Twice Baked Cauliflower

Twice Baked Cauliflower

Twice Baked Cauliflower is a holiday family favorite around here. All the classic flavors of a twice baked potato lightened up (a little) with cauliflower. *Edit: photos and text within this post have been updated since it’s original post date in 2012. We’re in full “get the house ready to put on the market” mode

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Ramen Salad

Ramen Salad

It’s not truly a holiday or family gathering without Ramen Salad. This super simple side dish brings fresh crunch and unique flavor to any menu. *Edit: photos and text in this post have been updated since its original post date in 2012. The recipe has not changed. With the holidays fast approaching, I’ve got menus

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Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Let’s keep the sides easy this Thanksgiving with Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potatoes. Done in 30 minutes with just a handful of ingredients. Is it too early to start talking Thanksgiving? I apologize in advance if you think it is because I’m totally going there today. It’s only about a month and a half away

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Foil Packet Potatoes with Blue Cheese Dressing

Foil Packet Potatoes with Blue Cheese Dressing

Put a fun spin on a simple side dish with these Foil Packet Potatoes with Blue Cheese Dressing. Minimal preparation and clean up make these a breeze. It’s official, school is back in session. I was fully ready for it but the past few days I have felt crazy anxious and nervous. Those back to school

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Roasted Zucchini Orzo Salad

Roasted Zucchini Orzo Salad

This Roasted Zucchini Orzo Salad uses delicious Greek ingredients and seasonal zucchini for the perfect light and summery side dish.  I love a good pasta or macaroni salad in the summertime. They are the perfect addition to any barbecue (especially this one or this one) but sometimes they can be a little heavy. Or you

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Patriotic Cheesecake Fruit Salad

Patriotic Cheesecake Fruit Salad

Celebrate the 4th of July with this sweet, creamy Patriotic Cheesecake Fruit Salad. It’s packed with juicy blueberries, raspberries and strawberries that are tossed in a creamy cheesecake sauce. The perfect dessert or side dish to celebrate America. It seems crazy to think the 4th of July is right away the corner but here we

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Grilled Corn with Gorgonzola Chive Butter

Grilled Corn with Gorgonzola Chive Butter

Add some personality to your corn on the cob this summer with this Grilled Corn with Gorgonzola Chive Butter. A simple compound butter takes your corn from plain to perfect.  I love corn on the cob. I mean, it’s one of the few things my state is known for so I may get disowned otherwise. Sometimes nothing

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Stir Fried Zoodles

It’s time to make eating your veggies fun and I did it with these Stir Fried Zoodles. With this fun spin, you can make at a restaurant favorite at home for a portion of the price.  If you’ve been a follower for awhile I’m sure you can tell that we love Asian food around here. I mean,

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Bacon Pinto Beans

Bacon Pinto Beans

If you love Chipotle’s pinto beans, look no further because now you can make them at home. Dried pinto beans cook all day in the slow cooker with bacon, onion and garlic to make these flavorful Bacon Pinto Beans. Perfect for rice bowls, nacho night or even on their own. This post contains an affiliate

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