Pickle Potato Salad

Another day dreaming of summer means another potato salad! This one might just be the best ever – at least if you ask my kids, who have already asked for it again three times. Which is especially funny because they all say they don’t like pickles! Now I know pickles are one of those foodsContinue reading “Pickle Potato Salad”

Baked Mac & Cheese

Classic comfort food makes my heart sing. And it really doesn’t get more quintessentially classic comfort food than Baked Mac & Cheese. The silky cheese sauce on the pasta topped with a crunchy crispy top just brings you right home. It is one of those hearty dishes that make a great side with some BBQContinue reading “Baked Mac & Cheese”

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”

Three Cheese Potatoes au Gratin

With the holidays quickly approaching, the friend and family gathering and meals are all popping up on the calendar. If you want to really impress with that side dish Auntie Sue requested of you – then you have got to brings a dish of these Three Cheese Potatoes au Gratin. The homemade cheese sauce isContinue reading “Three Cheese Potatoes au Gratin”

Black Bean Salad #summersalads

If you need a simple summer salad that goes with just about any protein made in just about any style of cooking, then you have come to the right place! Black Bean Salad is so simple to make yet so tasty. The great thing about the simplicity flavors in this side dish make it aContinue reading “Black Bean Salad #summersalads”

Chickpea Summer Salad #sidedish

Who doesn’t love a summer salad that requires absolutely zero cooking!?!?! In the hot summer months, any meal that I can make entirely away from a heat source is a win. This hearty – protein-packed – Chickpea Summer Salad is so bright and full of flavor. It can also be easily doubled for a crowdContinue reading “Chickpea Summer Salad #sidedish”

White Bean Salad #sidedish

Not all side dishes need to be pasta or potatoes – beans make a delicious and #ketofriendly side. You get the added protein AND the smaller carb count. This bean side is a fresh, bright, bold side salad packed with protein. White Bean Salad has a delicious homemade orange Dijon dressing over fresh bell pepper,Continue reading “White Bean Salad #sidedish”

Colorful Couscous Salad #sidedishes

Summer is knocking on our doors which means meals start to be in the backyard for our family. Most meals include a protein prepared on the Traeger Grill – so a simple pasta salad that I can make ahead is perfect. It gives me the chance to actually hang out with the family while theyContinue reading “Colorful Couscous Salad #sidedishes”

Cauliflower Salad #keto #sidedish

When trying to keep mostly keto – side dishes can become a little hum-drum. Especially at potlucks and backyard BBQs – where you probably have rather limited choices. I really prefer to enjoy my entire meal, not just the main entree. So I started thinking about some of my favorite side dishes and settled onContinue reading “Cauliflower Salad #keto #sidedish”

Balsamic Coleslaw #nomayo

My middle son has this very real aversion to mayo – and he can taste it even in the smallest amounts. I really don’t know where it comes from but it encourages me to try to come up with alternative to using mayo. So of course, I had to see what I could do toContinue reading “Balsamic Coleslaw #nomayo”

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