Roasted Carrots with Goat Cheese and Almonds

Roasted carrots are so delicious on their own, they really don’t need a lot of help. Add creamy goat cheese as soon as they come out of the oven so that it melts onto the caramelized carrots and a bit of crunchy almonds and fresh thyme and you’ve got yourself a show-stopping side. This recipe…

Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Looking for an easy mashed potato recipe to elevate any dish? Make my Cheddar Mashed Potatoes! My mom, the queen of mashed potatoes, taught me the secret: once the potatoes are perfectly cooked, drain the liquid, then put them back in the pan you cooked them in and put the lid back on for five…

Lemon Parmesan Grilled Asparagus

This is a gussied up version of my grilled asparagus. With a squeeze of fresh lemon hot off the grill and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese, this is an easy, elegant side dish that comes together in just five minutes. I really never measure when I’m grilling asparagus. Measure with your heart! Drizzle olive oil…

Roasted Broccoli

While I have no real love for raw broccoli, I love roasted broccoli! I like it crispy with a squeeze of lemon and a dusting of parmesan. So good! When prepping the broccoli, you want to make sure that you cut off all the woody stems. Cut the florets off of the main stalk but…

Roasted Baby Potatoes

Sometimes you just want a simple roasted potato with dinner! Here’s how to roast baby Dutch potatoes. It’s very simple to do: just toss halved potatoes with olive oil, sea salt, and freshly cracked black pepper, then pour on a hot baking sheet and roast until nice and golden. One trick I have for roasting…

Grilled Asparagus

I cannot believe I’ve never posted this before. Asparagus is one of my favorite things to grill! I absolutely love it with grilled meats and couscous and I LOVE leftovers in green salad and pasta salad. What’s awesome about grilled asparagus is that it’s great right off the grill, at room temperature, and even cold…

Greek Tabbouleh Salad

Words cannot even describe how much I love this recipe. Let’s put it this way: for about eight years, I ate this for lunch most weeks. I’ve fallen out of the habit in recent years but in a quest to bring you some of my all-time favorite recipes, I’ve finally written up my recipe for…

Tabbouleh

I just adore tabbouleh. It’s healthy, flavorful, easy to make, and goes with so many different things. What’s not to love? If you grow mint and/or parsley, this is a wonderful way to use those fresh garden herbs! This bulgur wheat salad is the perfect dish to make in the summertime when you have an…

Pesto Rice

This rice tastes and smells like summer. It’s the perfect complement to grilled meats and veggies. I keep jars of homemade pesto in the freezer and used half a jar for this recipe. It has so much flavor, I wondered how it took me this long to try this! What a quick and easy dinner…