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Side Dish Recipes

Honey-Roasted Brussels Sprouts (I can’t believe how amazing these are!)

So here’s the honest truth: For years, I thought Brussels sprouts were absolutely disgusting. There are very few things I can’t stomach (thanks to my mom always making me eat everything on my plate!), but Brussels sprouts were on my very short “Things I Hope I Never Have to Eat Again” list. That plan was… Read More

Quick & Easy Fried Rice

Guest post from Aliesha of Feathers in Our Nest Restaurant-style fried rice is easy to make at home! It’s a frugal recipe to serve for lunch (or alongside some homemade Asian food) and it is great for incorporating sale produce or using up veggies in your fridge that are about to go bad. This recipe… Read More

Layered Nacho Dip

Guest post from Brigette Shevy This is a fantastic recipe to make for a New Year’s party! It’s great to serve as an appetizer, a “finger food,” or as part of a Mexican meal any time of the year, but I make it often for gatherings around the holidays. People always appreciate something that’s not… Read More

Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes

I love all thing potato — and this recipe is no exception. It’s simple, frugal, gluten-free… and it tastes great! This is a perfect side dish to accompany all your upcoming summer cookouts — it pairs well with hamburgers or grilled meats. Kids and adults love it! I like to make it up early in the day and pull it out of the refrigerator shortly before baking it.

Creamy Milk Rice

This has to be one of the easiest side dishes ever. And frugal to boot! It’s a stick-to-your-ribs kind of side that can be served all year round. It falls somewhere between creamy mashed potatoes and risotto.

Homemade Vegetable Stock… in a Slow Cooker

If you tend to cook from scratch you probably have had several recipes that called for broth, and while canned broth isn’t super expensive – you can make it at home with hardly any effort for pennies! This homemade vegetable broth recipe is SUPER easy!