Category: side dish

Mexican Veggie Medley + Friday Randoms

Mexican Veggie Medley

What a perfect time of year: the end of summer, the beginning of school, the beginning of (slightly) cooler weather, and of course fall decor. Gotta love it! I also love this time of year because of the delicious summer vegetables available at Farmer’s Markets and in the grocery stores. Completely perfect tomatoes + summer

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Two Healthy Sides: Cauliflower Rice 2.0 + Cauliflower Mash

cauliflower mash

Cauliflower Mash – Comin’ At Ya! BUT – a little about life lately before I dive into that yummy situation up there… Now that Harvey has left the building, we’re enjoying some pretty fantastic weather down here in Houston. It’s actually feeling like fall around here: cool breeze, temps in the high 70’s in the

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Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

loaded baked potato casserole

Who doesn’t love a loaded baked potato? Ohhmyygeeerrddd. When I was pregnant, I devoured potatoes. I found this recipe around that time, so naturally, it was an instant fave. I’ve played with the ingredients a little bit to fit our tastes + lifestyle, and now voila: Potato Nirvana. Potatoes + sour cream + bacon [bits]

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Zesty Coconut Rice

zesty coconut rice

The ChewΒ did it again! This coconut rice was immediately a must-try the second I saw Michael Symon whip it together. I’ve tried a few other recipes for this side, but they ended up wayyyyyy too coconuty or were way too difficult. This one is PERFECT! The lime zest takes this over.the.edge y’all. It’s amazing what

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Heirloom Tomato Pie

Heirloom Tomato Pie

This. This recipe IS summer. I dream of if every single year. I usually only make it once because it’s definitely a recipe made with love [aka a little extra work than most]. I also only make it once a year because the star of this show, the lovely heirloom tomato, is usually a pretty

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Lemon-Parmesan Roasted Broccoli + A Trip to the Pool

lemon parmesan broccoli

We’ve been a little obsessed with this side lately for a few reasons: it’s healthy, it’s easy, it’s yummy, and Corey will actually eat it. He’s on an I-hate-everything-green-unless-you-put-ketchup-on-it phase. It’s fun. Really. I don’t miss my non-picky eater at all… Despite his being a picky {at least when it comes to green things} eater,

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Port Aransas with the Family + Avocado and Tomato Salad

Port Aransas with the Family + Avocado and Tomato Salad

Our travels continued this past week with an absolutely beautiful, fun-filled, family-oriented trip to Port Aransas. We stayed in the most magnificent house that allowed all of us to have not only our own rooms, but our own bathrooms as well! That’s saying a lot seeing as there was a total of 13 of us

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German Potatoes + A Great Week with the Big Guy

german potatoes

Now that everyone is healthy, we’ve been spending as much time as possible outdoors before things get too hot and steamy in Houston. He was born to be outside, I’m convinced. I’ve found some great things at Dollar Tree and Target for him to play with that are durable [and cheap]. I’ll post about those

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Michael Symon’s Cleveland Baked Beans

cleveland baked beans

I watched The ChewΒ again the other day [totally shocking, I know], and I saw this little number. I decided to make it for our Easter get together with our family a while back. It’s got a great balance of flavor to begin with, and you can definitely sub the canned beans for the dry if

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Marinated White Beans

marinated white beans

It’s getting closer and closer (or if you’re in south Texas, you’re already there) to grilling season! Toot toot! We actually got to grill out on a Friday night a little while ago which means a good cocktail, great music, and some delicious, healthy, easy-to-make food. My husband grilled a marinated pork tenderloin and I

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