What Goes Well with Ribs for Dinner

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Ribs are a delicious meat to serve for dinner, and their accompaniments should compliment the dinner accordingly.

Ribs are eaten by hand, and can be quite messy, therefore picking another finger food for your side might be a good idea, like corn on the cobb.

You can pick sides to make your rib dinner more fancy, or have it a bit more casual depending on your taste.

A few classic side dishes for ribs include corn bread, corn on the cobb, roast potatoes, and roast vegetables.

If you’re wanting to have more of an elegant rib dinner, a good choice for sides would be stuffed peppers, Caesar salad, and twice baked potatoes.

What Goes Well with Ribs for Dinner

Easy side dishes for ribs

A few simple and easy side dishes for ribs include serving garlic bread, corn on the cobb, potatoes or buns. You can make these with minimal prep time and most of them will come together quite quickly.

  • Caesar salad
  • corn or corn on the cobb
  • peas
  • garlic bread
  • rice
  • mashed potatoes
  • Caesar salad
  • fresh warm buns with butter
Easy side dishes for ribs

Potato side dish for ribs

Potato side dishes for ribs are a good way to round out your meal. You could go the classic route of simple garlic mashed potatoes, or you could make your potatoes a bit more involved with twice baked potatoes.

  • twice baked potatoes
  • potato salad
  • roast potatoes and gravy
  • mashed potatoes and gravy
  • garlic mashed potatoes
  • fries
Potato side dish for ribs

Healthy side dishes for ribs

Healthy side dishes for ribs include roasted vegetables and salads. Roasted vegetables can be easily cooked in a matter of 20-30 minutes for your rib dinner. Salads can be prepared well before the ribs need to be taken out of the oven. Wait to put the dressing on right before you serve your salad with your rib dinner. You could also serve the salad as a starter, prior to having your rib dinner. You can include another vegetable dish with your rib dinner as well.

Healthy side dishes for ribs

What to serve with ribs in winter

Serving ribs in dinner is mainly serving them with comfort foods. Ribs served in winter go well with corn fritters, cornbread, coleslaw and corn on the cobb. Wintertime is a great time to roast vegetables in the oven. Roasted vegetables go well with ribs in winter, alongside a few potatoes and a bit of warm bread.

Serving ribs for dinner is a family favorite meal. It’s a special dinner that you want to take extra time is picking your sides. The sides you pick will reflect the type of meal you’re having, whether that’s a backyard BBQ, or more of a fancy meal for dinner.

What to serve with ribs in winter

What to Serve with Crepes for Brunch

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Crepes are a specialty food to serve for brunch. Crepes are a fairly light food, therefore they are best served with other foods alongside them to make for a full and complete meal.

When serving crepes for brunch, think about if you want to serve a sweet or savory crepe.

Savory crepes are best served with fruits. Savory crepes are quite a heavy meal because they are served with filling centers, therefore you don’t need as many sides with them. Serving a couple of types of fruit with savory crepes will be perfect for a brunch meal.

Sweet crepes are best served with fruits and sides of meats. Due to sweet crepes being quite a light food, I would recommend serving the meat and fruit as a side. It makes for a more complete and balanced meal for your guests.

What to Serve with Crepes for Brunch

Savory Crepe Fillings

Savory crepe fillings are mainly meats, vegetables and cheese fillings. Savory crepes have more substance to them and are quite filling on their own. You can mix and match fillings for savory crepes to tailor them to your brunch menu.

  • ham and cheese
  • mushrooms and cheese
  • spinach and cheese
  • turkey, mushrooms and swiss cheese
  • ham, asparagus and swiss cheese
  • spinach, artichoke and brie cheese

Sweet Fillings for Crepes

Sweet fillings for crepes are foods that have a focus on the sweeter side, like sauces and fruits. Sweet crepes are much less filling than savory crepes because they do not have the substance to them like savory crepes. Sweet crepes need sides served with them to be a full balanced meal for brunch.

