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Fried Plantains

These Fried Plantains remind me of living in Puerto Rico. I lived there for about three years and anytime we’d go to a local food spot, fried plantains were always on the menu. We had a plantain tree in the back of our house that I remember being able to go up and get one …

Sambal Hummus

I am a huge fan of hummus and this homemade Sambal Hummus is definitely my latest addiction. It’s creamy and has heat from the sambal oelek that gives it a great kick. Not spicy enough? Dip from the pool of sambal that you put in the middle to meet your spice needs. If you haven’t …

Asian Cucumber and Carrot Salad

I think this Asian Cucumber and Carrot Salad is going to be my go-to this summer. It’s light and refreshing, but still has a ton of flavor! The cucumbers keep is nice and crisp which will be amazing for hot summer days. I’ve been on this cucumber kick recently which obviously hasn’t let up. They …

Corn Edamame Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

This Corn Edamame Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette is a great side dish for warm days since there is no cooking involved! Use fresh basil, tomatoes and sweet corn to make a great summer salad.

Green Bean and Bacon Casserole

I’ve been making this Green Bean and Bacon Casserole for a few years now and I’m still excited every time I put it in the oven. It makes the whole house smell amazing with the bacon mixing with the brown sugar/soy sauce/garlic sauce. It’s super simple to throw together and is a staple on my Thanksgiving …

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are probably my favorite side dish to ever exist. When I was a kid, I would impatiently asked my mom, “What’s for dinner?” the second I walked in the door from school. The days she responded with mashed potatoes were the best days ever. I always grew up on super smooth mashed potatoes …

Maple Cayenne Roasted Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is probably my favorite food of the winter, but I’ll be honest, I can only eat butternut squash soup so many times in one season. I finally decided it was time to venture out of my squash soup ways. The nuttiness and sweetness of the squash goes great with a similar sauce that I’ve …

Tomato, Green Onion, and Orzo Salad

I discovered this recipe this past summer looking for a different type of pasta salad. Ever since, I’ve been hooked. It was a perfect side dish to bring to the holiday parties at work especially with those festive colors. I’m so excited to make this again next summer with some tomatoes from my garden. It’s …

Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus

My goal for the fall was to make something that had pumpkin in it that was savory. I feel like in the past few seasons we’ve been bombarded with all things pumpkin and pumpkin spice. It’s gone from a pumpkin pie and #PSLs to pumpkin spiced vodka or kale chips. It’s time to step out of the can …

Easy Guacamole

Guac is probably one of the first things I learned how to make that I knew would be good every time I made it. In college it was a go-to, especially if the avocados were on sale since we were living on campus food. My roommates and I would whip up a batch and easily down …