Side Dish

Merissa’s Caramelized Onion Dip

by Merissa on December 10, 2013

This Caramelized Onion dip is the perfect easy recipe for holiday snack making! It’s easy to whip up and only gets better the longer it sits in the fridge so you can enjoy it for days! Prepare this dip the night before a holiday party to have it ready to go and fully flavored. Serve […]


Alea’s Easy Homemade Stuffing

by Alea on November 12, 2013

Start saving your dried out bread, the odd leftover hot dog bun, that one extra roll from dinner, and the ends of the bread that your kids refuse to eat. All of those odd pieces of bread that might normally go to waste can be turned into a delicious stuffing for your Thanksgiving dinner. Just […]


Thanksgiving Side Dish Round-Up

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 11, 2013

It’s just a couple of weeks until Thanksgiving!  Have you figured out your menu yet?  While I do love turkey, I think sometimes my favorite part of the feast is all of the delicious side dishes!  Here’s some of our favorites… Roasted Garlic Green Beans Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions Succotash with Butter and Dill […]

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The Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays are quickly approaching. Time to get thinking about our holiday menus. When we plan ahead we can save money with printable coupons for holiday ingredients at the grocery stores. This month I’m featuring a new Board on Pinterest, Holiday Side Dishes. I’m excited to fill up the board with some of […]


Succotash with Butter and Dill

by Jenn K on October 18, 2013

“Sufferin’ succotash!” – Pop Quiz!  Do you remember which Warner Bros character said this as their catchphrase? A little history about Succotash ~ Succotash is a food dish consisting primarily of corn and lima beans.  Due to it’s inexpensive nature, it was very popular in the Depression era, and still makes for a healthy and […]


This tomato and feta salad is so simple to make and so pretty to look at that it’s become that special potluck dish we take to every party and family event. People rave over it and everyone wants the recipe, I can even get most of the kids to eat it – I still have […]


Arborio & Mushroom Fall Side Dish

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 18, 2013

Y’all. I went through my about 8 different titles before settling on the “side dish” addition. It started as salad…but that was before I tasted it warm. Then I decided that salad was the wrong and perhaps pilaf would be better. But then I tasted it after it had chilled. And I was back to […]


Sauteed Okra Recipe

by Tricia H on June 27, 2013

Summer comes and it’s always time for fried okra. But it’s also always good to have a lighter version of a garden favorite. That’s when it’s time to slice up and saute your okra. Four cups of sliced okra makes a wonderful side for my family of seven. Yum! Sauteed Okra Yield – 8 servings […]

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Alea’s Slow Cooker Baked Beans

by Alea on June 25, 2013

I love baked beans. They are an essential part of our summer barbecues and picnics. But who wants to turn on their oven for several hours on a hot summer day? Not me! So I cheat and make my baked beans in a slow cooker. This slow cooker baked beans recipe is really easy to […]


Strawberry Spinach Quinoa Salad

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 22, 2013

Hello lovely. Yes, this is a lovely, lovely salad. It’s lovely because it combines a few of my favorite flavors (strawberry, spinach and almonds). It’s lovely because it tasted light, but the quinoa made the me feel full.  And it’s even lovelier because it is made of “ingredients I had on hand.” Otherwise known as […]