Category Archives: sides and appetizers

Skillet Beets, Potatoes, and Chestnut will give your taste buds an amazing burst of savory flavor

Skillet Beets, Potatoes, and Chestnuts

I was provided with vegetables and produce from Melissa’s Produce but all opinions are my own. #MelissaProduce Skillet beets, potatoes, and chestnuts has to be the most unique combination dish I have made so far in my little blogging world.  I dare say the challenge given by Melissa Produce to create a savory dish with […]

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Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

**This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WaysToWow #CollectiveBias For a while now I’ve been wanting to try and make my own homemade cheese ball. So when we had some friends over for dinner this weekend I knew it was the perfect excuse. I could test […]

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Vegetable Pasta Salad

Recently I hosted a baby shower for a friend and lunch was served.  My fellow hostess provided a sub sandwich and I had the side dishes to prepare.  I decided on one of my favorites, a colorful vegetable pasta salad.  I believe vegetable pasta salads are my standby go to recipes but I am never […]

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Sweet and Sour Sauce with Authentic Tai Pei Egg Rolls

**This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #TaiPeiGoodFortune The onset of the holiday season means its time for lots of parties. And parties mean lots of delicious food. Of course I’m always one that wants to make a lot of food for a party, […]

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Mashed Potatoes

A couple days ago I promised you I would be sharing a delicious mashed potatoes recipe with you and I finally have it for you. These mashed potatoes are perfect for you to make for Thanksgiving, or just as a side dish to your regular dinner. The recipe makes a lot, but then again I’m […]

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Ratatouille

If you have followed my bucket list, you will have noticed that Ratatouille is on it.  I have always wanted to try making ratatouille ever since I saw the Disney movie with the same name.  Loved the movie by the way.  Although in all honesty I was a bit hesitant, hesitant because I thought it […]

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Restaurant Style Salsa

I love some good chips and salsa. In fact its one of my favorite snacks or side dishes. And this restaurant style salsa is no exception, its smooth, flavorful and fresh – just the way a good salsa should be. And just like they serve it in the restaurants – with a big heaping helping […]

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Proscuitto and Mixed Greens Triscuit Cracker

**I created my Proscuitto and Mixed Greens Triscuit Cracker as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #TriscuitSnackoff Martha Stewart has a fun Triscuit Summer Snackoff competition going on and I decided to participate. This week’s featured ingredient is mixed greens! When I first thought of adding mixed greens to a Triscuit Cracker I didn’t […]

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Waffle Bowl Fruit Salad (Guest Post by Karina from Bucket List Girl)

Hello Like Mother, Like Daughter readers, I’m so excited to guest post today! Aimee is adorable, and I absolutely love all of the yummy recipes she shares on here. My name is Karina, and I blog over at the bucket list girl. A Lifestyle blog about completing items on my bucket list while inspiring others […]

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Parmesan Asparagus

The calendar says it is spring in California but the weather is boasting summer; a hot, dry summer.  Southern California is said to have 3 seasons: winter (for about 1 week), spring (for a couple of months) and wildfire season (the rest of the year).  We are officially into wildfire season and with these hot […]

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Breaded Fennel

New vegetable, new flavor, new experience – that explains this breaded fennel quite well.  Fennel is eaten and added to many Mediterranean dishes but I had never cooked with it or eaten it before.  Craig enjoyed fennel on his LDS mission to Italy often and usually ate it raw, it has a refreshing crisp flavor […]

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Southwest Chicken Salad with Avocado Dressing

This southwest chicken salad with avocado dressing was prepared using leftover roasted chicken and rice, it was quick, easy, and very tasty. One week ago I had surgery, it was an experience that was uplifting, scary, and unknown.  If you want to know more you can read at my personal blog “musings of my mind”.   […]

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Easy Side Salad

Mmm. I love salad. Is it weird that salad is one of the things I’ve “craved” during my pregnancy? Actually I take that back – I don’t feel like pregnancy cravings are real. Maybe I’m ruining this excuse for all women out there, or maybe its just me, but I haven’t had any stronger cravings […]

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Potato Skins

How was your new years celebration last week? I barely made it to midnight and only a few minutes past, but we rang in the new year with lots of noise, a midnight kiss and some martinellis. We celebrated the evening with lots of delicious snacks and appetizers instead of a big main dish with […]

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Sweet Potato Patties

Amazingly, I have decided I like sweet potatoes.  They just need to be prepared the way I like; not sweet, not even a tiny bit sweet.

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Almond Oatmeal Apple Scones

These almond oatmeal apple scones are divine.  I would make them day after day and eat every single one if I could. They are filled with amazing goodness of oats and apples flavored with cardamon, cinnamon, nutmeg, and almond extract.  I adore almond extract, the flavor is amazing and addicting.  I discovered this sweet recipe […]