(Easy Sides) One Pot Garlic & Herb Pasta

One Pot Herb and Garlic Pasta

You know those handy dandy packaged pastas that can be stirred up in one pot, to create a simple side dish, that we all pretty much lived off of in college? This is that pasta, but so much better for you.  It’s just as flavourful and just as easy. Even a broke, newly-independent-in-the-kitchen, college student… 

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Whole Grain Cheese-Stuffed Cornmeal Biscuits

whole grain cheese-stuffed cornmeal biscuits

On a rainy day last week I whipped up a pot of chili and these cheesy biscuits. I normally couldn’t imagine having chili without tortilla chips but my little family was in heaven with this meal. It was the perfect ending to a chilly day. Crisp on the outside, tender on the inside and stuffed… 

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Crisp Apple Slaw with Caramelized Cider Dressing

Crisp Apple Slaw with Caramelized Cider Dressing

When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, it’s my opinion that you can never have too many sides. I already know I’m going to be stuffed by the end of the meal so I may as well savour and enjoy little bites of this and that. This sweet slaw would be a great accompaniment to a… 

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Perfect Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

Perfect Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

I can’t believe that we’re already one week into October, and that Thanksgiving is only one week away! You know this means lot’s of Thanksgiving food headed your way this week right? (If you’re looking for even more inspiration you can check out my Thanksgiving archive.) Thanksgiving would not be complete without fluffy mashed potatoes… 

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Cajun Grilled Fries

Cajun Grilled Fries

Fries are such a natural pairing with so many summer meals. A burger or some barbecued chicken drumsticks just aren’t the same without some crispy potatoes alongside. But most days it’s just too darn hot to fire up the oven. That’s why I went on a search for the perfect barbecued fries. Let me tell… 

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Crispy Microwave Potato Chips

crispy microwave potato chips

I haven’t had a bag of potato chips sitting in my cupboard in a very, very long time. Mostly because they’re my weakness. I’m a salty craving kind of gal and I know if I had something like that laying around they would find a way to get eaten. That’s where these chips come in. They’re a healthier… 

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Mushroom Aioli Toasts

Mushroom Aioli Toasts

A couple of years ago I couldn’t have imagined our family eating a meal where the star ingredient was mushrooms. My husband was never a fan, but every once in a while I would make them anyways just in case he changed his mind. And, he did. The changing point came when I first made… 

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