Side Dishes

15 Thanksgiving Side Dishes

15 Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Whether you bake, deep fry, or smoke it a traditional Thanksgiving meal usually revolves around the main course, turkey. However, it seems that a lot of you may struggle with what to have with the turkey. That’s why we have rounded up our favorite Thanksgiving […]

4-Ingredient Homemade Ricotta Cheese

4-Ingredient Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Making fresh creamy homemade ricotta cheese is kind of magical. Once you learn how to make it yourself, you will never buy it from the store again!  Homemade ricotta cheese is easy to make and made using only four ingredients. Not to mention this creamy […]

Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & BBQ Sauce

Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & BBQ Sauce

It only takes one bite of these grilled brussels sprouts with bacon and bbq sauce, to turn you into a brussels sprouts lover forever. With each bite of the Brussels sprouts, you get the rich smokiness of the crisp bacon, sweet pops of the savory […]

Quick Collard Greens

Quick Collard Greens

This quick collard greens recipe made me fall in love with collards. The collards are cut into then ribbons then sauteed with bits of smoky applewood bacon, onions, and garlic. This amazing side dish is a quick and easy way to enjoy collards any day […]

Christina’s Refried Beans {Crock-Pot “Refried” Beans

Christina’s Refried Beans {Crock-Pot “Refried” Beans

These traditional refried beans are even better than restaurant style beans. They are creamy, smoky, and seasoned perfectly. A great Mexican side dish! I got this recipe for refried beans from Christina, a friend I used to work with when I lived in Virginia Beach. I […]

Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa

I absolutely adore this mango salsa recipe! This mango salsa is a cooked sweet, spicy, and flavorful salsa loaded with chunky bits of fresh mango, tomatoes, onion, and jalapeno, infused with the Spanish flavors of garlic, cumin, and cayenne pepper. This warm salsa is best […]

Caesar Salad With Pepperoni Bits and Feta

Caesar Salad With Pepperoni Bits and Feta

My take on Caesar Salad is not very classic at all. This version of Caesar salad comes with quite a twist.  In The Mountain Kitchen, Caesar salad begins like any traditional Caesar salad with crisp roman lettuce, grated parmesan cheese, and crunchy homemade croutons. However, […]

Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Brown Sugar Topping

Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Brown Sugar Topping

I DID IT! I cannot tell you how, but I finally got David to taste my sweet potato casserole!! “Sweet Dirt” — that is David’s interpretation of sweet potatoes tastes like. It has taken me 20 years to get him to try this casserole. You […]



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