Side Dishes Archives - Spiced

Seasoned Tortilla Chips

Serve these star-shaped Seasoned Tortilla Chips with
homemade salsa for a delicious 4th of July snack!

Serve these star-shaped Seasoned Tortilla Chips with homemade salsa for a delicious 4th of July snack!I’ve always been somewhat of a history buff.  I absolutely love Roman and Greek history, and I’ve been known to ask for a big book on Roman history for my birthday.  And not just any book on Roman history.  I wanted the one that was as thick as the telephone book.  (Speaking of which, why do phone companies still print telephone books?  Ours goes straight into recycling bin whenever it shows up on the doorstep.  But I digress…)  So, yeah, I’ve always been fascinated with history.Continue Reading »

New England Potato Salad with Horseradish Cheddar

This lightened-up New England Potato Salad packs a flavor punch thanks to a handful of shredded horseradish cheddar cheese.  It’s a summer picnic classic!

This lightened-up New England Potato Salad packs a flavor punch thanks to a handful of shredded horseradish cheddar cheese.  It's a summer picnic classic!I have a foodie confession to make.  I can’t pronounce horseradish.  I mean, when I stop and think about it, I can say it correctly.  But if I’m using it in a sentence and speaking quickly, then it invariably comes out as ‘horshradish.’  Notice the extra “shh” in the middle.  That’s not supposed to be there!  But it is.  My wife loves to pick me on about this, but I’m cool with it.  I just own that I say horshradish.Continue Reading »

Spinach Artichoke Tart

Turn one of your favorite dips into an entree with this tasty Spinach Artichoke Tart!

Turn one of your favorite dips into an entree with this tasty Spinach Artichoke Tart!What is your one go-to recipe?  You know the recipe I mean.  It’s the recipe you pull out when you find out your husband’s boss is coming over for dinner.  You’ve made it 1,000 times.  (Ok, maybe not 1,000…but you still almost know the recipe by heart.)  You know it’ll taste awesome.  You know it’ll impress your family or guests.  If you’re anything like me, then you probably have a handful of recipes that could fit this description.  But one of my favorites is a savory artichoke and asiago cheese tart.Continue Reading »

Roasted Sweet Potato and Citrus Quinoa Salad

February is Heart-Healthy Month.
Celebrate with this tasty Roasted Sweet Potato and Citrus Quinoa Salad!

Chase the winter blues away with this delicious (and healthy!) Roasted Sweet Potato and Citrus Quinoa Salad!My backyard currently looks like some sort of combination between a giant maze and a luge course.  I’m fairly certain our dogs feel like they are training for the Winter Olympics when they go out.  Here in upstate New York, we’ve been hit with wave after wave of snowstorms lately.  That snow doesn’t have anywhere to go but up.  Higher…and higher…and higher.  (I heard that we’ve had more snow here in recent weeks than any time since the early 1980’s.)Continue Reading »