Side Dish Recipes:

Vegetable recipes are listed in the Vegetable category, not here.

Honey Roasted Vidalia Onions

Do you like Vidalia sweet onions?  I do.  Even so, I was surprised when this recipe received all 5 star reviews when I posted it awhile ago on another recipe website that I know longer use. I'm moving my most popular recipes from that website here. Which means I'm...

Creamy Butternut Pasta

Recently I posted a recipe on Recipezaar that I found in a fundraiser cookbook, Creamy Garlic Pasta. I play tag games on Recipezaar and Food, Friends & Fun Forum, in which players make each other's recipes and review them. After 2 of the game players made...

Baked Spinach and Noodles

I love cream based baked pasta dishes and I love spinach, so the idea of mixing them together has always intrigued me. I found a recipe online that was a good start, but by the time I made changes to make it healthier and to accommodate what was in my fridge, my Baked...

Maple White Bean Bake

  Are you tired of the same old baked bean side dish at potlucks and summer BBQs? This version of baked beans is good enough to enjoy all year round.     I originally posted this recipe on, and it has an average 4.5 stars from reviewers. Here are what some of...

Homemade Chinese Fried Rice

I really like cooking from scratch rather than eating unhealthy processed foods or restaurant take out too often, but I also don't usually feel like making a complicated meal. Homemade Chinese Fried Rice is a great one dish meal or side dish. Usually made from...

Hanukkah Latkes: Jewish Potato Pancakes

The Hanukkah story centers around the miracle when a small group of people needed oil for the newly rededicated temple, but they only had enough oil for one night. Miraculously, it burned for eight days. Thus, Hanukkah lasts for eight days and it is traditional to eat...

Healthy Side Dish Recipe ~ Barley Mushroom Bake

If you haven't tried barley, you are really missing out. Barley is one of those foods that is really good for you and tastes great. While most of the recipes you will find when you search for barley recipes are soup or stew, my Barley Mushroom Bake works as your...

Carrot Ring Recipe ~ Perfect for Dinner Parties

I fell in love with Carrot Ring the first time my Mom made it when I was a teenager. When I went off to college, it was one of the recipes I requested for my brand new recipe box. I made it for my college roommates once, but I refused to let them in the kitchen to...

Tastes Great Recipe: Curry Rice with Peas

One of my favorite spices has always been curry. Not the hot spicy curry you get with Thai or Indian dishes, but the sweet yellow curry sold in American grocery stores. So when I discovered a recipe for curry rice, I knew it was something I would like. I don't make a...

Easy Vegetable Recipe: Cheesy Eggplant Casserole

I love eggplant, but really am not fond of the one way that everyone makes it...eggplant parmesan. I've eaten eggplant on pizza. Ordered eggplant from the Chinese restaurant that delivers to my house. And tried a handful of unusual eggplant recipes. I think this is...

Easy Recipe: Grilled Spicy New Potatoes

I know that most people post their grill recipes in the spring or summer, but I'm one of those people who uses the grill all year long. If you are too, then you need to give this recipe a try. If not, feel free to try this potato recipe in the oven. These potatoes...

Comfort Food: Jewish Noodle Kugel Recipe

Noodle kugel is one of my favorite childhood dishes. It's a classic side dish that is served in just about every Jewish family. It's also one of those dishes that every cook makes slightly different. Recipes get handed down from generation to generation. Just like...

Healthy Side Dish: Balsamic Eggplant Pasta Salad

Just in case you are still trying to figure out what to make for your Labor Day picnic or potluck, I'm sharing a very easy, healthy recipe that everyone will love. I've been trying to eat healthier and this recipe is great because the only fat in it is extra virgin...

Fun Fruit Recipe: Sweet Apple Fritters

I grew up eating these apple fritters. They are shaped like a pancake and sprinkled in cinnamon-sugar. My mom always served sweet apple fritters for dinner as a side dish. They are also easy to make for a crowd since you can fry them up in advance and then pop them...

Eating Healthy Recipe ~ Charoset All Year Long

At my family Passover Sedar dinner, the big bowl of charoset (pronounced har-o-set) is the most popular dish on the table. Every year, I think to myself that it's silly that we only eat charoset at this one holiday meal and not all year long. Yesterday, I finally...

Karen’s Favorite Recipe Finds:

Caprese Stuffed Avocado
by Annacia
Caprese Stuffed AvocadosCaprese Stuffed Avocados

Tomato Avocado & Basil Salad
by ForeverMama

Tomato-avocado-basil salad | Future Expat

Imitiation Crab and Avocado Salad
by Red_Apple_Guy
Imitation Crab and Avocado Salad | Future Expat

Sour Cream Pilaf
by breezermom
Sour Cream Pilaf | Future Expat

Garlic Rice (India)
by Baby Kato
Indian Garlic Rice | Future Expat

Garlicy Spinach Orzo
by Lynette (breezemom)
Garlicky Spinach Orzo | Future Expat

Greek Orzo Pasta
by Daily Inspiration
Greek Orzo Pasta | Future Expat

German Noodle Bake
by Daily Inspiration
German Noodle Bake | Future Expat

Tasty Bowties
by Baby Kato

Cinnamon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash
by Chungah (
Cinnamon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash | Future Expat

Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Orange & Honey
by MsPia
Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Lemon & Carrot Barley
by Mikekey
Lemon Carrot Barley

Lemon Chive Rice by BabyKato