Category: Side Dishes

Brooks Family Stuffing; it starts with Stove Top

Brooks Family Stuffing; it starts with Stove Top

If I tell the truth Stuffing or Dressing is my favourite part of any Turkey dinner.   In fact, I like it so much, we normally have 3 kinds when I’m cooking for the family. The Brooks Family Stuffing is part of my half homemade collection, […]

Instant Pot Garlic Herb Rice Pilaf

Instant Pot Garlic Herb Rice Pilaf

Instant Pot Garlic Herb Rice Pilaf, the perfect side dish for almost any grilled or roasted chicken, fish, or meat dinner, as well as being super easy to make. For this particular recipe I am sharing my Instant Pot instructions, but you can certainly make […]

Rice Pilaf; make your own!

Rice Pilaf; make your own!

Tired of plain rice?  Looking for something a little healthier than those pre-packaged rice mixes?  Greek Rice Pilaf is a great option, and one that you can actually meal prep ahead and have on hand for those nights when you forgot to plan or make […]

10 Must Make Instant Pot Side Dishes

10 Must Make Instant Pot Side Dishes

Fabulous Side Dishes for the Instant Pot I love utilizing my instant pot for meals, side dishes and desserts. I’ve rounded up 10 Must Make Instant Pot Side Dishes that are popular at our house, and just a little different.   When all the Fall veggies […]

Ten Make Ahead Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

Ten Make Ahead Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

Ten Make Ahead Side Dishes for Thanksgiving Preparing the Thanksgiving meal can be hectic to have prepared and on the table at a set time, no matter how well prepared you are.  To make it less stressful and still delicious using making ahead sides is […]

Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

Holiday cooking is one of my favourite things to plan for, so many family favourite recipes to make, and the opportunity to try some new ones too, as I’m generally feeding 12-16 people. This year I put my Instant Pot to work for me,  I […]

One Skillet Tamale Bake

One Skillet Tamale Bake

One Skillet Tamale Bake, a hearty vegetarian side dish that can be served as a complete meal or a side dish.  Cooked in One Skillet from start to finish, it’s ease of preparation makes this a good option for a busy weeknight meal and the […]

Green Beans and Bacon; Sweet & Salty

Green Beans and Bacon; Sweet & Salty

During the fall, when we start to plan our Thanksgiving Holiday menu, I tend to lean towards harvest vegetables such as squash, and sweet potatoes, pumpkin, all those sweet starchy vegetables.  Now as much as I enjoy a good pan of roasted root vegetables, I […]

Make Ahead Brown Sugar Glazed Onions

Make Ahead Brown Sugar Glazed Onions

Brown Sugar Glazed Onions, are a unique side dish for your holiday meals.  Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter all come to mind, but they would be excellent with any Beef or Chicken Roast.  Normally people think of creamed onions, but I like to make something a […]

Instant Pot Southern Dressing

Instant Pot Southern Dressing

I love Thanksgiving for so many reasons!   I love the Fall flavours of pumpkin, and cranberries, and squash, I love the  Fall weather that calls out for comforting savoury foods,  but what I love MOST, is the gathering of Family for our multiple Thanksgiving Meals […]