Bean Dishes
Bayou Baked Beans
Little bit of heat, little bit of beef, lots of flavor. Spicy but not hot
Boston Baked Beans
This is an old-time recipe made with dried beans, molasses and lots of good stuff. Takes time but it's an easy process and well worth the effort.
Cowpoke Beans
A ranch-style bean with cumin, onions and garlic. Not sweet at all, but a good item to go with BBQ, steaks or any grilled dish.
Picnic Pinto Beans
Made with dried pinto beans, pork sausage, a bit of heat and a bit of sweet.
Refried Beans (Frijoles)
Traditional recipe
Texas Pinto Beans
Spicy, with garlic and Rotel tomatoes.


Potatoes
American Fried Potatoes
Sliced and pan-fried with just a bit of salt and pepper. Also known as Cottage Fries. Great for breakfast or a hearty beef dish.
Au Gratin Potatoes
Potatoes baked in a rich, cheesy sauce. Traditional recipe
Cheesy Ranch Potato Bake
A simple recipe with potatoes baked in a sauce of Ranch dressing with swiss cheese.
Garlic Lemon Roast Potatoes
Cubes of potato baked in a lemony chicken broth. Delicious with fish, seafood or chicken. A bit lighter in flavor, won't stand up to richer beef or pork entrees.
Herbed Scalloped Potatoes and Onions
Baked like a casserole, with a buttery sauce.
Jo Jo Potatoes
This is a simple blanched potato wedge, dredged in egg and seasoned flour and fried. You've probably had some as Potato Logs.
Loaded Potatoes Au Gratin
It's a baked potato! It's potatoes au gratin! No, its both. Sort of. Au gratin potatoes loaded with bacon, cheese, green onions and so on.
Mashed Potatoes
Parsley Smashed Red Potatoes
Red potatoes with skin on, boiled and seasoned with green onions, yogurt (or sour cream), and seasonings.
Scalloped Potatoes
Potatoes baked in a creamy white sauce and topped with bread crumbs.
Smothered Potatoes and Sausage
Down home cooking for sure. Potatoes are cooked with smoked sausage slices until they're just falling apart. Nicely seasoned and good with just about anything.
Spicy Roasted Potatoes
Red Potatoes, diced with skins on, are seasoned with garlic, onion and chili powder, baked and topped with cheddar.
Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes
A steak night classic, baked potatoes loaded with cheese, butter, onions and more.


Sweet Potatoes
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
A healthier version that is baked rather than fried.
Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are roasted with maple syrup and a bit of lemon to knock down some of the sweetness and at a bit of sharpness. This is not too sweet to serve with most dishes, and it definitely is not a candied yam style recipe.
Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potatoes make excellent fries. The key is to blanch them first so they stay crispier, longer.


Vegetable Dishes
Algerian Carrots
A nice change from the usual honey glazed or just buttered carrots. These have an unusual flavor.
Baked Cabbage with Sausage
A simple dish, the cabbage soaks up flavor from the sausage it bakes with.
Balsamic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
An excellent alternative to the usual cauliflower with cheese. Balsamic vinegar gives it a unique flavor.
Balsamic Roasted Carrots
Another preparation that provides a contrast to the natural sweetness of carrots. Simple and delicious
Broccoli Rice Au Gratin
Broccoli is baked with cream of mushroom soup and rice, with a cheese topping.
Brussels Sprouts and Bacon
It's hard to get people not to hate brussels sprouts. This recipe will help. :-)
Brussels Sprouts Gratin
Brussels sprouts are baked in a sauce and topped with crumbs (oh, and there's bacon in these too - we really want them to like brussels sprouts).
Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce
Chinese Buffet Green Beans
These are like those crispy, long green beans you get at your local Chinese buffet.
Corn Macque Choux
Just about the other side of the world from China, this classic dish brings us back home to South Louisiana.
Crazy Good Green Beans
Enough said.
Creole Okra and Tomatoes
Done right, okra isn't slimy. This is okra done right.
Curried Cauliflower
Cauliflower florets are baked in a creamy curry sauce and topped with crushed crackers. Savory, just a tad sweet, and spicy.
Glazed Carrots
These have a bit of citrus flavor, and you can use baby carrots, whole fresh, or sliced. This recipe is based on our frozen baby carrots.
Green Bean Mushroom Medley
This colorful dish features green beans simmered with carrots and mushrooms.
Green Beans Sauteed with Caramelized Onions
The caramelized onions bring a rich flavor to the green beans in this simple, straightforward dish.
Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic
Green beans sauteed in olive oil, with a bit of garlic and lemon. Nicely balanced and versatile.
Grilled Squash Mediterranean Style
Zucchini and yellow squash are grilled with bell pepper in olive oil with simple seasonings.
Homemade Cream Corn.
This beats that canned stuff, hands down.
Homestyle Green Beans and Potatoes
Honey Glazed Carrots
Kickin Corn
This cheesy corn bites back, with a jalapeno pepper kick.
Peas and Mushrooms
Frozen peas, sauteed in butter with mushrooms and a few basic seasonings.
Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan and Balsamic
Cauliflower is tossed with olive oil, parmesan cheese and roasted with balsamic.
Roasted Garlic Broccoli with Lemon
Broccoli is tossed in lemon, oil and garlic and roasted. A lighter way to serve broccoli.
Savory Garlic Peas
Peas are simmered briefly in a chicken stock with garlic.
Steamed Vegetable Medley
Broccoli, cauliflower and carrots are steamed and tossed in a butter sauce.
Stuffed Squash Florentine
Fresh squash are stuffed with a creamed spinach and smothered in Alfredo sauce, then baked.
Sweet and Savory Green Beans
Mustard, honey, ham and onions combine to make these very different green beans a really good side item.
Tangy Glazed Carrots
Carrots are simmered quickly in a tangy mustard sauce with ginger. It sounds odd, yes, but the mustard really works with carrots, and the ginger gives it a bit of zing.


More Stuff
Andouille Sweet Potato Cornbread Stuffing
Seems like an odd combination, but it is amazing how well these two main ingredients work together. Great side with turkey, chicken, ham, or seafood.
Cornbread Stuffing
A classic recipe
Creamy Corn Casserole
Cream corn, whole kernel corn and sour cream are baked with a cornbread topping.
Easy Spanish Rice
This is a red rice and takes its flavor from salsa. Mild or hot, depending on how you like it.
Fried Dill Pickles
Hamburger dill slices are breaded in corn meal and fried. That's it; two ingredients and it's a fantastically popular item. Good with seafood, fast food, steak day, events, whatever.
Homemade Mac & Cheese
If you are using that boxed mac and cheese, you should be ashamed. And you should serve this instead. :-)
Hush Puppies by Lonnie Perez
Delicious hush puppies; light and flavorful. From Lonnie Perez, SONOCO Field Supervisor
Italian Macaroni
Macaroni in a tomato-based braising liquid, bell pepper, onions and bacon. Tasty.
Mexican Rice
Mushroom Rice
Rice is simmered in broth with onion, garlic and mushrooms.
Rice Pilaf
A traditional pilaf recipe
Spanish Rice
This is a colorful dish with bits of tomato, black olives and corn. Very savory and also versatile.
Spicy Hush Puppies
These hush puppies have jalapeno added to bring the heat.
Yellow Rice
No jokes please. This is just a good tasting everyday rice dish. If you don't have turmeric you can use a bit of egg shade or food coloring.


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