How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (Instant Pot & Oven)

I’ve put together my favorite ways for How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (Instant Pot & Oven) today! We eat a fair bit of spaghetti squash, yet if you search for it here on the blog, there’s not that many recipes. That’s because most of the time we’re eating it just like I’m telling you about today – roasted.

How to make the Best Mashed Potatoes

First of all, why are these the ‘best’ mashed potatoes? Well it comes down to the method which I learned from Cook’s Illustrated. The trick is to mash the potatoes with the butter, then add the liquid at the end.

Paleo Butternut Sausage Apple Stuffing

This Paleo Butternut Sausage Apple Stuffing is perfect for Thanksgiving dinner, or alongside a simple roasted chicken. For years I’ve been making my Cranberry Sweet Potato Stuffing 2 Ways for Thanksgiving dinners. However, mashed potatoes for me are way more important than stuffing. So having 2 kinds of potatoes on the table seemed a bit redundant.

Caramelized Bacon Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

I’m having what they call ‘a minute’ with brussels sprouts right now! Although to be more specific that ‘minute’ has been going on for about a year now. Last fall when they started arriving at the supermarket, I started getting pounds and pounds of them to take home and roast.

Green Beans with Lemon Dill Vinaigrette

When it comes to side dishes, I like to keep my recipes quick and easy with maximum flavor! We mostly lean towards bowl food types of dishes for an ‘all in one’ approach. But sometimes it’s nice to make a side dish or two to go with a simple entrée.

Sesame Ginger Glazed Green Beans

I developed these green beans specifically to go with my Slow Cooker Chinese 5 Spice Pulled Pork. But they’re so fast and easy to make, as well as incredibly flavorful, they make a great side dish to so many Asian inspired dishes, (like my Slow Cooker Honey Lime Teriyaki Chicken). And you don’t have to limit the sauce in this … Read More

Easy Breakfast Potatoes O’Brien

I never even knew about Potatoes O'Brien until I tried them at my mother-in-law's house. I was crazy about the flavors from the first bite. I've often made my breakfast potatoes with green onions added in. But there's just something extra good about the flavor the bell pepper adds. Traditionally there's both red and green bell peppers in these breakfast ... Read More

Easy Sautéed Lemon Herb Zucchini

We're continuing with the side dishes again this week with another easy, flavorful recipe! With the abundance of summer zucchini right around the corner, I'm already thinking of ways to use up what's coming. Every year, I over plant zucchini in the garden, but I haven't regretted it yet! We make a lot of zucchini noodles year round, but especially ... Read More

Balsamic Glazed Red Pepper Green Beans

I never noticed before, but there is a stunning lack of side dishes on this website. So I've been working on turning that around! I think the main reason is we make so many one pan/pot dinners, that side dishes don't happen all that often. But another fun way to make dinner time easier is to make a flavorful side ... Read More