June 12th, 2013

Side Dishes

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Baked Rice Pilaf

Posted on Oct 10th, 2017

Nothing makes a better side dish, in my opinion, than a good rice pilaf. And this colorful, Baked Rice Pilaf is my all time favorite!This pilaf…

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Balsamic Garlic Roasted Green Beans and 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

During the summer, we use our grill for just about everything, including fruits and vegetables. It's so easy to add some seasoned, marinated veggies…

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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 seem to love cooked carrots. Which is weird to me, because they're carrots either…

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Browned Butter Roasted Potatoes

Posted on Nov 9th, 2016

If there's one thing I can always count on when I'm making dinner plans, it's that a potato side dish will be a big hit. And these savory and…

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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…

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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. This Cheesy Mexican Rice is it!Apparently the missing…

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Cherry Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf

Posted on Nov 7th, 2016

One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving dinner is the side dishes. I test drove this Cherry Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf with our dinner recently and…

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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 Thanksgiving so…

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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 Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Posted on Oct 18th, 2017

You really can't go wrong when you serve potatoes as a side dish, and if you're looking for a totally unique and amazingly delicious potato recipe,…

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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 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 Creamy Quinoa Primavera 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

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 Lemon Herb Potatoes

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

I love quick and easy vegetable dishes. And veggies don't get any quicker, or easier, than this Sauteed Garlic Asparagus. It's perfect for…

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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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Garlic Parmesan Orzo

Posted on Jun 19th, 2017

Usually my idea of a side dish is throwing some rice in the rice cooker. If I even remember to do that. But this Garlic Parmesan Orzo is so easy, I…

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Greek Style Red Potatoes

Posted on Oct 20th, 2015

If I had to choose my most important kitchen tool, it would definitely be a set of good, sharp knives. Good knives are especially important when I'm…

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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 itself…

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Grilled Parmesan Asparagus

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 does…

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Honey Ginger Roasted Carrots

Posted on Aug 26th, 2013

For almost nine years my youngest has claimed he doesn't like carrots, until he tried these Honey Ginger Roasted carrots. I'm right there with him.…

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Instant Pot Black Beans

Posted on May 1st, 2017

I love a side of beans with almost any Tex-Mex style food, and these Instant Pot Black Beans are my favorite way to serve beans at home! These beans…

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Lemon Parmesan Pesto 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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Melt in Your Mouth Potatoes

Posted on Sep 26th, 2016

As far as I'm concerned, you can never have to many recipe for cooking, roasting and baking potatoes. They are the one side dish I know my family…

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Mexican Street Corn (Torchy’s Copycat)

Posted on Apr 25th, 2017

A Torchy's Tacos recently opened up where I live, and I think my favorite thing on their entire menu is the Mexican Street Corn. So of course I had…

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Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

Posted on Aug 17th, 2016

My friend Leann has been raving about her Orzo with Roasted Vegetables for awhile. She shared the recipe in a church cookbook years ago, and…

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Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes

Posted on Apr 12th, 2010

Scalloped potatoes are just so good!  And this Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes recipe is simple and delicious. It's a show stopping side dish for any…

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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! My kids aren't huge broccoli fans though (except in the case of broccoli cheese soup),…

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pumpkin Seeds and Bacon

Posted on Nov 8th, 2017

Brussels sprouts are one of those things I couldn't stand as a kid that I absolutely love as an adult. And these Roasted Brussels Sprouts with…

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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

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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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 especially…

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Skillet Green Beans with 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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Sweet and Spicy Maple Bacon Carrots

Posted on Oct 30th, 2017

When it comes to Thanksgiving side dishes--or any side dish, for that matter--I like to things to be simple but loaded with flavor. And these Sweet…

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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!).  Enter this Sweet Potato Gratin. My family…

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Sweet Potato Wedges with Bacon Dressing

Posted on Nov 17th, 2016

My family is pretty divided when it comes to sweet potatoes. Half of us love them (including me!), half of us don't. But even the sweet potato…

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The Best 3 Ingredient Hashbrowns

Posted on Jan 3rd, 2017

I LOVE  hashbrowns! Especially "Southern style" hashbrowns, where the potatoes are diced instead of shredded. And my younger brother recently…

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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 these Ultimate Crispy…

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