Parmesan Garlic Asparagus

Parmesan Garlic Asparagus from chef-in-training.com ...My favorite way to eat asparagus! Very few ingredients, yet super flavorful and delicious!

I often struggle when it comes to providing a tasty NEW veggie side dish for my family. With all the fresh produce in season, I had ample opportunity to branch out from the usual and try some new recipes on my family. Growing up, asparagus was (and still is) one of my favorite vegetables! This […]

Easy Ranch Carrots

Easy Ranch Carrots! This side dish is only FOUR INGREDIENTS and so delicious! Definitely a new family favorite!

My little sis has turned into quite the little cook since being married. She was telling me about her husband’s family recipe for Ranch Carrots and how it has quickly become a go-to side dish recipe for her. She kept going on and on about how amazing they were and I knew I needed to […]

Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad from chef-in-training.com ...A simple side dish where elegance meets easy! This is perfect for upcoming summer potlucks, get togethers and BBQs!

Caprese Salad is one of my favorite recipes. It tastes so fresh, delicious and healthy. It is so basic and simple, but the flavors truly speak for themselves. Every flavor and texture compliments the others perfectly so that each bite is satisfactory and pleasing to the palate. It dawned on me a couple weeks ago […]

Focaccia Bread

Focaccia Bread on chef-in-training.com ...This bread is so delicious and very easy to whip up! It is a great side dish to any Italian meal!

Focaccia Bread is one of my absolute favorite sides to any Italian meal. I have never gotten around to making it for myself but am so glad I finally did. This recipe comes from the Taste of Home Winning Recipes cookbook. This cookbook was given to me by my mom and is one I always find […]

No-Knead Crusty Artisan Bread

No-Knead Crusty Artisan Bread on chef-in-training.com ...This bread is incredible and is fool-proof! As easy as it gets when it comes to bread making!

I wish I loved to make bread. I really do. I love the smell of fresh baked bread. I love the taste. I love the texture. I love the warmth. I make homemade bread from time to time, but thats the thing… it takes “time.” When I was in the first year or two of […]

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes... These potatoes on chef-in-training.com outshine any other potatoes I have ever made. The flavor is so unique and completely delicious!  #potato #sidedish #recipe

I come from a family of amazing cooks. Honestly. I love family gatherings on my mom’s side, not just for good company, but because the food is always amazing. My sister-in-law/best friend Michelle and I took a road trip down to Vegas earlier this year for a girls weekend out. We visited my aunt who […]

Samoan Coconut Rolls

Samoan Coconut Rolls! These delicious melt in your mouth rolls only have THREE ingredients and will become and instant family favorite! recipe found at www.chef-in-training.com

I am a carb-connoisseur. Carbs and I have a love-hate relationship.  I love to love on them, but I always down one too many carbs in a single sitting.  I love any kind of carb… simple or complex- it doesn’t matter to me! One of my favorite ways to enjoy carbs comes in the form […]

Creamy Cheesy Carrot Casserole

Creamy Cheesy Carrot Casserole!  A family favorite recipe! These are the perfect side dish! #casserole #recipe

Creamy Cheesy Carrot Casserole… I feel like that is a tongue twister of “c” words! This is a recipe my husband brought into our marriage. His mom made it (and still makes it) all the time.  It is such an incredible side dish to almost any meal. I can honestly say, this is a hubby […]