Side Dish Archives – Page 3 of 5 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


I was rifling through my old recipes trying to find something light and spring-y -and this is as fresh and green as it gets. This is from my personal blog archives, originally published last summer. Enjoy! I love love love Asian food. And my husband doesn’t. Which was FINE BY ME, because I got … [Read more…]

I made this to go with steaks for dinner one night a few weeks ago. SO YUMMY! Even the kids gobbled it up using Baked Tostitos scoops! It’s all good as an appetizer, late night snack, on chicken, by itself…..well, you get the picture. In the famous words of DJ Lance from Yo Gabba Gabba: “Try it! … [Read more…]

I am trying to eat more fruits and veggies.  Really, I am.  I love eating my veggies raw but sometimes, I like to mix it up and gasp! cook my veggies in a variety of ways.  Here is but one of those ways! Oh yeah, they are quick and easy to make and taste so fresh and delicious : … [Read more…]

When was the last time you had Brussels sprouts? Have you ever had them, or is the ‘Brussels sprouts are GROSS’ stigma keeping you from trying them? I’ll be the first to admit when I was a kid, Brussels sprouts were the last thing I wanted to try. My mom went so far as to make a cake once as … [Read more…]

Your breakfast will be delicious tomorrow (or later today), I promise. You just have to make these muffins. This recipe is a staple in my home and my children love it. I found this recipe for Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins on Spark People when I was diligently logging my calories (which I shall begin … [Read more…]

I’m normally a green bean casserole girl, but I came across this recipe and I think I might have to give it a try this year! Heck, it’s really a recipe you could use all year long. Gather: 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-1 1/2 inch pieces 1/4 cup of olive oil 3 … [Read more…]

Another side-dish I cannot live without on Thanksgiving is sweet potatoes. I love them. So much. Unfortunately, my husband and son don’t like them, and I’m still working on my daughter. My recipe, again one that it’s in my head and not written down, contains lots of butter, brown sugar, and nuts; … [Read more…]

I don’t know about you, but cornbread dressing is THE reason I look forward to Thanksgiving. Okay, so I really look forward to ALL the food. Seriously. I grew up in a family where traditions are strong, especially traditional holiday meals. My grandma always, always made homemade cornbread dressing, … [Read more…]

And the winner is… Dawn at BabyBoy3! Congratulations Dawn! Please contact me at [email protected] with your mailing info. Thanks to everyone for participating, and don’t forget to go check out today’s AWESOME giveaway! *** There are a few ingredients that always, ALWAYS make a dish taste … [Read more…]

Who here likes fries?  I know my family sure does.  Sunday is a family day at my parents house.  It has been for years.  A lot of times, fries are included with dinner.  For a long, long time I have avoided eating fries, and it’s kind of a bummer.  Okay, it’s a big bummer.  So, when I found this … [Read more…]

This recipe rocks the house and makes an excellent side dish. Food that tastes fresh, new and exciting is so enticing to me and just warms my heart. I had no idea that orzo could be so expensive so I made an executive decision at the grocery story to part ways with orzo and substituted basmati rice … [Read more…]

  Isn’t that picture pretty?  Does it make you want to eat a salad right now?    Go ahead, your taste buds will thank you. Strawberry-Apple Salad (Weight Watchers Five Ingredient 15 Minute Cookbook – POINTS value: 2) Ingredients: 1 (5 ounce) package spring mix salad greens with herbs 2 cups sliced … [Read more…]

I love zucchini, and I love peppers, and I love tomatoes.  I rarely put all three together in a sauté pan.  In fact, I rarely sauté any veggies.  I am a fresh veggie kind of gal.  However, after following this simple recipe and the absolute deliciousness it was, I will be doing it more often.  I did … [Read more…]

I found this great article in the July/August 2009 issue of Everyday Food (a Martha Stewart publication). Honestly, I never knew there could be so much involved with grilling vegetables, but with these simple tips you’re veggies will be perfect every time! Bell Peppers Grill: Grill peppers over … [Read more…]

We have another delicious recipe from Chef Devin Alexander for you this morning! And guess what else?! She is going to be participating in a Q&A session with The Sisterhood! So all those food and cooking questions you have always wanted to ask? Now’s your chance! Just leave your questions in the … [Read more…]