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Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

 My favorite classic side dish! Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes are smooth, garlicky, and lightened up with Greek yogurt.  Last night while browsing Pinterest I saw a recipe for “Buttered Egg Noodles”. I’m not even kidding. I thought for a minute it was a joke ( like this recipe for Ice Cubes that I read forever …

Lightened Up Loaded Bacon Cheese Fries

Lightened Up Loaded Bacon Cheese Fries

Okay. Stop right there. I need to tell you that I DO know you can’t really lighten up loaded cheese fries. But I made a helluvan effort here and the results were FANTASTIC. This plate of cheese and bacon covered goodness started out as roasted rosemary potatoes cut thick like steak fries. But then I …

Warm Quinoa Salad with Brussels Sprouts + Pecans + Cranberries

Remember my sister-Asheville-restaurant binge last week? Well. We had dinner at a place called Posana Cafe. It’s a farm-to-table posh kinda spot, so of course we ordered some things and then we all shared. My braised beef bourginon plate came with Brussels sprouts. One of my sisters ordered a warm quinoa salad that was full …

Dill Potato Salad on a pretty plate; close up shot with lots of fresh dill

Baby Dutch Dill Potato Salad

    As soon as I started sifting through these photos for editing my mind went straight to one place: High school. So I guess I probably never shared this… I’m not actually sure it’s relevant, but I went to a visual and performing arts high school.

Butternut Squash Macaroni & Cheese

Last week, when it was supposed to be snowing but actually it was just dumping buckets of rain on my part of the world, I came up with this. This winter, while the weather has been so wholly unsatisfying, things like this butternut squash macaroni and cheese have totally kept me going. This is wear-warm-fuzzy-socks-and-pull-them-up-to-your-knees …

Crispy Baked Green Bean Fries

I was going to share these yesterday, BUT. What had happened was… Evan and Chad were kind of rough-housing. Because that’s what boys do. I was ten minutes from putting my favorite veggie burgers on the table, homework was done, and it was shaping up to be a pretty nice evening. Until there was a …

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Last time I checked it wasn’t Christmas yet. I mean, I’m pretty sure it’s still like more than a week until Thanksgiving. My mom and I haven’t even had our food telegation talk yet (telegation= the phone conversation we have while Mom drives to work in the morning before every family get-together, assigning dishes and …

chili cheese baked potatoes

Chili Spiced Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes

Chili Spiced Hasselback Potatoes are like the baked potato version of chili cheese fries. Rubbed with olive oil and chili spice and COVERED in cheese! This recipe is a win.  Once upon a forever ago I started a food blog on the internet and filled it full of really solid recipes but actually gave my …

Black Bean Confetti Salad

Let me share with you what I’ve been eating for three straight days: this Black Bean Confetti Salad. I mentioned yesterday that I got to spend some much-needed time with my family on Sunday. I concocted this deliciously colorful mess to take with because the only day I will ever in my life show up …