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The Best Easy 5 Bean Salad

The Best Easy 5 Bean Salad is perfect for potlucks, cookouts, and picnics. It’s inexpensive to make, easily feeds a crowd, and if you have leftovers it’s better the next day! This 5 bean salad is probably the most requested thing I make, which seems ridiculous because it’s stupid easy (literally chopping some things and …

Lightened Up Broccoli Rice Casserole

Lightened Up Broccoli Rice Casserole is the from scratch version of a holiday fave. It’s good anytime though. No holidays required! UPDATED 4-2017! This recipe is popular around every holiday, be it Easter or Thanksgiving, so I updated my old janky photos for you and refreshed this post a bit. Lightened Up Broccoli Rice Casserole …

Lemon Basil Potato Salad

A simple creamy pesto dressing is what sets this Lemon Basil Potato Salad apart. It’s fast, fresh, and sure to please at your next cookout! You guys. I need to SHARE. Remember when I told you my basil plants were taking over and then we made some Awesomely Easy Basil Pesto? Well, I didn’t stop there. …

Cider Baked Sweet Potatoes

This post has been sponsored by alli®. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Sweet potatoes!!! I love a good sweet potato recipe. The natural flavor is at the top of my list of things to eat, WITHOUT any dressing up. I can straight up bake a sweet potato and eat it completely plain, and …

Vegetable Strata

A terrific make-ahead dish that can double as a veggie-loaded side OR a delicious breakfast to feed a crowd. This Vegetable Strata is piled high with cheese, bread, and tons of veggies to please the crowd.  Heyyyyy. So. Last minute me has made you a really-awesome make-ahead dish. We talked the other-day about my lack …

Garlic Herb Potatoes and Squash + 25 Thanksgiving Recipes

Garlic Herb Potatoes and Squash are a great addition to the Thanksgiving Table! Cheesy, buttery, tender, delicious. It’s that time! If you haven’t already started planning your Thanksgiving menu (like me and my last – minuteness over here) this post is here to save your sanity. I connected with 25 really really fantastic bloggers and …

Copycat Bonefish Quinoa Salad

 An easy, fresh, homemade version of the quinoa salad at Bonefish Grill. Copycat Bonefish Quinoa Salad is healthy and filling! Goes great with chicken or fish and makes a terrific lunch! I was not quick to jump on the quinoa bandwagon. I made a few dishes with it the first time I bought it. I …

Pomegranate Quinoa Salad with Orange Maple Vinaigrette

This easy Pomegranate Quinoa Salad is tossed in a fresh and citrusy Orange Maple Vinaigrette to make a completely healthy and delicious side to any meal. Pomegranate arils give this dish a festive look that would work beautifully on a holiday table! When I was going over our Thanksgiving menu with my mom and sisters …

Brown Sugar Butternut Squash Tart

A sweet buttery tart crust topped with thin slices of butternut squash that’s been sauteed with brown sugar and spices. This Brown Sugar Butternut Squash Tart makes a gorgeous Thanksgiving side dish or a pretty addition to the dessert table.  One thing I love about holiday meals: You can completely get away with serving these …

Easy Caprese Orzo

A simple side dish made with grape tomatoes, fresh basil, asiago cheese, and toasted orzo. Easy Caprese Orzo is terrific, fast, and fresh anytime of year! Are you screaming at me that this is a summer dish right now? Shhhhhhhhhhh. It’s okay. It is. I know it is. But hear me out. Because this is …