Sides

Lemony Asparagus Salad with Goat Cheese

Chopped Asparagus

But first, a riddle: Q: What’s green and finally cheaper than a gallon of gas? A: A pound of asparagus! Asparagus is one of my favorite green things, next to avocados and money. I’ll gladly take a big helping of asparagus piping-hot from the oven, roasted with garlic and red-pepper infused oil or baked in [...]

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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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All-Out Casserole Assault

Oven-Roasted Broccoli

Casseroles were never a staple in our dinner rotation growing up – the only time we’d see them were at church potlucks and the two big holidays. There wasn’t a soul in our house that would touch broccoli if it wasn’t drowning in ranch dressing. But turn it into a casserole with cheese and rice? [...]

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Creamy Pasta Salad with Bell Peppers and Grapes

Pasta Salad

Me: So what do you need me to bring for Father’s Day Dinner? Mom: Whatever you want. Me: Cool! I’ll bring dark chocolate brownies and a pasta salad. Pasta salad? Did I really just say that? I have never been a big fan of pasta salad – or “macaroni salad,” as it’s known in this [...]

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