Category Archives: Sides

Roasted Green Beans and Mushrooms with Garlic

Roasted Green Beans with Mushrooms and Garlic

I’m on a bit of a health kick lately, what with the New Years and all. 

So tonight, I whipped up these delicious roasted green beans with mushrooms. They’re a great go-to side dish. Super easy, totally healthy, and a little different than your traditional steamed green beans.

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The World’s Best Grilled Broccoli

best grilled broccoli

It’s an irrefutable fact that everything tastes better grilled. Broccoli is no exception.

And since it has been unusually hot this winter, we have been taking advantage of the extended grilling weather. Enjoy it while it lasts, folks! The snow is coming, and I’m sure it’s with a vengeance.

The first time I made this recipe, it was mostly out of laziness. Boy bought broccoli, and I figured we would just roast it (like we do with 99.9% of our vegetables). But I knew our main dish would have me down at the grill anyway, so I just decided it would be easiest to throw the broccoli on there too.

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Granny’s Squash Casserole

Granny's Squash Casserole

It’s Thanksgiving, y’all! And what does that mean? Squash casserole, people. Oh yes.

Today I had the great pleasure of preparing my Granny’s squash casserole with the master herself.

Granny's Squash Casserole

This lovely young woman is the mother of my mom. She lives in the big city of Chapel Hill, TN, and she makes the best dern squash casserole on the planet. I’ve been eating it since I could eat. It’s simply heaven.

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Cauliflower Fried Rice with Shrimp

cauliflower fried rice

Cauliflower is all the rage these days. I see it scattered across my Pinterest feed, used in place of potatoes, flour, and — in this case — rice!

I’ve always been a cauliflower fan, so I’m happy to use it any way I can. Boy, on the other hand, has a weird aversion to the stuff. He doesn’t hate it, but it’s one of the last veggies he would request for a side dish. I think it has something to do with the fact that his father hates cauliflower. Boys and their daddies.

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Big Pile of Roasted Vegetables

big pile of roasted vegetables

Aka, the best side dish ever.

Honestly, this isn’t much of a recipe. It’s really just a reminder that it’s always a good idea to throw a whole bunch of chopped vegetables together and roast them.

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