Spicy Sweet Potato Mash – A New Tradition

Sweet potatoes are a favorite around here because of their flexibility. They can be served right from the oven with just a little butter, salt and pepper, and make a fine side dish.  They can be loaded with toppings like a jacket potato, and are also delicious as a...

Slow-Cooked Barbecue Beans is an Awesome Sidedish

I was inspired to make my own barbecue beans after receiving a gift of Saint Louis BBQ sauce from a former coworker. You can make these vegetarian or carnivorous. It is important to wait until the beans are completely cooked before adding the BBQ sauce, as the acid in...

Cool & Crisp Korean Wilted Cucumber Salad

This Korean cucumber side-dish is cool and crisp, a great accompaniment to any spicy meal. The recipe may seem complicated, but the steps are quite easy and this dish can be prepared with little effort while you are making the main part of the meal. Serves 4-6. Ingredients 5-6...

Kale Sautéed with Balsamic Vinegar is Easy and Healthy

This easy side dish is a great way to hike up the nutrient content of any meal without adding extra calories. You can also substitute other hearty greens such as collards, spinach, bok choi, or chard. Serves 4-6. Ingredients 2 large bunches kale (or other greens) 1 large white...

Horseradish Mashed Potatoes Liven Up a Thanksgiving Tradition

I first had this horseradish mashed potatoes dish when Josh made it for he and his wife Lori’s pre-Thanksgiving party. It was so easy and delicious I had to make it again a week later. It’s a great twist on traditional mashed spuds — the perfect way to perk...

Savory Vegetarian Gravy For Everyone

If you are a vegetarian or they are attending your holiday dinner, why not make a delicious gravy? This meat-free gravy is a hit that will please vegetarians and carnivores alike! Makes approximately 2 quarts of gravy. Primary Ingredients: 6 cups vegetable stock (if buying prepared broth, get a...

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