Cheesy Cauliflower Sticks: A Healthy, Yummy Alternative to Breadsticks
Mar27

Cheesy Cauliflower Sticks: A Healthy, Yummy Alternative to Breadsticks

I don’t like eating breadsticks with pizza. Never really saw the logic to it. You’re eating a side of bread to an entrée that is essentially a flat piece of bread topped with cheese, pepperoni, pizza sauce, and whatever else you like to put on your pizza. What gives? So I don’t eat breadsticks with pizza. In fact, I don’t eat anything else on the side when I’m eating pizza. Serve my pizza with these...

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How to Make Homemade Harissa
Feb26

How to Make Homemade Harissa

Have you ever tried harissa? It’s a smoky chili paste that features prominently in North African and Middle Eastern cooking. I only discovered harissa recently, but as soon as I got a taste of it, I wish I had found out about it much sooner. It’s spicy on a different level, and all of us heat lovers at home instantly fell in love with it. We loved it so much that I got to searching for ways to make homemade harissa. Making...

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Creamy Garlicky Mushrooms: An Easy, Versatile Side Dish
Jan19

Creamy Garlicky Mushrooms: An Easy, Versatile Side Dish

If you’re serving a special dinner and the main course requires a bit of effort, it only makes sense that the side dishes are simple and easy to make. It makes sense for me, at least. If I’m cooking something complicated, I don’t want the side dishes to add to the stress of making dinner. I’d want something easy yet delicious, something like these creamy garlicky mushrooms. This particular side dish recipe...

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Crawfish Cornbread: A Fascinating Creole Spin on the Southern Classic
Jan03

Crawfish Cornbread: A Fascinating Creole Spin on the Southern Classic

Cornbread, as we all know, is a classic side dish in the South. A lot of food there is served with cornbread on the side – soup, fried chicken, grilled fish, and many others. As good as cornbread is, it doesn’t really get a lot of chance to shine on its own. This crawfish cornbread, however, can easily steal the spotlight from the main dish and other side dishes on the table. This scene-stealing cornbread deserves to be a star....

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Crispy Parmesan Baby Potatoes: A Delicious and Versatile Dish
Dec31

Crispy Parmesan Baby Potatoes: A Delicious and Versatile Dish

Meat and potatoes go together. So it’s normal to find a potato side dish to complement a meat entrée. When you serve a meat dish – a steak perhaps, a roast, or grilled chops – what’s your go to potato side dish? As for us, we recently tried these crispy parmesan baby potatoes. And boy, do we love them. These roasted baby potatoes are lovely. They are soft and tender, and the crispy coating of parmesan and spices makes them...

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This Cheesy Italian Baked Asparagus Will Turn Asparagus Haters Into Lovers
Dec23

This Cheesy Italian Baked Asparagus Will Turn Asparagus Haters Into Lovers

I hated asparagus when I was a kid. Back then, I totally abhorred the taste and texture of asparagus. But because my mother was (and still is) a no-nonsense woman who did not tolerate pickiness in her children, I had no choice but to eat my share of asparagus if I didn’t want to go to bed hungry. My mother is a pretty clever woman, though. She found a way to convince me that asparagus is good to eat, and that’s by baking...

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