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”

Cheese & Corn Salad

Who doesn’t love cheese and corn? I know I could eat both every day and be totally happy. So I decided to dress it up a little and make nice summer salad side dish with it. My recipe for Cheese & Corn Salad is so easy to make but so flavorful. A simple vinaigrette bringsContinue reading “Cheese & Corn Salad”

Chili Cheese Frito Salad

Sometimes you just gotta have a little extra fun with your meals. Our whole family is mildly addicted to Chili Cheese Fritos. When I buy a variety pack of chip bags – they are always the first to go. So I wanted to figure out a way to use it in a meal without justContinue reading “Chili Cheese Frito Salad”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Quick Asparagus Fries

Need a quick side dish for you family holiday meal? This is so easy to make but so tasty. Quick Asparagus Fries have just enough crunch to give you the feel of fries but you are really eating your veggies. This would make a beautiful and different addition to your holiday table too. You canContinue reading “Quick Asparagus Fries”

Feta Corn Salad

Simple sides are always my favorite. And bonus points if they don’t have to be cooked! While this Feta Corn Salad is amazing for summertime – it keeps in a cooler really well – it is actually good year round! It goes so good with a burger (check out my latest cookbook Burgers on aContinue reading “Feta Corn Salad”

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Sometimes you just really need that good ol’ pub food to go with your steak or burger. And, man do we love burgers in my house! I have always loved onion rings and prefer the beer battered variety. But you can only really find panko style ones from the freezer section. So what’s a homeContinue reading “Beer Battered Onion Rings”

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