Sides and Others

Davide’s Salad - I promised you fresh summer recipes, so I’m delivering fresh summer recipes! Every time I make this salad, it’s always one of my favorite things on the plate. This recipe is hardly a recipe at all. It only has three ingredients, is incredibly easy to make, and it is oh so good (and good for … Continue reading Davide’s Salad
Homemade Naan Bread - I don’t think there’s much better in the world than warm, homemade naan bread. Normally, naan is made in a tandoori oven, but my version can be done in in your normal home oven and requires no special equipment. Once you make it, naan will become a regular in your house!
Tex-Mex Rice - Pretty much every plate at a Tex-Mex restaurant comes with a side of rice and beans. As a kid, I always ordered double rice. I just couldn’t get enough of the stuff. The only problem was, I couldn’t have Tex-Mex rice at home! The horror! The spanish rice mix that comes in a bag doesn’t taste as … Continue reading Tex-Mex Rice
Homemade Flour Tortillas - Homemade tortillas… just saying (or typing) those words makes my mouth water. If you’re not lucky enough to live somewhere where hot, freshly made tortillas are available at the local grocery store, this recipe will become a staple in your life.
Banana Bread - A loaf of banana bread is the best use for bananas on the brink. We buy bananas pretty much every week to eat with breakfast, but they all don’t always get eaten. Whenever we have a few left at the end of the week, I always turn to this recipe. I love it for many … Continue reading Banana Bread
Old Fashioned Southern Biscuits - There really is nothing better than hot homemade biscuits. After you try this recipe, the canned biscuits just won’t quite do it for you anymore. This is a really old recipe and the classic way to make southern biscuits. It’s surprisingly easy and the biscuits come out perfect every time!
Buttercream Frosting - A buttercream frosting recipe is one of those kitchen staples that everyone needs to have in their toolkit. There is really one proper way to make a classic american buttercream. That being said, there are a few interchangeable ingredients that alter the frosting slightly. I’ll discuss several of these options below. Here is how you … Continue reading Buttercream Frosting
Roasted Brussels Sprouts - I know that they get a bad rap and are the focus of every child’s vegetable nightmare, but brussels sprouts really are my favorite vegetable. I feel that the reason many people don’t like them is because they’ve never had them cooked properly. Roasting is one of the best ways to really bring out their … Continue reading Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Homemade Tomato Sauce - There is just no comparison to homemade tomato sauce. After you try my version, the jarred stuff will never cut it for you again. This sauce is easy and can be thrown together in no time. It’s perfect with pasta and meatballs, spooned over chicken parmigiana, or baked into a lasagna. Here’s how I make it:
Creamy Polenta - Polenta is one of those side dishes that is super versatile and goes well with almost anything. If you’ve never heard of polenta or never tried it before, I highly recommend giving this recipe a go.
Perfect Roasted Broccoli - I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I love all things roasted. This broccoli is no exception. Not only does roasting add a crazy amount of flavor to this side dish, but it is also incredibly easy to make. That makes it a winner in my book.
Homestyle Pot Roast Gravy - Gravy. Oh man, I am in love with gravy. Being from the south, I’m pretty sure I have gravy running through my veins. There are many different types of gravy; cream gravy, brown gravy, sausage gravy, pot roast gravy, turkey gravy, the list goes on and on. The good news is that while each of … Continue reading Homestyle Pot Roast Gravy
Easy Roasted Kale - This recipe takes a total of about 10 minutes. It’s super fast, super easy, and super cheap. It makes a great side for any meal.