Browsing Category : Side Dishes

Italian Style Salad: Romaine mix, butter, and baby red lettuces, radicchio, Roma tomatoes, red onion, pepperoncini, Parmesan cheese, and croutons.

Italian Style Salad

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Italian Style Salad features Romaine salad mix, Roma tomatoes, red onion, pepperoncini, Parmesan cheese, and croutons. It is so simple and so flavorful! I really like salad, and we usually just eat an iceberg blend. But every now and again I like to mix ip up a bit. If I really want to dress up the salad I am serving as an…

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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes feature thinly slice layered potatoes topped with a cheesy béchamel sauce made of milk, butter, flour, onion, and cheese.

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes: Layers of thinly sliced potatoes with a creamy, gooey, cheesy sauce poured over them and then they are baked to perfection. So delicious! You may be thinking, another potato recipe?! Yep. I just love ’em. Throw in some cheese and I am in love. These Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes are one of my favorites. Oh, who am I…

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Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Green Beans combine string beans, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and water to make a healthy, tasty, quick, and easy side dish.

Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Green Beans

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Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Green Beans is an easy, healthy, and tasty side dish! My favorite side dishes to make are like this Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Green Beans. This dish only requires a few ingredients, is inexpensive, is healthy, and is quick and easy. I love it when that happens! These green beans differ from the canned type…

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Italian Herbs and Cheese Spaghetti Squash is delicious and easy to prepare. It makes the perfect side dish, but could also be served as the main course.

Italian Herbs and Cheese Spaghetti Squash

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Italian Herbs and Cheese Spaghetti Squash is delicious and easy to prepare. It makes the perfect side dish, but could also be served as the main course. We are always looking for new side dishes and I keep seeing recipes for spaghetti squash. So, I got on the internet to find a recipe I could adapt to fit our taste…

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Refreshing Winter Fruit Salad features red and green apple, kiwi, strawberry, pineapple, and mandarin oranges topped with a honey lemon dressing. Healthy!

Refreshing Winter Fruit Salad

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Refreshing Winter Fruit Salad is easy, healthy, and delicious! We love eating fruit all winter long, and this Refreshing Winter Fruit Salad is one of our favorite ways to eat it. This fruit salad also stores well, so we can prepare it and have it ready in the fridge whenever we want a sweet, yet healthy snack. I call it…

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Jalapeno Potato Poppers feature jalapenos, cream cheese, bacon and cheddar cheese stuffed into a mini potato. Like twice baked potatoes. Just 5 ingredients!

Jalapeno Potato Poppers #SundaySupper

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Jalapeno Potato Poppers have everything a jalapeno popper has, but in a potato! I love potatoes! They are yummy no matter how they are prepared. So when I was coming up with an idea for an appetizer for Sunday Supper I decided to to make Jalapeno Potato Poppers. It seemed like a good idea to put all of the ingredients…

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Spaghetti Squash & Apples

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Roasted Spaghetti Squash & Apples makes a healthy dessert or side dish! This Spaghetti Squash & Apples recipe is so easy and only requires 6 ingredients. It makes a great side dish and an even better healthy dessert. Apple, brown sugar, and cinnamon give it just the right amount of sweetness. We really love dessert at our house. When we…

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes are flavored with honey, cinnamon, butter, milk, and salt. Just 6 ingredients. Great for Thanksgiving or any night of the week!

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes are healthful and tasty! This recipe for Mashed Sweet Potatoes is super easy, and steaming them keeps their nutritional value. I just love potatoes of all kinds, sweet potatoes included. We used to only eat sweet potatoes over the holidays. When we started eating healthier I began making them to replace regular potatoes some of the time.…

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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes only require 5 ingredients; butter, brown sugar, milk, mini marshmallows, and of course, sweet potatoes. Traditional and delicious!

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes #SundaySupper

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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are perfect any time of the year! These Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes only require 5 ingredients, that’s it! We love the taste of sweet potatoes and this version is simple and delicious. One of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes is sweet potatoes with butter, brown sugar, and miniature marshmallows on top. I have never used a recipe,…

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Macaroni & Cheese Salad combines elbow macaroni, cheese cubes, celery, red onion, Dijon mustard, mayo, sour cream, salt, pepper, and sugar.

Macaroni & Cheese Salad

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Macaroni & Cheese Salad is a great side dish for lunch or dinner. This Macaroni & Cheese Salad is really easy to make! It is great with a lot of different main dishes and even sandwiches. This would also be good to take to a potluck or family gathering. I usually make it as a side dish to go with…

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Easy Parmesan Roasted Green Beans are coated with a mixture of olive oil, bread crumbs, cheese, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Simple and delicious!

Parmesan Roasted Green Beans

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Parmesan Roasted Green Beans are simple and delicious! This recipe for Parmesan Roasted Green Beans is a great way to “dress up” plain ol’ green beans. I like them cooked until they almost look burnt. They become so tender. This kind of green bean looks so fancy, as opposed to the canned variety. Not that I don’t eat the canned…

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Ina Garten’s Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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Ina Garten’s Baked Sweet Potato Fries are easy, fast, and flavorful! These sweet potato fries are super simple and quick. Two of my favorite things! The brown sugar adds to their sweetness, while the salt and pepper give them a savory flavor. Baking these at a high temperature helps them to brown, leaving the delicious carmelization. The brown sugar also aids…

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This Orange Sticky Rice makes a great side to any main dish. Orange juice, chicken broth, and onion dress up plain rice in this delicious side dish.

