Loaded Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potato Recipe

Loaded Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potato Recipe

This loaded garlic mashed potato recipe is a delicious side dish that’s so easy to make and it creates the creamiest garlic mashed potato recipe ever!  Try this loaded mashed potatoes recipe with your next dinner….the family will thank you!

Loaded Garlic Mashed Potato Recipe

Loaded Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potato Recipe

Creamy, delicious, and easy garlic mashed potatoes!

Oh boy do we love mashed potatoes in my house!  It’s the one dish I know that Little Man will eat every time….can you believe I have like the one kid on Earth that doesn’t like Mac & Cheese?!  Yeah, Hubs is missing out on the Ultimate Crock Pot Mac & Cheese and our all time favorite Gouda Mac but I think I made up for it with these loaded garlic mashed potatoes! (more…)

Green Bean Casserole (individual servings)

Green Bean Casserole (individual servings)

This green bean casserole in individual servings makes a delicious side dish for your holiday gathering.  Sarani is sharing her delicious version of the classic green bean casserole.

Green Bean Casserole - individual serving

Green Bean Casserole from Sarani

A Classic Holiday Side Dish in Individual Servings

Before we know it, we are in the 11th month of the year and gearing up for Thanksgiving and then the Holiday break. The part of India that I hail from believes in celebrating everything – our own festivals and then some. Growing up, we did not know about Thanksgiving but we did celebrate Christmas on the big scale. After moving to this country, we have embraced all the new holidays and enjoy celebrating the day in a way everybody else does.  So now it is time to whip up some Fall flavors, and I knew that I was definitely try my hands at this individual Green Bean Casserole before I moved on to Holiday goodies.

Green Bean Casserole - individual serving

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Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

This pumpkin hummus recipe is a delicious twist to classic dip.  Impress your guests this holiday season with this super easy and delicious pumpkin hummus dip recipe.

Pumpkin Hummus Dip

Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

A Festive Twist on a Classic Dip

With Thanksgiving next week I want to share with you one of my favorite appetizer recipes.  This pumpkin hummus dip recipe is such a yummy treat….don’t knock it til you try it!  It’s so easy to make and everyone raves about the unique dip that’s gobbled up in a flash! (more…)

Avocado Pesto Dip – Game Day Appetizer

Avocado Pesto Dip

Avocado Pesto Dip

Avocado Pesto Dip – a favorite game time appetizer.

Who does not love to munch on yummy food while their favorite teams are playing or their favorite game season is on TV. I know we do. Our favorite go to snacks are Spicy Chicken Wings and Guacamole w/Chips. And this Avocado Pesto Dip is a spin on guacamole and a brilliant way to finish up leftover pesto.

Hi, I am Sarani and I am back with a Game Day Appetizer that is a breeze to make and a crowd-pleaser!

Pesto is such a versatile sauce. You can add it to your pasta or rice, use it to marinate your chicken or make a quick weeknight shrimp dinner by tossing some spaghetti in it and  throwing in some shrimps fried in butter. Yum.

 Ingredients for Avocado Pesto Dip

  • Avocado – 1 ripe, pitted and flesh scooped out
  • Fresh Basil Leaves – couple of handfuls (about half a cup, packed)
  • Cilantro – a handful (about 1/4 cup, packed
  • Olive Oil – 4 tablespoons
  • Pine nuts – 3 tablespoons (I used slivered almonds since I am allergic to pine nuts)
  • One fat clove of garlic, smashed
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste.
  • A tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice

 

How to make Avocado Pesto Dip

Pit and scoop out the flesh of an avocado, sprinkle a little lemon juice on it and keep aside. In a blender or food processor, add the basil leaves, cilantro leaves, pine nuts, smashed garlic, salt and freshly cracked black pepper along with the remaining lemon juice and give it a couple of pulses. Drizzle the olive oil in slowly and blend till everything comes together. Throw in the avocado and run the blender till everything comes together into a smooth paste.

Serve.

Enjoy your Avocado Pesto Dip with chips or fresh veggies while you cheer for your favorite team!

The leftovers do not taste as good but just in case you have some, slather it generously over a nicely toasted bread and enjoy the following morning.

Avocado Pesto Dip

Avocado Pesto Dip