Magic Turtle Bars

Magic Turtle Bars

Magic Turtle Bars

I’ve always loved the bars with many layers.  They go by many different names but usually they’re called 7 Layer Bars.  This recipe has 7 layers, and I was pleased one of the layers wasn’t coconut.  I’m not a coconut fan unless it’s toasted on a Girl Scout cookie.  You know those cookies.  I could probably eat an entire box in one sitting.  Ok I did that once.  I ate lettuce sprinkled with water for the rest of the week. Continue reading

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cinnamon Butternut Squash

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cinnamon Butternut Squash

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cinnamon Butternut Squash

We spent Christmas in Minnesota with my dad.  He watches what he eats and refuses to eat white foods for the most part.  We’d planned to roast a turkey and I wanted a new vegetable side dish since we were skipping mashed potatoes.  When I ran across the recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts and butternut squash on a blog I was intrigued.  I showed it to my P.S. and he said “Make it!”  It was a done deal. Continue reading

Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Candied Pecans

Bourbon Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon Candied Pecans

Bourbon Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon Candied Pecans

My P.S. (Princely Spouse) and I went to Red Lobster a couple months ago and I discovered they had a side dish option of bourbon mashed sweet potatoes with candied pecans.  Oh my gosh were they good!  I took a picture with my phone to remind myself to work on a recipe.  The dish, particularly the candied pecans, needed to be a more regular dish in our castle! Continue reading