Creamy Eggplant Dip

If you enjoy eggplant you have to try this creamy eggplant dip. The perfect appetizer to serve up with pita chips, crisp vegetables, and more. This roasted eggplant dip is loaded with flavor and so simple to make.  This is a vegetarian and vegan f…

If you enjoy eggplant you have to try this creamy eggplant dip. The perfect appetizer to serve up with pita chips, crisp vegetables, and more. This roasted eggplant dip is loaded with flavor and so simple to make.  This is a vegetarian and vegan friendly dip. Also, make sure to check out our eggplant caviar,...

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The Crunchy Broccoli Slaw You Can Serve With Everything.

This broccoli slaw is my favorite summer dish to bring to a cookout or potluck! You can prep the entire thing ahead of time, it is so super crunchy and refreshing. It’s the perfect side dish! Well just look at this big bowl of deliciousness that we have here! Broccoli slaw is so super crunchy, […]

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This broccoli slaw is my favorite summer dish to bring to a cookout or potluck! You can prep the entire thing ahead of time, it is so super crunchy and refreshing. It’s the perfect side dish!

Well just look at this big bowl of deliciousness that we have here!

the best broccoli slaw

Broccoli slaw is so super crunchy, so tangy and a huge hit all around. 

ramen noodles

This broccoli slaw is one of those dishes that you can make all summer long. You can prepare it ahead of time, take it to a party, serve it as a salad, or even as the slaw topping for a sandwich. Options are endless and that is my favorite kind of recipe!

broken ramen noodles

Now I know that I just shared a version of broccoli slaw a few weeks ago with my BBQ chicken meatballs. That one is creamy and a great plain base for meats or mixing with other add-ins. 

But this one is a party classic. It’s not creamy – no mayo or yogurt – and it’s perfect to make ahead of time for a get-together or potluck. 

It is so crunchy, so refreshing and loaded with tons of flavor. 

The recipe comes from Lacy’s mother-in-law and Lacy has raved about it for years, so I knew we had to make it.

ramen noodles, green onions, sunflower seeds

My favorite thing about this slaw as opposed to the other, creamier one from a few weeks ago?

This one has a rice vinegar and toasted sesame oil base! Oh yes. It’s tangy and briney and super delicious. I told you this one was coming and so versatile.

toasted sesame dressing

Remember that ramen noodle crunch salad I shared a few years ago? This is like that, but with broccoli slaw. You’re going to break apart two blocks of ramen noodles – break them into tiny pieces! – and mix them with a bag of broccoli slaw. 

We’re also adding a few other crunchy things, like sliced green onions and sunflower seeds. If you really like a hint of sweetness, you could even add in some dried cranberries or tart cherries.

Anything that adds lots of texture of crunch can be thrown right on in there.

the best broccoli slaw

When it comes to the noodles, I buy ramen noodles that come without flavor packets. If you buy the traditional ones that do have the flavoring packets, you can either discard them, save them for something else, or you can even add them into the dressing. The original recipe calls for adding them right to the dressing, but I skipped that part. I like to determine the salt and flavoring myself. because I am a major control freak. You know. 

But really, if you add the flavoring packet, just watch how much salt and pepper you add. You will have to do a few taste tests. 

the best broccoli slaw with lime

The best part about this is that you can throw everything in the bowl ahead of time, and even dress it ahead of time. The dressing softens both the slaw and the noodles and it’s what makes this slaw-like and perfect for eating. Dress is at least 30 minutes before serving, but it can chill in the fridge for longer and leftovers are fabulous.

