Side Dish
Au Gratin White Beans & Kale

Au Gratin White Beans & Kale

  We’re in the thick of winter and all I can think about is comfort food. I need a filling meal morning, noon, and night….as well as forty billion snacks a day. Yet no matter what I eat, I’m still hungry from the minute I wake up to the time I close my eyes to...
Garlic & Thyme Roasted Onions

Garlic & Thyme Roasted Onions

If you need an easy to make side dish for holiday entertaining, listen up because this recipe is for you. I’ve probably mentioned this before, but in case I haven’t, let me just say that my family loves onions. Judging from the quantity, as well as variety of onions in our house, this love may...
BBQ Pumpkin & Potato Skewers

BBQ Pumpkin & Potato Skewers

Before I begin, let me just get this out of the way – these pictures aren’t my favorite. As I’m writing this post, they’re bothering me more and more. Total brown-town. If I wasn’t such a lazy blogger, I’d remake this recipe just to snap better pictures. Add in a splash of color or a...
Sautéed Zucchini and Peppers (My Go-To Veggies)

Sautéed Zucchini and Peppers (My Go-To Veggies)

I’m known as a vegetable pusher within my family. With every meal I bluntly ask if they’ve had any veggies. If the answer is no, I give a not-so-subtle disapproving glance in their direction that sometimes creates an argument. Is it the most effective way to endorce nutrition? Proooobably not. But what can I say;...
Savory Spinach, Gruyère, & Bacon Bread Pudding

Savory Spinach, Gruyère, & Bacon Bread Pudding

I’m baaaack! Yup, that’s right, after a week+ away from blogging, I finally plopped myself in front of the laptop to write about a savory bread pudding. Don’t worry, I didn’t stop cooking, I just haven’t been terribly chatty lately. I guess I’m a bit stressed with life…but hey, that’s a story for another day....
Roasted Fennel and Potatoes with Tomatoes

Roasted Fennel and Potatoes with Tomatoes

No matter what time of year, or the mix ingredients you use, a tray of roasted vegetables always looks gorgeous. It really may be one of my favorite things to look at. Take this dish of roasted fennel and potatoes with tomatoes. All the colors are beautiful, with bold pops of red, rich white, and...
Potato and Apple Latkes

Potato and Apple Latkes

I never understood why people pair potato pancakes with apple sauce. It’s kinda odd, no? Maybe I don’t get it because these delicious fried taters weren’t a big part of my life growing up. In fact, I didn’t even get hooked on them until I had one in France (go figure…good food in France haha)....
Potatoes with Crispy Chickpeas, Fried Shallots, Tomato, Yogurt, & Mint

Potatoes with Crispy Chickpeas, Fried Shallots, Tomato, Yogurt, & Mint

This week I’ve been in a minor funk. Nothing big, just teetering on the edge of funk-town lately. It boils down to this – I want to move out and feel like I’m doing something with my life. Instead, I’m living at home, which is great, but not at all what I want to do...
Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed Cauliflower

So…I totally broke my diet yesterday…but not for lack of trying! Honestly, I swear I’ve been attempting to cut back on carbs. I really want need to slim down from the pounds I’ve been consistently packing on this winter. Can I please stop pretending I’m hibernating from the gym?! Oy. Anyway, I had originally planned...
Roasted Cauliflower Couscous

Roasted Cauliflower Couscous

When I was younger (lately that seems forever ago since my back has been hurting like an old man’s), I used to watch the cartoon ‘The Weekenders‘ whenever it was on. Every so often, those kids would go to a museum to taste test a random international food. The lady serving those treats always had...
Whole Cranberry Sauce

Whole Cranberry Sauce

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! Aka a time of year filled with foods that stick to your ribs, scents that bring you back to the good ole times, and loud family gatherings with (hopefully) no drama. Each year, everyone insists that I make fresh cranberry sauce for the big meal…well, everyone except my brother, who would probably...
Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce

Since I have so many apples laying around these days, I figured I’d share another simple yet flavorful apple recipe that should be a staple in your recipe box: homemade applesauce. If you’ve never have it, you don’t know what you’re missing. The jarred variety doesn’t capture that in-your-face apple deliciousness that you can only...