Potato Salad

Potato salad is one of those classic side dishes that never disappoints. There are so many different variations to this dish and they are all delicious and unique in their own way. I like to add lemon zest and dill for a super fresh and flavorful salad. I also like to add hardboiled egg for…

Mini Greek SpanakopitasĀ 

Greek Spanakopita is one of my all time favorite dishes. The combination of the creamy filling with the flaky phyllo dough is to die for. I decided to create a bite sized version of this dish to be served as an appetizer. Using mini phyllo shells allows you to have the one of a kind…

Grandpa Beyrl’s Green Beans

Thanksgiving is coming up! No matter how much I love the holiday, lets face it, Thanksgiving can be a tad bit stressful if you’re cooking. This recipe for green beans is perfect because you can quickly prepare it in the morning, simmer it all day while you are cooking, and serve whenever you are ready….

Fried Rice

We all have that leftover rice that sits in our refrigerator for days and never gets put to use. I came up with this delicious fried rice recipe that will solve your leftover rice problem once and for all. Not only is fried rice the perfect way to use up that leftover rice, it tastes…

Cilantro-Mint Raita

A raita is a sauce often made with yogurt, cumin, herbs, and/or vegetables. Unlike American condiments, which make dishes spicier and more flavorful, raitas are used to balance out spicy flavors and cool the palette. It is perfect to pair with spicy curries, vegetables, with warm naan, or with anything that needs a cool and…

Herbed Basmati Rice

This herbed basmati rice recipe is hands down my favorite way to cook rice. Basmati rice is used often in Indian cuisine. This particular side dish is perfect to pair with a very flavorful main dish to balance out the flavors. I have used this recipe multiple times and have enjoyed it every time. This…