Side Dish

greek pasta salad

greek pasta salad

  Summer time is in full force.  And with summer comes summer parties and barbecues.  Recently we had a party to go to and i knew I needed to make a dish.  One of my best friends had been traveling in Greece and was sending […]

quick sides: creamy pesto pasta

quick sides: creamy pesto pasta

  [dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring the week I like to make quick meals.  We also don’t eat a ton of pasta during the week.  But this past week was an exception.  I had made pesto on the weekend that I wanted to use up.  Since my husband is […]

the best pairing: bacon-y side dishes

the best pairing: bacon-y side dishes

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ately in our house carbs are scarce.  My husband has been on a carb-cycling plan so he isn’t eating as many.  It hasn’t been too bad.  I actually have eaten less by default as well.  If he is following his plan strictly it’s pretty much […]

bring back the summer – spicy chicken caesars with twice baked potatoes

bring back the summer – spicy chicken caesars with twice baked potatoes

[dropcap]G[/dropcap]rowing up I remember my dad would make us grilled chicken caesar salads all the time.  We had this indoor grill that he used to grill up the chicken and it always had a great char/almost crust to it.  We always used Cardini’s caesar dressing […]

summertime sides – corn “mac” and cheese

summertime sides – corn “mac” and cheese

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen I think summer eats I think of a few staples.  BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, salads, watermelon and heirloom tomatoes.  Corn on the cob was always a childhood favorite.  We used to go out to family friend’s for the 4th of July when I […]

at home date nights: the perfect side – smashed potatoes

at home date nights: the perfect side – smashed potatoes

[dropcap]P[/dropcap]otatoes are my favorite carbs on earth.  I could probably give up bread, pasta maybe, but never potatoes.  I am a sucker for a really good french fry (not fast food, think gourmet, thick cut, seasoned well with with a speciality ketchup) but there really […]

summer grillin’ sunday: grilled chicken with the sides

summer grillin’ sunday: grilled chicken with the sides

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]undays at my house are typically “Soup Sundays”.  Even in the summer.  I can eat soup when it’s 100 degrees out and it doesn’t bother me.  I mainly make it because then I have a huge pot for leftovers for lunches for the week.  However, […]