Category: Side Dishes

Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes 0

Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes

Potatoes have been a staple in my life since . . . well, since before I can remember. As a toddler, Mom would be slicing up a bagful and would hand us a piece of raw potato to munch on. Then into the cast-iron skillet they would go, browning in bacon fat until they were soft and delicious....

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Best Hasselback Potatoes

A few weeks ago, I needed a dish to take to a gathering.  Potatoes seemed to fit with the overall plan, so I started researching some new recipes. I liked the idea of the Hasselback method – making thin slices in each potato so that the edges get crispy while the inside stays soft and creamy. But to...

Wilma's Scalloped Potatoes 0

Wilma’s Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Wilma Schmidt, Dwaine’s mother, passed this recipe for Scalloped Potatoes with Ham on to him in her own handwriting.  I’ve updated it a bit and am now passing it along to you. Wilma lived into her 90s, and she passed along many recipes from her days as a farm wife.  Raised during the Great Depression, the recipes often...

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Charleston Red Rice

On a recent trip to Charleston, South Carolina, I was lucky enough to dine out at a number of great restaurants. I picked up a few recipes here and there that I will share over time. This recipe is for Charleston Red Rice. It’s very simple, but it turns a simple side of rice into something everyone will...

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How to Cook Beans

You and many others have decided to stock up on beans. I know this, because my store is completely bone-dry of any variety of bean! Understandable, and thankfully, I already had several bags on hand. They last for a long time and there’s a lot you can do with them. But if you haven’t used them much before,...