Cauliflower Mash

Mashed potatoes are kind of a staple in the Midwest, so finding a low calorie substitute is hard! However, this cauliflower mash doesn’t make me miss potatoes at all! They’re thick, creamy and fantastic plain or with some gravy. Super easy to make and great for leftovers. Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower 1/3 cup sour…

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

  This creamy dreamy addicting mac and cheese is one for the books. Its extremely simple, quick to make and delicious! Make it on the stove top and serve immediately or let is chill in a crock pot to keep it warm. Ingredients: 1 box macaroni and cheese 1/2 stick of butter 1 bag of …

Tomato Gratin

This is a custom French summer dish that I tweaked slightly. The entire thing cost me $4 to make $2 for a French Baguette and $2 for some tomatoes. Easy, cheap and delicious ?! Okay now! This is also perfect for warming up at work for leftovers! The bread stays crispy and it tastes amazing!…

Midwest Succotash

If you were like me, you may have heard the words “suffering succotash” by a famous by Sylvester the cat. Who knew succotash was a delicious meal/side dish that’s easy to make and perfect for all those summer veggies available! Ingredients: 3 ears of corn or 1 bag of frozen corn 3 fresh okra pods,…

French Carrot Salad

This is probably the best discovery since sliced bread…French carrot salad—taking the regular side dish to a whole new level! It’s easy, it’s cheap and it’s damn good! Not only is it fancy looking, it’ll easily impress all your friends! Take Memorial Day weekend up a notch with this dish!   Ingredients 6-7 large carrots,…

Jacques Pepin’s French Potato salad

This is probably the most elegant potato salad I’ve ever mad. Its sure to be a household favorite with its zesty, light flavors. (Of course, I made some adjustments to the recipe for my own take on it and have them listed below. My suggestion is create it like normal then if you need a…

Mushroom and zucchini orzo

This is a simple side dish or a meal in itself. Easy to make within 15 minutes, delicious and keeps well!   Ingredients 1 1/2 cup orzo 3 cups chicken stock (if youre vegetarian you can use vegetable stock or water) 1 medium zucchini, finely chopped 1 cup finely chopped mushrooms Fresh herbs (I used…

Vegetable Marrow Farci

  The perfect meal for a Meatless Monday. I found this recipe in my Titanic cookbook, so we’re going old school here. Vegetable Marrow Farci, is pretty much fancy for stuffed zucchini boats. They’re easy to make, delicious even warmed back up and perfect for anyone watching their calories. Ingredients Will need a medium to…