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  • This Cheesy Creamed Brussels Sprout gratin will quickly become your new favorite fall side dish! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Creamed Brussels Sprouts

    Creamed Brussels Sprouts ~ this luxurious cheesy gratin will convert everyone at the table into raving Brussels sprout fans!  It makes a spectacular holiday side dish, but we love it for…

  • The Great Stuffed Pumpkin ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    The Great Stuffed Pumpkin

    This stuffed pumpkin recipe is a dramatic side dish or vegetarian main course ~ I guarantee  it will command center stage on your table.  Perfect for Friendsgiving!…

  • Gravy made with Swanson Broth

    Good Gravy! The 12 Best Gravy Recipes

    When it comes to holiday meals, it’s ALL about the gravy, and this collection of 12 of the best gravy recipes is just in time for the festivities.  But be sure…

  • Ancient Grain Salad made with farro, wild rice, and quinoa ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Vegan Ancient Grain Salad

    This pretty vegan Ancient Grain Salad is so versatile, it goes from holiday table to working lunch without skipping a beat, and it’s as healthy as it is stunning. save the…

  • Whole Roasted Kabocha Squash with Chipotle Butter ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Whole Roasted Kabocha Squash with Chipotle Butter

    Make a grand entrance with my Whole Roasted Kabocha Squash with Chipotle Butter and ‘carve’ it right at the table — then get ready for rave reviews.  This easy fall and…

  • Hatch Green Chile Cornbread ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Hatch Green Chile Cornbread

    Hatch peppers reign supreme in the chile world, so make the most of them with this tender, moist Hatch Green Chile Cornbread — it’s an irresistible combination of sweet and heat!…

  • Couscous Almondine Salad with a spiced lemon vinaigrette is a complete departure from your everyday pasta salad! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Couscous Almondine Salad

    Couscous Almondine Salad is a completely new take on your same old pasta salad ~ this no mayo recipe is perfect for summer barbecues, potlucks, and picnics…it’s an easy side dish…

  • Zucchini Pie is a down home Southern tradition ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Zucchini Pie

    This rustic Zucchini Pie is the cousin to one of the most beloved summer traditions of the South — tomato pie.  Garden fresh zucchini is fanned out on a shortbread crust…

  • Spicy Rainbow Slaw recipe | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Spicy Rainbow Slaw

    This healthy Spicy Rainbow Slaw with a tangy lemon yogurt dressing is made with red and green cabbage, bell peppers, watermelon radishes, jicama, and a touch of jalapeno complements any summer…

  • Skinny Fries are crispy and delicious without the calories | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Skinny Fries

    These Skinny Fries are skinny in every sense of the word — thin and crispy, baked in healthy olive oil with lots of flavor and no salt — there’s no doubt…

  • Brat with Sweet Vidalia Onion Slaw --- yum!

    Sweet Vidalia Onion Slaw

    Sweet Vidalia Onion Slaw is an utterly simple, utterly brilliant side for your next picnic, barbecue, or potluck  — the famously mellow onions are sliced paper thin and tossed with a…

  • Broccoli Cheese Casserole

    Broccoli Cheese Casserole

    Broccoli Cheese Casserole is a classic side dish that gets a bad rap because generations of moms have resorted to canned soup, frozen broccoli, and mayo.  This version is closer to…

  • Wild Mushroom Polenta Packets recipe

    Wild Mushroom Polenta Packets

    Wild Mushroom Polenta Packets make an unforgettable side dish with chervil, tarragon and garlicky mushrooms over a bed of polenta, all wrapped up in neat little parcels that keep the aromas…

  • Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes topped with mini marshmallows are a fun side dish for any day of the week

    Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

    Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are topped with mini marshmallows for an ooey gooey delicious fall and holiday side dish.  This recipe brings out the kid in everyone!…

  • Luscious end of summer Green Tomato Cobbler

    Green Tomato Cobbler with Buttermilk Biscuits

    Green Tomato Cobbler with Buttermilk Cornmeal Biscuits is a delicious savory cobbler that goes with any meal.   Tart green tomatoes form the base of this ultimate down home comfort food! Gather…

  • New Potato and Egg Salad is the perfect side for so many summer meals.

