Sides

Tangy Apple Coleslaw

Jason and I sometimes have very different ideas about a specific dish. Like coleslaw. If you ask me, coleslaw ain’t coleslaw without mayo. The Foodie Groom? He despises coleslaw with mayo. Actually, he despises all coleslaw. So when he pointed to the TV and said, “Ooh!” I was a little surprised. (That’s how we communicate, [...]

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Grilled Corn and Poblano Rice

Roasted Corn and Poblano Rice

I’m a brown rice girl. I’m not crazy about white rice. I also don’t like most restaurant versions of Spanish/Mexican rice – I’m all about getting an extra order of pinto beans instead! The Foodie Groom is a white rice kind of guy. He’s not crazy about brown rice. He is all about the rice [...]

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Thyme Roasted Carrots with Goat Cheese

Roasted Carrots

“Here, try this.” If I had a dollar for every time I shoved a veggie-loaded fork into The Foodie Groom’s face, I’d… I’d have a whole lot of dollars. I usually get the, “Dude, you could have poked my eye out!” look, followed by a very cautious bite. Win some, lose some. These carrots, surprisingly, [...]

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Roasted Green Beans

Roasted Green Beans

It can be tough to find a healthy side at the many holiday dinners that we attend. Over the last couple of years, I’ve made it a sort of tradition to show up with the one healthy side that almost no one else wants to eat. There is always broccoli… baked in a vat of [...]

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Summery Sides: Dad’s Baked Beans

Baked Beans

There are just some things that I prefer to leave for other people to cook. Like my grandma’s “Fuzzy Fingers” and my dad’s Baked Beans. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I realized my dad’s beans were something special. Sure, as far as my family is concerned they’re the best thing about Thanksgiving, [...]

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Peas with Pancetta and Parmesan

Peas with Pancetta and Parmesan

How do you get a pea hater to give the little green beans another shot? Add bacon. Italian bacon. And a little cheese never hurts, either. Because guacamole shouldn’t be the only green food that a person eats.

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Sweet Potato Wedges with Bacon Vinaigrette

Sweet Potato Wedges with Bacon Vinaigrette

This is my lucky day! I thought, as I stared at the pile of sweet potato fries on my husband’s plate. We were sitting at Kerbey Lane Cafe, for the third time in three days. When we drive into Austin, we don’t set the Garmin for the hotel – we set the Garmin to take [...]

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Roasted Chestnut and Sausage Dressing

Roasted Chestnut and Sausage Dressing

They say you’re not supposed to try new recipes out at the holidays because it’s stressful and you don’t want to be faced with a houseful of disappointed guests. Because cooking a familiar meal for 13 isn’t stressful enough already? Whatev. “They” are crazy – the holidays are the perfect time to try out new [...]

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