Tag Archives: Side Dishes

Spinach Mashed Potatoes

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for ways to eat more vegetables.  Despite my passion for wholesome cooking, my friends are often shocked to find out that integrating veggies into my family’s diet does not come naturally at all!  So I’m sure the munchkin’s aversion to most veggies is directly relatedRead More

Silky Smooth Mashed Potatoes

—This post is part of my Canadian Thanksgiving series— I’m easy when it comes to mashed potatoes – I’ve pretty much never met a mashed potato I didn’t love, from super-buttery, creamy restaurant style to my healthier, minimal butter, skins-included Smashed Potatoes.  I really am telling the truth when I say that I enjoy my healthier versionRead More

Traditional White Bread Stuffing

Traditional White Bread Stuffing

—This post is part of my Canadian Thanksgiving series— Obviously, stuffing is a key component of any Thanksgiving table, but I had a really hard time finding a simple, classic recipe.  Most of the recipes I came across included things like sausage, chestnuts, cornbread, etc., all of which are wonderful ingredients, but just not whatRead More

Candied Walnuts

Candied Walnuts

—This post is part of my Canadian Thanksgiving series— When planning my menu, I looked at many ideas for appetizer soups involving pumpkin or other winter squash, but when I looked at all of the other dishes I had planned, they just seemed like too much food.  Plus, carrying bowls of hot soup around aRead More

Cornbread (Muffins)

Cornbread (Muffins)

—This post is part of my Canadian Thanksgiving series— I’ve already told you about the Classic Lasagna I made to serve upon arrival for our Thanksgiving weekend guests, but I thought one more home-cooked meal (in addition to the big Thanksgiving feast!) was warranted that weekend.  Lunch the day after our big meal seemed likeRead More

Easiest Noodle Kugel

For those of you who may not know what noodle kugel is, it’s a dish traditionally served at Jewish holidays (at least in my family!).  It’s basically a casserole made with a custard base and egg noodles, and is really yummy – it’s almost like sweet mac & cheese with sour cream instead of cheese,Read More

Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad

Historically, I have not been especially good at serving a vegetable with every dinner.  In an effort to be better at this, salad has become my back-up veggie when I don’t have something else specifically planned.  Generally I get some mesclun greens and toss with whatever other veggies we have around (carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc)Read More

Roasted Asparagus and Smashed Potatoes

Roasted Asparagus and Smashed Potatoes

I thought that maybe I should tell you about the sides that I served with my yummy Meat Loaf – Roasted Asparagus and Smashed Potatoes.  These barely count as recipes since I have no idea what the measurements are, but here’s what I do in case you’re in need of some inspiration!  I love thisRead More

Kale Chips

Kale Chips

Last summer, we joined a CSA (community supported agriculture), which meant that we became shareholders in a local farm and received a selection of fruit and vegetables weekly from May through November.  I loved having fresh organic produce, and was especially happy to be forced into finding uses for items I may have never purchased onRead More

Zucchini Patties

Zucchini Patties

In my ongoing quest to find creative ways to make veggies more interesting to the munchkin, I came across a post on Itty Bitty Bistro for Zucchini Nuggets.  They sounded very similar to the Cheddar-Broccoli Sticks that were a huge hit, so I thought I’d give them a try.  The biggest difference is that theyRead More