Category Archives: Side Dishes

Crispy Roasted Potatoes

When it comes to making dinner, I typically focus on the main dish, with the side dishes usually being an afterthought. My lack of planning usually leaves me rummaging through my produce drawers look for stray vegetables to whip a side dish. Potatoes … Continue reading

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Cornbread Herb Stuffing

Some call it dressing, some call if stuffing, but whatever you call it, every Thanksgiving table needs a heaping dish of seasoned breadcrumbs saturated with butter, herbs and chicken broth. As I was looking through stuffing recipes, I couldn’t decide … Continue reading

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Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Turkey is the obviously the super-star of every Thanksgiving meal, but mashed potatoes are without a doubt, their #1 sidekick. A turkey dinner is not complete without a huge mound of fluffy mashed potatoes on your plate, drowning in thick gravy. There … Continue reading

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Crockpot Refried Beans

My husband is a huge fan of refried beans, so much that he insists on putting them on every kind of Mexican food that he eats. The poor man has never had homemade refried beans before, only because every recipe I found seemed somewhat … Continue reading

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Baked Oven Fries

Homemade oven fries are something that I have been making for years – even before I really got into cooking. Almost every Friday night during our sophomore year of college, Brad and I would have frozen pizza and homemade oven … Continue reading

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Cheesy Smashed Potatoes

I’m always looking for quick and easy side dishes to go along with our weeknight dinners. I like dishes that don’t take a lot of prep work, especially when I am preparing a more complicated main dish. This is one … Continue reading

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Parmesan Orzo

I have a confession to tell all of you. In my 24 years of life, I have never tried orzo until now. I’m not exactly sure why, but it seemed like my Italian family mostly stuck to ziti or spaghetti … Continue reading

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Confetti Corn

Summer is now in full swing, which means we fire up our grill almost every night for dinner. Corn is a natural accompaniment to almost all BBQ dishes, but when your cooking for a large group of people, it’s not always practical to … Continue reading

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Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa is one of nature’s superfoods. It looks like a grain, but it’s actually a seed. What makes quinoa special is that it has a very high protein count, and unlike wheat or rice, it contains a balanced set of essential … Continue reading

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Macaroni and Cheese

There is not a more perfect comfort food than homemade macaroni and cheese. There is something about the ooey gooeyness of the cheese on top of mounds of pasta that makes this the perfect side dish to any meal, or … Continue reading

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