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Category: Side Dishes

  • Crispy Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

    Crispy Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

    Now that we’ve touched on the popular types of potatoes and best uses for each, let’s get into a few of my favorite potato recipes. First, crispy roasted fingerling potatoes, to be specific. This recipe is a surefire way to elevate any meal with its irresistible crispiness and robust flavors. With a simple yet powerful…

  • Different Types of Potatoes and How to Use them

    Different Types of Potatoes and How to Use them

    Potatoes are a beloved and versatile ingredient that grace the tables of countless kitchens around the world. From creamy mashed potatoes to crispy roasted wedges, the culinary possibilities are endless. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the fascinating world of potatoes, focusing on four popular varieties: russet, red, Yukon gold, and sweet. We’ll go…

  • Lemon Herb Rice

    Lemon Herb Rice

    If you’re looking to elevate your rice game and enjoy Mediterranean flavors, this lemon herb rice is for you! This delightful side dish combines the zesty brightness of lemon (juice and zest), the aromatic essence of herbs, and rice. In this blog post, there’s a simple recipe and I will provide a few tips on…

  • Loaded Baked Beans

    Loaded Baked Beans

    Growing up, my family, my friends’ families, and the folks at church all made baked beans with a little ground beef, diced onion, and diced green bell pepper. I didn’t know that wasn’t the way everyone made baked beans until much later in life, and I felt horrible knowing that so many people had not…

  • Fried Cheese Grits

    Fried Cheese Grits

    If you’re looking for a delicious and easy-to-make comfort food, then look no further than fried cheese grits. This classic Southern dish combines creamy grits with melted cheese and a crispy exterior for a satisfying and flavorful meal. In this post, I’ll walk you through the steps to make your own fried cheese grits at…

  • Squash and Onions

    Squash and Onions

    Sauteeing squash and onions together was first introduced to me by my grandmother as a kid, and I still haven’t found a better way to eat squash. Sweet onions complement the squash’s subtle flavor perfectly. A little bit of butter, salt, and fresh cracked black pepper go a long way. This side dish is about…