Category: Side Dishes

Super Easy Holiday Side Dishes

Super Easy Holiday Side Dishes

[ 0 ] December 16, 2014 |

  Five Easy  Side Dishes to put on your Holiday Menu! I have assembled five of the best side dish recipes to help your holiday cooking go better. Here are five quick and easy side dish recipes: These amazing vegetable side dishes will make your Holiday Dinner memorable.  Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts and Dried […]

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Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

[ 1 ] November 20, 2014 |

Cauliflower with its mild flavor and changeable texture has been proclaimed the start of 2014.  This crucifer can be cooked every which way and pairs with just about anything. Cooked in the oven, cauliflower taste nutty and sweet. With its mustard glaze, this recipe for roasted cauliflower make an elegant side dish. When buying cauliflower, […]

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Roasted Acorn Squash with Pine Nuts

Roasted Acorn Squash with Pine Nuts

[ 1 ] November 13, 2014 |

Roasted Acorn Squash with Pine Nuts, with its lovely orange flesh makes an elegant side dish. The acorn squash is roasted at 400F, which concentrates its flavor and brings some sweetness to this fabulous meal. This dish pairs particularly very well with roasted chicken or turkey.   Pleasantly sweet and delicious, pine nuts bring some […]

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Broccoli with Ginger Garlic Sauce

Broccoli with Ginger Garlic Sauce

[ 1 ] April 4, 2014 |

Fresh gingerroot and garlic add extra flavor to simple, steamed broccoli. This is a quick, easy side dish packed with nutrients. Steam broccoli for a few minutes first and then stir fry with garlic and ginger in a flavorful asian sauce made from soy sauce and chili garlic sauce. If you are looking  to add a […]

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How to Make Homemade Refried Beans

How to Make Homemade Refried Beans

[ 4 ] January 14, 2014 |

Who loves Mexican food? Making homemade refried beans adds incredible taste, texture, and frugality over the canned version. Face it, anything that comes in a can has been processed, with hydrogenated oils, preservatives, and who knows what else added. I prefer healthy, cheap, and delish over canned food any day. So get ready to make the […]

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Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

[ 2 ] December 30, 2013 |

  Roasted Brussels Sprouts are quite tasty and delicious. They have a nutty flavor. If you are not a fan of brussels sprouts, wait until you try this recipe. This recipe is quite simple: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto, dried cranberries and pecans; toss with a balsamic vinaigrette.   5.0 from 1 reviews BALSAMIC ROASTED […]

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Red Dried Fruit Chutney

Red Dried Fruit Chutney

[ 4 ] December 14, 2013 |

Today we’re making Red Dried Fruit Chutney. Chutney is a condiment which usually consists of a mix of chopped fruits, vinegar, spices, and sugar cooked into a chunky spread. Most chutneys are on the spicy-hot side, but it’s easy to adjust the heat factor to your liking. This Red Dried Fruit Chutney is not spicy, […]

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Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash Rings

Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash Rings

[ 2 ] November 23, 2013 |

Food is such a seasonal thing, and even though squash is available in every season, it still reminds me of fall. This recipe for Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash Rings makes an elegant and healthy fall side dish. Acorn squash is easy to recognize; it looks like a giant acorn. It’s one of the most popular winter […]

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Quick and Foolproof-Classic Cranberry Orange Sauce

Quick and Foolproof-Classic Cranberry Orange Sauce

[ 6 ] November 21, 2013 |

  Just in time for your Thanksgiving dinner and holiday celebrations, this classic recipe for Cranberry Orange Sauce is quick to make and positively foolproof. It pairs wonderfully with turkey, and once you try it, you’ll never be satisfied with canned cranberry again. Ever. Don’t even think about it. Cranberries have wonderful health benefits, too. […]

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Heavenly Quinoa and Sweet Potato Cakes

Heavenly Quinoa and Sweet Potato Cakes

[ 17 ] November 12, 2013 |

These Quinoa and Sweet Potato Cakes are little patties of heaven! The seasoning and texture are just perfect. I’m officially addicted to these. I’m always looking for more ways to cook with quinoa, and even if I have to brag, I must say these patties are absolutely delicious. If you have leftover quinoa, these quinoa […]

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Apple-Suffed Acorn Squash

Apple-Suffed Acorn Squash

[ 1 ] November 11, 2013 |

This apple stuffed acorn squash recipe makes a delightful side dish. Colorful and tasty. Winter squash come  in many varieties, colors, and sizes. I use butternut squash and acorn squash most frequently because they have a pleasing flavor.  Winter squash are starchy vegetables and tend to range from slightly sweet to fairly sweet. Choose a […]

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Walnut Rosemary Bread

Walnut Rosemary Bread

[ 0 ] September 25, 2013 |

I wish you could smell the aroma of this walnut rosemary bread. I’ve just pulled it out of my bread machine as I write this. Yes, when I bake bread, I cheat. I’ll never be as good a baker as my grandfather was. He was a baker by trade, and he’d never have used a […]

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Ratatouille

Ratatouille

[ 1 ] August 28, 2013 |

A French Classic, ratatouille is a bowl of summer vegetables. Large chunks of tender vegetables, impregnated with rich flavors of the summer sun.   Ratatouille is usually served as a side dish, but may also be served as a meal on its own. Most importantly, ratatouille needs time and good ingredients.     Ratatouille   Print […]

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Orzo Salad with Three Peppers and Olives “Cooking Planit T-fal Giveaway”

Orzo Salad with Three Peppers and Olives “Cooking Planit T-fal Giveaway”

[ 3 ] August 25, 2013 |

    This is such a colorful dish it can’t help but be delicious too! It’s great served warm or cold. The orzo salad recipe is written as vegan, but feel free to add some crumbled feta or goat cheese for extra zing. Are you familiar with Cooking Planit? First things first  Cooking Planit  isn’t just […]

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Pine-Nut Crusted Eggplant “Cooking Planit T-fal Giveaway”

Pine-Nut Crusted Eggplant “Cooking Planit T-fal Giveaway”

[ 196 ] August 24, 2013 |

What a great way to dress up eggplant. This recipe is crispy, tasty, easy and even a little fancy looking. Baby eggplant works great because it’s easier to use the smaller pieces. Parmesan cheese is totally optional, but it does add a nice final touch to the eggplant. You can also omit the butter for […]

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Pizza Nachos

Pizza Nachos

[ 2 ] July 21, 2013 |

Friday night is usually Pizza Night. These nachos go well with italian flavors. The tortilla chips are evenly covered with an array of toppings including  pizza sauce,  cheeses, pepperoni, as well as fresh vegetables. The great thing about these pizza nachos, is that you can make them your own way and use your imagination by […]

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