Category: Sides

Easy Fried Rice

One of my favorite take out items is fried rice. I love it loaded with veggies, with chicken, with beef, or just plain.  There are so many options you really can make it work for any meal. All in one skillet The beauty of this Easy Fried Rice is that …

Garlic Butter Asparagus

OK…I am not going to lie to you and tell you I love asparagus…but everyone in my family does and they LOVE this Butter Garlic Asparagus.      Quick and Easy I am a big sides girl.  I have been known to only eat the sides, especially around the holidays. …

Instant Pot Broccoli & Cheese Risotto

Risotto, broccoli and cheese….can it get any better?   Well risotto is one of my favorite dishes.  Cheesy broccoli and rice is a favorite side…so why not combine the two?   Hello Instant Pot… It is no secret that I love my Instant Pot.  I have used it everything from …

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

As you all know I am a BIG, BIG fan of Brussels Sprouts.  I love them roasted, with a hint of lemon, love them crispy, I even love them raw and in salads.  This version though is a new FAVORITE and I have already made them 2 times since I first …

Roasted Veggie Couscous

Spring veggies are just about ready in my part of the country. The farmers markets are starting to get loaded up with beautiful produce and this couscous dish is one of my favorite ways to highlight so many of those veggies. It starts with the veggies With so many beautiful …

THE Instant Pot Mac-n-Cheese

I love mac-n-cheese anytime, anyway, anywhere.  I have made my fair share over the years but I have to say this is definately one of my favorites yet. Cheesy Goodness In my opinion any good mac n cheese has a couple of cheese varieties in it.  Some favorites are gouda …

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes – A New Favorite

I am so OBSESSED with my Instant Pot.  I cannot get enough of it.  You literally can cook anything in it…even Cheesecake.  I mean really you cook almost ANYTHING!  As much as I loved the cheesecake the mashed potatoes I made in the IP (instant pot) were even better!! I …

a dressing like no other

Are you a stuffing or dressing person?  Are you a cornbread or bread dressing person?   We are cornbread people here.  Well I am here to tell you I have another option for all my die hard cornbread dressing friends.  Trust me it is AMAZING! An apple a day… The old …

I could eat these everyday

I think if I could only eat one thing for the rest if my life it might just be mashed potatoes.  I LOVE THEM that much, especially this new mashed potato recipe.  Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes.  They are loaded with tons a flavor, they are rich and creamy. It’s a family …

Roasting it makes it so much better

I am so excited the weekend is here.  Fall is starting to filter in, baseball playoffs are getting exciting and football is what the weekends are all about.  To make this weekend something to remember you have to try this Roasted Salsa Verde.   Green is better (in my opinion) …