12 Easy Last Minute Side Dishes

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the December holidays are not far behind, so I decided to compile a list of some quick and easy side dishes that you can make at the last-minute and still impress your mother-in-law. 1.¬†Buttery, Warm Southern Cornbread Just sweet enough to make everyone happy. Just make sure you…

Roasted Carrot Fries

I love the sweet, crunchiness of carrots. Toss in the different colored tastes and flavors of heirloom carrots and I am even more in heaven. Today, I am sharing a simple recipe for roasted carrot fries. Such a great replacement for French fries and so much more flavor. Eat them plain or make an aioli…

Celery, Carrot and Fennel Bean Stew

Finally, a recipe from Italy! Going to Italy is confirmation of my love for food. Italy equals good food. There just is no other way to say it. Of course, you can find crappy food there, but it is rare and most often because you did not avoid the tourist areas and the chain restaurants….

Three Bean Salad with Honey Dijon Lime Dressing

A cricket has made his home right outside our front door. He chirps all day long. I used to find it irritating because it is so loud and rarely stops, but now I find it peaceful. Life is strange in what we choose to love or hate. Food is basically the same way. People either…

Back to the Basics: Caramelized Onions

As you know, we are traveling to Europe for a year, starting in late September. We have stayed in different locations around Denver for the past few months, so cooking sometimes becomes a chore and not a love. I must say it has been great practice for when we get overseas. We have learned A…