Archive for the ‘Side Dish’ Category

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

The other day I was really craving macaroni and cheese. I adore the cheesy, hearty flavor of macaroni – it is practically its own food group in my life. I began to wonder if I could pull it off using cauliflower in the sauce like I do in my “Alfredo sauce”. (more…)

Brussel Sprout Au Gratin – or Kid’s Green Mac(less) ‘n’ Cheese

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Go from this…..

 

to this….

Do you have kids that go green = stop until they get their driver license?  (more…)

Sweet and Savory Stuffing

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Christmas morning. … Turkey is brining, new, space age Super Wave Oven ready on the counter.   Now what?
Potatoes?   Cranberries?  Waldorf salad?  No.   Stuffing.   Oh,  you mean dressing?  No,  stuffing.  Same concept up until the baking.   I love mine the old fashioned way-stuffed inside the bird while it roasts,  absorbing all those juices and adding touches of flavor to the bird.

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Brussels Sprouts and Parmesan Frittata

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

My chickens have an incredible ability to produce more eggs than we can eat at breakfast, so we are constantly on the lookout for dinner recipes that have the ability to use a ton of eggs!  This recipe fits the bill, and could only perhaps be improved by a smidge of bacon being added at the beginning.
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Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Rainbow carrots are a novelty vegetable and relatively new to the farmers markets.  They do taste different from the favorite orange variety.  The batch of carrots in our Bountiful Basket were wonderful!  (more…)

Real Green Bean Casserole

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Hi, I’m Jessica H. This is my first blog post. :)

I had a baby two months ago, so when asked what I wanted bring to Thanksgiving dinner, feeling unable to tackle the rolls as I have for several years, I offered to do something a bit easier–Green Bean Casserole. But in true me fashion, I couldn’t take the easy way out. (more…)

Japanese Fried Rice

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

My step dad is Japanese. His mom is from Okinawa, she is the sweetest woman in the world. She stands 4’2 but her smile brightens a room! When they came into our family they also brought a whole new world of foods with them. This is one of the easier dishes I learned. I like to serve this at Thanksgiving because its a rice dish that really fits in well with a turkey dinner. Its a nice substitute for rice dressing if you don’t like that sort of thing ;)
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Butternut Squash Fries

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Butternut squash is amazing. It is sooooo tasty and has endless uses! Here is one of the many ways I love to use it! Great and easy holiday add-on.
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Spinach with Cranberries and Almonds

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Bright, vibrant-looking spinach leaves are not only more appealing to the eye but more nourishing as well.  Spinach has been called the world’s healthiest food.   We all know that Popeye made himself super strong by eating spinach, but you may be surprised to learn that he may also have been helping to protect himself against inflammatory problems, stress-related problems, cardiovascular problems, bone problems, and cancers at the same time.  I wanted to make a spinach dish that was colorful and tasty for holidays as well as any day.  I added a cranberry sauce and almonds to the spinach sauté.  Wow!  I hope you will enjoy this tasty version of spinach!
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Honey Garlic Pork Chops, Cabbage Salad with Crunchy Noodles and Parmesan Crusted Asparagus

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Someone once asked me why I volunteer every week at Bountiful Baskets. It’s not like I’m not busy enough already. I have an extremely busy and demanding life. I have a beautiful family that cook for, clean up after, run a household for, play tag with…. I’m a mom; a jack of all trades! My kisses make pains go away, my hugs make fears go away, my tenderness makes people feel loved. I am a wife, a mother, a homemaker, a professional woman with my own staff and career. We are in the middle of starting our own business. I have personal goals and dreams that I give attention to. I have relationships that I make an effort to maintain. So why do I spend every Saturday morning getting up at the crack of dawn to volunteer for Bountiful Baskets when its only “suggested” once every 6 times?
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