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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Making Homemade Salsa Is Much Easier than You Think
Dec23

Making Homemade Salsa Is Much Easier than You Think

We eat a lot of Southwestern and Tex-Mex dishes at home. This means we tend to consume a lot of salsa on any given month. Thus, it’s typical for me to stock up on jars of store-bought salsa in my pantry. Until I discovered how to make homemade salsa, that is. Who knew that making salsa at home can be such a breeze? It’s much more delicious than store-bought salsa too. While I still rely on store-bought salsa every now and...

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Mushroom Cashew Pate: Nobody’ll Notice This Spread Is Vegan
Dec22

Mushroom Cashew Pate: Nobody’ll Notice This Spread Is Vegan

I love a good pate, even those made with unmentionable sweetmeats. Give me a small jar of pate and some crackers or crusty bread, and I’ll call it lunch or a light dinner. Pates made with meat are out of the question, however, if you are trying to reduce your meat consumption for health reasons or are transitioning into a vegan or vegetarian diet. Not to worry, though – if you like pate but need to cut back on meat, you can...

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