Category: Side Dishes

Quinoa Black Bean Bowl

Meatless Mondays is such a great idea. However, to be fully honest, I rarely seem to participate as much as I like. But after indulging in wee too much rich food (and drinks) over the weekend, this quinoa black bean bowl is a welcome sight. From the blog, Spoonful of Sugar, the only change I made …

Game Day Food

Typical conversation with my husband. ‘There’s a <insert sport> game coming up. What should we make to eat?’  Isn’t that everyone’s first question? Game day food is important.  Especially when not everyone is a fan of sports. Good thing we watch big games with our friends. We are forever trying something new for game day food. …

Easy Black Bean Soup

Some days you just need soup.  To warm up, to fill up, to eat less ‘other’ things…well for me, mostly the later, especially in January after all of the holiday yummy food. I set out to find a simple black bean recipe.  Most important? Honestly, that I had all the ingredients on hand and no waiting …

Latkes – Potato Pancakes

My DVR is full of food shows, not surprising.  Have you seen Brunch @ Bobby’s?  I love this show.  It’s on the Cooking Channel which I’m not sure everyone gets easily.   Look for it, if you can.  Lots of great sweet and savory ideas.  Watching this show is how I got the courage to attempt potato pancakes. …

Pretzel Rolls

Have you been to Pinterest yet?  you must go, but beware you can spend a couple hours on the site without even noticing.  Since its Labor Day, I was relaxing and pinning a bit.  Then I came across a recipe for Pretzel Rolls. We ate a restaurant on vacation for the sole purpose of eating their …

Bacon! Never enough bacon recipes

Who doesn’t like bacon?  Next time you need to bring a side dish try out #18 BLT Pasta Salad on Food Network Magazine’s 50 Things to make with Bacon.  YUM! With any leftover bacon (is there such a thing?) mix with nuts, brown sugar, egg whites and cajun spices for #21.  Might be an easy kitchen gift too. …