CHEESY BAKED ZUCCHINI FRIES

CHEESY BAKED ZUCCHINI FRIES

These cheesy, baked zucchini fries are so savory, crispy, and delicious that your family won’t believe they are actually a healthy side dish.  The fries are amazing dipped in this Creamy Cilantro Jalapeno Sauce. I try to eat healthier but I don’t want to give…

EASY DIRTY RICE

EASY DIRTY RICE

Dirty rice is a Cajun classic usually served as a side dish.  This version is hearty enough to serve as a main course. I like to make this a spicy meal by serving this Cajun classic with Extra Flavorful Jalapeno Poppers, a few Southern Hush…

CRISPY OVEN BAKED POTATO WEDGES

CRISPY OVEN BAKED POTATO WEDGES

When you are craving french fries, these crispy oven-baked potato wedges make an easy and healthy side dish.  Your family will never guess that these ‘fries’ are actually good for them. There’s nothing like a crisp, salty, greasy french fry to satisfy a craving for…

EASY SAUTEED GARLIC BROCCOLINI

EASY SAUTEED GARLIC BROCCOLINI

This healthy side dish is an easy and delicious way to eat your veggies and its ready in 15 minutes. Broccolini is one of those designer vegetables.  Kinda like the designer breed dogs, like all those “oodles” you see everywhere these days. Developed in the…

WHITE WINE AND HERB GRAVY

WHITE WINE AND HERB GRAVY

Gravy is a Thanksgiving essential and this classic gravy recipe is a holiday staple.  But why do so many of us (me, included) feel overwhelmed by the thought of making a smooth, flavorful, perfect turkey gravy?   Well, no more!  If you can stir with a…

YANKEE HERBED BREAD STUFFING

YANKEE HERBED BREAD STUFFING

This homemade stuffing recipe is buttery, herby, and oh so savory.  Whether you stuff the bird with it or bake it in a casserole dish, this stuffing tastes like what grandma used to make.   Stuffing is one of my favorite dishes and yet, I only…

HOMEMADE CRANBERRY SAUCE

HOMEMADE CRANBERRY SAUCE

You are going to love how easy it is to make this classic Thanksgiving recipe.  With only six ingredients and less than 30 minutes, you can whip up this perfectly sweet and tart sauce.   Nothing says holiday like a beautiful, garnet-colored, cranberry sauce.  It adds…

MARMALADE RUM GLAZED CARROTS

MARMALADE RUM GLAZED CARROTS

This is such an easy side dish that is also delicious.  Baby carrots are steamed until tender and then glazed with thick, sweet orange marmalade and rum sauce. There are the broccoli casseroles, the shaved brussels sprouts, and the green bean casseroles on every holiday…

SAVORY BUTTERNUT SQUASH CASSEROLE

SAVORY BUTTERNUT SQUASH CASSEROLE

This easy Thanksgiving recipe is a perfect combination of savory, buttery, and just a hint of sweetness.  It is a great compliment to the sweet marshmallow, whipped sweet potatoes that grace most people’s holiday table. I love the flavors in this casserole.  There is sweetness…

MOM’S CANDIED SWEET POTATOES

MOM’S CANDIED SWEET POTATOES

A classic Thanksgiving side dish of yams or sweet potatoes that are glazed with butter, brown sugar, orange juice, and cinnamon sauce.  It’s the perfect complement to your holiday table. These candied yams are such a nice side dish to the Thanksgiving table.  They are…

SAUTEED HARICOTS VERTS

SAUTEED HARICOTS VERTS

A simple vegetable recipe that uses tender, thin, French green beans, butter, shallots, lemon juice, and herbs for an easy side dish that is full of flavor. Haricot Verts are a thinner, shorter green bean that is sweeter and more robust in flavor and very…

CHILI LIME BAKED SWEET POTATO FRIES

CHILI LIME BAKED SWEET POTATO FRIES

An easy and healthy side dish recipe that is sweet from the potato and honey, spicy from and tangy from the cayenne and chili powder, and tangy from the lime.  So delicious and crispy, your family won’t believe that they aren’t fried. I am a…

MAPLE MISO GLAZED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

MAPLE MISO GLAZED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

These roasted vegetables are deliciously salty, tangy, and sweet.  Even those who typically dislike brussels sprouts enjoy this dish. Perfect on your holiday table, these roasted vegetables are easy enough for a weeknight dinner.   This recipe isn’t going to get super crispy and crunchy bits,…

SOUTHERN HUSHPUPPIES

SOUTHERN HUSHPUPPIES

These golden, fried balls of savory cornmeal are the perfect complement to fried fish or barbecue.  This Southern recipe is as easy as it is delicious. Hushpuppies are one of those familiar, comforting dishes that bring back fond memories of family dinners, casual meals on…

STEAKHOUSE CREAMED SPINACH

STEAKHOUSE CREAMED SPINACH

This easy side dish for creamed spinach is a decadent, creamy dish that is also low carb.  Sure to become a family favorite, it tastes like what you order at those fancy restaurants but is cheaper and ready in about 30 minutes. Creamed spinach is…