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Christmas, Sides, Tennessee Food

Southern Sausage Cornbread Dressing (How to Win Thanksgiving)

Isn't this simply stunning? Wait until you taste it. Flavored with fresh sage, love this Southern Sausage Cornbread Dressing

Pretty sure wars have been waged about Thanksgiving Dressing vs Thanksgiving Stuffing. Where I’m from, it is always a hearty cornbread dressing that wins. We don’t stuff it in anything, ya’ll. We just serve it along all the other delicious holiday recipes. I have to admit, my recipe for Southern Sage Cornbread Dressing is just a little different.

First of all, we put sausage in it. For no other reason than the fact that I love sage-seasoned sausage.

But my favorite part? I haven’t decided yet, but I’ve narrowed it down to either the toasted cubes of buttermilk cornbread or the fresh sage. Our version of cornbread dressing smells and tastes amazing.

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Fall, Sides

How to Make Savory Sage Winter Squash

Enjoy a rustic + seasonal side dish of slight sweet acorn winter squash tossed with olive oil, sage, and savory spice.

If you are in our 31-Day Grocery Budget Challenge, you may remember our little chat about shopping in the season you’re in. Savory Sage Winter Squash is an excellent recipe right now.

Toss slightly sweet acorn squash in a savory blend of sage + spice and olive oil and bake. Four ingredients. That’s all.

If you need an easy side dish and a little something different on the table, this is the winter squash recipe for you.

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30 Minute or Less, Italian, My Favorite Recipes, Sides

Hello, Portabellos! Marinated Tomato and Pesto Portabello Mushrooms

You are going to love our recipe for portabello mushrooms.

Guys. Let’s talk about this recipe for a minute. It isn’t hard. It isn’t really fancy. But Oh-My-Wow is it so good. These Marinated Tomato and Pesto Portabello Mushrooms are a dish you would expect to find in a restaurant. (Like…a nice one. The kind with cloth napkins and no prices on the menu and no peanut shells on the floor.)

Portabello mushrooms are the perfect side dish. Or, for my veggie-loving friends out there, this is hearty enough for a main course.

Beautiful fresh portabellos, topped with tart-martinated tomatoes and mozzarella…broiled to perfection and served with basil pesto. Is it possible to be in love-love with a recipe? Like romantically?

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30 Minute or Less, Mexican, Sandwiches & Sliders, Sauces Dips Toppings, Tailgate

Make a Mega Mexican Gameday Sub Sandwich with Salsa Verde

Mexican Gameday Sub Sandwich with Salsa Verde

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions, recipes and ideas are mine alone. #MakeGameTimeSaucy #CollectiveBias

No boring sandwiches allowed on gameday, ya’ll. We are turning the flavor all the way up with these Mexican-inspired Gameday Sub Sandwiches. Layers of meats, cheeses and veggies with bold pops of peppers and salsa verde.

My favorite part? Sharing this with my football-crazy family and friends. You’ve gotta try this sandwich with our creamy and tangy Salsa Verde Sandwich Sauce. It really takes this sandwich over the top.

We are on a mission with Pace®Salsa and Walmart to Ban the Bland.


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30 Minute or Less, Chicken, My Favorite Recipes, Sandwiches & Sliders, Sauces Dips Toppings

Rock Your Lunchbox: Pecan Chicken Wraps with Homemade Honey Mustard

Pecan Chicken Wraps

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These Pecan Chicken Wraps are going to knock your socks off. From the savory and tender grilled chicken to the crunchy pecans, you will fall in love.

Tossed in our homemade honey mustard dressing and paired with sweet pears, this grilled chicken salad makes the ultimate chicken wraps. Every bite is sweet and savory, full of crunch and flavor.

And wait until you try this pecan mix…

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Health, Sides, Vegetarian

Balsamic Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Balsamic Whole Roasted Cauliflower

I am crazy about easy side dishes. This one just might take the cake. Minimal prep time, and no chopping (yay!). Seriously, all you do is mix up an easy spiced balsamic drizzle and pour it on top of a whole head of fresh cauliflower. It doesn’t get much simpler than Balsamic Whole Roasted Cauliflower.

You’ll kick yourself once you try it.  Why? For not having done it before. One of those major “DUH” moments for me. Can’t wait to try this again with all types of toppings and spices. The only limitation to the roasted cauliflower dishes you can create is your imagination.

Wanna know the best part? This simple and flavor-packed side dish is low-calorie and low-carb.

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30 Minute or Less, Pasta, Sides, Vegetarian

Buttery Spinach Angel Hair Pasta

Buttery Spinach Angel Hair Pasta

You know how I adore pasta, right? No? I thought it was in the newsletter : “TERI HEARTS NOODLES”. File this Buttery Spinach Angel Hair Pasta recipe in the Super Easy Section. Lightly seasoned fresh baby spinach wrapped around buttered angel hair pasta.

So. Simply. Good.

No worries, this pasta recipe is not too heavy. Plus you get to twirl your fork to your heart’s content.

Serve as a side dish, or double the recipe for a meat-free meal.

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Chicken, Sauces Dips Toppings, Southern Grill, Tailgate, Tennessee Food

Pop-A-Top Dr Pepper Chicken Wings

Dr Pepper Chicken Wings

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions, tailgate recipes and ideas are mine alone. #GrillGatingHero #GrillGating

Excited? Stoked? Giddy? Yes. Giddy. That’s the word I am feeling right now. Giddy about these Dr Pepper® Chicken Wings. And giddy with excitement because college football season is FINALLY here. Seriously, I adore football. It drives my family crazy, because I’m fairly vocal about it. (Fairly vocal = borderline obnoxious.)

I love everything about the game of football. The strategy. The pure luck. The wins, the losses, the drama, the tradition. I love the weather of the season, the school colors, the football parties of fall. And the FOOD.

When I first decided to start a blog, I had to pick a topic. You know, the one central theme that my blog would be about. It was a no-brainer for me. I was going to blog about football. Yep: Southern Mom in her 40’s Blogs About Football.


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30 Minute or Less, Appetizers & Snacks, Mexican, Sauces Dips Toppings

21 of the Best Salsa Recipes in the Universe

21 Best Salsa Recipes

I am officially making Salsa a Food Group. I’m penciling it into the food pyramid, because we all need a serving of salsa every day.  This is the peak time of year for salsa making. The garden’s have put forth their bounty. The markets are full of produce. People are eating light. We have 21 of the Best Salsa Recipes for you to enjoy.

From traditional restaurant style salsa recipes made with classic ingredients such as tomatoes, onions, peppers and cilantro to fresh fruit salsas made with pineapple, strawberries or mango.

Get creative in your kitchen, and make one (or all) of these delicious salsa recipes today. Share with your family and friends. Trust me, they are looking for the next great salsa recipe, too!

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