Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

It’s delicious and so very easy to make.  Try it at your next barbecue! 2 pounds red potatoes, diced into bite size chunks 2/3 cup Ranch dressing 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 cup crumbled bacon from bag of real bacon (from Costco or Sam’s Club) 1 – 2 bunches green onions, chopped 1  Boil … Continue reading

Pasta Romano with Bacon and Broccoli

Looks delicious right?  It was! 2 tablespoons salt 1 pound pasta, I used ziti 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon black pepper 4 garlic cloves, pressed or minced 2 heads broccoli, cut into bite size pieces 2 plum tomatoes, sliced 2 oz (1 cup) shredded pecorino Romano cheese 1 oz (1/2 cup) shredded Parmesan cheese … Continue reading

Loaded Potato Soup

I made this for dinner the other night.  It was easy to make but took a bit of time which was worth it!  Just go slow and follow the directions carefully and you will be rewarded for your time and effort. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 cups chopped onion 6 cups chicken broth 2 … Continue reading

Cheater Baked Beans

Don’t let the name fool you, these cheat in ease of preparation only, definitely not in flavor! 1 pound bacon 2 (28 ounce each) cans Bush’s Original Baked Beans 2/3 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup ketchup 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1 small onion, chopped 1  Preheat oven to 350. 2  Cut bacon into bite size … Continue reading

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

I made this for our big 4th of July family BBQ yesterday and it was a hit!  It tastes just like a loaded baked potato in potato salad form, delicious! 1 1/2 pounds potatoes 1/2 cup fat free sour cream 1/2 cup sour cream 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup bacon crumbles 1 bunch … Continue reading

Spinach Salad with the Works

I threw this salad together one day and now it’s become my favorite. 1 bag baby spinach 1 can Mandarin oranges, drained 1/3 – 1/2 cup craisins 1/3 – 1/2 cup Feta 1/3 – 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1/3 – 1/2 cup bacon crumbles Toss all ingredients together and serve with poppy seed dressing for … Continue reading