Category | “Side-Dishes”

Dishes to pair with breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Buttery Cornbread

It's the quiet before the holiday bustle - though for most of us home chefs, we're already busy planning out our menus...
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Cranberry Orange Relish

One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving is the cranberry sauce - or relish, as I prefer it. In contrast to sauce,...
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Jalapeno & Sweet Corn Tortellini Salad

It's tailgating season (...apparently, I don't sports) despite the fact that it's getting colder and colder. We may be...
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How to build the perfect charcuterie board

Party season is encroaching. Between the sporting events and holidays, there's always a reason to bust out an awesome...
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Panzanella

Ever get a nice loaf of crusty bread with every intent on eating the entire thing in basically one sitting, to only get...
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Jalapeño Pretzel Poppers

If you're looking for your next party dish - these pretzel poppers have you covered. In the past, I've made pretzel...
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Zucchini Bread: Cinnamon Spice & Triple Chocolate

The end of summer means sweet, sweet zucchini bread. This year, for my dad's birthday, I made him delicious...
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Garden Salsa Four Ways

It's that time of year - tomato season! My garden is glowing red with plump tomatoes of all varieties. With several...
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Gillyweed Salad | Harry Potter Recipes

It's officially "Harry Potter Week" here in the Starving Chef's kitchen. Every year, my kitchen transfigures into...
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Chorizo Crab Cake Sliders

A few weeks back, the challenge was "Five Ingredients or Less" - which meant the main portion of the recipe had to use...
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Patriotic Potatoes | Fourth of July Recipes

It's the most patriotic week of the year - happy fourth of July to my USA readers! As with most things American, the...
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Homemade Bruschetta

A few weeks ago, I discovered that it's actually incredibly easy to make your own mozzarella cheese at home in...
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Easy Fried Pickles with Dill Yogurt Sauce

Whenever my boyfriend and I go out to dinner and see fried pickles on the menu, we're bound to get them because,...
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Ginger Shrimp Spring Rolls

We've breezed right through spring here in Northeast Ohio. In less than three weeks we've gone from seven inches of...
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Puff Pastry & Prosciutto Asparagus Twists

Looking for an easy, but impressive looking appetizer? These tasty twists combine crispy puff pastry, salty prosciutto...
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Southern Corn Salsa

The snow clouds are finally clearing, warmer weather and sunny days are here - which means summer is just around the...
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Cactus Fries with Prickly Pear Ketchup

Last month I visited Jungle Jim's where I picked up a slew of fun and unusual ingredients. Ever since then, I've...
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One Pan Sriracha Honey Shrimp & Asparagus | 20 Minute Meals

I'm always searching for easy meals that take minimal effort on my part - and well this dish checks all the marks:...
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Chickpea Samosas | Gordon Ramsay Recipes

Indian cuisine is a staple in our household, so I am always looking for delicious new recipes to try. These samosas are...
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Dragon Fruit Shrimp & Forbidden Rice

A few weeks ago, the challenge was "black and white" - and because of all of the Valentine's recipes I had on deck...
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Alligator Sliders with Roasted Red Pepper Remoulade

It's time to meet the king of creole cooking: the alligator. A unusual meat in Ohio, sure, but a staple in many...
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Louisiana Crawfish Bread | Mardi Gras Recipes

This Fat Tuesday, let the good times roll with these amazing crawfish stuffed bread rolls! Made with an array of...
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Cast Iron Brie Fondue

I'm basically in love with my cast iron skillet. It works better than most of my traditional pots and pans, and...
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Hanky Panky

As football season ends (or begins, depending on when you are reading this), you need to be sure your tailgating and...
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Onion Cheddar Pull Apart Bread

I'm all about recipes that are super simple. While I love the challenge of making recipes from scratch or using lots of...
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Dill Pickle Pasta Salad | What's in My Fridge Door?

Around this time of year, I like to clean out my fridge and use up any random ingredients I've acquired over the last...
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Classic Hors D'oeuvres

Looking for a simple dish that looks fancy AF? I discovered this easy appetizer at one of our holiday parties and...
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Homemade Strawberry Jelly

A few weeks ago, I treated myself to a trip to West Side Market in Cleveland for a foodie birthday...
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French Onion Soup | One Hour or Less Recipes

Everyone knows I've been in a soupy mood the last week or so. Whether it's been soup for a hangover cure or...
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Waffle Batter Coconut Shrimp | 15 Minute Meals

Every so often I stumble across a combination that my boyfriend can't stop talking about (and therefore requesting...
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Sweet Potato Fries with Maple Horseradish Sauce

I've been trying to perfect my sweet potato fries this autumn, and I think I got pretty close with this recipe. Usually...
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Three Cheese Brussels Sprouts Dip | Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is the biggest day dedicated entirely to food - and of course, my favorite holiday. Throughout the...
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Zucchini Fritters

It's nearly winter and I'm still trying to use up all the zucchini I pulled from my garden this year! For my first...
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Bacon Wrapped Halloumi Jalapeños

