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”

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”

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”

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”

Mexican Corn Casserole

Not every #tacotuesday or burrito night needs rice and beans on the side. Don’t get me wrong – I love me some rice and beans. But sometimes you need variety, especially if you love making Mexican food at home as much as we do. Mexican Corn Casserole is a perfect stand in. You get theContinue reading “Mexican Corn Casserole”

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”

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