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Side Dishes

These Side Dish recipes are listed in alphabetical order.

Apple Fennel Slaw with Orange Cumin Dressing

Apple Fennel Slaw {with Orange Cumin Dressing}

I discovered a couple things from this recipe.  Greek Yogurt makes a pretty darn good substitute for mayonnaise IF you are adding some punchy…

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Asparagus Fries {with Maple Dijon Dipping Sauce}

Okay these were a hit.  Fresh asparagus coated in panko breadcrumbs then baked to crispy perfection.  Asparagus Fries.  Look at you giving…

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Baked Breakfast Potato {with Scrambled Eggs, Avocado, Tomato & Queso Fresco

Baked Breakfast Potato {with Scrambled Eggs, Avocado, Tomato & Queso Fresco. Take all your favorite fresh Mexican flavors and layer them onto…

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Baked Broccoli Bacon Cheddar Bites

Baked Broccoli Bacon Cheddar Bites {…of love!}

Baked Broccoli Bacon Cheddar Bites I asked Shelby for some recipe inspiration.  Perhaps something she had enjoyed recently in a restaurant that…

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Baked Stuffed Pattypan Squash with sage browned butter and sausage

Baked Pattypan Squash {with Wild Rice, Sage Brown Butter & Sausage Stuffing}

A pattypan squash is the perfect delivery vehicle for one of my favorite food groups, Stuffing.  We will stuff these beauties with wild rice,…

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Baked Potato {with Garlic Roasted Broccoli & Cheddar Cheese}

Baked Potato {with Garlic Roasted Broccoli & Cheddar Cheese}. While your Perfectly Baked Potato is cooking, why not roast some broccoli along…

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Baked Potato {with Tomatoes, Basil Pesto & Fresh Mozzarella}

Baked Potato {with Tomatoes, Basil Pesto & Fresh Mozzarella}. Fresh Basil Pesto might as well be classified as butter.  Because when you…

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Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sweet Potato Fries {Cajun Herb Seasoned}

Baked Sweet Potato Fries are almost a staple for us.  There's something so addicting about the sweet heat that comes from the sweetness of the…

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Baked Sweet Potato {with Sautéed Mushrooms & Spinach topped with Jarlsberg Cheese}

Baked Sweet Potato {with Sautéed Mushrooms & Spinach topped with Jarlsberg Cheese}. Recently someone asked me, "with all the cooking you do,…

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Baked Sweet Potato {with Steamed Asparagus, Goat Cheese & Fried Egg}

Baked Sweet Potato {with Steamed Asparagus, Goat Cheese & Fried Egg} While many people enjoy hash browns or home fries for breakfast, we…

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Basic Risotto Recipe {How-To}

Once you learn how to make a Basic Risotto you'll have a blank canvas for flavor possibilities.  The main ingredient in risotto is a cup of patience…

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Blackened Flounder with Creamy Polenta and Brussels Sprout Slaw

Blackened Flounder & Creamy Polenta {with Brussels Sprout Slaw}

I've had requests for more fish and seafood recipes lately and since there aren't enough hours in the day and days in the week, we'll be sharing…

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Blueberry mango Quinoa Salad

Blueberry & Mango Quinoa Salad with Lemony Basil Vinaigrette {Share the Love}

Today I had the pleasure of cooking for my work family.  I believe if you're going to call a mandatory meeting during the lunch hour, at minimum…

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boston baked beans

Boston Baked Beans {A Family Recipe}

~ Boston Baked Beans ~ Ingredients... 4 cups dried navy beans *(found out the hard way that these are not the same as great northern…

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Broccoli Cheese Casserole with Baked Cod-Weight Watchers

Broccoli Cheese Casserole {Weight Watchers}

Each winter I find myself gravitating towards healthier recipe options.  Likely due to overeating during the holidays and less outdoor activity…

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Brown braised onions and sauteed mushrooms

Brown-Braised Onions & Sautéed Mushrooms

Two key components of Julia Child's Coq au Vin recipe are the Brown-Braised Onions & Sautéed Mushrooms.  Here are her recipes for…

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Caramelized Onions

Caramelized Onions

I never realized how often I include caramelized onions in my cooking until I started to post my recipes.  Caramelizing anything intensifies the…

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Cauliflower Cheese Grits

Cauliflower Cheese Grits {Low-Carb Side}

From time to thyme we go on a low-carb kick.  Actually B goes on the kick, I follow along and seem to still manage to eat my share of carbs :) …

