Welcome to Delicious side dishes

Hi, I’m Tamara

Food is a universal love language, and cooking for others is my love language! Simply put- I am another woman with pent up inspiration, ideas, and love that need to be shared with the world!

Of course, I wear many hats:  Lover of Christ, wife, mommy, friend, former Registered Dental Hygienist, elite Yelper, self-taught cook, turned founder and editor of Razzle Dazzle Life and Delicious Side Dishes!

Wife to a king. Mommy of a beautiful daughter, handsome teenage son, amazing twin boys, and our fur baby, Bear! Yes I am busy!

Tamara Johnson cooking a pot of greens in the kithcen

Fun Facts About Me

go-to seasoning

Cajun seasoning

favorite food

Mexican food

best sport

football (go Texans)!

Favorite place

the beach

my weekends

family & sports

Grateful for

my family

My Favorite recent Recipe

My Favorite vegetable recipes

My Favorite bbq side dish

Tamara Johnson sitting on her kitchen counter holding a plate of home cooked food.

Where this all began

My passion for cooking began as early as junior high. One of my fondest memories was when I would come home from school and make Snickerdoodle cookies from scratch. Following a recipe out of a family cookbook, I ended up making them so much I memorized the recipe!   

Naturally, my skills and passion for cooking have progressed throughout the years. Having a husband and four kids, requires me to be in the kitchen A LOT! Of course picking up a pizza or fast food on the way home would be much easier, but it gets expensive, and let’s be honest, most of it is just nasty.