Side Dishes

Cauliflower Mushroom Risotto

Cauliflower Mushroom Risotto

Switch things up this week by making creamy Cauliflower Mushroom Risotto! This recipe is gluten-free, paleo-friendly, low carb, and delicious! If you’re part of my email list, you know that I’ve been experimenting with Paleo lately. If you’re not receiving my weekly emails, umm what are […]

Spicy Arugula Salad with Pecorino, Lemon & Olive Oil

Spicy Arugula Salad with Pecorino, Lemon & Olive Oil

A simple 6-ingredient spicy arugula salad made with peppery arugula, shaved Pecorino cheese, pine nuts, red chili flakes, lemon juice and olive oil! Makes for a perfect starter or side.  This is one of the easiest salads you’ll ever make. Also, one of my favorites! While in a restaurant, […]

Gouda-Chorizo Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

Gouda-Chorizo Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

Crispy sweet potato skins loaded with gouda, chorizo, black beans, sour cream and scallions! Perfect for a weeknight meal, side dish, or game day! If you had to choose between loaded baked potatoes or potato skins – what type of toppings would you put on them? Ha! Who can choose, am I right?!

Cuban-Style Thanksgiving Stuffing

Cuban-Style Thanksgiving Stuffing

Bring something new to the dinner table this year! Cuban-Style Thanksgiving Stuffing: Ground beef, diced ham, herbs, spices, sliced almonds, olives, raisins, and cornbread stuffing. Can you just smell the cumin!? Sigh. Ok, so here’s the deal. I’m ALLLLLL about traditional American Thanksgiving. From sweet […]

Classic Sweet Potato Casserole

Classic Sweet Potato Casserole

Nothing says Thanksgiving like classic sweet potato casserole made with cinnamon, pecans and topped with toasted mini marshmallows! Whether it’s a potluck, Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving with the fam, I’ve made this Classic Sweet Potato Casserole every year. There’s just something comforting about the smell of […]

Baked Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potatoes cut into fries, seasoned with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika then wrapped in uncured applewood smoked bacon and baked to perfection! Why does bacon make everything better? WHY? Well, applewood bacon makes everything better. Hehe. Yes, that’s my opinion. I think applewood bacon […]

Bacon & Beer Mac N Cheese

Bacon & Beer Mac N Cheese

Boozy Mac N Cheese! Beer and applewood smoked bacon infused cheese sauce mixed with elbow noodles and topped with panko crumbs then baked to cheesy, crispy perfection! If that’s not the best party food combo, I don’t know what is. While this is probably a man’s […]