Category Archives: Side Dishes

Potatoes Dauphinoise

Potatoes, cheese and cream. I mean really, how much more delicious or decadent can you get? It took about 2 seconds to realize I needed to make this when I made a special lamb loin dinner for my hubby last … Continue reading

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Chimichurri for a Cause

I am all for supporting a good cause. Especially if it is for someone as sweet as my friend Jey over at The Jey of Cooking. After her mother received a life saving heart transplant, she decided to start raising … Continue reading

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Tips & Tricks: Cooking and Freezing Perfect Brown Rice

I used to hate cooking brown rice. I always screwed it up and I felt like it took forever! Then one of my Chefs showed me the best way I’ve found to cook brown rice and I will never look … Continue reading

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French Onion Tart

I called this a French onion tart not because it is necessarily “French” but more so because it tastes like a thick cheesy bowl of French onion soup, in tart form of course. The caramelized onions are sweet, the Swiss … Continue reading

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Fresh Whole Wheat Pasta

I feel like it should go without saying that I love pasta. Honestly, who doesn’t? It’s hard to really compare fresh pasta to dried pasta. Dried pasta, like what you buy in the store, really needs to be cooked to … Continue reading

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Quinoa Pilaf with Corn and Jalapenos

It’s hard to believe I had never had quinoa. I see it everywhere and when you are trying to eat healthier, variety with your side dishes really matter! After seeing this recipe over at Cooking with the Big Dogs, I … Continue reading

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Cheddar Scallion Biscuits

It seems fitting. My last semester of culinary school starts this week and I (perhaps not humbly so) think I have finally mastered making an amazing biscuit! It doesn’t surprise me that I found this recipe on Smitten Kitchen. Can … Continue reading

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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

I love it when simple dishes blow me away. I’m a firm believer that a recipe doesn’t need to be complicated for it to be amazing. This dish is effortless, delicious and presents beautifully at any table. The salty prosciutto … Continue reading

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Ratatouille

A side dish so delicious they made a movie out of it! 🙂 Ok, now that I’ve got that out of my system. Let me tell you about this amazing side dish. I had a hard time convincing my husband … Continue reading

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Skillet Scalloped Corn

I’m always on the look out for a new side dish. Sometimes, the usual sides can get boring. This recipe caught my attention when I saw a short preparation time and the fact that it’s made on the stove top. During the Holidays, the … Continue reading

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Curried Corn

There are so many things about culinary school that I love. I’ve made some amazing friends who are just as passionate about food as I am. I’ve also been blessed to learn under Chefs who I really admire and respect. … Continue reading

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Mexican Sour Cream Rice

I am always looking for a side to serve with Mexican food. This dish was recommended by a woman on a cooking forum I frequent. I’m so glad I tried it. This rice dish is perfect for potlucks, it’s cheesy, … Continue reading

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Salsa Verde

I adore salsa verde. Usually when we get it at a restaurant it is insanely hot. Only because hubby always orders the crazy hot death salsa and they usually use salsa verde as the vehicle to deliver death peppers. 😉 … Continue reading

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Chorizo, Potato and Mushroom Hash

Sometimes breakfast just sounds delicious at 6 pm. Brinner? Yes please! I was originally planning on making this hash with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce but it didn’t work out that way. Turns out when you are recovering from some … Continue reading

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Roasted Tomatoes with an Herb Cheese Crust

So my sweet friend Abby bought me a few really beautiful heirloom tomatoes while she was at her local farmers market. I love heirloom tomatoes! They are sweet, not acidic and even my husband who won’t usually eat a raw … Continue reading

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Creamed Spinach

I love getting creamed spinach anytime I go out for steak. I don’t really know why I’ve never made it at home, maybe its because I rarely have fresh spinach on hand. This week I’ve really been trying to clean … Continue reading

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Crash Hot Potatoes

There are quite a few recipes that have made it from blog to blog in the food world in the last few years. I’ve seen these potatoes on several blogs (original recipe courtesy of Pioneer Woman) and decided it was … Continue reading

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Chicken Picatta and Duchess Potatoes

I am so sad that I spent 20 something years of my life not eating Chicken Picatta because I didn’t like capers. It turns out, I don’t like over cooked, shriveled up capers but fresh briney capers are delicious! I … Continue reading

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Garlic Dill New Potatoes

I love finding new ways to serve potatoes. The same old mashed potatoes and roasted potatoes can get old. These are super tasty and easy. I will tell you this though, make sure everybody gets some because they give you … Continue reading

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Cheesy Pesto Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes

I am a big fan of getting the most out of anywhere I am cooking. If I am roasting something in the oven and have some extra room, I will roast some garlic. I also do this when I boil … Continue reading

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Day 12: Grilled London Broil and Risotto

There are several things I love about this dinner. 1. Risotto is one of those dishes that isn’t really hard, but it makes you feel like an accomplished Chef-y pants when you do it right. 2. I love embracing the … Continue reading

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Day 4: Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon Herb Crust

Who doesn’t love Macaroni and Cheese? I mean honestly. I’m sure there are a few of you out there, but the general consensus says Mac and Cheese is one of the best things ever created. As awesome as Mac and … Continue reading

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German Potato Salad

I have never really been a fan of mayonnaise based potato salads. In my opinion they are usually just too heavy on the mayonnaise and have no flavor! This warm German Potato Salad is packed with flavor and really makes … Continue reading

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Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

I love starchy sides. I can’t help it! I find comfort in an awesome pile of fluffy, creamy mashed potatoes. It’s kinda funny though how people get into food habits. We make the same sides all the time! Usually I … Continue reading

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