Tag: side dish

Fruit Salad Recipe

Leola’s Fruit Salad

My husband has an aunt named Leola, that makes this beautiful fruit salad. I have known Leola ever since Jim and I started dating thirty-seven years ago.  I will never forget the first time we went to Aunt Leola and Uncle Al’s house in Fredericksburg, Texas, for Thanksgiving. Leola made […]

Spanish Rice Recipe

Spanish Rice Recipe

When you own a restaurant, you do daily specials. That is just what you do. Once a week, at my restaurant, we made Mexican food, and every time we made it, I would make a large container of this Spanish rice recipe. Recently, I was asked to bring something to […]

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Sweet Potato Casserole

Every Thanksgiving and Christmas my sister makes PaPaw Mac’s Sweet Potato Casserole.  It is one of those traditions that I hope will continue for many years to come.  This year, I decided to share the tradition with my husband’s side of the family and bring it to their house too.  […]

Whipped Cream Potato Recipe

Whipped (Mashed) Potatoes

For seven years I made whipped mashed potatoes almost every day.  That is the life of a restaurant owner/chef.  I would get there at 7 am and start peeling.  It was actually rather relaxing.  I was the only one in the kitchen that early in the morning, so I would […]

Mac and Cheese Recipe

Homemade Mac & Cheese

Easter time every year is a time for everyone to get together and celebrate beginnings.  This year (2020) was a little different for us.  With COVID-19 hanging around we decided to not get together.  We did have a family zoom meeting and I made all the traditional foods for my […]