Posts Tagged ‘side dish’

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 | 23 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 | 16 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 | 20 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 | 13 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 | 35 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!

The Most Delicious Semi-Homemade Cornbread

posted by Andrea | 11/20/2013 | 20 comments

One of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes (right up there with stuffing and applesauce) is super moist, homemade cornbread. It just makes the meal if you ask me.

If you’re looking for a REALLY easy, “tastes-like-it’s-from-scratch” cornbread recipe — you’ll want to give this one a try!

Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes

posted by Andrea | 09/16/2013 | 20 comments

As I’ve mentioned before, we are BIG potato-lovers over here. Because of this, I’m always on the look out for quick and simple potato recipes to add to our weekly menus.

Today’s recipe most definitely fits my “quick” and “simple” week-day meal requirements, but is delicious enough to serve for a more lavish weekend dinner with company… and yes, Nora likes them 🙂

Super Simple Grilled Corn on the Cob

posted by Andrea | 07/18/2013 | 11 comments

Corn on the cob is one of my favorite things about summer — and although the Michigan-grown corn isn’t quite ready yet, there’s been plenty of great deals on “fresh” corn on the cob at our local grocery stores.

Today, I’m sharing my super simple “recipe” for grilled corn on the cob!

Baked Potatoes 101

posted by Andrea | 07/1/2013 | 19 comments

Dave and I are huge potato fans — and since potatoes are one of the very few things Nora will actually eat, we eat potatoes A LOT. Nora’s favorite is mashed potatoes, but Dave and I are pretty big on baked potatoes — specifically loaded baked potatoes.

Today, I’m sharing a bunch of different ways to bake potatoes, our favorite potato toppings, and how we use baked potato leftovers.

Hot Fruit Salad (in the Slow Cooker)

posted by Andrea | 01/21/2013 | 25 comments

Fruit salad… in a slow cooker? Yes, you read that right — and it is one of my all-time favorite fruit salad recipes!

It’s so simple and uses mostly non-perishable canned fruits, so you can always keep the ingredients on hand for a last-minute side dish.

8-Minute Applesauce… in the Microwave!

posted by Andrea | 11/15/2012 | 3 comments

Last week, I snatched up a huge bag of Michigan apples on the discount produce rack… and while many were still good for eating, a few were quite bruised and mushy.

So instead of baking bread or a pie, I decided to make a very small batch of homemade applesauce… in the microwave. After cooking the apples for 8 minutes, the sauce was ready, and my kitchen smelled fabulous!

Caramel Apple Salad

posted by Andrea | 10/15/2012 | 11 comments

If you’re in the mood for caramel apples but don’t necessarily feel like going through all the work and making a sticky mess out of your kitchen; take 10 minutes to make this delicious, light, fluffy Caramel Apple Salad instead.

It’s so good, you could even use it as a dessert!