Side Pieces

My Go-To Celebration Salad Recipe

My Go-To Celebration Salad Recipe

I call this go-to recipe a celebration salad because I always seem to make it for parties. It’s delicious but very simple–it calls for spring mix and/or spinach, dried cranberries, crumbled feta cheese, walnuts, and champagne salad dressing. That’s it. Five ingredients available at most […]

Spicy Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Spicy Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts

A sweet and spicy veggie dish that comes together in 20 minutes with just five ingredients

Addictive Massaged Kale Salad

Addictive Massaged Kale Salad

A perfectly tender, flavorful, and seasonal salad that will convince you the words “kale” and “addictive” go together like Barack and Michelle.

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) + How to Pick the Perfect Plantain

Dodo (Fried Plantain) + How to Pick the Perfect 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. 🙂 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 eyes 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

This lemon squash is a current favorite of mine but 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 […]

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.