Category: Side Dishes

Company Green Beans

A green bean dish will beautifully accompany just about any meal whether you are serving beef, pork, chicken, or seafood. Here is another quick and simple but elegant green bean side dish. If you don’t have slivered almonds, chopped or sliced almonds are fine or any other nut you have. Enjoy! 1 pkg. (16oz) frozen …

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Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash

It’s fall and even though here in St Croix it doesn’t feel like it, I still want the foods that remind me of cooler weather. I found these cute orange acorn squash at the grocery store and thought I need to find a great recipe for these. On a YouTube cooking channel, Anitacooks, she was …

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Stuffed Mushroom Casserole

This dish transforms a favorite appetizer into a super easy casserole that will easily become a repeat request with your family. If you are looking for a new side dish for your holiday table, look no further. Feel free to use what cheese you would like, I have exchanged the mozzarella for Monterey Jack and …

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Parmesan Roasted Zucchini

This recipe is courtesy of Ina Garten, I just love the way she makes everything seem so simple to prepare. Well, this one is simple. I have never been a fan of zucchini due to having not grown up eating it and then the few times I did have it I didn’t care for the …

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Pasta with Creamy White Beans

This pasta dish is courtesy of chef Giada De Laurentiis. You can use any pasta you have on hand, but one that can capture the sauce is best. By smashing a few of the beans while the sauce is simmering you will begin the makings of a beautiful creamy sauce. Add cheese of choice and …

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Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is something I grew up thinking only came out of a can and it wasn’t very tasty to me. It wasn’t until my mother in law made it fresh with ingredients like oranges, nuts, and spices that I questioned what was really in that can! I have now made a couple of versions, …

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Crispy Oven Fried Garlic Mushrooms

These oven fried mushrooms will surprise you with just how delicious they are. This “shake and bake” style mushroom is coated with a nutty flour of ground almond and sunflower seeds with garlic powder, salt paprika, parsley and parmesan cheese for seasoning. To make things even easier, you can prepare this mixture ahead of time. …

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Walnut Orzo Pilaf

Next time you prepare orzo, take it in a new direction with thyme, cranberries, pecans, and green onions. Thyme is not my favorite herb, so I reduce the amount I add, and I enjoy this dish. This is a quick and simple dish great for busy weeknights, or a dish you could serve to guests …

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Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad

Want a quick but elegant and delicious side salad? Look no farther, this spinach salad only takes minutes to prepare. A simple bed of spinach with toasted almonds and dried cranberries tossed with an amazing dressing that completely makes this salad. This recipe is for a larger salad, but very easy only to prepare half. …

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Grilled Vegetable Couscous Salad

Israeli couscous looks like little pearls, and it’s made from semolina or wheat flour. It has a slightly chewy texture, similar to barley, and because it is toasted, it has a slightly savory flavor. This dish makes getting dinner served quick and easy by grilling your veggies along with your chicken, steak, pork or fish, …

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