Side Dishes

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Balsamic Garlic Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms

Posted on Jan 18th, 2015

It's always a challenge to find simple yet delicious ways to serve vegetables to my family, but these Balsamic Garlic Roasted Green Beans &…

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Balsamic Grilled Mushroom Kabobs with Savory Mayo Dipping Sauce

Posted on Jul 15th, 2015

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Brown Sugar Balsamic Roasted Baby Carrots

Posted on Mar 30th, 2015

My kids won't touch raw carrots with a 10 foot pole, but they all love cooked carrots. Which is weird to me, because they're carrots either way.…

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Brown Sugar Carrots with Bacon

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2015

My kids are pretty good about eating raw vegetables (as long as I serve some Ranch dressing on the side), but carrots are one of the few veggies they…

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Cheesy Green Chili Rice

Posted on Sep 3rd, 2015

We eat a lot of tacos and enchiladas around here, and this Cheesy Green Chili Rice is my easy, go-to side dish whenever I'm serving Mexican food. My…

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Cheesy Lemon Parsley Potatoes

Posted on Mar 7th, 2016

Aside from steamed veggies, or the less fancy baby carrots and Ranch dressing, I don't have a lot of side dishes in my repertoire. But I believe you…

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Cheesy Mexican Rice

Posted on Nov 8th, 2011

I can't tell you how long I've been looking for a Mexican rice recipe that I really love.  I've finally found it! Apparently the missing…

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Cherry Tomato Crisp

Posted on Jul 16th, 2012

I saw this recipe in my Everyday Food: Great Food Fast cookbook and couldn't wait for my garden to produce enough…

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Classic Cornbread Stuffing

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2010

I am of the opinion that the stuffing is the best part of Thanksgiving dinner! My mom used to start saving bread ends well before…

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Cranberry Almond Rice Pilaf

Posted on Nov 7th, 2015

Rice is such an economical side dish, and one that my boys all love, so I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it. This Cranberry Almond Rice…

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Creamy Curried Beans

Posted on Aug 18th, 2011

Late one night I was craving curry--enough to actually get into the kitchen and make something.  But it had to be quick, so rice and chicken (I…

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Creamy Lemon Herb Orzo

Posted on May 7th, 2014

I often spend so much time on my main dish that I completely neglect to make a side dish. Which is why I love easy sides like this Creamy Lemon Herb…

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Creamy Parmesan Baked Acorn Squash (Market Monday)

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2014

Today marks the last Market Monday post of the 2014 season. I always long to live someplace with a year-round growing season when the farmer's market…

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Creamy Quinoa Primavera

Posted on Mar 18th, 2011

If you've never tried quinoa, you really should.  I'm always looking for new quinoa recipes, and this is one of my…

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Crispy English Potatoes with Pancetta

Posted on Feb 1st, 2015

I make a lot of roasted potato side dishes, like these Parmesan Garlic Roasted Potatoes, because I know my family will devour them and I won't have…

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Crispy Garlic Rosemary Smashed Potatoes (Market Monday)

Posted on Oct 21st, 2013

I love potatoes! They're such a versatile vegetable, and inexpensive too! I admit, I'm kind of partial to French fries, but I love them roasted,…

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Easy Hasselback Potatoes (Davidson Potatoes)

Posted on May 11th, 2014

If you've ever tried making those Hasselback potatoes that are all the rage on Pinterest, you've learned how difficult it is. Cutting the potatoes…

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Easy Lemon Herb Potatoes (Market Monday)

Posted on Jun 1st, 2015

One of the first things to appear in the farmers' markets here in Colorado is fresh herbs. They're also one of the first things to show up in my…

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Easy Sauteed Garlic Asparagus

Posted on Nov 9th, 2013

Vegetables don't get much easier than this Sauteed Garlic Asparagus. It's perfect for Thanksgiving because it doesn't take up space in the oven and…

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Elote: Mexican Grilled Corn on the Cob

Posted on Jul 16th, 2010

Elote, or corn on the cob, is often sold by street vendors in Mexico, with the husk pulled down and used as a handle.  Unlike some grilled corn…

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Garlic Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Posted on Nov 7th, 2013

Even though I serve mashed potatoes year-round, it just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without them. I've experimented with a lot of different techniques…

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Go Bold at Dinner Time with Spicy BBQ Ranch Dip and Ore-Ida

Posted on May 1st, 2015

If your family is anything like mine, sitting down to dinner together can be a real challenge some nights. With two teenagers and a 10 year-old,…

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Greek Style Red Potatoes

Posted on Oct 20th, 2015

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Calphalon. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank…

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Grilled Corn with Basil Butter

Posted on Jun 27th, 2016

If you've never tried grilling corn, you're definitely missing out! It's my absolute favorite way to enjoy fresh corn. Not only is the corn…

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Grilled Parmesan Asparagus (Market Monday)

Posted on May 18th, 2015

I'm so excited that market season is finally here again! I love sharing weekly farmers market recipes and I'm already looking forward to what this…

