Category: Side Dishes

Loaded “Totchos”

Would you believe there are people in this world who have never had a tater tot?  I kid you not, I made tater tots one day to accompany some french dip sandwiches for someone (who I shall not name) and they asked me what they were.  I thought maybe they were joking.  I mean, didn’t


Parmesan Roasted Green Beans

I love making oven-roasted vegetables.  It takes away all the active cooking time.  I don’t have to stand at the stove and babysit my vegetables.  And sometimes that’s what makes all the difference during weeknight cooking.  It’s really easy to just throw some veggies on a sheet pan, drizzle with olive oil, add seasoning (salt


Maple-Glazed Carrots

I have a hard time getting the kids to eat vegetables.  And then I visited my friend this past weekend who has a one year old and he’s scarfing down spinach by the fistful.  So I tell myself either of two things has happened here: 1. I’ve done something very wrong in raising my children


Cilantro-Lime Quinoa Salad

I’ve been on a big quinoa kick lately.  To me it’s one of the most versatile complex carbohydrates.  And also a pretty easy side dish to make. I like the fact that you can add anything you want to it and it’s kind of hard to screw up; you can flavor it however you want


Fancy Black Beans

Sometimes I like to take something from a can and make it fancy.  Let’s face it, it’s just plain easy to open a can sometimes when you need a side dish for lunch or dinner, but sometimes, that can just isn’t enough.  Which is when it’s time to make it fancy!  Now of course my


Balsamic Roasted Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes

I love to oven roast my vegetables.  I used to be a big fan of stir-fry, but now I find that it takes too much “active time”.  Whereas when I roast my veggies in the oven, I can put them on a sheet tray and walk away.  And if I line that sheet tray with


Southwestern Style Hash

I love hash.  Such a simple, yet filling way to incorporate veggies and potatoes into one dish!  I think I could eat hash every day if KB and the kids would eat it too.  My favorite way to eat hash is with a fried egg on top for breakfast.  However, it’s also good as a


Potato Salad…with Bacon!

I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not usually a potato salad girl.  I mean, I like potatoes and salad, but almost NEVER make potato salad. I think at a picnic, I much prefer macaroni salad to potato salad, not really sure why because they have almost the exact same ingredients, except one has potatoes


Cheesy Zucchini

Zucchini is misunderstood.  It’s one of my favorite vegetables, yet I only seem to get it in the summer and do the same things with it; grill it or stir fry it.  I’ve been trying to find ways to expand my zucchini repertoire.  I bought a spiralizer and tried to convince the kids that the


Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Cherry Tomatoes

So I moved.  And I’m stuck in a rut in a hotel room with a “kitchen.”  I use that term loosely because it basically consists of a refrigerator, stove, sink, dishwasher and microwave.  And 2 tiny pots and 4 plates and some silverware.  I couldn’t exist here for more than a week.  But the good