Posts Tagged ‘side dish’

Apple, Bacon, Pecan Salad with Apple Vinaigrette

posted by Andrea | 04/5/2017 | 16 comments

Today I’m sharing one of my favorite salad recipes — it has just the right combination of crunchy and chewy and savory and sweet.

If you love “non traditional” salads, you’ll want to give this recipe a try. It works for almost any occasion, any holiday, and any season of the year!

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes With Ham

posted by Andrea | 01/26/2017 | 11 comments

One of the things I love most about scalloped potatoes is that it’s a delicious MAKE-AHEAD side dish that can instantly be transformed into a MAKE-AHEAD main dish with the addition of some chopped ham!

If you’re looking for a hearty winter meal (or yummy potato side dish) this is the recipe for you!

Easy 7-Layer Chip Dip

posted by Andrea | 06/15/2016 | 10 comments

One of my most favorite “Mexican-ish” snacks (or side dishes) is this yummy 7-layer chip dip. It’s SO quick and easy to make and it tastes absolutely delicious with tortilla chips or corn chips.

If you’re looking for a ridiculously easy, make-ahead cold side dish for an upcoming summer gathering, this layer dip should do the trick!

Baked Herbed Potato Wedges

posted by Andrea | 05/4/2016 | 18 comments

This recipe for baked herbed potato wedges goes great with burgers, brats, grilled chicken, baked chicken, and more. They are perfectly crunchy on the outside, but soft on the inside, and they have TONS of flavor without a lot of salt.

I have a feeling these potato wedges will show up frequently in my summer meal plans!

Simple Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

posted by Andrea | 03/16/2016 | 17 comments

Roasted asparagus is one of my favorite veggies — especially with the addition of a little Parmesan cheese!

If you’re looking for a delicious way to add a little Spring flavor to your dinner table, I would highly recommend trying this recipe.

Easy Broccoli Bacon Salad

posted by Andrea | 03/3/2016 | 24 comments

I recently found a really great deal on broccoli at Costco… and since it’s my kid’s favorite vegetable, we’ve been buying and eating A LOT of broccoli lately.

And with spring just around the corner, I thought it might be fitting to share a super simple broccoli salad recipe that I’ve been making for years.

My Favorite “Fancy” Green Beans

posted by Andrea | 01/13/2016 | 7 comments

Green beans are my most favorite vegetable… and even though Dave doesn’t necessarily share my intense love of green beans, he has really enjoyed the beans I’ve been making lately (I’m sure the bacon doesn’t hurt my efforts!)

If you’re looking for a new (but extremely simple) way to cook green beans, give this recipe a try!

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

posted by Andrea | 06/25/2015 | 2 comments

A couple weeks ago, we ended up with LOTS of extra baked potatoes after a party we had at our house… and there was no way I was letting them go to waste.

Today’s recipe (if you can even call it a recipe) is a super simple, super yummy way to repurpose leftover baked potatoes — and best of all, it’s something you can easily make ahead of time for a busy weeknight meal!

Simple Roasted Carrots

posted by Andrea | 03/25/2015 | 11 comments

These roasted carrots are SO simple to make, require almost zero hands-on time, and they can even be made in the microwave if you’re short on time! Oh yeah, and they taste amazing!

If you’re looking for a simple side dish you can pop in the oven with whatever else you’re making, I’d highly recommend giving this recipe a whirl

Delicious (Make-Ahead) Layered Lettuce Salad

posted by Andrea | 01/13/2015 | 21 comments

For several months now, I’ve been on the look-out for a lettuce salad that can be made ahead (without wilting) and enjoyed as leftovers (without getting soggy). I didn’t think I would ever find a recipe… until last month!

Not only can this salad be made ahead and enjoyed for days, it can also be made from pretty much any salad-type ingredients you have in the house — oh, and it tastes amazing!

Cheesy Pesto Crescent Bites

posted by Andrea | 12/2/2014 | 14 comments

If you’re looking for a super simple, last-minute appetizer idea to bring to a holiday party — or just a really quick side dish for dinner tonight, this recipe should satisfy!

Spaghetti Squash Pasta Substitute

posted by Andrea | 11/25/2014 | 18 comments

Pasta is one of my favorite comfort foods. Thankfully, Dave and Nora share my love for this super frugal, super simple weeknight meal.

However, I recently had the desire to try substituting Spaghetti Squash for pasta in some of our favorite recipes… and today, I’m sharing our thoughts on this healthier swap!

5-Minute Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

posted by Andrea | 10/21/2014 | 13 comments

When it comes to comfort foods like homemade macaroni and cheese, simple is often better… right?

Today, I’m sharing another super simple slow cooker recipe that literally takes 5 minutes to toss the ingredients in. A few hours later, dinner is served!

Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

posted by Andrea | 10/2/2014 | 11 comments

If you or your kids are anything like Nora (with an intense love of cheese and mashed potatoes) this recipe will certainly be a big hit with them.

It’s SO simple, it uses basic ingredients, it can be made ahead, and it travels really well. All winning recipe qualities in my opinion!

Easy Grilled Zucchini

posted by Andrea | 08/19/2014 | 9 comments

Today, I’m sharing a super easy recipe to use up your surplus of zucchini… plus, I’m linking to a bunch of other zucchini recipes as well (one of which involves chocolate!)

Definitely a must-read post if you have extra zucchini lying around!

Cowboy Caviar

posted by Andrea | 07/23/2014 | 15 comments

Several weeks ago, a reader emailed me this recipe — and even before I made it, I knew we would love it.

If you’re looking for a super simple summer side dish that doesn’t require any heat in your kitchen, THIS Cowboy Caviar is for you!

Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes

posted by Andrea | 04/16/2014 | 28 comments

These cheesy hashbrown potatoes are one of our favorite side dishes as they taste amazing with almost any type of meat and vegetable.

This recipe is super simple, super quick to make, and can very easily be assembled a day in advance — definitely a winner in my book!

Yummy BrocoSlaw

posted by Andrea | 12/12/2013 | 7 comments

I’ve never been a huge fan of coleslaw — however, when it comes to BrocoSlaw, I’ll almost always go back up for 2nds or even 3rds. I love the stuff.

BrocoSlaw is versatile enough to work with backyard BBQ’s, a simple sandwich buffet, or even a ham dinner — and today, I’m sharing my super simple recipe for this yummy side dish!