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Grilled Pineapple Rice

Posted on Jul 13th, 2016

Rice is pretty much a side dish staple at my house. It goes well with almost anything, and more importantly, I know my kids will eat it! But it…

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Ham Fried Rice

Posted on Jan 11th, 2010

I don't know what they put in Chinese take out that makes it taste so good, but rarely am I able to replicate the flavors in my own kitchen. …

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Honey Ginger Roasted Carrots (Market Monday)

Posted on Aug 26th, 2013

For almost nine years my youngest has claimed he doesn't like carrots, until he tried this honey-ginger glazed variety. I'm right there with him.…

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Lemon Green Beans with Parmesan Breadcrumbs

Posted on May 20th, 2016

If I could only choose one vegetable to eat for the rest of my life, I'd probably pick green beans. They are definitely one of my favorite veggies.…

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Lemon Pesto Parmesan Rice

Posted on Aug 29th, 2014

When it comes to favorite side dishes at our house, potatoes and rice definitely top the list. But honestly, that can get a little boring, so I'm…

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Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2014

Mashed potatoes are a favorite side dish at our house. And if you're going to make mashed potatoes, you might as well load them up with all the best…

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One Pot Pinto Beans

Posted on Feb 23rd, 2010

I'm pretty sure the title of this recipe wasn't suggesting one pot of beans per person, but since I'm the only one in my family who likes beans, I…

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Parmesan Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Posted on Oct 19th, 2010

These potatoes are a good example of how keeping it simple is often best.  There aren't a lot of fancy ingredients, but they taste fabulous and…

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Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes

Posted on Apr 12th, 2010

Scalloped potatoes are just so good!  And this recipe is simple and delicious. It's not exactly low-fat though, so I try to save…

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Rice Cooker Mushroom Risotto

Posted on Mar 17th, 2016

My friend Gina recently shared a recipe for Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Risotto, and that got me thinking. Could I make risotto in my rice cooker?…

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Roasted Asparagus with Garlic Balsamic Drizzle

Posted on May 26th, 2016

Asparagus has to be one of my favorite seasonal spring vegetables, and this recipe for Roasted Asparagus with Garlic Balsamic Drizzle is my favorite…

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Roasted Broccoli with Breadcrumbs

Posted on Nov 20th, 2015

I love broccoli though, and I love that it's so good for you! One cup of broccoli provides over 100% of your daily allowance for vitamin C…

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Roasted Garlic & Lemon Green Beans (Market Monday)

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2013

Today's Market Monday recipe is a simple but delicious way to prepare green beans.  I picked up a big basket of fresh green beans from Miller…

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Roasted Garlic, Dill & Lemon Potatoes

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2015

Potatoes are the one side dish I can always count on to satisfy everyone in my family. No one ever complains or refuses to eat them. So I'm always…

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Roasted Green Beans with Dill Vinaigrette (Market Monday)

Posted on Jun 15th, 2015

Green beans are one of my kids favorite vegetables, and while I use the term "favorite" loosely, I definitely have several ways of preparing…

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Roasted Pesto Potatoes

Posted on Nov 10th, 2013

I had an abundance of basil in my garden this summer, so I made and froze a lot of pesto. I love being able to have fresh pesto handy during the fall…

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Roasted Radishes (Market Monday)

Posted on Jun 16th, 2014

I admit, we don't eat a lot of radishes around here. I just never know what to do with them, other than slicing them up to add to salads. But when I…

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Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Potatoes

Posted on Oct 26th, 2012

Roasted potatoes are the perfect side dish for almost any meal.  And the cooking technique works with pretty much any kind of potato.  Not…

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Sausage, Apple, and Cranberry Stuffing

Posted on Dec 20th, 2013

I always keep a supply of stocks and broths in my pantry, especially during the holidays, when I know there are going to be plenty of side dishes on…

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Sauteed Buttered Leeks (Market Monday)

Posted on Sep 22nd, 2014

I love leeks! Which is no surprise, since I'm a huge fan of garlic and onions. They are such a wonderful addition to so many dishes. I…

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Skillet Green Beans & Bacon

Posted on Oct 23rd, 2015

Fresh green beans are one of the few vegetables that everyone in my family will eat. Even more so when I add bacon, and these quick skillet green…

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Spring Orzo with Lemon, Parsley and Peas

Posted on May 5th, 2016

After two major winter storms in April, I think it's finally safe to say that spring has arrived in Colorado. And I'm so excited to share this Spring…

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Sweet Potato Gratin

Posted on Nov 10th, 2014

I'm a huge fan of sweet potatoes, but the rest of my family doesn't generally care for them (crazy!). Except for my youngest, they don't even like…

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Ultimate Crispy Baked Fries

Posted on Jun 13th, 2014

I'm always on a quest to make crispy, oven-baked fries, and I've finally discovered a recipe that I really love. Not only do the fries come out nice…

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Yellow Bean and Mushroom Gratin

Posted on Nov 4th, 2013

I have a confession to make. I've never like that green bean casserole that is so popular at Thanksgiving. Well, minus the French fried onions, that…

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