Rerun : Orzo Recipes

Roasted Vegetable Orzo Salad Recipe

AND both of these recipes can be made ahead, refrigerated, then served cold or rewarmed. So if you’re looking for something new to pack for lunch, a side dish for that next party or a tasty Meatless Monday option, be sure to check these two orzo recipes out. I think you’ll like them very very much.

Fresh Corn Salad Recipe

Corn Salad Recipe

As quickly as we unpacked the dozens of ears sent our way, I had a list in my head of what it would be used for. Of course, simply boiled corn with a pat of butter and a sprinkling of black pepper is mighty fine on it’s own, but some of that corn had to keep company with a few other fresh friends picked from our garden: cucumbers, tomatoes, and fresh basil. I knew this easy Corn Salad recipe would be the perfect way to bring the all together.

Homemade Bird Dog Pizza Recipe

Homemade Bird Dog Pizza Recipe

This Bird Dog Pizza recipe is the basic Bird Dog recipe in pizza form. The Bird Dog pizza is also available from a local pizza restaurant. It’s our son’s favorite one to order. He orders it every single time we get take out, and every single time I sort of cringed thinking how odd it must be. That is until I tried it myself during that one very satisfying homemade pizza night a couple of weeks ago. No more cringing from me. No sirree bobtail. I couldn’t believe how unbelievable the combination was in pizza form. We were all fighting for the last piece.

Grilled Pineapple Mango Salsa

Grilled Pineapple Mango Salsa

This Grilled Pineapple Mango Salsa recipe is the perfect summer salsa for enjoying as an appetizer or serve over grilled chicken, fish or pork for a tasty savory sweet combination. Fresh, homemade salsas are hard to beat. In the warmer months, I could be totally okay to just enjoy fresh salsa for a whole meal… 

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Easy Almond Joy Brownies Recipe

Almond Joy Brownies Recipe

Welcome my daughter, Hope! She’s sharing a brownie combo that’s she’s been making for a while. Tempting her mama with sweet goodness is not a good thing, y’all. But she does it well. This brownie recipe is quick and easy and can be made with a homemade brownie recipe or with a boxed brownie mix. Your… 

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Easy Blueberry Pie Recipe

Easy Blueberry Pie Recipe

Anyway … that year we picked a bunch of blueberries, several bunches really. Many were frozen for using throughout the winter months in smoothies or oatmeal, but others were used in all kinds of goodness, from cobbler, to ice cream, to jam. But no pie. Not one single blueberry pie was made that year. And I don’t know why.

30 Perfect 4th of July Recipes

4th of July Recipes

You’re in luck! I’ve gathered a list of 30 tasty 4th of July recipes that are really perfect for any summer celebration. All of the recipes listed below are easy to prepare for a large crowd, plus, (and this is a big plus) most of the preparation (with exception to the final grilling for some main dish items) for all of the recipes in the list below can be done ahead of time so you can enjoy the celebration too instead of being stuck in a hot kitchen. That wouldn’t be any fun at all, would it? So claim your independence from a hot kitchen and prep ahead for this 4th of July!

BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

BBQ Chicken takes a turn on top of pizza with this easy homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe. Easily use leftover chicken to make this super tasty pizza in no time. It’s quicker than ordering take out! Summertime means many wonderful things, one of which is barbecue. This savory, southern staple can be dripping off the… 

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Easy Mediterranean Vegetables Recipe

Easy Mediterranean Vegetables Recipe

If you’re planning a cookout, camping, or just want to get out of the kitchen for a while these zesty Mediterranean Vegetables are easy and can be cooked quickly in a grill pan or skillet grill top to enjoy as a light side dish or use as a topping for pizzas, hamburgers, wraps, sandwiches, or pasta salads to name a few. Zucchini, onion and bell pepper are cooked in a bit of olive oil and tossed with a flavor packed mixture of greek seasonings, balsamic vinegar, garlic salt and sugar. So simple, but so tasty! AND a very light option for a side dish. Plus, the vegetables and seasoning mixture can be prepared ahead of time and kept refrigerated until ready to cook.

Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe

Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe

This classic Macaroni Salad Recipe is a terrifically flavorful side dish that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser at any gathering all year round. Summer is the perfect time to break from the boring routine. Head out for a day at the park or beach and pack a picnic or make plans to gather together for a fun… 

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Asparagus and Shrimp Salad Recipe

Asparagus and Shrimp Salad Recipe with Lemon Dill Vinaigrette

That’s when I like discovering low-carb recipes like this one for Asparagus and Shrimp Salad tossed with a light Lemon Dill Vinaigrette. So simple, yet so full of flavor. Plus it looks kind of fancy too. No one will ever know that it took less than 30 minutes to put together. This Asparagus and Shrimp Salad is also perfect for making ahead for a picnic or luncheon or as the perfect light lunch to take to work. Eat this salad alone as a light dish or if you’re not concerned with carbs, toss with pasta or couscous for a more hearty meal.

Easy Red Potato Salad Recipe

Easy Red Potato Salad Recipe

Potato Salad always reminds me of summer, picnics and fireworks, although I’m thinking this zesty and super easy Red Potato Salad is delicious enough to deserve a encore during the cold winter months as well. It would be as perfect alongside Roasted Turkey as it would be partnered with a Pulled Pork sandwich. This Red Potato Salad is full of color and flavor. This zesty side dish is a classic side that’s perfect for summer, but you may find craving it year round. Serve for your next cookout and see how many come back for seconds.

Easy Side Dishes and Salad Recipes

Easy Side Dishes and Salad Recipes

With this collection of 16 Easy Side Dishes and Salad Recipes you’re sure to find a few favorites. Whether you’re heading for a picnic or planning a backyard feast, a selection of go-to side dishes sure does come in handy. They can compliment the main dish or sometimes even be the star if the show.