Its been 14 years now since I opened my first community online forum. The internet has watched me go from no kids to 2 kids, a gal in her 20’s to a gal in her 40s and while a lot of who I am has changed, the one that hasn’t is how much I love connecting and creating online.
You would never know that a young girl graduating from the University of South Florida with a Criminology B.A. would end up online taking pictures and sharing recipes and crafts for a living.
In the past 15 years, I have been particularly blessed with an audience of millions, published in many mainstream magazines, and even published a book with my daughter! And still, with all that personal pride and success, I love nothing more than the thrill of finding a passion inside me again and moving concretely into the food side dish niche.
I do not know about you, but making chicken and beef is easy- the rest of the plate, the rest of the picnic, and the rest of the party food take up my head space. In fact, getting my kids to eat even ONE piece of lettuce can feel like such a chore.
My daughter, Charlotte, has also been an important part of my journey. We have published a book together, created a website visited by millions per year, and are now continuing by partnering on many of the recipes you see here. Working with her is wonderful, even if we make far more messes than I had intended.
In 2022, we added Phoenyx to the family business as well and he has been an amazing helper. He even talks of taking over the site some day!
Whether making the best breakfast casserole ever, indulging in our favorite easy fudge recipe, or chomping down parmesan crusted potatoes, we know you will find exactly what you need!
We hope that the Salty Side Dish is a way for you to try some of our favorite delicious side dishes and learn helpful tips like converting cups to quarts.
And with all the recipes being created, it’s also proven a great way to help my daughter learn the kitchen before she goes out on her own. I can’t say she loves everything (still working on getting her to eat green beans), but we always have fun.
You can also save all our recipes on our Pinterest page!