Halloumi to introduce my new favorite appetizer: bacon wrapped cheese stuffed jalapeños. With the holidays right...
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Ratatouille | Disney Recipes

"Why do they call it that?" "What?" " - Ratatouille. It's like a stew, right? Why do they call it that?...
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Zucchini Bread | Flavors of Fall

I officially dismantled my garden last weekend - and considering I live in Northeast Ohio, the fact my garden was still...
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Simple Homemade Pepper Jelly

It is sadly the end of the gardening season, so a few weekends ago, I dismantled my garden and reaped a nice...
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Spider Leg Dip | Halloween Recipes

This Halloween, creep out your guests with some spider leg pizza dip! With bread sticks...
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Steakhouse Potato Fries

It's steakhouse week in the Starving Chef's kitchen! The other night I made some incredible Ahi Tuna steaks and paired...
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Sausage Stuffed Portabello Mushroom | Chopped at Home Challenge

"Ladies and gentlemen, it's time for the Chopped at Home Challenge! Please open your...
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Pizza Twists

When we first moved to our new home, I was constantly seeking out quick, twenty-minutes-or-less recipes that I could...
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Simple Mushroom Miso Soup

Some nights, when I'm in the mood for something simple and delicious, I'll reach for my Minute Miso. It's customizable...
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Lunch Meat Stromboli

Every so often, I'll over-buy the amount of lunch meat I think Nick and I will eat in a week, only to have it...
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Orzo Salad

A while back I posted about my healthy chicken wraps I prepped for the week and lots of people asked about the orzo...
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Cheddar Drop Biscuits

Soup season is nearly upon us - and I'm always looking for delicious breads to dip into pretty much every...
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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Okay folks, here it is. Few recipes are requested as much as this one is. I made buffalo chicken dip ONCE in...
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Gravlax & Hovmästarsås Croustades

Every week, I participate in a weekly recipe challenge. Recently the theme was Nordic, which was extremely interesting...
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Fire Roasted Baba Ghanoush

My garden has been exploding lately, thanks in part to several days of miserable rain. When I started my garden, I had...
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Cajun Zoodles

We've been trying to eat healthier in our household lately, so I've been on the hunt for delicious alternatives to our...
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Charred Onion Lotus | Backyard Grill Recipes

Have you ever been tempted by those "As Seen On TV" products? I know I certainly am, despite knowing most probably...
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Campfire Succotash | Campfire Recipes

If you "camp" like I do, foraging for food is basically...not gonna happen. But I'll forage my local supermarket for...
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Caribbean Garlic French Toast

Last autumn, Nick, myself, and some of our friends decided to go on a Western Caribbean cruise that stopped in such...
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Mini Corn Dogs

We love corn dogs in our household, no matter what size! Corn dogs are easy to make; you just need some Jiffy...
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Campfire Cooking

It's summer, so that means cookouts and camping! Over the weekend I visited my parents in my hometown and made use of...
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Garlic Butter Shrimp Packet | Campfire Cooking

Summer is quickly approaching, which means I'm stockpiling my campfire recipes for all the cooking over an open...
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Winterfell Root Vegetables | Game of Thrones Recipes

Winterfell is ready for winter. As the snow and cold (and presumably the White Walkers) approach its stone walls, the...
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Asparagus with Honey Goat Cheese Drizzle

If you are looking for the perfect side for your Easter dinner, this recipe for asparagus drizzled with goat...
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Homemade Irish Soda Bread

This Saint Patrick's Day, celebrate with some good old fashioned Irish soda bread. It required very little kneading and...
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Cheesy Potatoes au Gratin

I've been on the hunt for cheesy potato side dishes that can compliment any main course. Over the weekend, I...
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American Tries Poutine for First Time

Listen up Americans. Put down your ketchup and listen to what I have to say: Poutine. Why isn't this on more menus?...
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Squid Tempura with Cocktail Sauce & Ponzu Mayo

Calamari is one of my favorite dishes. My boyfriend and I get it as an appetizer whenever it is available on a menu at...
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Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Garlic Bread | Easy Appetizers

Lately I’ve been in a “stuffing various ingredients into bread” kind of mood. Whether I’m stuffing cheese into...
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Buffalo Cheddar Stuffed Pretzel Bites | Super Bowl Food

I may not know much about football, but I know how the fans love to eat! Tailgating has always been my favorite part of...
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Three Cheese Chicken & Artichoke Stuffed Ciabatta Bread

Forget dipping your bread into dip, stuff the dip into the bread instead. This simple ciabatta bread is stuffed with...
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Spanakopita | Eat Greek

This week's challenge is Greek - and thankfully, my boyfriend has actually been to Greece so I was able to gain some...
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OHIO Bobcat Broccoli Salad

Across the nation, from Massachusetts, where the idea of the greatest university was first conceived at the most...
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Butter Crusted Beer Bread

This is easily one of my favorite recipes. Ever since I was little and my mom bought beer bread mix from our neighbor,...
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Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Potato Fries with Caramel Dipping Sauce

I’ve been into simplifying my recipes lately - the less ingredients and time it takes, the better! Fortunately, my...
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