Category Archives: Side Dishes

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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Strawberry and Spinach Farmer’s Market Salad

I love this time of year. The farmer’s market is huge and full of so many fresh treasures! I spent the day with my brother and brought home so many delicious treats. Here is a great salad made from fresh … Continue reading

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Gnocchi with Mushroom Cream Sauce and Seared Pork Chops

I love gnocchi – a delicious Italian potato dumpling. It’s typically served just buttered with some sage, but sometimes I like to get creative. Here is a recipe that uses fresh mushroom and is seasoned with rosemary and sherry. Add … Continue reading

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St. Patty’s Collection of Food

St. Patty’s is tomorrow – what are planning? We’re planning a weekend of Irish inspired food! Sound like fun? Well here are a few ideas for you to check out for your own Irish weekend – Erin go Bragh!

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