Spicy Black Beans with Homemade Chorizo

A bowl of Spicy Beans with Chorizo.

This recipe for Spicy Black Beans with Homemade Chorizo combines dry black beans with spicy homemade chorizo to create a very flavorful side dish.  Or make it a gluten-free main by adding a dollop of sour cream and a side of cornbread or tortillas!

Low-Fat Spicy Mexican Style 3-Bean Salad

A bowl with a colorful 3-bean salad

This recipe for low-fat spicy Mexican style 3-bean salad is so easy to put together - just dump it all into a bowl, mix, let sit, and serve. Perfect for a tailgate party or BBQ

Quick Fresh Cranberry Orange Sauce

Close-up of bowl of easy Fresh Cranberry Orange Sauce

There are many fine cranberry sauces out there, but I think the balanced sweet/tart flavors of my Quick Fresh Cranberry Orange Sauce makes it the best for your holiday meal, or any day meal.

Easy Curried Potatoes and Green Beans

easy curried potatoes and green beans

Easy Curried Potatoes and Green Beans is a super simple recipe combines waxy potatoes with green beans in a light curry sauce to create a quick, yet delicious side dish.

Low-Fat Oven Baked Zucchini Crisps

low-fat oven baked zucchini crisps

Crispy on the outside, creamy tender on the inside, these low-fat oven baked zucchini crisps are a perfect side dish or eat as a healthy snack. Quick and easy.

Texas Style Ranch Beans

Texas Style Ranch Beans

This recipe for Texas Style Ranch Beans makes a great main, or side dish. The recipe is very versatile, easy to prepare, has cooking methods galore, and is delicious. Perfect for your next cook-out.

Favorite Cornbread Stuffing

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"I love Thanksgiving - turkey with all the fixings. And one of my favorite holiday sides is the stuffing. After years of tweaking; I've come up with this, my very favorite cornbread stuffing - savory, filled with onions, celery, apples, cranberries, country sausage - it's a meal unto itself. "

Zucchini Latke with Fresh Herbs and Feta

zucchini latke

"Zucchini Latke with Fresh Herbs and Feta is a great combination of fresh herbs, salty Feta cheese, and shredded zucchini which creates this version of a lighter than potato latke."

Israeli Couscous with Favas, Feta and Mint

"I love spring Fava Beans so much that every year I grow them in my garden. This recipe for Israeli Couscous with Favas, Feta and Mint is a perfect spring side dish - showcasing all that is fresh and springlike. If you don't have, or can't get fresh fava beans, feel free to substitute fresh spring peas"

Tangerine Chipotle Sweet Potato Mash

tangerine chipotle sweet potato mash

"Tangerine Chipotle Sweet Potato Mash - The simple addition of tangerine (or orange) juice, maple syrup, and a dash of chipotle pepper turns these mashed sweet potatoes into something special. A perfect side any time of the year"