  • hazelnut spread
  • strawberries and whipped cream
  • strawberry sauce
  • blueberry sauce
  • cream cheese and fruit
  • whipped cream and mixed fruit
  • cinnamon and honey or maple syrup
  • mascarpone and fruit or cinnamon
  • ricotta and fruit

Fresh fruit to serve with crepes

Fresh fruit goes well with crepes since it adds a heathy part to the meal. Fresh fruit gives the brunch more of a well rounded meal, and it is quite filling. Crepes can be a light brunch food, therefore you need to add more foods to your brunch for your guests to feel full after they have eaten.

  • cantaloupe
  • watermelon
  • sliced apples
  • sliced pears
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • kiwis
  • apricots
  • mango
  • grapes
What to Serve with Crepes for Brunch

Meats to serve with crepes

Sides of bacon or sausages go well with sweet crepes to add a bit more of a balance to the brunch meal. You likely do not need to add any meats if you’re serving savory crepes because they are quite heavy in a comparison to sweet crepes.

  • bacon
  • sausages

Beverages to serve with crepes

Beverages that go well with crepes include coffee, tea, lattes, and juices. Select your favorite beverages to serve with brunch for your guests. It’s good practice to pick at least 1-2 beverages for your guests so there’s some variety.

  • coffee
  • tea
  • latte
  • tea-latte (London fog)
  • orange juice
  • apple juice
  • mimosas

Crepes are a specialty food to serve for brunch that people will love! Crepes are fun to serve with different fillings and toppings. Make sure to round out your meal with any meats, fruits, and beverages for your guests. It’s best to serve crepes with 1-2 beverages, a selection of fruit, and a couple of different filling options.

What to Serve with Roast Chicken

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Roast chicken can be served with countless different foods like stuffed peppers, twice baked potatoes, and strawberry spinach salad.

You should try to serve your roast chicken with 2-3 sides. It’s best to serve chicken with at least 1 vegetable, and 1 other side dish. People generally enjoy a vegetable, salad, and a side like potatoes or bread.

Keep in mind your sides need to compliment each other. If you’re selecting corn on the cobb, you could probably add a salad to the meal for a bit more of a well rounded meal.

Side dishes for chicken

Side dishes for chicken

Chicken is more of a mild flavor, therefore adding sides with a ton of flavor like stuffed zucchini or peppers can add another element of excitement to your meal.

Twice baked potatoes go well with roast chicken, but they take a bit more time and care when planning your meal.

The potatoes are first cooked, then scooped out and you add a few toppings to it. Then you stuff the potato again and bake until the tops have crisped up.

I would highly recommend trying twice baked potatoes served with your chicken if you’ve never had them before. You can change up the recipe to suit what you like in potatoes.

What to Serve with Roast Chicken

Easy side dishes for chicken

Simple and easy side dishes for chicken include potatoes, rice, bread, and Caesar salad. If you’re in a hurry, these side dishes come together fairly easily with minimal effort needed.

  • roast potatoes and gravy
  • garlic bread
  • rice
  • mashed potatoes
  • Caesar salad
  • fresh warm buns with butter
Easy side dishes for chicken

Healthy vegetable side dishes for chicken

Healthy vegetable side dishes are mostly roasted vegetables that go well alongside chicken. You could also fry the vegetables in a little olive oil to have them done in a hurry. Roasted vegetables go well with chicken because they are crunchy and add texture to the meal.

  • asparagus
  • roasted carrots
  • corn or corn on the cobb
  • peas
  • cooked green beans
  • sautéed mixed peppers
  • mushrooms
  • stuffed peppers

Salads to serve with chicken

Salads go well served beside chicken because they compliment the chicken with texture and flavors. You can serve just about any salad next to chicken because chicken is more of a mild meat flavor. Salads have bursts of flavor from their dressings, fruit, or vegetables which add a ton of flavor to the meal.

Salads to serve with chicken

Roast chicken is a simple and easy meal that you can cook in your oven, or pick up from your local grocery store.

If you’re roasting the chicken in your own oven, you can add your roasted vegetables into the oven with 20-30 minutes left on your cook timer for your chicken.

This way, your chicken and vegetables will be finished around the same time.

