Category: Sides

Roasted Cauliflower Mash

This Roasted Cauliflower Mash has quickly become one of my most favorite sides.  Growing up mashed potatoes were a staple on our table.  My mom loved them and my grandmother loved them so anytime we could have them we would.  Whether they were just the traditional recipe or something a …

Bacon Brussels Sprouts

A side dish can truly make or break a meal…but this quick Bacon Brussels Sprouts dish will make any meal AMAZING! Super Easy The beauty of this side is with a few simple ingredients and one pan you can create a side that everyone is sure to love…even those that …

Quick Black Beans

Do sides ever stump you when your planning for dinner?  They do me.  I get bored with roasted veggies, mashed potatoes or a simple salad.  I love beans but to make beans from scratch takes forever and rice, well rice can get boring as well.   Do not fear though…I …

Lemon Quinoa

Are you a quinoa fan?  Well, I am …. I am a BIG, BIG fan.  I love it in a salad, paired with chicken or salmon or with yogurt for breakfast.  One of my favorite quinoa recipes is Spanish Quinoa, it is perfect for Taco Tuesday… but my new favorite is …

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 …