Category: Sides

Best Creamed Corn Ever – Handed-Down and Upgraded Scratch Recipe from My Dad and Grandmother

Best Creamed Corn Ever – Handed-Down and Upgraded Scratch Recipe from My Dad and Grandmother

This creamed corn is a rich, creamy dish that makes you nostalgic for the old days when life was simpler, people were kinder and you could borrow an egg from your neighbor, even if you never experienced any “old days” in that way. 

Call This Baby (Carrot) Ugly

Call This Baby (Carrot) Ugly

Baby carrots are a sham! Read all about it and check out this stunning recipe for undoctored carrots.

Simple Autumn Side: Baked Acorn Squash

Simple Autumn Side: Baked Acorn Squash

It’s a beautiful Saturday morning here in Southeast Texas, and we’re headed out to the Farmers’ Market to see what bounty it holds for us.  A recent trek yielded acorn squash, which resulted in a marvelous side dish for roast chicken. So delicious, even the […]

5 Flavors Kale and Nut Butter Salad with Pineapple, Almonds and Tomatoes

5 Flavors Kale and Nut Butter Salad with Pineapple, Almonds and Tomatoes

The five basic flavors – bitter, salty, sour, sweet and umami – are highlighted in this Kale and Nut Butter Salad with Pineapple, Almonds and Tomatoes.

Zucchini Salad

Zucchini Salad

Well gee, I didn’t know this was a thing. Zucchini ribbons tossed with olive oil and other goodies, in a salad. La Traviata in Austin, you taught me something.

Lemony and Super-Quick Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Lemony and Super-Quick Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber Salad

It only takes a few minutes to make this lemony, quick avocado salad, which tastes best with artisan olive oil bought from your local farmer’s market. The salad is a perfect side for a Sandwich Wednesday panini.

Avocado and Arugula Tostadas

Avocado and Arugula Tostadas

Avocado and Arugula Tostadas are a quick and easy but still satisfying dish for the long hot days of summer.

Pepper Jelly Slaw

Pepper Jelly Slaw

A pepper jelly slaw is born of a condiment compulsion.

Throw-Down Side: Quick and Easy Black Bean Salad

Throw-Down Side: Quick and Easy Black Bean Salad

Sometimes we need a super-quick, super-easy side dish.  Here’s one you can make in 5 minutes, if you have Pico de Gallo on hand.  I make it when I’m serving a meal that already requires the brightness of fresh Pico.  The Grill-Meister says that Pico de […]

Mashed Potato Pancakes

Mashed Potato Pancakes

It’s not an original idea to make potato pancakes from leftover mashed potatoes, but we’re especially partial to this version here at Glover Gardens.

Grilled Asparagus Our Way

Grilled Asparagus Our Way

A side dish we love-love-love here at Glover Gardens is grilled asparagus. Not just any grilled asparagus, grilled asparagus our way. That means lots of lemon, lots of garlic, and lots of olive oil to coat those delightful, al denté spears of love.

Food Magazine Treasures:  Serrano Ham and Corn Pudding

Food Magazine Treasures: Serrano Ham and Corn Pudding

For years, food magazines have piled up on surfaces everywhere in my house, with their tempting glossy cover photos of each month’s culinary treasure.  I subscribed to Bon Appetít in my early 20s, almost before I could afford it, and felt bereft along with about a […]

Simple Potatoes, Yummy Crunchy Goodness

Simple Potatoes, Yummy Crunchy Goodness

Garlicky Rosemary Potatoes: Just a few simple ingredients unite to become more than the sum of their parts in this versatile side dish.


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