In the mean time while your vegetables are cooking, you can boil your potatoes for mashed potatoes, and prepare any salads you want to serve.

When preparing a meal, it’s all about timing the meal so it’s ready on time and all at once. If you feel overwhelmed, try writing out a timeline of when foods need to go into the oven, and when you need to start cooking foods on the stove.

The more prepared and organized you are, the better your meal will go when it’s dinner time for your family.

What to Serve with Salmon

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Salmon is a mild flavored fish that can be flavored countless different ways. What you serve with salmon will determine how you’ll plan for the sauces for on top of the salmon. You can serve a variety of sides, salads and vegetables with salmon due to it’s versatility.

What to Serve with Salmon

Sides to serve with salmon

Salmon is normally served with rice or potatoes. If you’re looking to make more of a fancy dinner, go for the risotto or orzo on side your salmon.

Sides to serve with salmon

Salads to serve with salmon

Salads are a usual choice for serving with salmon, most commonly served is a green salad or Caesar salad. For a more prestigious side of salad next to your salmon, select the watermelon or the apple walnut salad.

You could serve your salad as the first course prior to serving your salmon. It’s more of a dinner party style to serve your salad first, then your salmon and accompaniments following the first course.

Vegetable to serve with salmon

Vegetables to serve next to your salmon are one of the most important choices in your dinner. The sides, salmon, and vegetables need to compliment each other.

Salads to serve with salmon

You should be serving at least 1 vegetable with your salmon dinner.

You can serve both a vegetable and a salad with your salmon dinner.

But at minimum, either a vegetable or salad to balance out the meal.

A classic choice for salmon is serving corn on the cobb as a side. Most people enjoy eating corn on the cobb. Typically we have it on summer nights out on the deck.

Pasta side dishes for salmon

Pasta is a rich side that goes well when served as a side with salmon. Spaghetti noodles coated in garlic, lemon, butter and parmesan are the perfect match for salmon.

You don’t need any vegetables served in your pasta since you’ll serve them as another side to your salmon.

A simple pasta recipe will be a complimentary side for your salmon.

Pasta side dishes for salmon

What sauce goes with salmon

Creamy sauce for salmon

Creamy sauces are rich and decadent. Cream sauces are the perfect addition to mild flavored salmon. A hint of mustard, garlic, or herbs are ideal in a cream sauce for salmon. These strong flavors will overpower your salmon, giving it a burst of flavor.

Simple sauce for salmon

Tartar sauce is a simple sauce you can serve with your salmon. The dill pickles combined with mustard and lemon create a balance of tartness as a sauce for your salmon. Adding a couple of herbs and dill pickles to mayonnaise is a simple sauce you can make in under 5 minutes to serve with your salmon.

White cream sauce for salmon

White wine cream sauces add a whole other level of flavor to a cream sauce. White wine is full of fruity flavors that will begin to seep into the cream sauce. It’s a tantalizing flavor that you need to try to understand the power of its flavor.

Sauce for grilled salmon

Grilled salmon can be cooked on the BBQ in a couple of minutes. You can marinate your salon in lemon, olive oil, or a maple syrup base.

Try topping your grilled salmon with a sauce to make the flavors melt together. Keep in mind your sides when selecting your sauces for grilled salmon. You want all of the flavors to compliment each other.

What sauce goes with salmon

Sauce for baked salmon

Baked salmon can also be marinated first, or covered in lemon prior to cooking in the oven.

Adding sauces like dill sauce or cilantro sauce can be mesmerizing with salmon. The oily mild flavor of the salmon goes well with strong flavors like dill or lime sauces.

Sauce to go with salmon and potatoes

Terragon and white wine cream sauce is the perfect complimenting sauce for both salmon and potatoes.

Drizzle a small amount of white wine and herb cream sauce on your salmon and potatoes to soak them with a ton of creamy flavor.

The creamy based sauce is full of herbs and parmesan cheese giving a burst of flavor for your potatoes and salmon.