    New Potato Salad with Eggs and Mustard

    New Potato Salad with Eggs and Mustard ~ this gutsy potato salad will up your hamburger and hotdog game all spring and summer, and will quickly become your new favorite ~…

  • Sweet Vidalia Onion Strings make the perfect appetizer

    Easy Onion Strings

    Easy Onion Strings are flash fried ultra thin slices of onion and they are dangerously easy to make!  Serve them up as an easy appetizer or side for all your burgers…

  • Israeli Chopped Salad is a great example of the healthy vibrant cuisine of the Mediterranean

    Israeli Chopped Salad

    Israeli Chopped Salad ~ this healthy Middle Eastern chopped vegetable salad is the perfect dish for summer gatherings because there’s no mayo to spoil, and the veggies retain their crunch for…

  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Pomelo Salad

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Pomelo Salad from the great Yotam Ottolenghi.  Wake up your next meal with this unique and healthy vegan salad.…

  • Honey Roasted Parsnips

    Honeyed Parsnips

    Honeyed Parsnips ~ If you need a last minute side dish that your dinner guests won’t have had before, try these honeyed parsnips.  Parsnips are the sweeter and creamier version of…

  • Healthy Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries and Nuts

    Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries and Nuts

    Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries and Nuts is the perfect fall and holiday salad, it’s healthy and bursting with colorful fruits and nuts in every bite.  Use it as a side…

  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate, a healthy side dish

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate is a super easy fall and holiday side dish that dresses up any table and will make Brussels sprout fans out of everyone!…

  • An easy to throw together light meal or appetizer with pita bread and boiled eggs

    Crushed Lentils with Tahini and Cumin

    Crushed Lentils with Tahini and Cumin ~ if you love hummus, try this healthy Middle Eastern lentil appetizer from Yotam Ottolenghi!  It’s a warm dip that’s hearty, satisfying, and so delicious.…

  • Old Fashioned Spiced Crab Apples 3

    Old Fashioned Spiced Crab Apples

    Old Fashioned Spiced Crab Apples is a vintage pickled apple recipe that makes the perfect fall side dish and is a must at Thanksgiving!…

  • Cheddar Kale Skillet Cornbread 6

    Cheddar Kale Skillet Cornbread

    Cheddar Kale Skillet Cornbread ~  a deliciously moist quick bread enriched with buttermilk, cheddar cheese, and shredded kale ~ this unique cornbread recipe goes with everything from chili to chowder, but  I…

  • Mejadra from Jerusalemn

    Mejadra (from Jerusalem)

    Mejadra (from Jerusalem) ~ are you ready for some serious comfort food, Middle Eastern style?  Mejadra, (or Mujaddara) is a hearty vegan basmati rice and lentil dish that’s sustained Muslims, Christians,…

  • Vidalia Onion Srings with Horseradish Sauce 2

    Vidalia Onion Strings with Horseradish Aioli

    Vidalia Onion Strings with Horseradish Aioli might just be the world’s most perfect appetizer, these thin sweet onions rings are fried to perfection in minutes! Onion strings are such fun.  They’re…

  • Grilled Pineapple Salad 4

    Grilled Pineapple Salad

    Grilled Pineapple Salad ~ think outside the box this year and save some space on the grill for this unique grilled fruit salad ~ it’s the perfect barbecue side dish!…

  • Asparagus Roasted with Blood Oranges 7

    Asparagus Roasted with Blood Oranges

    Asparagus roasted with blood oranges is a side dish that’s as easy and healthy and it is gorgeous.  I love the pretty combination of the fresh green with the blood oranges…

  • Stuffed Artichokes Provencal 1

    Stuffed Artichokes Provencal

    Stuffed Artichokes Provencal is one of the easiest ways to enjoy artichokes, and this Mediterranean inspired recipe is hearty enough for a main course, just add salad and wine! I’m going…

  • Delicious and Easy Red Onion Gratin

    Red Onion Gratin ~ this unusual gratin is perfect for any fall or holiday meal, the red onion bakes up soft and sweet in a cheesy sauce finished off with a…

  • Provençal Style Stuffed Onions

    Provençal Style Stuffed Onions are a wonderfully elegant and easy French inspired side dish that goes from holiday feasts to everyday meals. Onions are the workhorses of the kitchen and the…

  • Oven Baked Pumpkin Chipotle Fries

    Oven Baked Pumpkin Chipotle Fries ~ a delicious savory pumpkin recipe that might just put French fries out of business! I’m enjoying exploring savory uses for pumpkin this fall.  It’s such…

