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Oven Baked Onion Rings – Gluten-free and Dairy Free

It’s time to toss the deep fryer. These oven baked onion rings have all the flavor of the deep fried version of this recipe, but are much more healthy since they are oven baked. One of my favorite restaurant side dishes in baked onion rings.  I love the crispiness of the outside and the hot …

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Roasted Herb Potatoes With Parmesan Cheese

These roasted herb potatoes have a crisp outer coating but the center is soft and moist.  They make the perfect side dish for any protein choice. Don’t know how to cook veggies in the oven? See my tips for roasting vegetables here. Ingredients: 4 cups cubed potatoes 2-3 tbsp. mixed fresh chopped herbs (rosemary, oregano …

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Cheesy scalloped potatoes – Delicious and Hearty Side Dish

 I love cheesy scalloped potatoes.  The creamy cheese sauce gives the dish a richness that is so delicious.  It is so easy to add extra flavor to really compliment the taste of potatoes. Chives and nutmeg are the secret ingredients to complete the flavor profile in this dish. Every time I serve this recipe, it …

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Italian Sausage Casserole With Cheese and Potatoes

Looking for a hearty dish that your family will love? Try this Italian sausage casserole with cheese and potatoes. It is a real crowd pleaser! This recipe goes back to the hearty food of the 1970s.  My mom used to make hearty side dish casseroles a lot since we had a big family and food …

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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Almonds

This recipe for Brussels sprouts with bacon and almonds makes a delicious side dish.  Cooking the sprouts in chicken broth takes away the bitterness that these Brussels sprouts sometimes have. Bacons add a nice flavor to the dish and almonds give some texture that many vegetable dishes lack.  Printable Recipe:  Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and …

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Spicy Mexican Rice – Easy Mexican Side Dish – No Need for Takeout!

Are you craving the taste of spicy Mexican rice from your favorite Mexican restaurant?  There is no need to go out or have take out.  Why not make your own Mexican rice? This recipe is easy to do, full of flavor and on the table in about 25 minutes. It makes a nice addition to …

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