Side Dishes

Chickpea Salad

It feels a little like I’m meeting a deadline just in time with this post. Although it’s been Fall in the retail world for about two months now, the rest of us still have two more days of summer to embrace which means enough time for me to share a poolside, cookout worthy recipe. Summer was pretty generous to us when you look at the big picture. Hailey danced in her first recital, we were lucky enough to get a dock at our local lake to park our boat for the season, I learned valuable lessons in my first year of gardening (that’s a nice way of saying my tiny garden wasn’t winning any awards this year, but I’m confident about round two), we ventured up to lake Erie to spoil our sweet niece who turned one, we took an amazing Continue reading

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberries

If you’re looking for a perfect side to compliment the main course of your Thanksgiving dinner, consider making this roasted butternut squash and cranberries dish. Squash is seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder, cranberries burst with flavor from roasting and it’s all topped with Continue reading

Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad

It’s been a minute or five since I’ve posted. Just over a week ago was my second wedding anniversary and my husband and I celebrated in the enjoyable city of Cincinnati. Needless to say, blogging was set aside as we took the time to create memories to hold on to for a lifetime. I hope to add a post about it though I didn’t take many photos…a good sign really when evaluating the focus of the weekend 🙂 So what better way to jump back to blogging than with a refreshing salad recipe for everyone! Salads are a great summertime dish, but for fellow salad lovers like me we want them year round! Rather than making my usual side Continue reading

Broccoli Cauliflower & Carrot Salad

Broccoli salad is another popular side dish at all the Summer cookouts and many of our family get togethers, but I have never tried making it. I recently stumbled upon a recipe for Broccoli, Cauliflower and Carrot salad and as I’m expanding our menu with great new Summer side dishes I decided it was the perfect time to give it a whirl! This particular recipe has a great mix of Continue reading

Creamy Coleslaw

One of many things I love about Summer is switching it up a bit with sides to our dinners! I try to keep from cooking the same meals over and over, but our side dishes tend to always be rice and steamed vegetables or potatoes and a salad. We do keep it exciting though with multiple kinds of rice and potatoes cooked different ways (are you catching the clever sarcasm accompanying that sentence?) 🙂 One dish in particular I’ve been wanting to try is coleslaw; a perfect side for those Summer BBQ dinners on the deck! Continue reading

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