Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes …

Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes and Gravy from chef-in-training.com ...The flavor of these potatoes is outstanding and the gravy is equally amazing! This is the perfect side dish for almost any meal!

Mashed Potatoes are a must have side dish on a regular basis… at least in my house anyway. My whole family loves them and I love when my family eats their veggies ;) The flavor of these potatoes is truly outstanding. Anything with Garlic and Parmesan is definitely on the must try list. The gravy […]

Best Ever Stuffing

Best Ever Stuffing from chef-in-training.com ...This stuffing is so flavorful and delicious! Everyone always raves about this recipe!

Stuffing could very well be my favorite part of Thanksgiving. Well, that and the sweet potatoes. They are the only two things I find myself going back for seconds… thirds… I really don’t know. But hey- no judging, its Thanksgiving. Seconds are part of the holiday ;) Now not to knock my grandmas recipe, because […]

Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole from chef-in-training.com... a delicious classic side dish recipe that is always a hit wherever it goes!

Green Bean Casserole is a classic Thanksgiving side dish. It happens to be one of my husband’s personal favorites when it comes to thanksgiving. I tend to like to avoid canned “soups” when I can. It tastes SO much better made from scratch, even though it requires a few extra steps, the end result is […]

Spinach Mashed Potatoes

Spinach Mashed Potatoes from chef-in-training.com ...A delicious twist on a classic side dish! They are packed with flavor!

Side dishes and I are either best friends or complete enemies. After making the main dish, side dishes are lucky to hit the table… especially *new* side dish recipes. I tend to stick to what I know and what my kids will actually eat. Mashed Potatoes are such a classic and crowd favorites side dish. […]

Twice Baked Potato Boats

Twice Baked Potato Boats from chef-in-training.com ...this classic side dish is full of flavor and is SO easy to make! Everyone LOVES them!

Potato Boats are one the best side dishes out there! This recipe was created by my talented mother years ago and is my go-recipe when we get a craving for them. This is probably one of my hubby’s top three favorite side dishes! He is always requesting the recipe. But really, how could you go […]

Jalapeño Corn Bread

Jalapeño Corn Bread from chef-in-training.com ...A delicious spin to traditional corn bread! It has a kick of heat that compliments the recipe perfectly!

I adore corn bread. On a colder day, which we have had a few of this past week, there is nothing more comforting than a bowl of soup, chili and/or corn bread. This is a great spin to traditional corn bread. It has a kick of heat from the jalapeños, but don’t worry, even this spicy […]

Veggie Bacon Pasta Salad

Veggie Bacon Pasta Salad from chef-in-training.com …This is a delicious and colorful side dish that whips up in no time at all!

Summer is drawing to an end and school will soon be starting back up, which means, if you are anything like my family, you are trying to cram in as many BBQs, family and friend gatherings, picnics and summer festivities as possible. My mom made this pasta salad for our last get together and it […]

Coconut Brown Sugar Glazed …

Coconut Brown Sugar Glazed Grilled Pineapple from chef-in-training.com …This recipe is AMAZING and perfect for summer!

I adore Grilled Pineapple. It is seriously amazing. I have tried my fair share of grilled pineapple recipes… but I felt it needed a hint of something special. Coconut Extract :) MMMM… it is incredible. I mean, we all like that Pina Colada flavor right? Coconut and Pineapple are meant to be BFFS. Warm grilled […]