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Cauliflower Rice or Couscous

Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower Rice.  A fantastic low-carb, low-cal substitute for an otherwise carb-laden food.  Does it taste 'just like' rice.  Nope.  However…

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Cheese Scalloped Corn Casserole

Cheese Scalloped Corn Casserole {and an excerpt from The Moulding Board}

I was feeling a little sentimental and decided to pull out my treasured family cookbook, The Moulding Board.  Included are recipes dating as far…

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Cheesy Jalapeno Grits Casserole2

Cheesy Jalapeno Grits Casserole

I'm off this week.  Off from work.  My day job is running a door lock and hardware company.  Strike that.  My day job is motivating and hopefully…

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Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes are a favorite Thanksgiving and Christmas side dish.  Creamy mashed potatoes get a little flavor love with the addition of…

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Chili & Cheese Topped Baked Potato {with Sour Cream & Bacon}

Chili & Cheese Topped Baked Potato {with Sour Cream & Bacon}.  I love this combination so much that I got up bright and early one morning…

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Classic Coleslaw

We make slaw aka Classic Coleslaw almost every week.  This recipe post isn't meant to knock your socks off.  I mean it's just…

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Classic Loaded Baked Potato {with Butter, Sour Cream, Bacon, Cheddar and Chives}

This Classic Loaded Baked Potato.  Popularized as a traditional side dish served with a nice juicy steak dinner.  Any respectable steak house…

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Colcannon Cheesy Potatoes with Kale

Some of my blogging friends and I have joined together to "Celebrate Green and Welcome Spring."  We're sharing dishes featuring naturally green…

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Cranberry Orange Chutney with Crystallized Ginger

Cranberry Orange Chutney {with Crystallized Ginger}

This super easy recipe is a wonderful twist on the Thanksgiving favorite cranberry sauce ~ Cranberry Orange Chutney with Crystallized Ginger.  I've…

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Crispy Baked Potato Wedge Pub Fries

Crispy Baked Potato Wedges

I needed the perfect delivery vessel for an upcoming AWE-MAZING Hot Dip Recipe.  I can't tell you what that recipe is quite yet (it's a gift that…

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Curried Corn Pudding in Acorn Squash

Curried Corn Pudding

Curried Corn Pudding. Sharing a fabulous side dish worthy of any festive meal.  Or your lunch on Tuesday. Recipe inspiration: I found this…

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Curried Turkey and Israeli Couscous Salad {with Dried Cranberries}

Curried Turkey and Israeli Couscous Salad {with Dried Cranberries}

This has to be the greatest time of year for those of us who love to eat and perhaps even more so for those of us who love to cook!!  Every site I…

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Eggplant, Zucchini, Squash Curry

Eggplant, Zucchini, & Squash Curry

A few years ago my husband took on a new level of interest in cooking.  He became a student of spices, learned which spices went best with which…

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Farmers Market Roasted Veggies

Farmers Market Parmesan Herb Roasted Veggies

Farmers Market Parmesan Herb Roasted Veggies I'm so happy this time of year.  There's something so beautiful about fresh from the garden veggies…

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Fresh Cream-Style Corn

Fresh Cream-Style Corn

Fresh Cream-Style Corn. On the East Coast we are heading into the season of fresh local produce.  Soon the Farmers' Markets will reopen, where…

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Fresh Veggie Pancakes

Fresh Veggie Pancakes with Tomato Salad

Fresh Veggie Pancakes with Tomato Salad. Today is the day I must use up the remains of this weekend’s produce run.  I am guilty of over buying…

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German Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage

German Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage

When I started talking to friends about an Oktoberfest inspired dinner I got lots of suggestions on dishes I might make.  I knew Wienerschnitzel and…

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Deconstructed Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole {Deconstructed}

Finding these gorgeous Haricot Verts at the Farmers' Market warranted a special recipe.  Something just as fresh with flavor as they are. …

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Gruyere Cabbage with Bacon from LemonyThyme.com

Gruyere Cabbage {with Bacon}

We bought a 5 pound cabbage for 88 cents.  Not sure why I chose that as the intro line to this recipe, but dang cabbage is cheap.  Which makes…

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Guacamole Deviled Eggs with Crispy Bacon

Guacamole Deviled Eggs {with Crispy Bacon}

Guacamole Deviled Eggs with Crispy Bacon. One week to go before we complete our first year of 'food blogging.'  A term I hesitated to use for…

