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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar on a wooden spoon
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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar are a favorite side dish during the holidays! With few ingredients, they’re flavorful, perfectly sweet and the optional pecans make for a fun added crunch! Wanna know what I love even more than the turkey and pumpkin pie during the holidays?? The sides. Allllll the sides….from mashed ‘taters to […]

Cornbread pudding on a spoon
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Cornbread Pudding

Cornbread Pudding is a creamy side dish with sweet corn mixed into a cornbread-like batter. It’s super easy to throw together and is a must at any holiday gathering! When I think about holiday meals, I always look forward to the side dishes more than the main dish. I mean, I love a good piece […]

How to Freeze Sweet Corn
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How to Freeze Sweet Corn

After testing several different ways to freeze sweet corn, I’m sharing the BEST way in terms of texture, flavor and ease of prep! If you don’t know where I’m from, this post juuuuust might give it away! Us Iowans (and those from other midwest states) sure do love our sweet corn, so much so that […]

Garden Lettuce Dressing
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Garden Lettuce Dressing

This Garden Lettuce Dressing is super easy to make with just three ingredients. Toss with your favorite fresh garden lettuce for a refreshing summer side dish! When we moved into our new home this spring, I was worried I was going to be too late to plant a garden. And being so last minute, I […]

Flag Charcuterie Board overhead shot.
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Flag Charcuterie Board

This Flag Charcuterie Board is super festive, easy to make and so fun to customize to your family’s likings!! Whether it’s Memorial Day, Fourth of July or Labor Day, you can bet I’ll be bringing out all the red, white and blue!! This Flag Charcuterie Board is one of my favorite ways to bring all […]

orange jello salad in a small glass jar
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Orange Jello Salad

With just a few ingredients, this light and fluffy Orange Jello Salad is super easy, kid-friendly and perfect for any gathering! Wanna know what I love about living in the midwest?? First off, I love the wide open spaces – it means room for the kids to run, room for a garden, and clear skies […]

Macaroni Salad in a white bowl
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Sweet Macaroni Salad

This easy recipe for Sweet Macaroni Salad is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy! It’s a go-to recipe for parties, barbeques, potlucks and family gatherings! I love our definition of a salad here in the Midwest. Like really, let’s think about it….Snicker’s Salad? Yup. Strawberry Pretzel Salad? Love it. Jell-O Salad? Sign me up. […]

Glazed Baby Carrots on a spoon
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Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots are the most delicious side dish! They’re easy to make, full of flavor and have just the right amount of sweetness! When I’m looking for a quick and easy side dish, I many times turn to a bag of steamed veggies or a salad kit. But let’s be honest, that gets […]

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Roasted Baby Carrots

These Roasted Baby Carrots with ranch seasoning are a super simple side dish that comes together as quick as could be! Wanna know my favorite way to eat a carrot? Well, unless we’re putting them in a carrot cake (swoooon), I like them best roasted until they’re golden brown! I love that when carrots are […]

Homemade Applesauce
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Homemade Applesauce

This Homemade Applesauce is such a treat! It’s smooth and slightly sweet with a touch of cinnamon. Eat right away or freeze in bags to enjoy later! My brother has always been very particular when it comes to applesauce. He only eats the smooth, sweetened applesauce with no cinnamon and it has to be cold. […]