Category Archives: sides and appetizers


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]



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 […]


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 […]