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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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Broccoli Salad

This Broccoli Salad from AllRecipes is a summer BBQ favorite! With bacon and cheddar and mayo, this is definitely a twist on a classic! Rating: A+ How to make it an A+: You can’t have a ton of it since the vinegar is pretty…

July 12, 2023
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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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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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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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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