Category: Sides

black beans and options

The weekend is almost here and that means some much needed downtime (hopefully), some family time and hopefully a good meal (or two).  For us I love to break out the slow cooker on the weekends as much as the weekdays as I just love smelling the yumminess all day …

a cranberry is not just for the Holidays…

I don’t know about you but sometimes the sides are the hardest part of a healthier lifestyle.  I mean how many stalks of broccoli can you eat?  With that being said I am always on the hunt for new sides that are not only healthier but also delicious and if …

A little creamy, a little spicy and a little yum

The Holidays are here and whether you are still thinking about your Christmas dinner or you are planning for your big New Year’s celebration this creamy horseradish sauce is a perfect addition for all your favorite beef dishes.   For an early Christmas I made this Peppercorn Crusted Beef Tenderloin …

a little something sweet for (almost) everyone

A sweet potato casserole is a MUST HAVE on all of our Holiday tables.  There is just something so wonderful about the rich, creamy and fluffy casserole that makes the Holiday’s something super special.   In the past most of our casseroles have just had a brown sugar crumb topping because some …

green beans all bundled up

***If your looking to make your Holiday Green Beans something to remember then these bundles are a MUST MAKE!  I have updated the recipe to reflect a slight change I made the last time I made them…the addition of Worcestershire sauce adds a richness to this already wonderful side (updated …

simple green beans are AMAZING!

Simple sides are sometimes the best sides.  There is just something so good about letting the vegetable come through without a lot of extra seasoning or technique being used to enhance it and these simple green beans are AMAZING! For me I find that roasting a veggie with a few …

traditional mashed potatoes meet me

As I have said many, many times before I am a HUGE mashed potato fan.  I love the rich, creamy side dish & how they pair perfect with pretty much anything you put with them…I think they really could be the perfect side. Now my go to mashed potato recipe is a …

keep calm and eat bacon creamed corn

Thanksgiving is right around the corner…can you believe it?  I know I can’t!!  My sis-in-law is hosting this year and that means I am only responsible for a few sides, but I want to make sure they are super delicious and something special that everyone will love.  And in my …