Ranch BLT Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta Salad with Ranch

The classic BLT gets a remix with Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing. All the things we love about the BLT are found in this pasta salad with radiatore pasta, salty bites of bacon, fresh tomatoes, the crunch of romaine lettuce and a few extras like cubes of Swiss cheese and thinly sliced red onions…. 

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Baked Butternut Squash Risotto

Luxurious baked risotto with cubes of roasted butternut squash and Parmesan cheese. No need to stand at the stove babysitting your risotto! This baked version cooks up just as creamy if not creamier than it’s stove-top counterpart. Pinky swear…. 

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Cheesy Skillet Tex-Mex Rice

Skillet Tex-Mex rice with black olives, red bell peppers, corn, chili powder and sharp cheddar cheese. The moment I set eyes on this I had to have it but the technique, at first, totally scared me off. I kept coming back to it until I finally caved from wanton food lust.

The original recipe from the Kitchn tells you to crank the heat up to medium so the cheese can caramelize a.k.a. burn so you have charred black bits of cheddar cheese floating throughout your rice. Which, by the way they swear is “this side of heaven”. … 

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Cheesy Baked Artichokes and Spinach

Artichoke hearts, chopped spinach and water chestnuts come together in this mouth-watering side dish with a creamy sauce made of cream cheese and heavy cream plus a generous dusting of parmesan cheese on top.

This dreamy casserole combines two of my favorite dips! Spinach artichoke and the spinach dip my Mom used to make with water chestnuts in it. Water chestnuts are definitely underrated. … 

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Bacon and Brie Sweet Potato Skins

Loaded sweet potato skins with brie, bacon, sour cream and chives makes for a tempting and unforgettable appetizer, snack or side dish.

I’ll remember this winter as one where I fell fast and hard for sweet potatoes and discovered how good they are paired with brie.

I’ve been cutting them into wedges and oven-frying them, twice baking them, mash potato-ing them and making potato skins. All the while melting lots of brie over top…. 

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