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”

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”

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”

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”

Loaded Potato Salad

Bacon…cheese….potatoes…. do I have your attention yet? As I have mentioned before on this blog, summertime means lots of cold prep salads. I like to take classic flavors and turn them into something. Who doesn’t love the classic Loaded Baked Potato? A soft potato piled high with bacon, cheese, butter, green onions, and chives. MyContinue reading “Loaded Potato 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”

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”

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