Side Dish – 2/4 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


I love salad.  Pure and simple.  If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, I think I could live on salad.  There are so many different kinds.  So many ways to make a basic green salad and then change it up a hundred different ways. I bought the Sandra Lee […]

For the most part, my family is a raw vegetable bunch. I normally just buy a veggie conducive to eating raw, cut it up, set out some ranch dip or hummus, and we’re good to go. But this Oriental Green Beans is one vegetable recipe that I head back to every now and then. The […]

We’re wrapping up this month’s project for November where we tried some of the recipes featured in the Taste of the Sisterhood and I got a chance to make a bunch of YOUR recipes too! It was AWESOME! And by the way, I went in for a second round of the crock pot oatmeal I […]

I’m going to be honest here. I’m not a huge fan of sweet potatoes. Every year at Thanksgiving, I put some on my plate, I try them, gag, find an unsuspecting younger cousin, and scrape my sweet potatoes onto his plate when he’s not looking. And then, The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook introduced me to […]

Have you ever seen a pomegranate? Have you purchased one and done anything with it? If you’re anything like me, you’ve never even noticed this fabulous little fruit in the grocery store. Until recently, I had only tried POM Wonderful juice. It’s tart and a deep red color, and it really cranks up smoothies. My […]

Every year, my street hosts a Progressive Dinner. Each course is covered by two families and one of those families hosts everyone on the street. Last night, we were in charge of hosting everyone for Soups and Salads. We needed something quick and easy to whip up for about30 people. This Crunchy Broccoli Salad definitely […]

I only have sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving, and usually laden with butter, brown sugar, marshmallows and pecans.  Not so good for me, eh?  I love the taste of sweet potatoes and while I had heard “they are good for you”, I never really knew why until I started researching for this post. My friend Wikipedia […]

How do you round out the perfect hangover brunch? With a perfect Bloody Mary of course! Because: I am reviewing the delicious array of V8 juices this week and decided that a V8 cocktail would be a great way to tie the two in and… And because I’ve never even had a bloody mary before and… […]

I came across this recipe on Tasty Kitchen a few weeks ago and it is so delicious! I first wrote about it on the Weekly Round-Up, but I decided it’s so good it needs it’s own post, and I also made a few changes to the dressing when I prepared it. I halved the dressing […]

I am so excited to share this week’s picks with you! Usually it’s just Christy and I emailing links back and forth and making each other read this and look at that… Now I get to make YOU look, too! How fun! **I have been following Shawna’s styleberry blog for a few weeks now, mostly […]

Yes, I know. Beans aren’t really a fruit.  And I’m not just talking about BEANS today. I’m talking about legumes. But doesn’t that just take you back? Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart… Okay, now that you’ve had your fill of childhood limericks, let’s talk legumes, shall we? Today I’m going to talk about […]

I made this salad last Summer when visiting with Christy at her Hill Country abode.  It was deliciously fresh and simple and yummy and all of our children ate it up.  Yes, five children eating salad- it really did happen.  In fact, if I had some strawberries in the house, I would totally be making […]

A very healthy and fun sidedish for my family and one of our favorites is one I found on the Food Network before I was married. It is still a staple today, I love it so much. It’s the Confetti Couscous. Now, I’ve linked to the original recipe, but I’ll give you my version of […]

I think my children might be vegetarian and it’s of no work on my part, not that there’s anything wrong with it of course. But I’m as carnivorous as they come (big fan of the warm red center. BIG FAN.) But when I make a meatless dinner as opposed to a meatFUL dinner, I get […]

I was rifling through my old recipes trying to find something light and spring-y -and this is as fresh and green as it gets. This is from my personal blog archives, originally published last summer. Enjoy! I love love love Asian food. And my husband doesn’t. Which was FINE BY ME, because I got to […]