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Balsamic Port Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Balsamic Port Homemade Cranberry Sauce

This balsamic port homemade cranberry sauce is the perfect gourmet addition to your Thanksgiving meal! When it comes to the holidays, I’m always looking for a way to turn classic (but sometimes boring) dishes into something unique and flavorful. Taking cranberry sauce out of an […]

Crispy Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes

Crispy Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes

These crispy garlic herb roasted potatoes are my go-to side dish. They’re perfect for a quick and delicious dinner. Just turn on the oven and prep them in the time it takes for the oven to preheat. Then, while they are baking, work on putting […]

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes W/ Secret Ingredient

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes W/ Secret Ingredient

Thanksgiving is just around the corner which is the perfect excuse for me to share this creamy garlic mashed potatoes recipe. And then eat it all… okay maybe not the whole pot, but it sure is tempting! Growing up, mashed potatoes were a staple in […]

Best Classic Mushroom Risotto Recipe

Best Classic Mushroom Risotto Recipe

Risotto is probably one of the best things you can do with rice, and this classic mushroom risotto is my favorite recipe. Being a mushroom lover, I just couldn’t resist adding some mushrooms to this creamy and saucy rice side dish (or entree??). Although it […]

How To Make Veggie Kabobs Like A Pro

How To Make Veggie Kabobs Like A Pro

It’s pretty rare that I put this much effort into a side dish, but maybe I should start because these veggie kabobs are amazing! Here’s what you need to do to make veggie kabobs like a pro: 1.) Make a delicious marinade from scratch then […]

How To Take Your Basic Caesar Salad To The Next Level

How To Take Your Basic Caesar Salad To The Next Level

Caesar salad has been my favorite salad for as long as I can remember. I love the creaminess and saltiness of the dressing and the crunch and sweetness of romaine hearts. I’m not usually a huge fan of leafy greens, so the crisp texture of […]

Fried Smashed Potatoes With Lemon, Parmesan, And Bacon

Fried Smashed Potatoes With Lemon, Parmesan, And Bacon

These fried smashed potatoes are such a delectable side dish that they may just steal the show and be the star of your dinner! The potatoes have a crisp and buttery exterior with the fluffy interior you’d expect from baked potatoes.  The zesty fresh lemon juice, savory […]

Roasted Potatoes & Rainbow Carrots

Roasted Potatoes & Rainbow Carrots

These roasted potatoes and rainbow carrots have become one of my favorite side dishes because they’re easy to prepare, versatile, and absolutely delicious! The rainbow carrots and brussels sprouts make this a really colorful fall dish- perfect for Thanksgiving. Speaking of Thanksgiving… IT’S TOMORROW!! I […]

White Wine Mushroom Gravy

White Wine Mushroom Gravy

I used to not be a gravy person. Images of odd-colored, lumpy, and thick goop came to mind at the mention of it. But that all changed the year my sister Olga made this white wine mushroom gravy for the first time. It was Thanksgiving day […]

Shallot Red Wine Cream Sauce

Shallot Red Wine Cream Sauce

This shallot red wine cream sauce is fairly simple and absolutely delicious! I love to serve it with any kind of beef dish, or simply as a fancy gravy to go over mashed potatoes. This recipe was inspired by this white wine mushroom gravy that […]