I like to serve this as a salad or side dish. Basically pile it on your plate next to some grilled chicken and mac and cheese and fruit! You can also use it as a sandwich topper. We have put this on pulled pork and shredded chicken for sandwiches and that is excellent too.  (more…)

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33 Best BBQ Sides

BBQ sides have always been my favorite part of a summer cookout. On the menu of the average backyard BBQ, they’re the dishes that highlight what, in my opinion, are the best flavors of the season. Juicy sweet corn. Bursty cherry tomatoes. Berries…


BBQ sides have always been my favorite part of a summer cookout. On the menu of the average backyard BBQ, they’re the dishes that highlight what, in my opinion, are the best flavors of the season. Juicy sweet corn. Bursty cherry tomatoes. Berries, watermelon, and other fresh fruit. In short, I love BBQ side dishes because they celebrate peak-season produce. With Memorial Day coming up next weekend, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some of my favorites. They range from classic creamy potato salad to summery slaws to herb-flecked pasta salads and smoky grilled watermelon. But […]

Easy Potato Salad Recipe

You can’t have a cookout without potato salad! This easy potato salad recipe is creamy, tangy, and so delicious alongside all of your favorite summer foods. Summer weather makes me crave all kinds of summer potluck foods. You know what I’m talking about. Big tables filled with summer salads, baked beans, sweet corn, fresh watermelon, …

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You can’t have a cookout without potato salad! This easy potato salad recipe is creamy, tangy, and so delicious alongside all of your favorite summer foods.

Large bowl filled with easy potato salad, with bowls of grilled corn and watermelon in the background.

Summer weather makes me crave all kinds of summer potluck foods.

You know what I’m talking about. Big tables filled with summer salads, baked beans, sweet corn, fresh watermelon, pitchers of strawberry lemonade, and plenty of no-bake desserts.

It’s the kind of food you dream about during those dreary late-winter days when you think the snow will never end.

But that hot weather is finally here and with Memorial Day right around the corner, I’m planning all of my favorite cookout foods, starting with this easy potato salad recipe.

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55+ Delicious Ways to Cook with Lemons

From vibrant breakfast recipes and savory mains to deliciously tart desserts and refreshing cocktails, here are some delicious ways to cook with lemons.
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From vibrant breakfast recipes and savory mains to deliciously tart desserts and refreshing cocktails, here are some delicious ways to cook with lemons.

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Orzo Salad with Grapes, Arugula, & Feta

My Easy Orzo Salad is always a favorite, I make it all of the time. I love adding orzo to salads because it is satisfying, a great way to bulk up any salad. My new favorite orzo salad is this Orzo Salad with Grapes, Arugula, and Feta Cheese. The flavor…

My Easy Orzo Salad is always a favorite, I make it all of the time. I love adding orzo to salads because it is satisfying, a great way to bulk up any salad. My new favorite orzo salad is this Orzo Salad with Grapes, Arugula, and Feta Cheese. The flavors, textures, and colors are fantastic.…

How to Cook Bok Choy

Right after radishes and asparagus, bok choy is one of the first vegetables to appear at our local farmers markets in the spring. I love this Asian leafy green. If you haven’t worked with it before, it has a delicate flavor with hints of mustardy…


Right after radishes and asparagus, bok choy is one of the first vegetables to appear at our local farmers markets in the spring. I love this Asian leafy green. If you haven’t worked with it before, it has a delicate flavor with hints of mustardy spice, and you can eat every part of it – the crisp, juicy stalks as well as the lush, dark green leaves. It lends itself well to all sorts of recipes. Try tossing it into a stir fry or soup. Steam it and add it to a grain bowl. Or enjoy it raw in a […]

Cheesy Tomato Basil Baked Orzo.

This cheesy tomato basil baked orzo is a comforting, cozy side dish that is super versatile and delicious. All the delicious flavors of tomato and basil with tender orzo and lots of parmesan. Hello orzo lovers! Today we’re making cheesy tomato basil orzo, which is warm and comforting but also touched with the flavors of […]

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This cheesy tomato basil baked orzo is a comforting, cozy side dish that is super versatile and delicious. All the delicious flavors of tomato and basil with tender orzo and lots of parmesan.

