Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage and Dried Cranberries

Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage and Dried Cranberries

Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage and Dried Cranberries





Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and it’s about time to start planning your menu.  When people think of Thanksgiving they think of turkey, but in my opinion, the most important Thanksgiving dish is the stuffing.  Seriously, is there another dish that tastes more like Thanksgiving than stuffing?  My family has shown that they are willing to go without turkey, (we do a standing rib roast) but no one has ever even thought about giving up stuffing.  This recipe for Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage and Dried Cranberries is a variation of the stuffing I’ve eaten every Thanksgiving for my entire life. Continue reading “Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage and Dried Cranberries”

Chili and Garlic Roasted Vegetables

Chili and Garlic Roasted Vegetables

Chili and Garlic Roasted Vegetables





These Chili and Garlic Roasted Vegetables are a perfect side for roast chicken, pork chops, or even a nice steak.  Whether you serve these for Sunday dinner or you just want to make a quick dinner after work, you’ll love these Chili and Garlic Roasted Vegetables.   Continue reading “Chili and Garlic Roasted Vegetables”

Potato Gratin with Roasted Hatch Chilies

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Potato Gratin with Roasted Hatch Chilies





Potatoes and chiles are two of my favorite ingredients.  This recipe is a spicy twist on classic scalloped potatoes.  The roasted chilies add heat, but the cream and cheese make sure the spice never gets unbearable.  This Potato Gratin with Roasted Hatch Chiles is an easy hearty side dish that is cheesy, spicy and delicious.   Continue reading “Potato Gratin with Roasted Hatch Chilies”

Korean Stir Fried Vegetables

Korean Stir Fried Vegetables

Korean Stir Fried Vegetables





Korean Stir Fried Vegetables are a great, quick and easy side dish, that is both familiar and a little different.  We’ve all had stir fried veggies, but the addition of gochujang adds a little bit of funk that sets these apart from a traditional stir fry.  These Korean Stir Fried Vegetables are a great accompaniment to Korean Grilled Pork Chops.  Give them a shot, and don’t forget to leave a comment to tell me what you think. Continue reading “Korean Stir Fried Vegetables”

Mediterranean Couscous Salad

Mediterranean Couscous Salad

Mediterranean Couscous Salad





Mediterranean couscous salad is an easy, flavorful side dish that can be on your dinner table in less than a half an hour.  Couscous, like rice, is a perfect canvas for flavor.   This Mediterranean couscous salad can be served hot as a base to soak up the sauce in stews and braises.  Or, you can serve it cold as a light side dish. Continue reading “Mediterranean Couscous Salad”

Corn and Jalapeno Hoe Cakes

Corn and Jalapeno Hoe Cakes

Corn and Jalapeno Hoe Cakes 





These Corn and Jalapeno Hoe Cakes are half pancake, half cornbread, and 100% delicious.  You can eat these with butter and syrup for breakfast or serve them on the side of a pot of collard greens.  The corn and jalapenos add sweetness and spice, that take these hoe cakes from ordinary to extraordinary.

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Herb Roasted Potatoes

Herb Roasted Potatoes





Herb roasted potatoes are the perfect side dish for any meal, and they couldn’t be easier to make.  Whether you are eating them with chicken, beef, pork, or fish, these potatoes will be a welcome addition to your dinner table.

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Glazed Carrots

Glazed Carrots

Glazed carrots

Glazed carrots are an easy and tasty side dish that is a great accompaniment to beef, chicken, pork, fish, or whatever else you want to serve them with.  The best part about these glazed carrots is that they are compatible with numerous flavor combinations.  I’m going to provide you with two of the many flavor combinations that will make this a go-to side dish for you and your family. Continue reading “Glazed Carrots”

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Chipotles and Maple Syrup

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Chipotles and Maple Syrup

These mashed sweet potatoes are a great side dish for chicken, steak, or anything else.  Sweet potatoes are generally looked at as a fall and/or winter vegetable, but they are delicious all year long.  You can use sweet potatoes whenever you use regular potatoes…with a couple of adjustments.  DO NOT boil sweet potatoes.  Sweet potatoes aren’t as starchy as regular potatoes and can become waterlogged if submerged in water.  Steaming the sweet potatoes is the trick to making light, fluffy, mashed sweet potatoes. Continue reading “Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Chipotles and Maple Syrup”