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Rice, Potatoes & Beans

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

I recently purchased some Vermont Cheese Powder from King Arthur Flour, and was thinking of what I could make with it. I though adding it to Scalloped Potatoes would…

Boston Baked Beans

I love baked beans. Especially Boston style, with lots of  molasses. I don’t have the patience to make from uncooked beans, so I made this recipe up from plain…

Potato Salad

I feel like I’ve been making potato salad forever! After all, its the one of those basic foods  you think of for summertime entertaining, no matter where you live.…

Rice Pilaf

Rice pilaf is so easy to make I’m not sure why anyone would want to make from a box. Although, I do admit I’ve made from a box many…

Chicken & Rice with Vegetables

This dish is based on very familiar ingredients we all have on our shelves. The way the ingredients are cooked makes a huge difference in the flavor of the…

Hamburger Stew Baked Potatoes

I found this recipe in a Paula Deen magazine. It reminded me so much of the hamburger stew I make frequently, when I want to make an easy comfort…

Fried Rice

I found this recipe in my gold standard, Cooks Illustrated magazine. I was having a Luau themed party for my family, and thought this would be perfect. It was…