Posts Tagged: “side dish”

  • Simple and Delicious Boiled Baby Potatoes

    Simple and Delicious Boiled Baby Potatoes

    Looking for a incredibly simple side dish for the holidays? Although these boiled baby (or new) potatoes take very little work and ingredients, they look stunning and will please everyone at the table. I also make these for weeknight meals along with dishes such as Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken Tenders, Slow Cooker Balsamic Shredded Beef, …Read More

  • Sweet and Savory Roasted Carrots

    Little fun factoid of the day: In the book, Salt Sugar Fat, I learned that the man responsible for popularizing baby carrots was a top executive for Coca-Cola. After years of using his genius marketing strategies towards promoting a sugary beverage, he realized he was a major contributor to the health crisis in western countries. In an effort …Read More

  • Cranberry Spinach Salad with Creamy Citrus Dressing 3

    Cranberry Spinach Salad with Creamy Citrus Dressing

    Ok, admittedly this colorful salad and dressing look somewhat humble from the snapshot. It was a family Christmas celebration at my parents’ house, and I implored my mom to let me grab a quick shot of it before we dove in. I just know you are going to like her recipe, though. Our whole family sure did. The dressing is just …Read More

  • Broccoli and Wild Rice Casserole {Freezer Meal}

    Since I was in charge of bringing some type of broccoli casserole to Thanksgiving this year, I searched high and low for a recipe that could be made in advance (since we had to drive 2 hours that day) and that most people would like. I came across Pioneer Woman’s Broccoli and Wild Rice Casserole …Read More

  • Corn and Blueberry Salad

    Corn and Blueberry Salad

    Guest post by Sarah from The Pajama Chef. You guys are going to love her and her recipe! She’s so sweet and has a real talent for really good food. Hey everyone! I’m so glad that Rachel and Polly asked me to guest post on Thriving Home today… and not only because I love their …Read More

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    Balsamic Dressing with Herbs

    For Thanksgiving, I worked up this new dressing recipe and it did not disappoint. Several family members commented on the outstanding flavor of this salad/dressing combo. Although I love my mom’s Balsamic Parmesan Salad Dressing, this one tastes a bit lighter and more fresh, especially with the addition of the dried herbs. It’s also very …Read More

  • Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

    Do you have a green bean hater? I dare you to try this bacon wrapped green bean recipe. I dare you. I took the dare and I now have a transformed husband who looks forward to his green beans. Not to mention my 1 and 3 year olds who eat them up as fast as …Read More

  • Crispy Parmesan Potatoes

      I love potato side dishes because they are cheap, filling, and almost everyone likes them. When I saw this potato recipe on the Rachael Ray show, I knew I had to give them a try. She calls them “Butter and Parm Squished Potatoes” but I renamed them since I didn’t really squish mine like …Read More

  • Crowd Pleaser Green Beans

    For some reason I have always preferred canned green beans versus fresh. Maybe it’s just what I grew up on, but I have never been able to LOVE fresh green beans. However, when I saw the Pioneer Woman make this recipe on her show, I knew I had to give them a try. I have …Read More

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    Creamy Avocado Dip: For One or For a Crowd

    As afternoon snacks go, dark chocolate chips and peanuts rank #1 in my book. But, Creamy Avocado Dip might come in at #2. This healthy and filling dip is a great love of mine for lunch or for snacking. You can also whip up this Creamy Avocado Dip for an appetizer for a crowd. Pinky …Read More

  • Basic Roasted Vegetables Recipe

    Basic Roasted Vegetables Recipe

    Build Roast it, and they will come eat. I’ve found this mantra to be so true over the years–from Brussel Sprouts to Asparagus to Purple Potatoes and Carrots to Broccoli. My young kids will try just about anything roasted! And, this simple recipe for Roasted Vegetables is the key. The basic recipe came from Ina …Read More

  • Creamy Citrus Pasta Recipe

    I seriously can’t believe it has taken me this long to share this citrus pasta recipe. After my friend Sara shared this dish with me that she found in a Rachel Ray cookbook, I’ve been making it for years. I’ve made a few tweaks, but it’s pretty close to the original. Its creamy sauce is …Read More

  • Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe

    Friends, take me seriously when I tell you that cooking broccoli this way will convert your family into broccoli eaters. Want proof? My husband who has turned his nose up at broccoli his entire life now scoops a generous portion of this onto his plate. My two-year-old repeated the phrase, “Mo brockwy” at least five …Read More

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    Garden Greek Salad Recipe

    It’s not often I get addicted to a salad and can’t stop eating it. But, I did with this Garden Greek Salad. (Oh, and this one, too.) Who doesn’t want to be addicted to veggies?!? You can make this simple salad almost any way you like it. Here’s another version I made this week when I …Read More

  • Roasted Potatoes and Carrots Recipe

    Roasted Purple Potatoes and Carrots

    Have you ever had purple potatoes? My son picked them out at Natural Grocer a few weeks ago (that’s one of my keys to getting the kids to try new foods) and they were delightful. The bluish-purple hue popped against the carrots when I served them. And, since you eat with your eyes as well …Read More

  • Seven Layer Taco Dip Recipe

    7 Layer Taco Dip Recipe (Healthified!)

    I’ll give you 3 reasons why you need to make this dip soon: 1 – It’s an easy, no-cook and healthy meal. I left this in the fridge, and we ate on it for lunch, snacks, and dinner throughout the week. Not only can you dip tortilla chips but carrot sticks, as well. Seriously one …Read More

  • 3-Minute No Boil Corn on the Cobb Method

    Kitchen Trick: 3-Minute No Boil Corn on the Cob Method

    Thank you to my mother-in-law for this quick trick! Did you know that cooking corn on the cob doesn’t require dirtying up a pot, heating up the kitchen, or waiting for a gallon of water to boil? I sure didn’t. Get this. You can cook your corn on the cob to perfection in the microwave. …Read More

  • easy sweet potato recipe

    Balsamic Sweet Potatoes

    We get a little crazy with the sweet potato recipes around Thriving Home. Rachel has found amazing ways to sneak them into banana bread, biscuits, pancakes, and even french toast. If you poke around our Recipe Index you will have no problem finding lots of recipes that include them. Why are we so crazy about sweet potatoes? …Read More

  • Asian Slaw Salad Recipe

    Asian Slaw Recipe: No MSG Included!

    You know that delicious slaw salad made from Oriental Ramen Noodles? You know…the one full of processed ingredients and MSG? Well, my friend Carla took a stab at making a homemade (read: real food) version of that dressing and I tweaked the whole recipe just a bit recently. Now the Asian Slaw recipe below is …Read More