Side Dishes

Cheesy Mexican Rice

Cheesy Mexican Rice

Posted on Nov 8th, 2011

I can't tell you how long I've been looking for a Mexican rice recipe that I really love.  I've finally found it! Apparently the missing ingredient…

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Tomato Crisp

Cherry Tomato Crisp

Posted on Jul 16th, 2012

I saw this recipe in my Everyday Food: Great Food Fast cookbook and couldn't wait for my garden to produce enough cherry tomatoes to make it. …

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Classic Cornbread Stuffing

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2010

I am of the opinion that the stuffing is the best part of Thanksgiving dinner! My mom used to start saving bread ends well before Thanksgiving so…

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creamy curried beans

Creamy Curried Beans

Posted on Aug 18th, 2011

Late one night I was craving curry--enough to actually get into the kitchen and make something.  But it had to be quick, so rice and chicken (I…

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creamy quinoa primavera

Creamy Quinoa Primavera

Posted on Mar 18th, 2011

If you've never tried quinoa, you really should.  I'm always looking for new quinoa recipes, and this is one of my favorites. Technically, quinoa…

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Easy Sauteed Garlic Asparagus

Posted on Nov 9th, 2013

Vegetables don't get much easier than this Sauteed Garlic Asparagus. It's perfect for Thanksgiving because it doesn't take up space in the oven and…

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Elote: Mexican Grilled Corn on the Cob

Posted on Jul 16th, 2010

Elote, or corn on the cob, is often sold by street vendors in Mexico, with the husk pulled down and used as a handle.  Unlike some grilled corn…

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Focaccia Artichoke Stuffing

Posted on Nov 6th, 2013

The stuffing is my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. And I never thought I'd find a recipe that could rival my grandmother's traditional…

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Garlic Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Posted on Nov 7th, 2013

Even though I serve mashed potatoes year-round, it just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without them. I've experimented with a lot of different techniques…

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fried rice

Ham Fried Rice

Posted on Jan 11th, 2010

I don't know what they put in Chinese take out that makes it taste so good, but rarely am I able to replicate the flavors in my own kitchen.  This…

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Link Party: Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Posted on Nov 1st, 2013

When it comes to planning my Thanksgiving menu, I always struggle to come up with the perfect side dishes. Mashed potatoes and stuffing are a must,…

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Market Monday: Crispy Garlic Rosemary Smashed Potatoes

Posted on Oct 21st, 2013

I love potatoes! They're such a versatile vegetable, and inexpensive too! I admit, I'm kind of partial to French fries, but I love them roasted,…

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Market Monday: Honey Ginger Roasted Carrots

Posted on Aug 26th, 2013

For almost nine years my youngest has claimed he doesn't like carrots, until he tried this honey-ginger glazed variety. I'm right there with him.…

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Market Monday: Roasted Garlic & Lemon Green Beans

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2013

Today's Market Monday recipe is a simple but delicious way to prepare green beans.  I picked up a big basket of fresh green beans from Miller Farms…

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pinto beans

One Pot Pinto Beans

Posted on Feb 23rd, 2010

I'm pretty sure the title of this recipe wasn't suggesting one pot of beans per person, but since I'm the only one in my family who likes beans, I…

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Parmesan Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Posted on Oct 19th, 2010

These potatoes are a good example of how keeping it simple is often best.  There aren't a lot of fancy ingredients, but they taste fabulous and make…

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parmesan scalloped potatoes

Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes

Posted on Apr 12th, 2010

Scalloped potatoes are just so good!  And this recipe is simple and delicious. It's not exactly low-fat though, so I try to save it for special…

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Pecan Crusted Sweet Potatoes

Posted on Nov 14th, 2012

I confess, I've never been a big fan of the marshmallow topped sweet potatoes that always make an appearance at Thanksgiving.  But I love these! …

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Quinoa with Roasted Corn and Scallions

Posted on Nov 8th, 2013

I know it doesn't sound that exciting, but this quinoa and corn dish was absolutely amazing! I couldn't stop "testing" it before I put it on the…

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Roasted Pesto Potatoes

Posted on Nov 10th, 2013

I had an abundance of basil in my garden this summer, so I made and froze a lot of pesto. I love being able to have fresh pesto handy during the fall…

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Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Potatoes

Posted on Oct 26th, 2012

Roasted potatoes are the perfect side dish for almost any meal.  And the cooking technique works with pretty much any kind of potato.  Not to…

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Sausage, Apple, and Cranberry Stuffing and a Giveaway

Posted on Dec 20th, 2013

I always keep a supply of stocks and broths in my pantry, especially during the holidays, when I know there are going to be plenty of side dishes on…

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Twice Baked Rooster Potatoes

Posted on Jan 20th, 2014

We are huge fans of all things potato at our house. No matter how I serve them up, potatoes are one of the few side dishes all of my kids will eat.…

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Yellow Bean and Mushroom Gratin

Posted on Nov 4th, 2013

I have a confession to make. I've never like that green bean casserole that is so popular at Thanksgiving. Well, minus the French fried onions, that…

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