Killer Sides

Meatless Monday: Wild Rice Pancakes Recipe

Savory whole-grain pancakes make a great side
Jul 28, 2014 12:00 pm
Photo: Guy Ambrosino

You love your cast-iron skillet, and we love that you love it. Make the most of this bromance with The New Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook, an ode to the best, most versatile and frankly attractive pan in your kitchen. With recipes from the American South to Europe, South America, Asia and beyond, you'll have plenty of reasons (besides "too much bacon") to break out this book and cook something great, like these savory, hearty wild rice pancakes. 

Texas Potato Salad Recipe

A tangy Texas baked potato salad with the fixins
May 20, 2014 3:00 pm

Every great grill-out needs an arsenal of side dishes, and Tim Love's Texas-style potato salad is just that. Remember, food folks: mayonnaise is your friend. As are spicy chopped pickled jalapeños, plenty of tangy whole-grain mustard and toasted pumpkin seeds for crunch.

Lemon Potatoes Recipe

Herb-roasted potatoes with a bright citrus kick
Apr 18, 2014 12:00 pm
Photo: Alan Richardson

From James Beard Award-nominated cookbook author Michele Scicolone, who brought us New York Times' bestseller The Soprano Family Cookbook, comes The Italian Vegetable Cookbook. No gabagool here, folks. But none needed, either. Italian vegetable preparations are superb on their own, particularly when they're tossed with lemon and baked.

Rosemary Potatoes With Leek And Chorizo Recipe

Serve these tapas-style alongside meat dishes
Sep 6, 2013 12:00 pm
Photo: ACP Magazines Limited

When it comes to the basics, look no further than a cookbook by renowned Test Kitchen master Pamela Clark. Her simple, triple-tested recipes are delicious and genuinely foolproof, two things you'll want when tackling homemade tapas. Leave the work to the oven for this simple potato and chorizo preparation and focus instead of crafting the best Spanish-style gin and tonic.

Miso-Spiked Asian Slaw Recipe

Versatile veggie dish can act as a side or topping
Aug 29, 2013 3:00 pm
Photo: Christopher Testani

Now here's a cookbook we're on board with. Keepers, penned by two accomplished home cooks and former food editors, is full of recipes that even the most kitchen-challenged can pull off any old night of the week. Sit down, get comfy and let the pros take you on a tour of tonight's super-easy dinner recipe. Make this Asian-influenced slaw for a bold twist on the picnic classic.

Salt Block Smashed Potatoes Recipe

Salt plus butter plus potatoes equals a big winner
Jul 8, 2013 4:01 pm
Photo: Mark Bitterman

Smashing buttery potatoes down on a salt block is like making potato chips in surround sound, with big, thick, crispy skins warmed to salty, buttery perfection. There is nothing like it in the world, and if this doesn’t unite us all as one smiling salty-sweet mass of humanity, I don’t know what will.

All Our Macaroni and Pasta Salad Recipes In One Handy Place!

Here's every manner of pasta salad for your cookout
Jun 30, 2013 10:01 am

Searching for a good pasta salad recipe is much like fishing for that extra-big piece of bacon in the big bowl of Cobb macaroni salad at your 4th of July cookout — the payoff is delicious, but you're the guy picking bacon out of the macaroni salad and there are people waiting. We've cut out the searching process and compiled all our pasta salad recipes right here. And hey, now you know what you're bringing to the party.

Pork Powered: Collard Greens With Ham And Bacon Recipe

Add two pork products to classic Southern side
May 8, 2013 4:02 pm
Photo: Jonathan Lovekin

Leave it to blogger and TV show host Lucinda Scala Quinn to feed us just the way we want. Her recipe for ham and bacon collard greens answers the age-old Southern cooking question: should I make collard greens with ham or bacon? 

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