Sides
Sweet and Spicy Peperonata

Sweet and Spicy Peperonata

Vegetable challenged? Hook yourself up with this big, beautiful mess of peppers sautéed with shallots, red wine vinegar, a little sugar and a pinch of thyme. It's the kind of thing you can find a million uses for.
Chinese Salad with Ramen Noodles and Almonds

Chinese Salad with Ramen Noodles and Almonds

It might not be the prettiest slaw, but this pile of chopped cabbage with toasted ramen noodles, sliced almonds and sesame seeds has a crunch that's super-addictive.
'Mad Men' Week: Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

‘Mad Men’ Week: Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

My new favorite side: a creamy, tangy pasta salad with grated carrot and chopped celery for crunch.
Meatless Monday: Baked Macaroni and Pimento Cheese

Meatless Monday: Baked Macaroni and Pimento Cheese

A dreamy, creamy, super-cheesy dish that could do double-duty as a vegetarian main course or side.
Cornbread Dressing

Cornbread Dressing

It's not Thanksgiving without this classic Southern side, served on the table, as God intended.
Basic Cranberry Sauce

Basic Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving cooking doesn't get much easier than this jammy, ruby-red sauce with the perfect balance of tart and sweet.
Meatless Monday: Spicy Parmesan Green Beans and Kale

Meatless Monday: Spicy Parmesan Green Beans and Kale

Add some warm chickpeas or hard-boiled egg to turn this warm, lemon-kissed salad into a full-blown meal.
Meatless Monday: Crispy Baked Kale with Gruyère

Meatless Monday: Crispy Baked Kale with Gruyère

You could make a meal of these sauteed greens topped with melted cheese and crunchy sourdough croutons. I did.