Ham & Gruyere Stuffing

It is full swing holiday season and no one wants to have the same exact meal at each gathering. While there is a basic structure (potatoes, rolls, stuffing, gravy, green bean casserole, etc.) of sides to go with the extra special centerpiece of a whole turkey, ham or other larger cut of meat, you don’tContinue reading “Ham & Gruyere Stuffing”

Creamiest Creamed Corn

I always like to say that side dishes need a spotlight sometimes too. We almost always make them, but they can often seem like an afterthought. But if you think of a meal, in terms of a cohesive creation, your side dish can be just as important as your main dish. And this recipe forContinue reading “Creamiest Creamed Corn”

Creamy Garlic Shells

Need a delicious and simple pasta side dish? Then you came to the right recipe – this one is a big hit with the whole family. And super simple to boot! Creamy Garlic Shells are so popular in fact, that you will likely find packets on the grocery shelf. This recipe helps you make aContinue reading “Creamy Garlic Shells”

Wild Rice Pilaf

There is something about wild rice that just make me think of a hearty meal on a blustery day. It has such a great depth of flavor, without needing too much doctoring to get it there. Wild Rice Pilaf is an amazing side dish to give any weeknight meal a boost. When looking for aContinue reading “Wild Rice Pilaf”

Cheddar Mashed Taters

Sometimes the simplest dishes can be the star of the meal. Level up your classic mashed potatoes with a big boost of cheddar. These Cheddar Mashed Taters are going to be making it on to your regular menu rotation for sure. The decadence of these potatoes make them great for a weeknight meal or asContinue reading “Cheddar Mashed Taters”

Simple Egg Fried Rice

If you need a quick and easy side dish or lunch idea – you have come to the right recipe. Now before I start getting some upset people – this is NOT a traditional fried rice – that’s why it’s called Simple Egg Fried Rice. I realize that there are lots of fried rice recipesContinue reading “Simple Egg Fried Rice”

Spicy Cucumber Salad

You all know how much I love salads as a side dish. They are so versatile and fun. Even if we just talk about Cucumber Salad, you have so much variety. You can have a Mediterranean spin with tomatoes, red onions and feta. You can go solo cucumber with a dill vinaigrette for something ofContinue reading “Spicy Cucumber Salad”

Lemon Pine Nut Couscous

I have said it many times over and I will say it again – don’t forget the side dishes! While it is called a “Main Dish” for a reason – some times a steak is just a steak and a grilled chicken breast is just chicken. And this means the side dish has to stepContinue reading “Lemon Pine Nut Couscous”

Sweet Bell Pepper Pilaf

Rice pilaf is a classic side dish and a family favorite for us. It can be tweaked and changed to go with lots of different cuisines and flavor profiles. This time around I decided to add in some sweet bell peppers and it was such a win. The sweetness of the mini bell peppers wasContinue reading “Sweet Bell Pepper Pilaf”

Grilled Tortellini

If you are like me, you probably have only boiled your tortellini and then served it with a sauce. Since getting my blackstone griddle I have been doing so much research on different things that I can make on it. One thing that really stood out to me was the idea of grilling up someContinue reading “Grilled Tortellini”

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