Category Archives: Savory Side Dishes and Salads

Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad

I did not particularly enjoy salads when I was a kid, certainly not as much as I do now. I enjoyed salad dressing, and I loved to dunk crunchy carrot and celery sticks into small bowls of that dressing as a snack, it took me a while to learn to love lettuce. One of the first salads I can remember eating and loving was a ... Read More »

Cranberry, Pancetta and Butternut Squash Stuffing

Cranberry, Pancetta and Butternut Squash Stuffing

Stuffing is one of my favorite parts of a big holiday meal, largely because I rarely have stuffing the rest of the year. Whether you call it stuffing or dressing (and the name largely depends on what region of the country you live in), it is a staple for most of us around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Stuffing, unfortunately, can get a little bit boring when ... Read More »

Flaky Sour Cream Biscuits

Flaky Sour Cream Biscuits

Biscuits are a quick and easy thing to make when you want to serve bread as a side dish, either on a weeknight or during a big holiday meal like Thanksgiving. I often use buttermilk in my biscuits because it adds a nice flavor to them and helps to tenderize the dough. Buttermilk isn’t the only ingredient that makes a great biscuit, however, and these ... Read More »

Mozzarella and Basil Bread

Mozzarella and Basil Bread

I tend to make a lot of dishes that involve tomatoes and basil during the summer, when my garden is full of fresh tomatoes. Caprese salad is one of the simplest and easiest ways to combine these ingredients, which pairs tomato and basil with fresh mozzarella cheese. This Mozzarella and Basil Bread was inspired by caprese salads. You’ll notice that it doesn’t use tomato in ... Read More »

How to make Mexican Grilled Street Corn

Grilled Street Corn

When it is in season, fresh sweet corn is amazing no matter how you serve it. I’ve had it in dozens of ways, from raw when it was picked just minutes before to cooked into a velvety creamed corn dish. My favorite way to enjoy corn, however, is grilled corn on the cob – and better still is Mexican Grilled Street Corn. This style of ... Read More »

Secret Ingredient Biscuits

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The wonderful thing about biscuits is that they pair well with almost every dish you can think of. You can serve them at breakfast, at lunch and and dinner – and you can even use them to make berry shortcakes for dessert. The even more wonderful thing about them is that they are quick and easy to make. But I have to say that no ... Read More »

Gluten Free Cheddar Cornbread

Gluten Free Cheddar Cornbread

Cornbread is a great side dish, whether you’re eating a bowl of soup or chili, or serving a big roast. It is easy to make and versatile enough that you can spice it up with all kinds of other flavors. Cornbread is also a recipe that can be easily adapted be gluten free. Cornmeal doesn’t contain any gluten and most recipes don’t contain that much ... Read More »

Cranberry, Apple and Sage Stuffing

Cranberry and Apple Stuffing

Oven-baked stuffing is a classic Thanksgiving side dish. While there are fans of stuffing that is actually stuffed in the bird, I find that stuffing baked in a baking dish is a lot more satisfying because the dish will have a crispy top and a perfectly moist base (and you don’t have to worry about the juice from an undercoked bird running into it). I ... Read More »

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