Side Pieces

Brown Butter Roasted Garlic Mac & Cheese

Brown Butter Roasted Garlic Mac & Cheese

A classic mac & cheese recipe elevated with two flavorful twists

Dodo (Fried Plantain)

Dodo (Fried Plantain)

Easily pick and fry the best dodo (fried plantain) with this simple recipe.

Veggie Noodles 3 Ways

Veggie Noodles 3 Ways

Easy and delicious recipe variations for veggie noodles 3 ways with sweet potato, zucchini, and butternut squash spirals My latest food obsession is veggie noodles. They are so fun to cook with and guilt-free to eat! I have a spiralizer of my own but, let’s […]

Easy Roasted Root Veggies

Easy Roasted Root Veggies

Make these easy roasted root veggies–carrots, red and white potatoes, and beets with just a few other ingredients– for your next Fall dinner.

Summery Lemon Garlic Potatoes

Summery Lemon Garlic Potatoes

Summery lemon garlic potatoes are a flavorful side dish that come together in two steps with just a few ingredients.

Deluxe Mac & Cheese

Deluxe Mac & Cheese

Are y’all tired of cheese-related posts yet? If so (which I don’t understand), don’t fret. This is the last one…for a while. ūüôā This deluxe mac & cheese incorporates a bit of the French mimolette cheese I was introduced to at the Cheeses of Europe […]

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Brie

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Brie

When I reflect on famous childhood villains, Scar from the Lion King, Freddy Krueger, and the Leprechaun had¬†nothing¬†on brussels sprouts.¬†They were the bane of every TV¬†kid’s¬†existence. I counted myself lucky that my mother never served them to us. I thought my siblings and I were […]

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

This little recipe here is tried and true, y’all. I can make it with my eye closed. That might be a bit of an exaggeration but I do feel I’ve gotten the hang of mashed potatoes and consider these a go-to family recipe. And don’t […]

Zesty Lemon Squash

Zesty Lemon Squash

I did not eat much squash growing up. In fact, I can count on one hand the number of times it was served to me before the age of eighteen and each occasion was at my maternal grandma’s house. My grandma is an amazing cook. […]

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

With the Super Bowl looming over us, I thought it would be fitting to share¬†a super simple side dish/snack that just happens to be a finger food. These sweet potato fries fit that bill. Sweet potatoes seem inherently healthier than your average baking potatoes, so […]

Rosemary Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Rosemary Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

I love making and serving roasted red potatoes. They are a beautiful addition to any meal, especially a holiday table, and always look like they required more effort than I actually put into them. I typically keep them simple with just garlic, onion, and spices. […]

Garlicky Green Beans & Mushrooms

Garlicky Green Beans & Mushrooms

Have you ever come across a¬†#struggleplate on social media? One thing¬†that pops up on many posts associated with this hashtag is a pile of canned green beans. Don’t get me wrong–I’m sure I ate canned green beans as a kid, when both my parents worked […]

Ginger Curry Carrots

Ginger Curry Carrots

An easy and flavorful side dish that is ready in just about 30 minutes.