What Foods Go with Balsamic Vinegar

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Balsamic vinegar is a versatile ingredient that can be used with meat, pasta, vegetables, fruit, pizza, appetizers, or in sauces. You can use balsamic vinegar as part of the cooking process, or you can use it by drizzling it to finish off a dish.

How to use Balsamic Vinegar with Pasta or Gnocchi

  • Use balsamic vinegar by creating a sauce with it. Melt 1/3 cup – 1/2 cup of butter over medium heat in a frying pan. Add a little (1 tbsp) of balsamic vinegar to the butter. Let it combine with the butter. Cook for a couple of minutes. Add your cooked pasta (ravioli or gnocci) to the sauce. Add any extras you like at this point (peas, sundried tomatoes, chili flakes, cherry tomatoes, etc.). Add shavings of parmesan cheese to the pasta mixture and mix together. Serve with warm bread.

How to use Balsamic Vinegar with Avocado Toast

  • Mash or slice ripe avocado. Add a little salt and pepper to the avocado. Toast bread. Slice garlic clove in half and rub garlic onto the toast. Add avocado to the toast. Top with any of the following: fresh basil, cilantro, dill, parsley, cherry tomatoes, sliced onions, chili flakes, chopped jalapeno, or green onions. Drizzle balsamic over the avocado toast.

How to use Balsamic Vinegar in Sauces

  • Add balsamic vinegar to tomato sauce around the end of cooking to add a punch of flavor. Add only about 1 tsp-1 tbsp to the sauce as a finisher.
  • Add balsamic vinegar during the thickening time when making gravy. Balsamic vinegar gives gravy a touch of extra flavor that will impress even yourself.
  • Balsamic vinegar can be used as a base in salads. You can add 1:1 or 1:2 ratio of balsamic vinegar to olive oil to create a salad dressing. Add honey, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, and salt and pepper to taste to create a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

How to use Balsamic Vinegar with Roasted Vegetables

Root vegetables go well with balsamic vinegar. Toss together any of the following: chopped butternut squash, carrots, red onions, sweet potatoes, yams, or parsnips.

  • Drizzle olive oil all of the vegetables. Add 1tsp-1tbsp of each: dried sage, thyme, and/or rosemary. Mix together until all of the oil and spices coat the vegetables. Drizzle 1-2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar over the vegetables and bake until fork-tender.
  • Combine the 3 tbsp olive oil, 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp brown sugar, 2 tbsp soy sauce (optional, more of a bitter taste), 1tsp Dijon mustard, 1/2 tsp dried basil, salt and pepper to taste. Coat vegetables in the sauce and roast vegetables until fork-tender.

How to use Balsamic Vinegar with Potatoes

  • Make a garlic butter sauce to begin. Melt 1/4 cup – 1/2 cup of butter of medium heat in a saucepan. Add 2 minced garlic cloves and cook until fragrant. Add 1 tsp of both dried rosemary and thyme. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook until the spices have infused the butter. Remove the butter mixture from the heat source and coat the potatoes. Bake the potatoes until they are tender and crispy. Recoat the potatoes half way through cooking by gently mixing them. Once the potatoes are finished cooking, drizzle 1-2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar over the potatoes and serve.

How to use Balsamic Vinegar with Steak

  • Mix equal parts of balsamic vinegar and dry red wine. Add salt and pepper to steaks. Cook the steaks. If you’re cooking on a stovetop, add the sauce to the frying pan and let the sauce be soaked into the steak. Gently coat the top of the steak with the sauce by using a brush as needed. If you’re cooking the steak on a BBQ, brush the steaks with the sauce as it cooks. To serve, spoon 1 tbsp of the balsamic vinegar and red wine mixture over the steak.

How to use Balsamic Vinegar with Chicken

  • Create a marinade for your chicken by combining 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp honey, 1 1/2 tbsp whole grain mustard, 3 cloves of minced garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Marinade your chicken for least an hour. Place chicken in a roasting pan. Top with a bit of dried rosemary and thyme. Roast the chicken in the oven and serve with a bit of the pan drippings.

