Category: Sides

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) …

Summer is not over…yet

I know, I know summer is coming to an end.  If you go to any store you are already seeing fall and pumpkins starting to invade all the aisles.  (Although I kinda love everything pumpkin so I am ok with that part).  But in my part of the world it …

a perfect late summer quinoa

Quinoa is for sure one of my favorite sides.  I love it on its own, with chicken or fish, or mixed into a salad.  One of my latest creations is this Cilantro Lime Quinoa and I am OBSESSED with it!! A side for ANYTHING & ANYTIME!  I love sides that …

turning everyone into a sprout lover

OK, I know not everyone loves Brussels Sprouts, but I think I can change their minds with these sprouts.  They are tender, crispy and loaded with tons of flavor that will make everyone love them. Just a little crisp The beauty of these brussels sprouts is that they have just …

a summer must…homemade chimichurri sauce

I am a sucker for sauces.  I love them on almost any dish…heck I love sauces on really anything.  Literally I love a good hollandaise for breakfast, and nice pesto for lunch and something like this Chimichurri for dinner (or anytime of the day). And it is so pretty I …