Side Dish Recipes

Oven-Baked French Fries Recipe

by Beth Montgomery on November 10, 2010 · 1 comment

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There are times when a meal just calls for french fries and times when we simply crave them, but making them at home takes so much time and a lot of oil.   Plus, they aren’t that healthy.   Yes, there are always the store bought version, but here our alternative that matches great with our Baked Cereal Chicken Nuggets!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound potatoes (your favorite)
  • 1/2 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions

1.   Preheat your oven to 475.   Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

2.   Peel potatoes and cut in to wedges or sticks.

3.   Toss in oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

4. Spread out a single layers on the baking sheet and cook for 20-25 minutes until crispy.

5. Add additional salt & pepper if desired.

Cooking Tips & More

Add your favorite spices to make these fries more fun!

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- – Ingredients – -

  • 5 Ears of Corn (clean & husked)
  • Sale & Pepper to Taste

Garlic-Herb Butter

  • 1 stick Butter
  • 4 Cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 2 TBSP Fresh Parsley (minced)

- – Directions – -

  1. In a small bowl, mix Herb Butter ingredients until creamy.
  2. Place each ear of corn on a piece of aluminum foil and coat each each with the Herb Butter until well coated.   Use all of the mixture evenly on all ears of corn.   Salt and pepper lightly to taste.
  3. Wrap foil tight and seal shut.
  4. Place wrapped ears of corn into the slow-cooker and add about 1 inch of water.
  5. Cook on high for about 2 hours until done.

- – Cooking Tips & More – -

  • Encore Meal Idea - Cut the corn off of any remaining cobs to make a second side dish of corn off-the-cob.

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This is a favorite of mine and my kids!

- – Ingredients – -

  • 1 Can Regular Corn
  • 1 Can Cream-Style Corn
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese (shredded)
  • 1 TBSP Mustard
  • 1 1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cups Milk
  • Small Onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 Cup Flour
  • 5 TBSP Butter
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)

- – Directions – -

  1. Preheat over to 325 and grease a baking dish.
  2. Melt 5 TBSP of butter in a sauce pan on medium heat.   Add onions and cook until tender, stirring frequently.
  3. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, and milk.   Cook on medium-low until thickens.
  4. Add cheese and stir until melted and blended.
  5. In a separate bowl, whip eggs.   Gently stir in corn and 1 cup of the bread crumbs.
  6. Combine cheese and corn mixture and pour into baking dish.
  7. Melt remaining butter and toss with remaining bread crumbs.   Sprinkle over casserole for a crunchy top.
  8. Bake approximately 1 hour until firm.

- – Cooking Tips & More – -

  • Save Money - Use crushed cereal or crackers in place of bread crumbs!
  • Get Creative - Try Mexican-style corn or add green or red peppers for fun.

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Grilled Pineapple Recipe

by Beth Montgomery on April 24, 2010 · 0 comments

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You may remember me mentioned that I was on the hunt for some fun veggetables and other foods to stick on the grill with my ribs!   Well, I went with fruit, instead.   In fact, it was a pineapple I found on markdown.

:: Ingredients ::

  1. 1 Pineapple (sliced & peeled)
  2. 1 Cup Coconut Milk
  3. 1/2 Cup Brown
  4. 1 TBSP Cinnamon

:: Directions ::

  1. Preheat your grill to medium heat and brush with oil when it gets hot.
  2. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
  3. Place coconut milk in a separate bowl.
  4. Dip pineapple slices in coconut milk, then coat with brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.
  5. Place slices on grill.   Cook for approximately 12-15 minute, flipping the pineapple over ever 3 minutes.
  6. Serve warm.

:: Centsible Cooking Tips & More ::

  1. Change It Up: Use one tablespoon of butter instead of milk.   Cook the brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon into a glaze to coat pineapple when cooking.

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:: Ingredients ::

  1. 1 1/2 lb fresh or frozen broccoli
  2. 1/3 cup butter
  3. 1 TBSP brown sugar
  4. 3 TBSP soy sauce
  5. 2 tsp vinegar
  6. 1/4 tsp grown black pepper
  7. 1 1/2 TBSP garlic powder
  8. 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  9. 1/4 cup bacon bits
  10. 1 small chopped onion

:: Directions ::

  1. Boil broccoli and onion or steam until still crisp, but softened.   Drain.   Set aside
  2. In a separate sauce pan, melt butter, add brown sugar and stir until blended.   Pour in soy sauce, vinegar, black pepper, and garlic powder.   Cook until blended and smooth.
  3. Pour over broccoli.   Add bacon bits and walnuts, then toss and serve immediately.

:: Centsible Cooking Tips & More ::

  1. Change It Up: Add sun-dried tomatoes for a new taste.   Or replace the walnuts with cashews or sunflower seeds.
  2. Spice It Up: Toss in some red pepper flakes to spice things up.
  3. Encore Meal Idea: Add pork or chicken to leftovers for a stir-fry encore meal.

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Lemon Rice Recipe

by Beth Montgomery on August 7, 2009 · 0 comments

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INGREDIENTS
1 Cup Rice
1 tsp Butter
1 tsp Garlic (minced if fresh)
1 tsp Lemon Peel, grated
1/4 tsp Pepper
2 Cups Chicken Broth
2 tsp Parsley (dried flakes or tray frozen)

In a medium sauce pan, combine rice, butter, garlic, lemon, pepper, and broth. Boil and reduce heat. Cover and simmer approximately 15 minutes until the rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Stir in parsley.

Cool and store in freezer baggies. To serve, heat stove top or in microwave and fluff with a fork.

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