Orange Sticky Rice

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This Orange Sticky Rice is cirtus-y, sticky and delicious! It is a great side dish to go with chicken or fish. I did a little research and learned that some sticky rice is made by using glutinous or sushi rice, and some recipes are made with regular ol’ long grain rice. This recipe is made with long grain rice, and…

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These Fried Potatoes are tender and fluffy on the inside, crisp and flavorful on the outside. Easy and worth the time it takes to make them.

Fried Potatoes

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Another great “tater” recipe from my kitchen to yours! These Fried Potatoes are totally worth the time it takes to cook them. And, like most of my recipes, simple. Adding a little onion and garlic powder as well as salt and pepper give them great flavor. Control how these Fried Potatoes turn out by adjusting the time that they cook. Cook them…

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Homemade Macaroni & Cheese is a great alternative to the boxed kind. Much better for you, it is cheesy, creamy and delicious. Classic comfort food!

Homemade Macaroni & Cheese

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Making Homemade Macaroni & Cheese is easy! Homemade Macaroni & Cheese is actually pretty simple. Monterrey Jack cheese and paprika make this version a little different than what you might be used to. It is easier than you think to make this yummy comfort food. While the boxed variety of this dish is good if you are short on time, or…

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Want a light potato salad recipe? This version combines red potatoes and onions, sweet pickles, celery, plain yogurt, mayo, and a little Dijon mustard.

Light Potato Salad

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My recipe for Light Potato Salad combines creamy red potatoes with sweet red onion, crunchy sweet pickles, crisp celery, light mayo, plain yogurt to make it lighter, and a little Dijon mustard to give it a little zip. It is so delicious! I love potatoes in any way, and I chose to use mayo with olive oil and nonfat yogurt…

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Potato Wedges are seasoned, drizzled with olive oil and then baked to perfection. They are easy to prepare and go great with beef, chicken, pork, or fish.

Potato Wedges

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These Potato Wedges are crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, with just the right amount of spices to give them great flavor. I am a meat and potatoes kinda girl and so I prepare potatoes in just about every way possible. When I was a young cook we ate them mashed probably two or three nights a week.…

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This Creamed Peas recipe will have your kids begging for peas. Canned peas, butter, milk, and sugar transform canned peas into a dish everyone will love.

Creamed Peas

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These Creamed Peas are not the peas you refused to eat as a kid. No, these are creamy and sweet and delicious! Getting my kids to eat their peas was very easy once I started making them this way. Gone were the days of them whining and saying, “I don’t like peas”. I have even had people that normally don’t like…

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All you need are Brussels sprouts, apples, olive oil, salt and pepper to make this quick, easy and delicious recipe for Burnt Brussels Sprouts and Apples.

Burnt Brussels Sprouts & Apples

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This recipe for Burnt Brussels Sprouts & Apples is very flavorful. Roasting the Brussels sprouts until they are “burnt” gives them a depth of flavor that can only be accomplished by cooking them until they are very, very brown. The apples give them a nice contrasting sweetness. Not all of them burn, just the smaller pieces and the leaves that…

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Round out any meal with this side dish of fried red potatoes, sweet potatoes, and beets that is delicious and packed with vitamins and high in fiber.

Fried Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, & Beets

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This side dish of Fried Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, & Beets combines three root vegetables that I love! And really, what’s not to love? Frying the red potatoes and sweet potatoes give them a crispy outside and soft inside. The fiber and vitamins are certainly an added bonus. In this dish I was able to use the fresh sage that has been growing…

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This is a refreshing fruit salad that combines canned pineapple, fresh apples, grapes, coconut, and honey with a dash of cinnamon.

Fruit Salad

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Fruit Salad is so flavorful and refreshing! The pineapple and apples are tart but sweet, the grapes and bananas have a nice mellow flavor, the coconut offers a little texture, and the warmed honey with just a dash of cinnamon make this salad the perfect healthy side salad that will round out any meal, or make a great snack. I especially like…

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Roasted Ranch Potatoes

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I absolutely love potatoes and I also love Ranch Dressing, so putting them together seemed like a win-win, and it was! This especially made sense because I am always trying to find new ways to make them, so we aren’t eating mashed potatoes every night. This recipe is delicious, quick and easy. They were even a hit with my picky…

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Herb Roasted Red Potatoes

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I love potatoes!I like em’ mashed, fried, roasted, and baked. When my kids were little we would eat potatoes as a side dish with dinner, probably 4 nights a week. There are a few reasons that has changed. One, our grocery budget is larger now than it used to be, thank goodness. Two, I can cook a wider variety of…

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Spanish Brown Rice

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  Would you like to make Spanish rice at home? Then try this recipe. It combines fresh bell pepper and onion with spices and tomato sauce.I use brown rice because it is better for you.   I have tried the packaged and boxed rice side dishes and they really don’t taste that good, not to mention that they are full of…

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Black Bean & Corn Salad is easy and delicious. It is packed with vitamins and minerals and the avocado and lime juice give it a fresh flavor.

Black Bean & Corn Salad

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Black Bean & Corn Salad is very healthy and delicious! Sweet corn and red onions, tasty black beans, creamy avocado, spicy jalapeno, and fresh lime juice make this salad very refreshing. I have seen many variations of this dish, (so giving credit for the recipe would be a long list) and while every recipe I have seen calls it a…

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