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Herb Stuffed Tomatoes

Herb Stuffed Baked Tomatoes

Beautiful tomatoes, stuffed with fresh herbs, roasted zucchini, garlic, Parmesan cheese, soft bread crumbs....baked to perfection.  Mmmm....so…

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Herbed Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic

Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Tips on making Great Mashed Potatoes.  Collected from all the times I've watched and enjoyed B making them.  He's the master masher. The type…

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Herbed Scalloped Potatoes

Herbed Scalloped Potatoes {Savory & Sweet}

My most favorite bite of Scalloped Potatoes is the edge...same goes for meatloaf, brownies, cornbread, Oooo and prime rib (hint, hint...I love…

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Homestyle Potato Salad

Homestyle Potato Salad {Share the Love}

Homestyle Potato Salad. Why do I wait for Summer to whisper in my ear..... Potato Salad.  Make Potato Salad.  Why?  Everyone loves potato…

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Jamaican Red Beans & Rice {rice & peas}

We needed a side dish to go with one of our most favorite grilling recipes, Jamaican Jerk Marinated Turkey Breast.  I was pleasantly surprised to…

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Lemony Thyme Orzotto

Lemony Thyme Orzotto {Featuring Roasted Cushaw Squash}

Let me introduce you to the Cushaw Squash, pictured on the right.  Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful new co-worker Cindy, several of us came…

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Loaded Potato Bites

Have I got a fun little appetizer for you.  Envision bite-sized baked potatoes loaded with sour cream, chives, cheddar cheese and bacon. …

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Sage Brown Butter & Bacon Mac 'n Cheese

Mac ‘n Cheese {Sage Brown Butter & Bacon}

I've recently read some articles on a growing movement to bring Home Ec back to schools.  Healthy eating and knowledge of nutrition being the core…

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Maple Brown Sugar Baked Acorn Squash

Maple Brown Sugar Baked Acorn Squash

I've been visiting the local farmers' market most weeks since it opened back in June.  It has made quite an evolution over these very short 8+…

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Mexican Green Bean & Potato Salad

Mexican Green Bean & Potato Salad

If you can kick up a basic Roast Chicken recipe simply by changing the seasonings, why can't you kick up your favorite potato salad the same way? …

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Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice {Restaurant Style}

We just love sizzling Steak Fajitas served with all those delicious toppings.  And nothing goes better with them than a side of Mexican Rice.  I…

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Mexican Street Corn

Mexican Street Corn

Oh my word.  Mexican Street Corn makes me want to board a plane and head to Mexico.  Wait, I just made this incredible corn at home in 30…

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Monterey Loaded Nacho Fries

I know for many families Friday is Pizza Night.  At our house we've been toasting the end of the work week with a cold beverage and a tray of…

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Moroccan Couscous Salad

Moroccan Couscous Salad {Share the Love}

"It's my pleasure." What a lovely statement and I mean that so sincerely when it comes to cooking for my co-workers.  Today was a lunch meeting…

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Mushroom Thyme Haricot Verts

Mushroom Thyme Haricot Verts

Mushroom Thyme Haricot Verts. Haricot Verts, French for "green beans" are so wonderfully tender.  They are absent of the strings that can make…

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Mushroom, Sausage & Sage Quinoa Stuffing

Mushroom, Sausage & Sage Quinoa Stuffing. I could make a meal out of stuffing.  In fact I'm sure I have on more than one occasion.  This…

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Mushroom & Spinach Couscous

Mushroom, Spinach & Herb Couscous

I am a huge fan of couscous and an even bigger fan of changing it up each time we make it.  For Mushroom, Spinach & Herb Couscous, I add…

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boston baked beans

Not Just Any Saturday Adventure…

We’re approaching the second anniversary of my mom’s passing.  I think about her every day and know she, the writer, editor, story teller,…

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Orzo & Bacon

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts {with Orzo & Bacon}

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts {with Orzo & Bacon}. Thought I'd take Roasted Brussels Sprouts in a little different direction, by pan roasting…

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Parmesan Herb Roasted Potatoes

Parmesan Herb Roasted Potatoes

From THE moment I saw these Parmesan Herb Roasted Potatoes by The Fountain Avenue Kitchen I knew.  I knew we would become very close.  These…

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Peach, Berry & Basil Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Peach, Berry & Basil Fruit Salad {with Orange Vinaigrette}

Peach, Berry & Basil Fruit Salad with Orange Vinaigrette. Something special happens when the warm orange vinaigrette meets the sliced peaches…

