Archive for the ‘Sides’ Category

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Wishing you and yours a lovely holiday filled with food, friends, and family! On the menu for us this year: Brined Turkey and Pan Gravy. I used Simply Organic Turkey Brine Seasoning this year, and since I got a little bitty 10 lb turkey, I only used about 2/3 of the ...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

I wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving and a blessed holiday season!      

Easy Cornbread Stuffing

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

This is the stuffing that Shaun grew up with, so it holds a special place for him. We don't make it every year, but we did this one :-) It was a bit too buttery for us after eating fairly healthy for so long, so next time ...

Roasted Veggies Galore and Chicken Piccata

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Tonight's dinner was mostly a selection of great roasted veggies from my CSA box - beets, cauliflower, broccoli, patty pan squash, and one Italian squash that I missed throwing into the chicken stew. I also made a little pan of chicken piccata, skipping the flouring step, and just putting ...

Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

This is an incredibly simple and refreshing salad for summer. It easily scales up, so make however much you need. Tomato and Cucumber Salad Serves 2 ½ lb tomatoes ½ lb cucumber ⅛ tsp kosher salt ⅛ tsp black pepper 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar Cut the tomato into bite sized wedges and place in a large serving ...

Grilled Pork Chops

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

This was an easy dinner that hardly qualifies as a recipe. I bought some center-cut bone-in pork chops on sale, sprinkled them liberally with Montreal Steak Seasoning, and put them on the grill over medium low heat for about 20 minutes total, turning halfway through. I also put ...

Tortilla Crusted Tilapia and Lime Cilantro Rice

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Tonight's dinner was Tortilla Crusted Tilapia and Lime Cilantro Rice, like the rice you get at Chipotle or Qdoba, with some chili beans. This was an experiment, as we'd never tried either recipe before. It wasn't bad, but we both found ourselves wishing for a simpler fish inside ...

Oil and Vinegar Coleslaw

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

This coleslaw has no mayo, which makes it nicely suited for picnics, potlucks, and other places where you won’t necessarily have refrigeration. I also prefer the vinaigrette over a creamy sauce in any case. Today I cheated a bit and used a 1 pound bag of coleslaw mix ...

Homemade Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

This is a traditional Thanksgiving side dish that I just love. The Cointreau adds a nice little zing to the standard recipe. Homemade Fresh Cranberry Sauce Makes 4 cups 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 3 cups (1 12-oz bag) fresh cranberries 1 tbsp Cointreau In a medium saucepan combine the sugar and water. Bring to ...

Roasted Potatoes with Garlic

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

This is another Thanksgiving side dish gracing our table this year. Roasted potatoes are much more flavorful than your standard mashed potatoes, and the roasted garlic goes well on rolls as well as just being eaten plain. I just cooked these alongside the turkey. Roasted Potatoes with Garlic Serves 6 1½ ...