Side Dishes

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad with Bacon

Anything with bacon has my attention. So when I found this recipe years ago on the Damn Delicious site, I was excited to find a summer salad with my favorite protein. I’ve made this as a stand-alone meal for dinner however it’s also a great side salad for a potluck. The homemade dressing is the […]

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Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice

Anytime I make fried rice I consider it a win. Also when it’s easy to make that makes even better. I stumbled upon this recipe on the Damn Delicious site and we loved it. It can stand alone as a meal or would be a great side dish for an Asian meal. I made this

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Dads Baked Beans

Dad’s Baked Beans

Since it’s Father’s Day, I thought it would be fun to share one of my dad’s favorite and most popular requested recipes: Billy’s Baked Beans. I recently asked my dad about the inspiration for the recipe. He explained that the recipe was inspired by a restaurant in Gresham, OR called Hearthstone, which had a similar

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Close up shot of potatoes in pan

Gujarati Indian Potatoes

I have been enjoying time in the kitchen with Priti, my friend and neighbor, and a couple weeks ago she shared her Gujarati dry vegetable dish for us to taste and after the first bite I immediately knew I needed the recipe. What I love about her method of cooking is the simplicity of each

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Quinoa Fried Rice in bowl

Quinoa Fried Rice

Quinoa is always in the pantry and a favorite ingredient in our household. So anytime I find easy recipes that tastes good I consider it a win. This Quinoa Fried Rice recipe was introduced to me years ago and I decided to make it for dinner and add cooked chicken. It can stand alone as

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Rice and Beans in the Instant Pot

Black Beans and Rice

Sometimes beans and rice is all you need. I have been having fun with my Instant Pot and it has the Rice Cooker feature so I thought I’d take this traditional recipe I found in Savory Sweet Life Cookbook and give it a try. The result was perfect. This dish would be great as a

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Close up shot of baked sweet potatoes on plate

Sweet, Sweet Potatoes

I love it when I find a side dish that can go with just about anything and also consistently taste amazing. I found this Sweet Potato recipe roughly 7 years ago and I love it. Baked sweet potatoes (aka: sweet potatoes) are always a nice alternative to yukon or russet potatoes. I somehow feel like

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