Category: Sides

rich, creamy and oh so good risotto

Are you a fan of risotto?  Have you made it before?  Were you successful?  Was it worth it (you know all the time and effort)?  Whether you are a pro or not this risotto is a must make, and you won’t believe just how easy it is, you just have …

trust me you can have these fries…

FRY TIME!  Trust me this is one of my favorite phrases…there is just something so great about FRIES!!  For me it doesn’t matter if I am having them with burgers, grilled chicken or on their own I just LOVE FRIES!!  The only problem with fries is they are just not …

Quinoa to the rescue…

Quinoa is a favorite with me.  I always try to find ways to get it into the menu at least once a week.  I mean not only is quinoa super “in” right now, but it is also loaded with tons of good stuff for you.  I mean it is naturally gluten …

the skinny on cornbread

If you were to ask The Hubby what his favorite all time side is you might be surprised what his answer would be…some might say mashed potatoes (Ok I would say mashed potatoes), some might say rice or broccoli but The Hubby would say cornbread.  He LOVES cornbread!!  There is just …

fryin’ up a super yummy onion strings

What are you serving up this weekend for the Big Game?  Are you doing all appetizers, BBQ, pot luck, or burgers and hot dogs?  Whatever you are serving these onion strings are amazing and will be a hit with all your guests for sure!   Ok, now I know I …

garlic & brown rice make a happy couple

I have a new love…BROWN RICE!  Now rice has always been a love but all of a sudden brown rice is the only rice I crave…and trust me when I say crave I mean CRAVE!   Not too long a go I was not feeling so good…I got a cold that …

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 …