Bacon BBQ Beans

Bar-b-que season is just around the corner – at least I am hoping and praying that it is. Which means it’s time to bust out some new backyard party recipes. And these Bacon BBQ Beans are exactly what you need. A simple but absolutely delicious bbq bean recipe that will go well with any proteinContinue reading “Bacon BBQ Beans”

Jalapeno Dill Deviled Eggs

Whenever I think of deviled eggs I think of those plain old paprika covered bites you got on the holidays at a family members house. What’s amazing is they are usually pretty good, but I say they can be better. Eggs are such a easy flavor to work with, you can combine them with soContinue reading “Jalapeno Dill Deviled Eggs”

Garlic Rice Pilaf

I always say rice pilaf is what you make when you can’t decide if you want rice or pasta because it’s technically both! Some make it with orzo but I like the pasta to be closer in size to the rice. So I use Fideo – which really is just thin spaghetti cut into halfContinue reading “Garlic Rice Pilaf”

Buffalo Chicken Cups

I have mentioned before that my family likes to have a monthly appetizer night – when our entire dinner is a variety of different appetizer delights. Our most recent app night, I made these Buffalo Chicken Cups and they were the first thing gone out of all of the things I made. They have justContinue reading “Buffalo Chicken Cups”

Hawaiian-Style Mac Salad

One thing you are sure to find on every Hawaiian food truck and Hawaiian menu is Mac Salad. It is a staple in the island cuisine and so incredibly easy to make. What I love most is that almost every where you go it will be very close to the same, as it is aContinue reading “Hawaiian-Style Mac Salad”

Bourbon Butter Pasta

Before you say anything – yes I realize this just looks like a bowl of cooked pasta. But I promise you that the amount of flavor in the bourbon butter sauce is out of this world. Bourbon Butter Pasta is a simple but full of flavor side dish or stand alone meal. It really onlyContinue reading “Bourbon Butter Pasta”

Crispy Zucchini Fries

Sometimes I just like to try something new for a side dish. I have been trying to get more veggies into our meals, so I wanted to make something with zucchini. Since I was making a burger, I figured, why not make zucchini fries? These Crispy Zucchini Fries are easy to make and so veryContinue reading “Crispy Zucchini Fries”

Mushroom Dill Couscous

Some times I like to make the side dish the start of the show. I do this by making a relatively simple protein, so that I can focus more on developing flavor in the side dish. This time around I came up with this Mushroom Dill Couscous – it has so much flavor from aContinue reading “Mushroom Dill Couscous”

Dilly Potato Salad

Many think potato salad is for summertime – which may be mostly true but not entirely. I like to use my smoker year round for my proteins – brisket, pork butt, chicken, ribs you name it! Which means I need BBQ style side dishes all year round too. So trying different pasta and potato saladsContinue reading “Dilly Potato Salad”

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