  • Pasta Salad with Tuna

    This Pasta Salad with Tuna is the classic pasta salad I grew up with, and it remains my favorite summer salad — it sounds simple, but the combination of flavors is…

  • New Potato and Sweet Pea Salad

    New Potato and Sweet Pea Salad ~This is a spring version of the old standby barbecue/picnic potato salad.  It uses the tiniest new potatoes you can find, and fresh garden peas. …

  • Fried Green Heirloom Tomatoes with Saffron Aioli

    Fried Green Heirloom Tomatoes with Saffron Aioli  ~ traditional Southern fried green tomatoes are made with tart, unripe green tomatoes, but I’m using beautiful green heirloom tomatoes instead.  …

  • Asparagus Gratin

    This Asparagus Gratin is a luxurious and comforting side dish with a decidedly French accent!  It’s equally good as part of a fancy feast, or a quiet dinner for two.…

  • How to Dry Roast Onions

    Dry Roasted Onions is about as elemental as it gets when it comes to a delicious side dish.  These beautiful red onions literally bloom in the high heat of a 400…

  • Meyer Lemon Risotto

    Meyer Lemon Risotto ~ it’s light, bright, unexpected, and naturally gluten free.  The sweet tart Meyer lemon gives this risotto a vibrant boost.…

  • macaroni gratin in a cast iron skillet

    Macaroni Gratin

    Macaroni Gratin is a creamy macaroni and cheese recipe baked up in a skillet, gratin style.  It’s an elegant 30 minute version of everybody’s favorite comfort food.…

  • Portobello Fries with Meyer Lemonnaise

    Portobello Fries with Meyer Lemonnaise —big slices of portobello mushrooms lightly coated in a buttermilk batter and fried until crispy ~ then dunked in a tangy lemon mayonnaise dip!…

  • Pan Seared Red Cabbage Wedges

    Don’t knock these uber simple Pan Seared Red Cabbage Wedges until you’ve tried them ~ this quick and easy side dish is not only healthy, it’s positively addictive!…

  • Pumpkin Cornbread on a wooden table

    Pumpkin Cornbread

    Pumpkin Cornbread ~ if you haven’t tried it, this should be your first baking project this fall.  It’s the perfect side dish for soups, stews, and chilis, and it’s a must…

  • Authentic Middle Eastern Saffron Rice

    This Authentic Middle Eastern Saffron Rice is a simple pilaf made with saffron scented basmati rice, sultanas, and pine nuts.  It’s a versatile gluten free and vegan side dish. I’m excited…

  • Roasted Beet Biscuits

    Roasted Beet Biscuits are an unexpected treat — serve them with hearty soups and stews and prepare to get compliments! I loved the Sweet Potato Biscuits I made recently, and I…

  • Roasted Cider Glazed Brussels Sprouts

    Roasted Cider Glazed Brussels Sprouts ~ this easy side dish will convert any Brussels sprout hater in your family, guaranteed!…

  • Persian Jeweled Rice

    Persian Jeweled Rice is a spectacular rice pilaf topped with colorful gem-like fruits and nuts.  This popular Middle Eastern wedding dish is a celebration in itself ~ it’s gluten free, vegan,…

  • Shoestring Onion Rings

    Shoestring Onion Rings ~ super crisp and super thin, these little shoestring onion rings are everybody’s favorite side dish ~ we love to pile them on anything and everything!…

  • Indian Style Saffron Rice

    Indian Style Saffron Rice ~ this naturally gluten free basmati pilaf gets its golden color from saffron and turmeric, and lots of flavor and texture from pistachios, mustard seeds and coriander…

  • Color Wheel Quinoa Salad

    Color Wheel Quinoa Salad ~ You can have a lot of fun with this healthy salad ~ come up with your own veggies to fill in the spokes of the color…

  • The Art of the Summer Salad: Tomato and Beets

    This was another one of those inspirations while standing on line at the grocery store things.  I saw the photo in this month’s Everyday Food.  When my store keeps me waiting,…

  • Minimal Monday: Provencal Tomatoes

    Provencal Tomatoes are a super easy and healthy side dish with that classic French panache, make them with classic red or colorful heirloom tomatoes ~ who thought something so simple could…