How to use Balsamic Vinegar with Fish

  • Over medium heat in a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar, 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth, 2 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, 1 tsp of dried rosemary or 1 fresh rosemary sprig, and a minced garlic clove. Cook for about 10-15 minutes until it reduces by 1/3 in volume. Strain the mixture and set aside. Cook fish by baking in the oven, over the BBQ, or on the stovetop. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar sauce over the fish to serve.

How to use Balsamic Vinegar with Pizza

What Foods Go with Balsamic Vinegar

How to use Balsamic Vinegar with Appetizers

Balsamic vinegar is used with appetizers as a finishing ingredient. Drizzle the top of the appetizer with balsamic vinegar. Some appetizers that go well with balsamic vinegar topping include:

  • caprese skewers
  • bruschetta
  • baguette topped with fig jam, fresh basil leaves, sliced apple, prosciutto. See the recipe here.
  • crostini topped with ricotta and sliced strawberries
  • crostini topped with goat cheese, grilled nectarines, and strips of fresh basil.

Another option for using balsamic vinegar as an appetizer is by dipping fresh French bread, sourdough, or focaccia bread in a mixture of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

How to use Balsamic Vinegar with Appetizers

How to use Balsamic Vinegar with Fruit

  • Fresh fruit and be drizzled with a bit of balsamic vinegar. Fresh fruits that go well with balsamic vinegar include: strawberries, watermelon, blueberries, nectarines, peaches, kiwi, pears, and grapes.
  • Grilled fruit over the BBQ can be drizzled with a bit of balsamic vinegar to serve it with. Grilled fruits that go well with drizzled balsamic vinegar include: nectarines, peaches, and pineapples.

9 Fruits that Go Well with Caramel Sauce

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Caramel sauce is made using butter, sugar, salt and sometimes heavy cream. Caramel sauce is one of the sweetest sauces you can eat, therefore selecting fruits that are more tart are more desirable for pairing. These complimenting flavors create a flavor balance in the mouth, making your taste buds very satisfied.

  1. pineapple
  2. apples
  3. pears
  4. peaches
  5. bananas
  6. grapes
  7. watermelon
  8. cantaloupe
  9. oranges

Fruit platters are such a treat to bring to parties. You can make a fruit platter by using 3-5 fruits and then place a serving of caramel in the middle of the platter. Dipping fruit in caramel sauce can be a bit messy. Make sure to place a few side plates and napkins with your fruit platter.

Apples have a neutral flavor that aren’t overpowering. This makes apples an easy fruit to add flavoring to. For more fancy apple slices, you can drizzle caramel, melted chocolate, nuts and sprinkles. Check out these caramel apple slices for some inspiration.

If you’ve never tried caramel apple nachos, you have to give it a try for dessert! Caramel apple nachos are made with sliced apples and caramel sauce drizzled on top. The caramel sauce is topped with a few chocolate chips or your favorite candy items.

Bananas can be either tart or sweet depending on how ripe they are. Caramel goes well over bananas giving it a bit of an extra sweetness to it. You can add bananas and caramel sauce over pancakes, waffles, ice cream, yogurt, or cheesecake using this recipe.

Pears have a bit sweetness to them, and are delicious when paired with caramel sauce. Try making your own caramel dipped pears with nuts, chocolate shavings or sprinkles on the bottom of them. They are one of most beautiful fruit desserts to serve to family and friends.

Typically maybe people have had apple crisp growing up. However for an added twist, you can try out caramel pear crisp which combines caramel drizzled fruit with streusel crisp topping.

Grapes paired with caramel sauce go very well together. In fact, you can make caramel dipped grapes with nuts coating the sides. Using a tooth pick, pierce the grape, then delicately dip the grape into the caramel sauce. Roll the grape in nuts and let it dry on some parchment paper. They are a lovely snack, appetizer, or light dessert.

What kind of fruit goes well with ice cream and caramel sauce

If you’re serving your caramel sauce and fruit for dessert, you can also add ice cream as a variety for your guests. You can make a caramel sundae with fresh chopped up fruit using:

  • peaches
  • apples
  • pears
  • bananas
what fruits go well with caramel sauce

What Goes Well with Banana Bread

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Banana bread is one of the most magical smells coming from the oven as it bakes. It’s a simple cake method recipe that can be made in about 15 minutes plus baking time.

