Category: Sides

Gouda Beer Cheese Fries

One of our local breweries has AMAZING fries. Jon and I always seem to order them when we make our almost-weekly visit. Who doesn’t love cheese fries?….Especially beer cheese fries? We’ve been inspired to make our own version of the…

Grilled Salsa

  Ever since we we moved south, we’ve been eating a ton of Mexican food. We have our favortie restaurants that we go to, and we have our favorite dishes that we make ourselves at home. I think everyone’s favorite…

Spicy Bacon Corn Fiesta

        Sweet corn definitely reminds me of summertime. If you’re from the Midwest, you know what it means when it’s knee high by the 4th of July! My grandpa used to have huge gardens (at least they seemed to be…

Spinach Apple-Cranberry Salad

Okay, we all need a quick recipe for the week, and I LOVE a great salad.  The Spinach Apple-Cranberry Salad has a little pop of sweetness from the cranberries, a slight bit of tartness from the apples, and a little…

Bacon and Garlic Spinach Saute

As you are all aware, bacon makes EVERYTHING better…including spinach. When you cook shallots and garlic in a little bacon grease, then add some fresh spinach you get an AMAZING side dish. As I’ve told you before, each week, Jon…

Orange Teriyaki Salad

I’m a big fan of orange chicken from the Chinese restaurant. There’s just something about the sweet and tangy combination of the sauce that is just so good. Believe it or not, the flavors are just as great on a…

Kathy’s Chicken Pasta Salad

Imagine a hot summer day. The sun is shining, the sky is a gorgeous blue, and the birds are singing. You’re outside enjoying the breeze and the beautiful summertime views. You start to hear and feel a little growl in…