Hello orzo lovers!

cheesy tomato basil baked orzo

Today we’re making cheesy tomato basil orzo, which is warm and comforting but also touched with the flavors of summer. It’s the biggest hit and you won’t be able to stop digging in with a spoon! 

cheesy tomato basil baked orzo

This is the side dish to end all side dishes for me! Well, okay – at least a baked one. 

Remember my parmesan orzo? Ooooh yes it’s a good one. And you make it all on the stovetop.

This is not that. This one is super cheesy, tomato-y and baked until creamy and melty and gooey and perfect. It’s more filling than my parmesan orzo but not quite as versatile.

cheesy tomato basil baked orzo

I mean, okay, it’s delicious and maybe that means it’s versatile because let’s be real: it’s eat-it-every-day-good. But since it’s tomato basil-ish, it goes with less. You know? It’s just not a blank slate, and I love that about it. 

cheesy tomato basil baked orzo

I realize that this could be a wintery comfort food side dish. But it’s also very much warm-weatherish, aside from that whole having to turn on the oven thing. So go ahead and make this a few times over the next couple weeks before it hits 90! The tomato basil flavor is so special and delish. 

And I can’t get over how good the orzo is, if only because you’re constantly trying to decide “is it pasta?” or “is it rice?” and then you can totally pass it off as whichever you choose. Of course we know it’s pasta, but it takes on the feel of a rice dish much more than a super cheesy baked pasta, like this one. You know? 

cheesy tomato basil baked orzo

Here’s how I make it! It’s so incredibly easy.

  • I toast my orzo in some butter, just like I do with the parmesan orzo. This is key because it adds so much depth of flavor. So toasty and delicious! Garlic too.
  • I add in marinara sauce and chicken stock, then I bake it.
  • After that, I stir it a bit, add a little more stock, a lot of cheese and finish the bake for another ten minutes or so.
  • Toppings include lots of parmesan cheese, crushed red pepper flakes and fresh basil. It’s a dream!

cheesy tomato basil baked orzo

Seriously, I cannot get over how good this is. I know I’m really having a moment with orzo this year and orzo-ing all the things. Don’t pass this one up! It’s so creamy and cheesy and flavorful. 

cheesy tomato basil baked orzo

If you’re looking for dinner ideas to serve with this, I suggest my grilled chicken parmesan, chicken romano meatballs or even serving it as a main dish with the howsweeteats house salad! I could easily enjoy a bowl of this for dinner, and I love it paired with a big greens salad. One of the perfect meals in my opinion.

cheesy tomato basil baked orzo

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Instant Pot Quinoa

I’m a convert: this Instant Pot quinoa recipe is my new favorite method for cooking quinoa. It’s quick, it’s reliable, and – most importantly – it’s hands-off. I love that I can add the quinoa to the Instant Pot, get…


I’m a convert: this Instant Pot quinoa recipe is my new favorite method for cooking quinoa. It’s quick, it’s reliable, and – most importantly – it’s hands-off. I love that I can add the quinoa to the Instant Pot, get it cooking, and move on to something else. Whether I check on it in 20 minutes or in an hour, I’ll end up with a pot of fluffy, perfectly cooked grains. Instant Pot Quinoa Recipe Ingredients To be clear, if you love cooking quinoa on the stove, there’s no reason you shouldn’t keep doing it. My stovetop quinoa recipe and […]

Crunchy Asian Slaw with Sesame-Ginger Dressing

Dive into this crunchy Asian slaw with a sesame ginger dressing that is sweet, tangy, and loaded with flavor. An easy summer side dish, top tacos, or even top with grilled chicken and make into a salad. There are so many ways to eat this simple Asian s…

Dive into this crunchy Asian slaw with a sesame ginger dressing that is sweet, tangy, and loaded with flavor. An easy summer side dish, top tacos, or even top with grilled chicken and make into a salad. There are so many ways to eat this simple Asian slaw.  This recipe is light, refreshing, and colorful....

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