Category Archives: sides

you’ll forget they’re not fried onion rings

This recipe is a funky take on a traditionally deep fried food. Baking saves on the greasy end result but the addition of crunchy potato chips adds enough flavor you won’t miss the oil! Give your Valentine what they really want this year with this tasty treat. Here’s my recipe for Baked Onion Rings.

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Your Valentine will thank you for this one!

 

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toasted artichoke garlic bread

We are all garlic lovers in my house, including my 19 month old son who was probably bombarded with it while I was still pregnant with him! He’s a great eater and this recipe happened to be the first time he tried artichokes (which he loved!). It combines salty parmesan and sweet and tangy artichokes with sharp garlic flavor all on warm toasted bread. It’s like all your favorite things about artichoke dip served on easy to eat bread! I was inspired by a friend who says she makes a similar recipe for her family who loves it as well. Here’s my Toasted Artichoke Garlic Bread.

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Toasted Artichoke Garlic Bread

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broccotots

This fun twist on a childhood favorite makes for a healthy and delicious side to any dinner! Broccoli as a substitution for potato is an easy swap and making them at home ensures you know exactly what’s going into your little ones dinner. Here’s my take on Broccotots.

A healthier version of a childhood favorite

A healthier version of a childhood favorite

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game day turkey and bean chili

The Mets are in the series! Ok, so I’m a married into Mets fan but I have witnessed the pain and desperation Mets fans endure. But we are ecstatic this week that our team has made it to the final stretch! In honor of our houses New York team, here’s a quick and simple weeknight chili that will please (and serve!) a crowd on a budget! Here’s my Game Day Turkey and Bean Chili.

Canned beans and veggies make this the simplest chili ever!

Canned beans and veggies make this the simplest chili ever!

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lemon chicken with butternut squash and fig salad

These are not your common fig newtons. Figs are a wonderfully, naturally sweet flavor easily added into savory dishes. With their dark meaty interior and earthy outer layer, they bring big texture in addition to their flavor. Topped with my versatile lemon chicken, this dish is sure to please! Check out my Lemon Chicken with Butternut Squash and Fig Salad.

Fig Salad

Fig Salad

Lemon chicken

Lemon chicken

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3 minute t-bone with smashed dill potatoes

I just love getting dinner inspiration from my fellow Tweeters and InstaFriends! Tonights Sunday supper is inspired by Bon Appetite Magazine’s smashed potatoes. I catered the recipe to my family by mixing red and gold potatoes, broiling, and adding dill (because I love it and we had some left over!). This 3 minute t-bone is quick and seriously the best way to sear a simple steak. So keep reading to chow down on 3 minute T-bone with Smashed Dill Potatoes tonight!

Bon Appetite inspired Smashed Dill Potatoes

Bon Appetite inspired Smashed Dill Potatoes

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the only brussels sprouts recipe you’ll ever need

I know, I say brussels sprouts and you think of 70’s TV dinners and your mom forcing the hated green on your plate. Stop! Rewind and let me share the only brussels sprout recipe you’ll ever need again to bring this veggie into the 21st century! This is Caesared Brussels Sprouts.

Hello Mr. Green!

Hello Mr. Green!

Simple Caesar dressing that can dress just about anything!

Simple Caesar dressing that can dress just about anything!

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