What to spread on banana bread

  • butter
  • peanut butter
  • hazelnut spread
  • almond butter

What to put on banana bread

There are a few items you can put on top of banana bread including:

  • honey
  • cream cheese icing
  • whipped cream
  • vanilla custard
  • chocolate pudding
  • vanilla ice cream
  • chocolate sauce
  • maple syrup

Do you need to put butter on banana bread

If you’re banana bread is quite moist, you won’t need to put any butter on your banana bread when you serve it. But if you’re banana bread is dry and needs more moisture, spread a layer of butter on top of your banana bread before serving.

What goes well with banana bread?

Tea and coffee go well with serving banana bread. You can also serve yogurt and fruit with banana bread for a light meal.

What spices go well with banana

How do you moisten banana bread?

Banana bread is made with the cake method, therefore you need to do as little mixing a physically possible. Even if there is a bit of flour showing as you mix the banana bread, once you put it in the mixing pan it will be fully mixed in. Only mixing your banana bread until it’s just combined will ensure your banana bread is moist and tasty. If you overmix your banana bread batter, this develops the gluten and causes it to be tough and dry. Serve your banana bread warm with a layer of butter on it to moisten your banana bread enough for your guests. Learn how to reheat banana bread so it retains it’s freshness.

What spices go well with banana

  • nutmeg
  • cloves
  • coconut
  • cinnamon
  • cocoa
What Goes Well with Banana Bread

What to Eat with Almonds

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Almonds can be eaten on their own or with foods that compliment its flavor. You can eat foods like fruit or cheese with almonds. You can also eat granola with almonds. Try adding almonds to your daily breakfast, even if it’s just eating toast and peanut butter. A few almonds on top of your peanut butter will give you added calories and make you feel full longer.

What goes good with almonds

Almonds go well with several different types of food including:

  • Brie cheese
  • Granola
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Chocolate
  • Garnish for Salad

Almond recipes for baking

You can make a variety of baking almond recipes right at home. Some of them require your almonds to be slivered, sliced or chopped. You may need to purchase a different cut of almonds for your recipe. Sliced almonds are perfect for almond croissants because the will lie flat on the croissant giving them a beautiful eye catching look to them. In foods like muffins or cakes usually you’ll want them quite small – so chopped would be your best bet. Be aware of your supply of almonds before taking on a new baking recipe!

Almond recipes for baking

Recipes using almond meal flour

Almond meal flour is a delicious substitute for regular flour. There are countless baking recipes nowadays for anything from sugar cookies to chocolate chip cookies using almond meal flour. Try them out for a unique hint of almond flavor in your baking.

What to do with stale almonds

You can do a lot with stale almonds just sitting in your cupboard. You can even revive your stale almonds by simply toasting them. You can use your stale almonds that have been roasted again for muffins, cookies, and cakes.

How to store almonds and walnuts

Store your almonds and walnuts in an airtight container in your cupboard. Room temperature is the best to store your almonds and walnuts because it prevents your nuts from getting damp. When you put your nuts in the fridge or in the freezer, this can make your nuts wet and potentially go moldy – which would render them unusable. Keep them their best by leaving them at room temperature.  

Recipes with chopped almonds

Recipes with chopped almonds are typically breads and muffins. You can also make salads with chopped almonds to make your salads more filling.

Dessert Charcuterie Board Ideas

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Making a dessert charcuterie board is a great idea for your next dinner party. It takes a lot of preparation, but the end result of how beautiful your dessert charcuterie board looks will all be worth it!

