Asparagus Risotto

Asparagus Risotto - Lady Behind The Curtain

Asparagus Risotto: A creamy side dish that pairs beautifully with anything from the grill. If the word risotto leaves you a little scared…don’t be!  It’s very easy to prepare, all it takes is a little patience.  The good news is it will make you look like an expert in the kitchen.  This Asparagus Risotto is the perfect Springtime side dish. HERE is a great tip for the hostess:  Start the risotto before guests arrive.  When it’s about halfway cooked, cover and remove from the heat.  About 20 minutes before dinner continue cooking and finish by adding the asparagus and bacon.  … Continue reading

Light Sauteed Cabbage and Apples

Light Sauteed Cabbage and Apples - Lady Behind The Curtain

If you’re looking for something new to serve as a side dish this Light Sauteed Cabbage and Apples is perfect!  I was getting so tired of the same old vegetable side dish so I decided to try something new.  I’ve always loved sauteed cabbage.  Of course that was when I “sauteed” (fried) it in bacon drippings.  HA!  Yep, that’s some good eats or OKIE FOOD!  Awww….those were the days when I didn’t have to worry about eating bacon. By adding apple cider, mustard and a splash of vinegar I’ve created a flavorful dish without adding tons of calories.  Making sauteed … Continue reading

Shredded Potato and Green Bean Casserole

Shredded Potato and Green Bean Casserole - Lady Behind The Curtain

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Simply Potatoes for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. During the holiday season the beloved Shredded Potato and Green Bean Casserole are always the first casseroles on the menu. Scheduling when to put them in the oven along with the turkey, ham or roast can be a struggle. A struggle I prefer to NOT have. That’s why I came us with a solution to my “lack of oven space” problem. MERGING THE TWO CASSEROLES INTO ONE! Why hadn’t I thought of this before? It will make life so much … Continue reading

Ranch Style Beans

Ranch Style Beans - Lady Behind The Curtain

These Ranch Style Beans are perfect as a side dish.  My families favorite way to have this dish is on a hamburger. Perfect for a backyard barbecue, picnic or any kind of get together.  Don’t forget to add the Chile Lime Baked Corn and Root Beer Float Cupcakes to complete your outdoor meal! Create your own Recipe Box and save your favorite Lady Behind The Curtain recipes.  Make a Meal Plan with your favorite recipes and ZipList will automatically add the ingredients to a Shopping List. PrintRanch Style Beans Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 50 minutes Perfect … Continue reading

Fresh Take Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes - Lady Behind The Curtain

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. #FreshTake #CollectiveBias Making a BIG Easter dinner is something I have always done.  After all I am a cook!  This year for some reason I was having trouble coming up with a potato dish.  I usually make mashed potatoes but this year I wanted to make something different. As I was doing my weekly shopping at Walmart I spotted the Kraft Fresh Take Cheese & Breadcrumb Mix.  This mix comes in … Continue reading

Baked Pickles

Baked Pickles - Lady Behind The Curtain

I’ve been wanting to try fried pickles for quite sometime but living in Tucson you don’t really see them offered.  I finally got my chance at a small pub in Utah and loved them.  I decided to lighten them up a bit by baking them.  These Baked Pickles are a fun alternative to French fries. Add these Baked Pickles with my Western Bacon Cheese Burger or my Shrimp Po’ Boys for a tasty side dish. Create your own Recipe Box and save your favorite Lady Behind The Curtain recipes.  Make a Meal Plan with your favorite recipes and ZipList will … Continue reading