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Broccolini with Lemon Breadcrumbs

Looking for a flavorful, easy, and healthy side? Check out this Broccolini with Lemon Breadcrumbs from Food Network Magazine. Great alongside any protein, pastas, or casseroles! Rating: A+ How to make it an A+: It’s a little basic, but my husband loved and I’d…

February 9, 2024
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Crispy Smashed Potatoes & Honey-Mustard Feta Dip

Reels made me do it! I found this recipe for Crispy Smashed Potatoes & Honey-Mustard Feta Dip from creator Caitlin Greene. Have you ever made a recipe off Instagram? Hopefully one of mine! Rating: A- How to make it an A+: The potatoes themselves…

April 23, 2023
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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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Creamed Spinach with Bacon

I’ve actually made this Creamed Spinach with Bacon from Food Network for years since it’s very easy and can be done all in one pot. I really like it, though I would make one big change next time… Rating: A- How to make it…

October 2, 2022
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Farro with Toasted Fennel, Lemon, and Basil

It’s been awhile since I’ve made some really great grains. I wanted something filling, but healthy, to cozy up next to my weekly salmon fillet, and this turned out to be just perfect. Alison Roman’s Farro with Toasted Fennel, Lemon, and Basil (though I…

August 7, 2022
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Parmesan Pesto Zucchini Sticks

My weekly salmon fillet cozies right up to these Parmesan Pesto Zucchini Sticks, from Ina Garten! Flavorful, a great use of leftover pesto, and pretty much fool-proof! Details below! Rating: A How to make it an A+: They’re quite tasty, but a little sloppy…

March 6, 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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Fresh Corn Salad with Stone Fruit & Herbs

We are well into summer now, and I hope you’re enjoying the best of everything! Hot days, time swimming, fireworks, and all the fresh summer fruits and veggies! If you’re looking for a new way to put them together, check out this Better Homes…

July 10, 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