Side Dishes

A collection of 45 Cinco de Mayo Recipes for Your Festivities - Poet in the Pantry

45 Cinco de Mayo Recipes for Your Festivities

Posted on May 3rd, 2015

Yes, yes. Cinco de Mayo is not the holiday we make it out to be in the United States. We've been over this before. Still, who am I to rain on…

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45 Recipes for Memorial Day celebrations - Poet in the Pantry

45 Recipes for Memorial Day

Posted on May 20th, 2015

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial intro to the summer season. Opened with picnics and parades, we welcome the warm days ahead while honoring…

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Buffalo Beans with Cherrywood Smoked Bacon - Poet in the Pantry

Buffalo Beans with Cherrywood Smoked Bacon #sponsored

Posted on Jul 29th, 2014

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post by Jones Dairy Farm. All photos and opinions remain my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help…

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Cilantro Chicken and Refrigerator Mashed Potatoes

Cilantro Chicken Thighs and Refrigerator Mashed Potatoes

Posted on Jun 7th, 2011

In my family, when there's a special occasion, someone better bring the Refrigerator Mashed Potatoes. It's just not Thanksgiving or Easter without…

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cottage fries in a basket

Cottage Fries #sponsored

Posted on Jun 30th, 2011

Those of you who have been around here a while know about my love affair with coconut oil. So when Tropical Traditions gave me the opportunity to try…

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Greek Pasta Salad, featuring Nikos Traditional Feta, is an easy dish to bring to all your summer parties & picnics!

Greek Pasta Salad with Nikos Feta #sponsored #NikosFeta #WaveOfFlavor #HFWF15

Posted on Jun 7th, 2015

I'll admit it: I get in a rut. I find something I like and I eat it over and over again. It's mindless, but sometimes, all I can handle is easy. Who…

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Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Loaded Mashed Potatoes and We’re Going to a Potluck! #sponsored

Posted on Jul 25th, 2013

Disclosure: OXO provided me with the potato ricer and zester used to prepare this recipe. No further compensation was received. All opinions remain…

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Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Posted on Apr 14th, 2014

Side dishes don't have to be elaborate. Sometimes, it's the simplest things in life that are the sweetest. Today I have one of these simple things:…

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roasted Parmesan broccoli

Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2014

Growing up, fresh veggies were an infrequent visitor to our table. Frozen vegetables? Yup, and far preferable to their mutant cousins, canned…

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Zucchini and Summer Squash Casserole - poet in the pantry

Zucchini and Summer Squash Gratin #SummerSoiree

Posted on May 29th, 2014

While I was at BlogHer Food, I was lucky enough to finally meet in person some of the people I've known online for years. That's the beauty of…

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