45 ideas for making a dessert charcuterie board

  • Chocolate covered pretzels
  • Plain pretzels
  • Rice krispie squares
  • Sugar cookies
  • Tarts
  • Raspberry thumbprint cookies
  • Chocolate chip cookies
  • Marshmallows
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Wafer cookies
  • Strawberries
  • Brownies
  • Peanut butter
  • Cookies and cream chocolate bar
  • Truffles
  • Graham crackers
  • Mendiants
  • Gingersnap
  • Grapes
  • Raspberry jam
  • Strawberry jam
  • Macaron
  • Peanut butter cup
  • Chocolate covered raisins
  • Chocolate covered almonds
  • Kiwi
  • Grapes
  • Watermelon
  • Pocky
  • Cashews
  • Shortbread
  • Oreos
  • Mandarin orange slices
  • Melted chocolate for dipping
  • Apple slices
  • Lemon loaf
  • Banana bread
  • Caramel sauce
  • Peanut butter cookies
  • Caramelized popcorn
  • Vanilla cake slice
  • Carrot cake slice
  • Cinnamon roll
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate dipped strawberries

How to make a dessert board

To make a dessert charcuterie board, gather your items:

  • Large wooden board/cutting board
  • Several small bowls
  • A few small knives/spoons for sauces
  • Melting chocolate (optional)
  • Food for your dessert charcuterie board
  1. Prepare your foods – slice fruit, cake, loaves, into bite sized pieces.
  2. Place your sauces on the charcuterie board – jam, peanut butter, etc. Only place the ones that will hold their space directly onto the wooden board. You can put them on the board with a knife or spoon, just put a heaping spoonful amount onto the board in random places. Place your other liquid sauces that need to be contained in small bowls – caramel sauce, melted chocolate.
  3. Place your fruit, cake, loaves, nuts, popcorn, pretzels, chocolate, cookies in random spots on the dessert board. Try to fan out the fruit, slices of cake, cookies, etc. so it looks presentable and eye catching.
  4. Add your cutlery to the sauces as needed.
  5. Serve immediately. If you’re preparing ahead of time, melt the chocolate for dipping right before serving. You can cover your board with plastic wrap to ensure your cakes don’t dry out before serving.
dessert charcuterie board ideas

How to make a mini dessert charcuterie board

You’ll need 

  • 1-2 types of fruit 
  • 1 cake
  • 1 cookie
  • jam/sauce (optional)
  • melting chocolate (optional)

Prepare your food by slicing your fruit, and cutting your cake into bite sized pieces. Depending on how big your cookies are, you might want to break them in half before placing on your mini dessert charcuterie board. Put your jam/sauces/melted chocolate into tiny bowls. Put the bowls in the center of your mini dessert charcuterie board. Consider putting the jam directly onto your charcuterie board to save space. Arrange your cookies, cakes, and fruit around the board in sections that look tasteful. Creating a mini dessert charcuterie board is enough for 2 people to have dessert comfortably.

How to make a chocolate dessert board

To make a chocolate dessert board, you’ll need between 4-7 different types of chocolate:

  • White chocolate
  • Dark chocolate
  • Milk chocolate
  • Flavored milk chocolate, ex. Mint, orange, fruit & nut, etc.
  • Truffles
  • Wafer filled chocolate
  • Chocolate covered almonds
  • Chocolate covered raisins or cranberries
  • Chocolate covered pretzels
  • Chocolate covered cookies

Select your chocolate for your chocolate dessert board. Break the chocolate into 2-3 piece sections. Arrange the different kinds of chocolate items randomly on the chocolate board. You could consider putting a couple of types of fruits – raspberries/strawberries or some peanut butter on the chocolate dessert board as well to give it a bit of variety.

How to make a cookie charcuterie board

To make a cookie charcuterie board, you’ll need 3-5 different types of cookies:

  • Chocolate chip cookies
  • Wafer cookies
  • Raspberry thumb cookies
  • Peanut butter cookies
  • Shortbread cookies
  • Oatmeal raisin cookies
  • Gingersnaps
  • Sugar cookies
  • Chocolate kiss cookies
  • Biscotti
  • Macarons
  • Macadamia nut cookies
  • Oreos 

Select your cookies for your cookie charcuterie board. Consider breaking the cookies into 2 halves if they are large. Place the cookies onto the cookie charcuterie board by fanning them out in different sections of the board. Add peanut butter, melting chocolate for dipping, and marshmallows on the cookie charcuterie board as well to give it a bit of variety for dipping or for making s’mores with.

