Antipasto Pasta Salad

The versatility of pasta salad is a beautiful thing! I’ve spiced things up a bit with veggies, salami and cheeses you’d find on a delicious antipasto platter. Try adding a little balsamic to every serving…makes for one yummy bite! Ingredients 1 pound tri-colored rotini 1/4 cup red pepper – diced 4 asparagus stems – chopped … Continue reading

Lemon Rice

This rice reminds me of what you’ll find at a Greek or Lebanese restaurant. The lemon adds such freshness! Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon oil 1 tablespoon garlic – minced 1 tablespoon ginger root – grated 1 cup rice 2 cups chicken broth 1 tablespoon lemon zest 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice green onion for garnish … Continue reading

Corn & Onion Casserole

This creamy casserole is the perfect side dish! It’s the tastiest way to spruce up caned corn. Feel free to add swiss or cheddar instead of Monterey jack, maybe add mushrooms or peas in addition to the diced onion. I hope you enjoy!! Ingredients 1/2 cup onion – diced 1/4 cup butter – divided 1/4 cup flour … Continue reading

Pimento Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

Homemade pimento cheese is so simple and way more delicious than any store-bought alternative. Serve on yummy sandwiches or as a dip for crackers and vegetables. Pimento Cheese Ingredients 3/4 cup mayonnaise 7 oz jar diced pimento – drained 1 teaspoon grated onion 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 8 oz extra-sharp cheddar cheese – grated 4 oz monetary … Continue reading

Mac N’ Trees

The name says it all! This cheesy macaroni is super rich and creamy! Ingredients 1 pound macaroni noodles 2 large broccoli crowns – cut into florets 1/4 cup butter 1 garlic clove – minced 1/4 cup flour 1/2 cup reserved pasta water 2 cups milk 2 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese – shredded salt & … Continue reading

Red Rice & Sausage

This southern staple is full of flavor! Here’s a simple recipe using basic ingredients you probably already have in the pantry! Ingredients 1 1/2 cups uncooked long grain rice 2 tablespoons butter 15 slices smoked beef sausage 1/4 cup onion – chopped 1/4 cup green bell pepper – diced 2 cups chicken broth 14.5 oz can crushed … Continue reading

Broccoli & Cheddar Soufflé

 Broccoli, onion and cheddar add a ton of flavor to this soufflé! It’s the perfect side-dish for a spring brunch and it’s delicious in the morning on biscuits with bacon. You’re going to love this TastyThumb original! Ingredients 1 tablespoon plus 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1 large broccoli crown – cut into small florets and rinsed 1 small onion – chopped … Continue reading

Stuffed Pepper Muffins

This is such a fun way to enjoy pepper poppers! I used pepperoncini peppers because they’re my favorite, but jalapenos or roasted poblanos would be awesome too! Ingredients 18 pepperoncini peppers 8 oz cream cheese – softened 2 tablespoons jalapeno relish 1 1/3 cups corn meal 2 tablespoons oil 1/4 cup milk 1 egg 1 tablespoon sour … Continue reading

Dirty Rice

Fried rice is perfect as a side dish or entree! It’s the best way to recycle leftover rice or sausage. Also, don’t be limited to peas and onions, add whatever you like! The creative possibilities are endless, use any vegetable you have in the refrigerator! Ingredients 1 cup uncooked rice 1/2 cup Italian sausage 1/4 … Continue reading

Potato Heaven

Using a boxed product to help you make scalloped potatoes is easy, but the end result is always boring. This recipe is simple and quick plus the potatoes are so flavorful and not boring at all! Ingredients 1/2 an onion diced 4oz. (1/2 of 8oz. pkg.) cream cheese cubed 1 cup chicken broth 1/2 cup … Continue reading