Category Archives: Side Dishes

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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Spaghetti with Asparagus and Bacon – March is Noodle Month!

Oodles of noodles! March is National noodle month and I’d love to see your noodle (Pasta) recipes! Add them to the link up below! But until then, here is one of mine. Super simple and fresh for Spring! A little … Continue reading

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March is National Noodle Month!

It’s National Noodle Month – A whole month dedicated to my favorite food. Pasta! Did you know the consumption of noodles increases by 20% in the colder months? Yep, it does. And by Federal Law all noodles must contain 5.5% … Continue reading

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Eggplant Parmesan

I love eggplant. This recipe is well worth the effort. My husband and I ate the whole thing for dinner – it was our main, well, only dish! It was that good.

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Top Ten Recipes of 2017

What a great year we had!  So many visitors and supporters.  To you we say: THANK YOU!   Here are recipes for the top ten most visited posts of 2017 – If you’re looking for something great to cook that’s easy, … Continue reading

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Ale Braised Swiss Chard with Bacon

Farmer’s Market Fresh- Oregon Ale… Chard and beer – I love living in the Northwest.  This side dish is easy and delicious.

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Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary and Onions

Potatoes and Rosemary – a marriage of deliciousness! A perfect side dish for any meal!  These potatoes blend with the sweetness of the onion and the earthiness of fresh rosemary.  Serve them with sausage and eggs for breakfast – Or … Continue reading

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