How to make a pretzel charcuterie board

To make a pretzel charcuterie board, you’ll need 3-5 different types of pretzels plus 1-2 dipping sauces:

  • Plain pretzels
  • Milk chocolate covered pretzels
  • Dark chocolate covered pretzels 
  • White chocolate covered pretzels 
  • Stick shaped pretzels
  • Raspberry jam 
  • Strawberry jam 
  • Blueberry jam
  • Blackberry jam
  • Melting chocolate for dipping
  • Peanut butter
  • Caramel sauce
  • Honey

Pretzels are very versatile so you can add a lot of different items to make a pretzel charcuterie board. You can add a selection of jams and sauces to accompany your array of pretzels. Place the sauces into small bowls with cutlery to go with them. Put the small bowls in the center of the board. You can place the jams directly on the board to save space. Put the pretzels onto the pretzel charcuterie board in different sections so it looks eye catching.

How to make a birthday dessert board

To make a birthday dessert board, you’ll need to include at least a few items with sprinkles. You could include a bowl of sprinkles on your birthday dessert board. Your guests can dip fruit into the melting chocolate, and then put a few sprinkles on the chocolate to make it extra special. For a birthday dessert board, put a small slice of birthday cake in the center. When you’re ready to serve your birthday dessert board, place a lit candle in the birthday cake so you can still sing the person “Happy Birthday!”

Creating dessert charcuterie boards are so fun to prepare for your guests and family. It’s all in the preparation and presentation to have it stun your guests. They will love the attention to detail and the variety of dessert available to them!

What to Put on Waffles for Breakfast

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If you’re struggling to decide what to put on your waffles for breakfast, there are countless foods you serve on your waffles that your family will love!

27 Things to put on waffles for breakfast

  • syrup
  • whipping cream
  • blueberry sauce
  • raspberry-strawberry sauce
  • strawberry sauce
  • blackberry sauce
  • freshly sliced strawberries and whipped cream
  • syrup and icing sugar
  • hazelnut spread
  • peanut butter
  • eggs benedict (waffles substituted for English muffins)
  • sliced bananas
  • fruit and honey
  • caramel sauce
  • chocolate sauce and chocolate chips
  • cinnamon and sugar
  • butter
  • yogurt
  • sliced apples
  • raspberries
  • vanilla custard
  • peaches and cream
  • cream cheese
  • fried chicken
  • pumpkin spice infused whipped cream
  • maple glaze
  • fried egg, maple infused cream sauce, bacon, and sliced avocado
What to Put on Waffles for Breakfast

You could also consider creating a waffle bar for your family breakfast or for your next brunch.

How to make your own waffle bar at home

You’ll need a few small bowls for your waffle bar items to be in.

Try to include 3-5 items for your waffle bar including: variety of fruit, syrup, fruit sauce, freshly sliced fruit, and butter.

Your family and guests will love dressing up their waffle with an array of toppings. The presentation is everything when it comes to a waffle bar.

Include a selection of juices, mimosas, coffee, and teas alongside your waffle bar. This will make your guests ooh and ahh over your incredible hosting skills!

How to make a waffle bar

How to keep waffles warm without getting soggy

To keep waffles warm without getting soggy, heat your oven to 200 degrees F and keep your cooked waffles warm in the oven until you’re ready to serve them. Place your cooked waffles in a glass oven safe dish in the oven. The waffles will keep well in there for up to 1 hour. This way, you can cook the waffles prior to your guests arriving and have them all ready to serve at the same time.

How to keep waffles warm without getting soggy

How to store waffles

Store your cooked waffles in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Store your waffles for longer in the freezer in an airtight container. In between each layer of waffles, place a piece of parchment paper. This will prevent the waffles from freezing together.

How to reheat frozen waffles

Reheat frozen waffles by placing them in the oven at 350 degrees F for 15 min on an oven safe pan. They will crisp up nicely.