Vegetable Sides

Ultra-Creamy Mashed Potatoes

13 Jul: Ultra-Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Here’s your new basic mashed potato recipe for any time mashed potatoes are called for…which is every meal, right?! These mashed potatoes are different because the potatoes are gently boiled (not a rolling boil!) to tender perfection in the same dairy you will later add to the potatoes after you…

Green Bean Bundles-2

22 May: Green Bean Bundles with Bacon

For a decadent side dish, look no further!  Green beans wrapped in crisp bacon and covered in a butter and brown sugar glaze. My brother’s fiancé used to make these on the regular and I loved them.  She didn’t have an exact recipe, just “add some brown sugar and butter…

Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan, Pine Nuts and Lemon-3

07 May: Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan, Pine Nuts and Lemon

This recipe is a study in how truly fantastic well-paired simple ingredients can be.  Caramelized broccoli with rich toasted pine nuts, salty Parmesan and bright lemon and basil combine to be some of the best broccoli I’ve ever had.  Vegetables can be exciting! This recipe comes from one of the…

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Vinaigrette

30 Mar: Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Vinaigrette

This is spring on a plate!  Roasted asparagus doused in a bright and zesty, shallot-laced lemon vinaigrette and sprinkled with generous amounts of parsley. Contrary to what the recipes I post seem to belie, I do actually eat vegetables!  And often! I generally prepare them quite simply, because sometimes I’m…

Creamless Cauliflower Gratin-3

17 Mar: Creamless Cauliflower Gratin

Here’s a *slightly* lightened up version of a classic that’s typically doused in cream-so much cream that you probably won’t even be able to taste the rest of the ingredients.  I’m not saying anything is wrong with that since cream is one of my 5 main food groups, but sometimes…

Burrata Whipped Potatoes-3

15 Feb: Burrata Whipped Potatoes

Burrata + mashed potatoes=a combination meant-to-be.  But let’s be real, what doesn’t burrata go with?!  I know the burrata craze is a little overdone but the cheese is so popular for a reason.  Soft and creamy inside, with that fresh mozzarella shell we all know and love; it makes a…

Sweet and Buttery Green Beans

09 Feb: Sweet and Buttery Green Beans

When’s the last time I told you how much I love Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings cookbook?  I think it’s been a few hours, so I’ll tell you again.  This is probably my favorite cookbook out of my (ahem! thousand) cookbooks.  This recipe took a few tries; I could never quite get…