Baked Seasoned French Fries

Baked Seasoned French Fries are coated with a delicious, spicy seasoning mix and baked for a crispy, lightened-up, homemade side dish or snack!

Parmesan Panko Asparagus

Fresh asparagus spears are coated in a mixture of grated Parmesan and panko breadcrumbs and baked until crispy and golden brown for an addictive, healthy, “asparagus fries” side dish or snack.

Carrot Apple Slaw

With crunchy carrots, sweet and tart apples, dried cranberries, salty feta cheese, and a creamy dressing, this Carrot Apple Slaw is a refreshingly sweet and savory salad for summer!

Easy Spanish Rice

Cook a pot of rice using chicken broth, tomato sauce, and a few seasonings to make this quick and easy Spanish Rice. It’s the perfect base for rice bowls or a delicious side dish to your favorite Mexican entrees!

Homemade One-Pot Macaroni & Cheese

Creamy, from-scratch, Homemade Macaroni & Cheese is as easy as one pot, a handful of ingredients, and ten minutes on the stove!

Orange Apricot-Glazed Carrots with Candied Almonds

Orange Apricot-Glazed Carrots with Candied Almonds are sweet and tender, glossy and vibrant…and the perfect spring side dish for Easter dinner!

Creamy Spring Peas with Bacon + Mint

The ultimate Easter side dish, Creamy Spring Peas with Bacon + Mint feature a delicious combo of flavors and textures from sweet green peas, fresh sugar snaps, salty bacon, a decadent cream sauce, and refreshing pops of mint!

Roasted Balsamic Green Beans

Seasoned green beans are roasted until caramelized and then tossed with a balsamic reduction in this flavorful side dish that’s easy enough for a weeknight yet special enough for a holiday dinner!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan

Simple seasonings boost flavor and roasting brings out the natural sweetness of these easy-to-prepare Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan!

Garlic & Herb Stuffing

Garlic & Herb Stuffing is a savory, simple Thanksgiving dressing featuring both French bread and cornbread, and it can be customized with your favorite herbs and add-ins!

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes are the perfect Thanksgiving side dish, featuring a smooth, creamy filling and a topping of either toasty marshmallows or crunchy pecan streusel.

Slow Cooker Charro Beans

Slow Cooker Charro Beans — flavored with bacon, garlic, tomatoes, green chiles, jalapeños, cilantro, and spices — are the perfect pinto beans to accompany your favorite Mexican entrees!

Garlic & Herb Roasted Potatoes

Simple, delicious Garlic & Herb Roasted Potatoes are crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and loaded with flavor, thanks to garlic, fresh rosemary, and fresh thyme!

Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes

Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes are a delicious summer side dish featuring garden-fresh tomatoes that have been drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, seasoned with garlic, salt, and pepper, and roasted to sweet and savory, caramelized perfection! I happen to be a big tomato fan, so one of my favorite things about summertime is enjoying plump, juicy, homegrown tomatoes. Seriously, these bright red beauties make me want to abstain from eating anemic grocery store tomatoes during the rest of the year. {Read More}

Tangy Cucumber Salad with Dill

Crisp, thinly-sliced cucumbers are marinated in a simple dressing of white wine vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar, and fresh dill for a refreshing, sweet-and-sour salad that makes a perfect summer side dish!

Zucchini Marinara

In this quick and easy side dish, sliced zucchini is seasoned and pan sautéed before being topped with marinara sauce, fresh herbs, and Parmesan cheese.

Southern Baked Beans

Sweet and savory baked beans get a southern spin with the addition of bacon and barbecue sauce…plus they’re extremely quick and easy to whip up since they start with canned white beans!

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds

A simple summer side dish of Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds comes together quickly using only two ingredients…and will disappear from the table even faster!

Caprese Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes

In this caprese spin on a classic summer side dish, nutrient-packed quinoa is blended with pasta sauce, gooey mozzarella, & fresh basil, stuffed into ripe tomatoes, topped with Parmesan, and baked to perfection!

Parmesan Orzo with Lemon & Thyme

Creamy orzo pasta is infused with the flavors of Parmesan cheese, lemon zest, and fresh thyme in this summer side dish that perfectly complements a variety of entrees, from baked chicken to steamed fish to grilled steak! I have a little story for ya, friends. And it’s about a pot of orzo that almost resulted in a house fire. So one fine afternoon last week, I decided to cook up this light, bright, and delicious Parmesan Orzo with Lemon & {Read More}

The BEST Way to Cook Fresh Corn on the Cob ~ Oven Roasting!

Fresh ears of corn are oven roasted in their husks for tender, sweet corn that shucks effortlessly. This is the BEST way to cook fresh corn on the cob…it tastes better than boiled and there’s no sticky, messy silk to deal with!

German Potato Salad

With warm, tender red potatoes and a sweet, tangy dressing loaded with bacon and garlic, this German Potato Salad is a perfect side dish for any occasion, from a grilled dinner to a summer holiday potluck.

Easy Creamed Corn with Parmesan

Sure to become a new favorite side dish, decadent creamed corn is topped with a salty layer of Parmesan cheese and baked until golden and bubbly.

Roasted Asparagus with Brown Butter Pecans

Tender roasted asparagus is perfectly complemented by flavorful brown butter and toasty pecans in this delectable spring side dish.

Honey-Glazed Carrots with Thyme & Lemon

Tender carrots are glazed with honey, seasoned with fresh thyme, and hit with a bright splash of lemon juice in this easy, delicious side dish that’s perfect for ushering in spring!

Scalloped Potato Flan with Gruyère & Garlic

Thinly sliced potatoes are layered with garlic and Gruyère cheese, drenched in cream, then baked, overturned, and sliced for an elegant presentation that’s perfect for special occasions and holiday dinners!

Creamy Cheesy Corn Casserole

Cream cheese adds richness to sweet corn in this comforting side dish, with extra flavor from sharp cheddar cheese and (optional) diced jalapeños.

Bacon Green Bean Bundles with Brown Sugar Glaze

Ordinary green beans become extra-special and positively delicious when they’re wrapped in crispy bacon and glazed with buttery brown sugar.

Smashed Potatoes & Peas

Bright and flavorful peas are smashed in to give mashed potatoes a new twist.

Grilled Sweet Corn with Italian Herb Butter & Parmesan Cheese

Fresh sweet corn on the cob is grilled, slathered with an Italian herb butter, and topped with Parmesan cheese.