Category Archives: Side Dishes

Field Greens with Parmesan Crisps

Those fresh, spring greens. If you’re looking for a fresh side or a small meal, this salad will fit the bill. Super easy to make and very satisfying!

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National Tortellini Day

I love pasta and I love stuffed pasta. Tortellini is a little roll of stuffed goodness. Some folks believe it was invented in Bologna, Italy, but no one seems to know who or why a day was created to celebrate … Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower au Gratin

I was craving a big bowl of roasted vegetables. I had some tri-colored cauliflower in the refrigerator, so I thought I’d make it up. But that wasn’t enough. It was so easy, you don’t even need a recipe.

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Sea Salt and Vinegar Smashed Potatoes

I’m trying to come up with ways to enjoy potatoes without all the butter and cream. I also love the flavors of sea salt and vinegar together. And then I thought, why not? We do it to french fries, why … Continue reading

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Summer Squash au Gratin

It used to be those summer squash (you know the little patty pan, yellow zucchini, that kind) was only available in the summer. But with modern transportation systems, it’s available pretty much year round. Here’s a warmed up way to … Continue reading

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All American Bourbon Fries

We’ve soaked onions in beer and now, how about french fries in bourbon? Yep – Those long strips of fried potato become all American in this recipe that soaks them in bourbon first!

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Beer Battered Onion Rings

I love onion rings but when I’ve made them in the past, the outside gets browned before the inside is soft. Well, I’ve discovered the secret to soft onions inside and crunchy batter outside!

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Fettuccine with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce and Walnuts

Today is National Pasta day (not to be confused with World pasta day which happens on October 25) and what better way to celebrate than with a creamy fettuccine! The Italian word for dough, pasta is that flour and water … Continue reading

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Dad’s Czech Potatoes

My dad used to make these super easy potatoes with breakfast every Sunday. He called them Czech potatoes because that’s how grandpa made them – and my grandparents were Czechoslovakian. I’m not sure how authentically Czech they are, but they … Continue reading

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Baby Artichokes with Garlic Scapes

I had never heard of using garlic scapes until a few years ago. The scape is the bud that starts to form at the top of garlic. This is removed late in June to encourage the bulb to get bigger.   … Continue reading

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