Category Archives: Side Dish

Old Fashioned Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Do you remember old fashioned cornbread dressing? Some people call it dressing others call it stuffing. But whatever you call it – it’s moist, dense yet fluffy and flavorful. Oh yeah, THAT dressing! It’s beyond simple to make yourself. It starts with a day-old pan of cubed & air-dried cornbread. Then magic happens.

Old Fashioned Southern Cornbread dressing stuffing in cast iron skillet. #TexasHomesteader

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A Surprising Zucchini Substitute Option

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Did you know that young, tender luffa is actually edible??!! Yep, it’s a delicious, tender, and surprisingly pest-free substitute for zucchini in the garden. 

That’s right, if you harvest your young luffa when they’re only about 5” long they’re very similar in taste and texture to a zucchini squash. No, really!

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Need a Quick & Easy Side Dish? Rosemary Rice

by Texas Homesteader ~

We like to invite my parents to join us for supper whenever we can. There’s just something about breaking bread together that bonds people, don’t ya think? And heck, my folks live relatively close so why not?

Typically RancherMan will grill the main entree and I’ll provide the sides and dessert. One of our favorite sides is Roasted Fresh Vegetables because it’s eye-catching, healthy and easy.

But I’ve made that side the last 2-3 times that they joined us. Although they loved it, I wanted something different this time. Hey, I have that gorgeous rosemary bush right outside my door. Why not put it to good use?

I decided to make rosemary-flavored rice for a quick & easy yet delicious side.

Rosemary Rice - I needed a quick & easy side dish for a dinner party. I used fresh rosemary growing in my garden to make Rosemary Rice. #TexasHomesteader

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Roasted Vegetables – A Quick, Easy, Healthy Side Dish

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When I invite my parents for dinner, RancherMan often grills the main entrée outside. There might be grilled chicken, steak or pork. It will be delicious of course, but what will I make to go with it?

This is my mom’s (and RancherMan’s) favorite side dish. I’m lucky it’s so quick, so easy, yet so healthy. Roasted vegetables.

Roasted Vegetables are a quick & easy healthy dish. Just chop the veggies, add salt & pepper, coat with olive oil & roast until done! #TexasHomesteader

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Too Much Okra? Make Fried Okra Fritters!

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When the garden’s going gangbusters, okra can really outdo itself in production. Fried okra is nice, pickled okra is also nice. But I heard about okra fritters. Hummm…. that sounds interesting.

So RancherMan & I gave them a try – they were amazing! I asked my dear friend if I could share the recipe with you, and she agreed!

A friend shared a bag of fresh okra from her garden. She also shared a recipe for Okra Fritters. They were delicious! Check it out. #TexasHomesteader

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