Crunchy Risotto Balls

I’ve actually never made these before. I usually make risotto cakes which is basically the same thing just flat 🙂 but these were so yummy!! So crunchy on the outside and creamy in the middle!! I did not get around to making my red pepper sauce but I used my go-to Rao’s and it was…

Southern Green Beans

If I were to pick the meal that reminds me most of my childhood it would be chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, and green beans, and it HAS to be these green beans! They are SO addicting and once again, easy! These were always on the menu in my house and one of the first…

Shaved Brussels Sprouts

I really like brussels sprouts in any form they come in, but these shaved ones definitely top the list! They’re sweet, tangy, and savory all at once and it is just a perfect balance! I usually serve these with some grilled chicken and mashed potatoes for a quick easy dinner! Here is what I did….

Pesto and Roasted Red Bell Pepper Pizza

This is another one of those recipes that we had almost every week!! So simple and so good! Only 4 ingredients and all you have to do is assemble it and pop it in the oven. I usually serve this with spaghetti with meat sauce and roasted asparagus, but you could also put this on…

Classic Baked Potatoes

I really do forget to make baked potatoes. Maybe its because I’m not prepared an hour and a half before dinner time, but when you are these are soooo easy! I love how I can put them in the oven and forget about them! Would be a perfect side to a sheet pan or crockpot…

Grilled Romaine Salad

This salad is one of my favorite summer side dishes! It takes no effort and grilling it totally elevates the salad from boring to fabulous! The charred taste really gives it a completely different dynamic and you can top it with whatever you like! I really want to try this with some buffalo chicken and…

Light and Fluffy Corn Cakes

These corn cakes are basically a mix between cornbread, hushpuppies and pancakes … and they are DELICIOUS! These were perfect to serve with some spicy shrimp and chipolte butter!! I will make these for my next party! You could totally make them the day before, let them cool, and heat in the oven the day…

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

I have been making these mashed potatoes for years! Its probably one of the first things I ever mastered and I still love them! I make these as a side dish to balance out a healthy chicken/fish and veggie dinner! I bring these to Thanksgiving every year and they are always a hit. Sometimes simple…

Creamy Broccoli Mac and Cheese

I love mac and cheese but I have had a hard time finding the perfect recipe without the processed Velveeta cheese! Don’t get me wrong, I do love that in queso and mac and cheese, but I don’t like to eat it all the time. So, I have tested many recipes and they are either…

Potatoes Au Gratin

This was a recipe that my mom used to make probably once a week when I was growing up! We used to call in Potatoes, Onions and Cheese. This is another one that works perfectly with a steak dinner! You just put it in the oven and forget about it! Honestly, I like potatoes in…