Roasted Green Beans with Buttermilk Dressing

A simple, yet unexpected holiday side dish: roasted green beans with buttermilk dressing and crispy shallots. The green beans are roasted until tender and slightly charred. The buttermilk dressing is punchy, garlicky, and full of fresh thyme flavor. And the crispy shallots are the perfect classic topping to make these beans extra special. Continue reading “Roasted Green Beans with Buttermilk Dressing”

Cheesy Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip in a skillet

Cheesy Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip

There’s nothing quite like a cheesy baked spinach artichoke dip hot and bubbling out of the oven, with plenty of toasted bread or crackers for dipping. It’s a really simple recipe that hits all of the right flavor notes and is highly addicting. Everyone will love this as a game day or holiday appetizer! Continue reading “Cheesy Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip”

bowls of spiced butternut squash soup with granola on top

Spiced Butternut Squash Soup with Cheddar & Granola

This spiced butternut squash soup hits all the right notes with warming spices, woodsy herbs, a splash of white wine, and sharp cheddar cheese. It’s blended up until smooth and creamy, and made extra special with a topping of crunchy granola. Continue reading “Spiced Butternut Squash Soup with Cheddar & Granola”

finished plate of Shaved Zucchini Salad

Shaved Zucchini Salad with Spicy Almonds & Parmesan

A fresh & vibrant shaved zucchini salad to add on to any summer meal! The zucchini is tossed in a spicy almond dressing with lots of lemon and garlic, mixed with plenty of herbs, and plated up with salty shards of parmesan cheese over top. Continue reading “Shaved Zucchini Salad with Spicy Almonds & Parmesan”

one bowl of carrot soup

Creamy Tahini Carrot Soup

A creamy tahini carrot soup to brighten up the week! Flavored with peppers, garlic, ginger, coconut milk, tahini, and lime…this simple yet flavorful soup is simply so wonderful. It’s smooth and creamy, with fresh toppings for a crisp finish. Perfect soup for these very first weeks of spring. Continue reading “Creamy Tahini Carrot Soup”

finished Maple Roasted Delicata Squash on a plate

Maple Roasted Delicata Squash with Goat Cheese & Savory Granola

Maple roasted delicata squash drizzled with a zesty lime dressing and topped with creamy goat cheese & savory granola. This unique vegetable side dish will add such character to any meal. It’s sweet, savory, a little spicy from the granola, and full of texture! Continue reading “Maple Roasted Delicata Squash with Goat Cheese & Savory Granola”

finished winter vegetable buckwheat crostata on a serving board

Winter Vegetable Buckwheat Crostata with Cheddar & Honey

This unique winter vegetable buckwheat crostata is such an exciting, flavorful side dish. It’s made with a homemade buckwheat dough that’s rich and nutty. The filling is a mixture of fennel, leeks, red chard, and white cheddar cheese. Baked until crisp and flaky, with a soft, melted cheddar and vegetable center. Drizzled with a lemon sesame honey mixture that gives the crostata a finishing pop of sweet brightness. Continue reading “Winter Vegetable Buckwheat Crostata with Cheddar & Honey”

Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip

Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip (Muhammara)

This vibrant roasted red pepper & walnut dip, known as muhammara, makes for the most delicious Christmas appetizer. It has just enough spice and tons of rich flavor. Full of sweet roasted red peppers, toasted walnuts & grainy bread, bright lemon, tangy pomegranate molasses, and bold spices. It gets pulsed up until creamy and topped with pomegranate seeds and chives. Serve it with toasted pita bread for a festive, flavorful start to your meal. Continue reading “Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip (Muhammara)”

Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Cider Syrup

Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Cider Syrup

Brussels sprouts have become a staple on every holiday table, so why not make them the very best they can be!? Shaved brussels sprouts with bacon & cider syrup – quickly sautéed sprouts, crispy bacon, caramelized shallot, lots of lemon, crumbled manchego cheese, roasted hazelnuts, and a drizzle of sweet cider syrup. All the best flavors in one side dish!

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Balsamic Caramelized Radicchio

Balsamic Caramelized Radicchio with Grapes & Gorgonzola

A simple side dish for your Christmas menus: balsamic caramelized radicchio with grapes & gorgonzola. The radicchio is pan-seared in olive oil then roasted with red onions and balsamic vinegar until tender and caramelized. It gets topped with jammy grapes, tangy gorgonzola cheese, and a drizzle of honey. Something a little different than a traditional side dish, that’s just as tasty as it is beautiful! Continue reading “Balsamic Caramelized Radicchio with Grapes & Gorgonzola”