Archive for the ‘Potatoes’ Category

Lightened Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

This is a lighter version of my scalloped potatoes with ham. There's less sauce, and it's made with whole milk instead of half and half. Not quite as decadent, but still quite good and satisfying for a dinner. Scalloped Potatoes and Ham Serves 6 2 tbsp butter 2 tbsp flour 1/4 tsp kosher ...

Product Review: Trader Joe’s Country Potatoes

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

We tried these Trader Joe's Country Potatoes With Haricots Verts & Wild Mushrooms for a side dish earlier this week. They cooked up quickly in a skillet, and were a very tasty and easy side. The combination of sliced potatoes, green beans, and a mix of mushrooms, including ...

Garlicky Potato Salad

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

This fresh, no mayo potato salad is great for summer afternoons. :) The garlic is strong, cut back to one clove, or substitute roasted garlic if you prefer. Garlicky Potato Salad Serves 8 as a side 2 lbs red potatoes, cut into 1/4 inch chunks 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp ...

Guinness Beef Stew

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Tonight's dinner was a modification of Brown Eyed Baker's excellent Guinness beef stew recipe. My version is below. This slow roasted stew made for a great, hearty, one dish meal, worthy of a weekend celebrating Saint Patrick's Day! Guinness Beef Stew Serves 4 generously Ingredients 1 3-pound boneless beef chuck roast, trimmed ...

Pot Roast

Monday, February 24th, 2014

An update to my pot roast recipe, this adds one small finely grated zucchini and a bit of ketchup to the broth, which adds some great body. Steven got to try a carrot and was quite a fan too. :-) Pot Roast (for a 5-6 quart slow cooker) Makes ...

Gnocchi with Summer Squash

Monday, March 25th, 2013

This easy and fast side dish comes together in no time. The fresh flavor is easily customized for whatever you're serving it with. I had some baked chicken, so I added thyme into the zucchini. Next time I might throw in some cherry tomatoes too. Very ...

A couple product reviews

Monday, July 30th, 2012

We recently tried a couple new items that we enjoyed, so I'll share them here. First up, Niman Ranch Kentucky Bourbon Uncured Sausages. These sausages were flavorful without being overwhelming, and were lacking the grease factor that so many sausages have. We enjoyed these with some quick braised brussels ...

Pollo Arrosto al Balsamico con Patate – Balsamic Roast Chicken and Potatoes

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

This is another great recipe from Central Market - an Italian take on a classic roast chicken. The original recipe called for chopped onion and pancetta in the rub, which I substituted with more garlic and some nice nitrate/nitrite free applewood smoked bacon (from the always excellent Niman Ranch). ...

Product Review – Wildtree Garlic Galore Seasoning

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

A friend of mine, Shannon, recently started selling Wildtree food products. I purchased a few items from her starting party, the Texas corn bread mix, the pumpkin quick bread mix, and the "garlic galore" seasoning mix. I tried the garlic mix on some chicken thighs tonight, just drizzling ...

Happy Independence Day!

Monday, July 4th, 2011

A happy Independence Day :-) I have some fun socks that I wore today: Breakfast was some delicious duck eggs from the most recent CSA box and some pan fried diced ham. Today was a gorgeous summer day and we enjoyed walking around some and puttering cleaning up around ...