Side Dishes

Bacon, Brown Sugar & Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

While I would most definitely classify Brussel sprouts as one of my favorite vegetables NOW, as a teenager they were not really my thing. That is until one Thanksgiving when my Aunt Patricia presented us with Brussel sprouts that had been steamed in a brown sugar, chicken broth mixture and […]

German Style Sweet & Sour Cabbage

I love red cabbage. Seriously. It is such a humble ingredient but it is absolutely chock full of nutrients and there is just so much you can do with it. And while I make red cabbage in a variety of ways, this sweet and sour German recipe is my favorite. […]

Asian Green Bean Salad

Over Labor Day weekend we took the kids to the beach with some of my family. Now I typically pack snacks of the cracker variety for such outings so I was surprised when my Aunt Patricia pulled out a giant freezer bag full of marinated green beans from her cooler. […]

Braised Red Cabbage & Fennel

Without a doubt this braised red cabbage and fennel recipe is one of my favorite fall side dishes. It’s incredibly easy to throw together, makes a huge pot that can last through the week and tastes fantastic. I love serving it with meat, especially pork, and mashed potatoes and it […]