Arugula and Parmesan Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Super simple salad that you can make to accompany any meal. The lemon vinaigrette is bright and tasty and meshes well with many other main dishes. I paired it with a burger and potatoes to put a little green on the plate.  I used pre-shredded Parmesan cheese but you can certainly take a block of…

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Baked Potato Wedges

French fries  are the quintessential pairing for a burger, but try changing it up by making baked potato wedges instead.  This was not only a quick recipe it was delicious. The shape of the potatoes and baking them at 425 degrees allowed the thicker parts to be soft and the thinner parts to be crispy,…

Buttered Potatoes

Having a hard time deciding what side dish to serve, look not further, this potato recipe will not only be a new family favorite, it won’t make you a slave in the kitchen. I always love to experiment with potato recipes as there are so many different ways to give a new flavor. This recipe…

Apple Fennel Cole Slaw Salad

I have never really made anything with fennel but I was reading through a few recipes and the flavor profile and it sounded very interesting. I am a fan of making all sorts of sides and feel that a salad is usually a very welcoming side for many dishes. Cole slaw is a very refreshing…

Clementine Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is that one dish that most restaurants will have on the menu since there are so many ways that you can make it. I was experimenting and happened to have clementines in my fruit bowl and thought that it would be a great addition to my chicken salad. As the seasonal fruits and…

Roasted Garlic Green Beans

Green beans don’t look like the most appealing veggies but they can actually be quite tasty with right ingredients and seasonings. Green beans don’t look like the most appealing veggies but they can actually be quite tasty if you make them right. They are also very good for you…they are low in calories and fat…

Cheesy Creamed Spinach

Spinach is absolutely one of the most versatile ingredients and it may be due to the lack of flavor that it has when eaten alone and it will adjust to the flavors that are added. I use spinach in shakes, desserts, salads, breakfast, etc. It also is one of the healthiest foods you can eat….

Coconut Rice

I have never been the biggest fan of rice but at times and for certain dishes, I think rice is always the best option. Most people always associate Cuban food with rice and that is true, but the rice you get at a Cuban restaurant is just that…white rice.  The important thing to know about…