beans

Bacon Dijon Green Beans

Bacon Dijon Green Beans are Emma’s favorite! She raves about them every time we sit down to eat in the formal dining room for holiday meals. It was one of Drew’s requested sides for Thanksgiving when he came home from Denver, Colorado after missing the previous […]

Herbed Oyster Dressing

Herbed Oyster Dressing

  One of my grandmother’s most memorable side dishes was her Herbed Oyster Dressing. I am her namesake and fortunately, I love to cook for my family as often as I can like she did! Although I was quite young when she became unable to […]

Sweet Potato Fluff

Sweet Potato Fluff

  Sweet Potato Fluff  is another Thanksgiving tradition passed down by Grandma Timm(Timmons). All of her children expected this, and slick dumplings, whenever she came for Thanksgiving dinner. She arrived with her apron on ready to roll!  This delectable side dish continues on in her absence on her children and grand-children’s tables. […]

Baked Pineapple

Baked Pineapple

Introduced to Baked Pineapple by my sister-in-law Barb many years ago, this has remained a must-have for my Thanksgiving table. A little bit of sweet to compliment the savory, I always say. Simple ingredients for an impressive side dish with which your little assistants could help. All you […]