Our favorite side dish in our family is mashed potatoes. We tend to add a little bit of everything into them once they are mashed. In this version that I made, I added some cream cheese, a dash of milk, little bit of butter, salt and pepper, cilantro, parmesan cheese, and french onion dip.
I wanted to make a different kind of chili with chicken so I kind of just threw some things together and it came out pretty good. It reheats well for a make ahead dinner for the week.
My daughter recently had a birthday and she was very specific about the cake that she wanted so instead of trying to find it we made it together. She wanted strawberry cake with vanilla frosting. We found a strawberry mix and poured it into two 8 inch pans baking as instructed on the box. We sprayed the pans very well so that they would easily come out without falling apart.