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Smashed Potatoes

Pepin Potatoes {aka Smashed Potatoes}

We affectionately call these "Pepins."  Jacques Pepin has shared many wonderful recipes with the world, but these potatoes were a gift to us all. …

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Perfectly Baked Potatoes {and a dozen plus ways to top them}

Once you discover how to arrive at the Perfectly Baked Potato, the meal possibilities are at least a dozen deep.  And that's just where we'll…

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Picnic Perfect Macaroni Salad

In an era of gourmet pasta salads...you know the ones, with over the top ingredients, exotic herbs & seasonings, and pasta varieties that make…

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Pico de Gallo Put The Lime In The Coconut3

Pico de Gallo {Put The Lime In The Coconut}

I had a salad this week that stopped me in my eating tracks.  There was a lot going on with said salad.  Which made my mind drift from the company…

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Pulled Pork Baked Potato {with a side of slaw}

Pulled Pork Baked Potato {with a side of slaw}. I choose to view leftovers as an opportunity.  You know those small containers of last night's…

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Quartered Salad {with Herb Vinaigrette}

As the hot summer weather approaches we'll be looking for some cool & simple dinner options.  Two ripe avocados and herb pots blooming with…

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Roasted Cauliflower & Mushroom Casserole

Roasted Cauliflower & Mushroom Casserole

Roasted Cauliflower & Mushroom Casserole is a wonderful rustic side dish or vegetarian meal.  Roasting the cauliflower imparts a slightly…

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Roasted Curried Corn Pudding in Acorn Squash

Roasted Curried Corn Pudding in Acorn Squash. When the end of the summer produce season welcomes in the fall it's a chance for some really…

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Roasted Spring Vegetables

Roasted Spring Vegetables {featuring Radishes}

Roasted Spring Vegetables I was so pleasantly surprised to learn how wonderful radishes are when oven roasted.  It never even occurred to me to…

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Roasted Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash {with Crispy Sage & Bacon}

I tried to publish this recipe last night but I was struggling and grasping for words.  Not that Roasted Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash {with…

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Roasted Vegetable Orzo Featuring Delicata Squash

Roasted Vegetable Orzo {Featuring Delicata Squash}

Roasted Vegetable Orzo {Featuring Delicata Squash}, inspired by this wonderfully delightful recipe from 101 Cookbooks.  As I've said many times…

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Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Vegetables {Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts the unsung heroes}

This past winter we began roasting almost all our veggies.  We started out with potatoes and onions tossed in olive oil.  Then we added zucchini,…

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Rosemary Ham & Swiss Savory Bread Pudding4

Rosemary Ham & Swiss Savory Bread Pudding

My kid.  I love her completely. Her hugs. Listening skills. Eye contact. Thirst for knowledge. Hugs. Witt. Sense of adventure. Genuine…

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Rosemary Parmesan & Paprika Oil Roasted Potatoes

Rosemary, Parmesan & Paprika Oil Roasted Potatoes

I received a text message from B yesterday...four magic words "I've got dinner covered."  Maple-Brined Grilled Pork Chops, spinach salad, and a…

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Sage Browned Butter Spaetzle

Sage Browned Butter Spaetzle

Besides all the fabulous Autumn produce popping up in recipes on every site....I thought it might be fun to do a little Oktoberfest inspired…

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Sauteed Mushrooms

Sautéed Mushrooms

Caramelizing mushrooms brings out their rich deep flavor and makes them a wonderful add to sauces or beautiful on top of meats and…

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Savory Bread Pudding with Roasted Butternut Squash, Onion & Sage

Savory Bread Pudding {with Roasted Butternut Squash, Onion & Sage}

For the past couple of years I've been making Bread Pudding during the holidays, sweet bread pudding that is.  Bread pudding is such a wonderful…

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Seafood Risotto

We took our Basic Risotto Recipe, added seafood, roasted corn and jalapeno, herbs and aromatics and transformed it into a Seafood Risotto meal to…

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Seared Ahi Tuna on Thai Risotto8

Seared Ahi Tuna with Thai Risotto

I'm not sure how it happened.  Ahi Tuna on sale for $6.99 a pound.  Text message from B...go there.  Do not pass go, do not collect $200…

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Sesame Brussels Sprout Slaw

Sesame Brussels Sprout Slaw

Sesame Brussels Sprout Slaw We love slaw at our house and change up our recipe often.  But this version was very different.  The sesame oil…

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Shrimp Fried Farro

I had my heart set on Fried Rice.  Having no rice in the house was just a minor set back. Introducing Shrimp Fried Farro. Welcome Winter Thyme…

