Archive for the ‘Side Dish’ Category

Taco Salad

taco salad

My mom make this all the time, it’s delicious! Not to mention quick and simple. It’s the perfect meal to make when you are in a hurry.



Taco Salad


2 pounds ground beef (fried and drained)

1 head of lettuce (washed,

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Sour cream and Chive Mac & Cheese

Sour cream and chive mac and cheese


OK… so along with this recipe, I have a really funny story maybe more so for me than you. About a week ago my mom was telling me a story and kept saying that someone was getting into her Derkies. I left this go for a while,

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Chive & Onion Mashed Potatoes


mashed potatoes

5 lbs potatoes. ( Peeled, washed, boiled & Drained )
1/2 stick of butter
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. parsley flakes
2 Tbsp. chive & Onion cream cheese
1-1/4 C. heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste

In a large mixing bowl place half a stick of butter,

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4 Ingredient mac & cheese

mac and


2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni

3 cups milk

8 oz Velveeta cheese

1- 1 oz ranch packet

Ok, here goes the directions… they are not easy, are you ready??

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Super Hero Pasta


If you are looking for a fun pasta to  take on a picnic you will have to try my tangy super hero pasta!


I have decided to name this super hero pasta in honor of my son. He is 2 years old and has been asking for a super hero outfit,

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Left over Mac & Cheese Roll Up’s



Mac & Cheese, Ham, & asparagus all rolled up in one delicious crescent. They are quick, simple, and I got lots of mmm’s with this recipe. Thank goodness for my sister-in-law whom helped me make these! This one handed stuff is for the birds!

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Granny’s Baked Beans



Every family has a few people in it that are famous for certain recipes (at least I think). In my family it is my Granny’s Baked Beans, they are present at just about every get together and  getting the recipe was not as hard as I had thought.

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low-carb Mozzarella sticks

moz sticks

Looking for a low-carb side? Give these Mozzarella sticks a try! 🙂



1 pack of Mozzarella cheese strings

1 jar of garlic basil pesto

1/4 Cup of bread crumbs



Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

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Broccoli Casserole

Broccoli Casserole 

When I first started the Burlap Kitchen I had no idea what I was doing. I still don’t, but I have learned a lot since starting this blog back in (?January of 2013.) I still have a long ways to go, but I’m a firm believer in that old saying, ” fake it till you make it”.

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