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Herby Rice Pilaf

The Comfortable Kitchen has really inspired me to up my rice side game! Why serve a curry with just plain rice? WHY? I’ve realized there’s seriously no reason with a dish as good as this Herby Rice Pilaf! Rating: A+ How to make it…

February 5, 2023
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Sesame Asparagus Sauté

I enjoyed my weekly salmon alongside this Sesame Asparagus Sauté from Alex Snodgrass’s The Comfortable Kitchen cookbook. I really enjoyed the flavor combination and the vibrance of the asparagus. Rating: A- How to make it an A+: This gets a good rating for flavor,…

January 22, 2023
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Ricotta and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

A fun cheesy twist on your basic mashed potatoes! Check out this Real Simple side below! Rating: B How to make it an A+: This gets a B for Basic! I need more from my mashed potatoes! I’d swap the parmesan for gorgonzola and…

March 16, 2022
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Quinoa Salad with Lemon, Herbs, and Feta

I love my weekly salmon fillet, and I love it even more when it is on top of a delicious, flavorful side like this Quinoa Salad with Lemon, Herbs, and Feta, from Daphne Oz! Details below! Rating: B+ How to make it an A+:…

February 27, 2022
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Smooshed & Crispy Potatoes with Salt ‘n’ Vinegar Sour Cream

Steak and potatoes just go together! For that reason, I chose these Smooshed & Crispy Potatoes with Salt ‘n’ Vinegar Sour Cream, from Molly Baz, to go alongside our Strip Steaks au Poivre this past Valentine’s Day. Detail below for a tasty side! Rating:…

February 20, 2022
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Roasted Cauliflower Snowflakes

I love to try a new side to go along with my weekly roasted salmon fillet! Tonight’s Roasted Cauliflower Snowflakes were a fun change to basic, roasted florets. Details below! Rating: B How to make it an A+: This was just eh. The breading…

January 9, 2022
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Provençal Zucchini Gratin

It’s salmon night! And I just love trying a new veggie side to compliment a baked fish fillet! Tonight, Ina Garten’s Provençal Zucchini Gratin was a flavorful, crispy, delicious dish to add to my plate! Details below! Rating: A How to make it an…

March 30, 2021
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Cashew Soba Noodles with Fried Shallots

Daphne Oz has officially captured my attention! Recipe number three is a home run! Cashew Soba Noodles with Fried Shallots would make for an amazing lunch on the go, and have cozied up nicely to my weeknight salmon fillet. Details below!! Rating: A+ How…

March 25, 2021
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Spaghetti Squash Cacio e Pepe

My first time dipping into Daphne Oz’s cookbook! This is one I was gifted, and not one I would typically purchase, but this simple and nice recipe makes me excited to take a deeper look! Rating: A How to make it an A+: It’s…

March 15, 2021