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Sliced Twice Baked Potato

Sliced Twice Baked Potatoes {National Potato Day}

This is one of those 'National Days' I will embrace.  The Potato.  Last night, on the eve of National Potato Day, we had a little pre-celebration…

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Smoked Paprika Sweet Potato Chips

Smoked Paprika Sweet Potato Chips {Share the Love}

I work with 33 unique and amazing individuals.  Today I shall recognize one of my more colorful teammates.  Her color is pink, her personality is…

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Smoked Sausage Hashbrown Casserole

Mel's Smoked Sausage Hashbrown Casserole is one of the most popular side dishes at our company potluck lunches.  So when I had a potluck of my own…

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Southwest Baked Potato {with Cottage Cheese}

A 'Loaded' Baked Potato doesn't have to mean loaded in fat and unwanted calories.  Our Southwest Baked Potato {with Cottage Cheese} is flavor packed…

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Southwest Skillet Corn

Southwest Skillet Corn

Southwest Skillet Corn. Come on fresh corn.  I love you so. It really doesn't matter to me how corn is prepared because I can't think of a…

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Southwest Skillet Corn Fritters {with Avocado Ranch Dip}

College Football Season is upon us.  In fact, for our team it's GAME DAY!! Since we're a foodie family, Game Day is one more reason to create new…

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Spiced Cashew Rice

Spiced Cashew Rice

Aaah the aromas....they're dancing through my kitchen.  As soon as I lifted the lid a smile came across my face.  The sight was beautiful, like…

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Summer Squash Casserole

Summer Squash Casserole {a Thanksgiving Favorite}

To our family, this IS Squash Casserole.  We love it.  We look forward to every occasion where it's invited to the table.  Today it was invited to…

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Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes

Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes {Share the Love}

Had a wonderful girls lunch out at the Cheesecake Factory this past week.  If you've ever been you know their menu is HUGE and everything sounds…

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Sweet Peas with Bacon & Shallot {topped with Poached Eggs}

We first enjoyed Sweet Peas with Bacon & Shallot {topped with Poached Eggs} for brunch.  Then made them again to serve as a side dish with Steak…

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Sweet Potato Casserole {with Brown Sugar & Pecans}

When I was growing up we enjoyed a vast array of appetizers for our Christmas Eve dinner.  A tradition that I carried into my adult life.  Several…

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Tabbouleh

Tabouleh & Couscous Salad

I'm not sure why I've waited so long to make homemade Tabouleh.  It's packed full of fresh herbs and aromatics, my absolute favorite way to enhance…

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Tomato, Cheddar & Basil Pie

This Tomato, Cheddar & Basil Pie might just be the prettiest pie I've ever made.  There's something so beautiful about a rainbow of homegrown…

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Tuna Mac with Peas

Tuna Mac with Peas.  A family favorite comfort food.  A blog is after all a place to share memories. I couldn't recall how it came to be that…

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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes {with Brown Sugar & Pecans}

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes {with Brown Sugar & Pecans} Don't reserve the special flavors of sweet potatoes with brown sugar & pecans for…

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Warm German Potato Salad

I joined my mom and dad in-law for lunch on Saturday.  Among other favorites, mom had made her amazing potato salad.  It was still slightly warm…

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White Cheddar Cheese Cookies

White Cheddar Cheese Cookies

I love the holidays.  The BEST food shows up on the break room table.  At my office, the break room table is the 'water-cooler.'  It's where the…

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Whole Roasted Tandoori Cauliflower {with Mint Chutney}

Whole Roasted Tandoori Cauliflower with Mint Chutney. I realize this recipe is not for everyone.  Someone in my house was a bit skeptical…

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Zephyr Squash Refrigerator Pickles

Zephyr Squash Refrigerator Pickles

Zephyr Squash Refrigerator Pickles.  When life gives you an abundance of squash, it's nice to have options.  Cooking Light put out an article…

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Zucchini Fries with Caramelized Onion Dip

Zucchini Fries with Caramelized Onion Dip {Share the Love}

This is a beautiful recipe from King Arthur Flour for Zucchini Fries with Caramelized Onion Dip.  Took them to a family gathering and everyone…

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Zucchini Summer Squash Tomato Gratin

Zucchini, Summer Squash & Tomato Gratin

Every booth at the Farmers' Market yesterday was bursting with tomatoes and squash, and I just can't say no.  I even tried to buy just 3 ears of…

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