Side Dishes

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Creamy Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

This creamy garlic mashed cauliflower is a great healthier alternative to mashed potatoes and will have you questioning why you didn’t try it sooner. It’s the perfect side dish for a variety of meals and is a subtle way to increase the amount of vegetables you consume. Who loves mashed […]

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Goat Cheese Risotto

This simple goat cheese risotto is loaded with, you guessed it, goat cheese and Parmesan cheese and is the perfect side dish for a variety of meals. Hope everyone had a great holiday! I figured as we enter the new year, it’s time for me to reintroduce two of my […]

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Cheddar Pierogies

Inspired by a dish where the popularity knows no bounds in Poland, these homemade cheddar pierogies might make you think you’re in Poland eating them! Ahh pierogies! Who doesn’t love them? Well surprisingly, Lauren had never even had them until 3 years ago. Portland is well-known for their food carts […]

close-up of shaved brussels sprouts with bacon on white plate

Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Everything is better with bacon and this shaved Brussels sprouts with bacon is no different. It’s an easy side dish that’s perfect for the holidays. I’m always on the lookout for new ways to make Brussels sprouts. My go-to is normally roasted Brussels sprouts. But last Christmas, my wife’s Aunt […]

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan

This easy roasted Brussels sprouts with parmesan recipe is the perfect side dish. It isn’t your Grandma’s brussels sprouts so it’s definitely worth a try. Do you like Brussels sprouts? If I had asked you 10 years ago, the answer might have been a resounding “No!” But now you can’t […]

Baked parmesan zucchini chips in small bowl on wood cutting board

Parmesan Zucchini Chips

These baked parmesan zucchini chips are a great healthy alternative to many side dishes including fresh fries and couldn’t be easier to make. I had never been a huge fan of zucchini as it just didn’t have much flavor to me. That was until I realized that you can actually […]

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Crispy Baked Parmesan Green Beans

Crispy baked parmesan green beans. I was looking for some side dish recipes on Food Network, but nothing really hit the spot for me. I did see a few recipes with green beans, but who loves plain old green beans? If you nodded your head, more power to you but […]

Healthy Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Baked sweet potato fries. Who doesn’t love french fries? The problem is they aren’t the best thing for you. Now have you had sweet potato fries? These days, most people have but today is about healthy sweet potato fries. These healthy sweet potato fries have a minimal amount of ingredients […]

Southwestern Brussels Sprouts

Southwestern Brussels Sprouts

You’ve probably had roasted Brussels sprouts, but have you had southwestern Brussels sprouts loaded with spices and cheese? I’ll admit it, sometimes I get lazy with side dishes. My go-to is just some roasted broccoli because it’s easy and tastes good. But every once in a while I step up […]

Baked Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese

Baked cheddar macaroni and cheese. Christmas is just around the corner, which means many families will be getting together for breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinners. Once I started to get into cooking, one of the first things I wanted to make was macaroni and cheese. I made it a goal […]