Category Archives: Sides

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Sometimes recipes are long and involved, other times they’re short and to the point. This is one that’s succinct with just a few ingredients, but pack a flavorful punch. Tender and a bit crisp all at once. A perfect side. … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver’s Basic Hummus Recipe

I know I’ve said it before, and I’ll likely say it again, I’m always so amazed that recipes with the exact same ingredients can vary so much in taste based on the amounts of said ingredients. What can I say? … Continue reading

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Fresh Salsa Verde

You can’t go wrong with chips and salsa – a perfect pairing. It’s so, so easy to whip up a batch and enjoy, refrigerate and enjoy some more. Salsa verde is no different as it’s just as simple, but instead of … Continue reading

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Fresh Homemade Salsa

I’m of the belief that if you have the ingredients on hand, homemade is always, always mo’ better than jarred. I also wonder, why buy “fresh” salsa when it’s so easy to make at home? Not to mention cheaper. I almost … Continue reading

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Peppered & Parmesan Zucchini Rounds

Towards the end of summer, zucchini is one of those vegetables that, if not shredded and frozen, are hurriedly being used up. This is one of the ways I like to use them up. Chris and I are big fans, but … Continue reading

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Guacamole

Confession: it has only been within the last year in which I’ve learned I like guacamole. Always when ordering Mexican, it has been “Sin crema y no guacamole, por favor.” Sometime last summer, Chris had a craving for it, bought … Continue reading

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Cherry Tomato Salad

Remember the days when the only way to obtain a recipe was to get it from a friend or family member, buy a cookbook, or subscribe to some sort of cooking magazine? This, my friends, was one of those recipes. … Continue reading

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Red Potatoes with Parsley & Butter

You know how sometimes the food you like doesn’t really need a recipe? I feel like this falls into that category. However, since I created this blog with my girls in mind, and Brianna discovered about a year ago she … Continue reading

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One-Pot Parmesan Orzo

This, with a nice side salad, or other veggie complements whatever is cooking on the grill.  It comes together so easily, you’ll be eating dinner in no time. Ingredients: 1 tbsp. butter 1 cup Orzo pasta 1 15oz can of chicken broth/ … Continue reading

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Green Bean Bacon Bundles

A side dish to complement a meal. The medley of flavors in this dish awakens the senses: a bit sweet, salty, and savory makes for happy taste buds. It’s also a dish you can prepare ahead of time and place in … Continue reading

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