Post Tagged with: "sides"

Orange Spinach Rice Salad

Rice is truly one of our favorite sides and it’s often our go-to side dish. Sometimes for dinner, I’m happy with just a simple rice salad. I think what we love most about rice is that it is so adaptable. You can change it up a million ways and never feel like you’re repeating. When we’ve [...]

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Very Cherry Rice Salad

Before you know it Christmas will be knocking at our door. Celebrate early with this red and green dish to get in the mood for this shopping season.

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Panko Brussel Spouts with Salami

I created this recipe to reminisce about our recent vacation to Bermuda. We stayed at the Fairmont Southampton Resort and had one of the best Caribbean vacations we’ve had in awhile. We loved almost everything about Bermuda. The hotel was beautiful, the beaches were breath-taking, the island is a quick and easy flight and the [...]

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Tomato and Peas

The cool, crisp air indicates that it’s the time of year that farmers’ markets are coming to an end and our favorite veggies are now “out of season”. Before Tinsley discovered her love for the kitchen, we used to dread this time of year because it meant our veggies would come from whatever we could [...]

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Potatoes and Sprouts

Autumn is here and we’re beginning to look for those warm and comforting dishes. This side is sure to fit the bill and would be an excellent match to our Apple Jack Chicken. The hearty brussel sprouts paired with potatoes are a perfect match. You could even make this side with a sweet potato instead [...]

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Mediterranean Jasmine Rice with Nuts and Raisins

Simple yes, but oh so elegant! Pair it with chicken or pork, this side dish is perfect to dress up any simple protein. My recommendation is to try this rice with my Dutch Oven Mediterranean Chicken. Ingredients: 2 cups cooked jasmine rice 1 cup golden raisins 1/2 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds) 2 tbsp parsley, roughly chopped salt [...]

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Root Veggie Medley

The season for farmer’s markets is upon us. Early in the spring, root veggies are in season. You will notice a ton of them at the start of the farm-to-table season. This recipe represents my interpretation of the goods that the Earth gives to us and I love the sweet notes that the peas add [...]

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Farm Table Salad

In our house, nothing goes to waste. We love to find ways to reinvent leftovers and make them new. For Easter, we were a little overloaded on the bread category. This year, everyone decideed to bring their favorite bakery item to accompany our ham and roasted chicken buffet. Normally, when my cornbread muffins hit the [...]

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Walnut and Grape Goat Cheese “Truffles”

Goat cheese has become a staple in our fridge. We always have it on hand and I love the tangy flavor profile it gives to my recipes. When I first started using goat cheese, Jason absolutely refused to try it. He practically protested over having it in the house. I wouldn’t have been surprised to [...]

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Cheesy Yummy Herb Garlic Bread

Is tonight Italian night in your house? Well, no Italian meal would be complete without a perfect garlic bread. Not to worry, I totally have you covered. You have to try this amazing cheesy herby bread. It’s crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, ideal for soaking up sauces. Now, I can’t take [...]

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Goat Cheese Stuffed Olives

The olive bar at Wegmans is one of Tinsley’s guilt pleasures. She loves to indulge on their amazing selection of gourmet olives. They are the perfect salty treat, after a long day. Recently, she has been seeing different gourmet vendors market new stuffed olives. Unfortunately, they have a hefty price tag to go along with [...]

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Sugar and Spice Apples

As autumn arrives, CookingShorts spends a lot of time visiting our local U-Pick farms. Once we get our pounds (and pounds) of apples home, we love to sit down and re-invent new ways to use them. Even though we have tons of apple recipes, this is one of our favorite ways to enjoy them. We simply toss [...]

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