Side Dish

All-American BBQ

The summer days of my childhood fell into a pretty consistent routine. Mornings were spent splashing and playing in the pool or running through sprinklers attempting to cool off in the hot Las Vegas sun. Each afternoon the heat and bright rays would drive my siblings and me into the […]

Mushroom Spaghetti Squash

From Dawn B VSC Everett WA   We are a meat loving family (my husband is ‘the meat man’ and works for a large meat distribution company – so we are blessed to be able to frequently indulge in meat) but this is one of our families favorite ways to […]

How to Roast a Pumpkin

Many people look at a pumpkin and think “Jack-O-Lantern”. That’s fine, especially if you’re crazy about Halloween. But when I look at a pumpkin, I think “Food!”, and when my son looks at a pumpkin, he thinks “PIE!!!”

Summer Squash Supreme

I told Sally that I’d be providing the “Manly Produce Perspective” on the blog since I’m one of the two male VACs (Volunteer Area Coordinators).  I do love to cook but I have to admit that before I met my awesome wife, who happens to be an incredible cook, I […]

Braised Celery

This is another recipe that came about because I had a lot of celery in the fridge! This is super tasty, and a great side-dish. If you don’t have (or want to use) red wine, I would suggest using cranberry juice for the sweet-tart flavor.

Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce

From Bountiful Baskets Recipes PrintRoasted Garlic Pasta Sauce Ingredients6 bulbs garlic 3 tbsp olive oil 4 medium red, yellow, and/or green sweet peppers, halved and seeded 12 lbs ripe tomatoes, peeled 3 tbsp packed brown sugar 2 tbsp kosher salt or 4 tsp salt 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tsp […]

Freezer Tomato Sauce

Freezer Tomato Sauce (from Bountiful Baskets Recipes) PrintFreezer Tomato Sauce Ingredients6 lbs ripe roma tomatoes 2 tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups chopped onions (3 medium) 1/2 cup chopped celery 3 large cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp sugar 1-2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 1/8 […]

Plain Green Beans (boiled or steamed)

I’m going basic with this because I know there are people who have never cooked green beans from scratch! If you are a little scared of the fresh green beans this is for you! PrintPlain Green Beans (boiled or steamed) IngredientsGreen Beans 1/2 an onion Water or broth Salt & […]

Sicilian Fried Cauliflower

This recipe is one of my favorite from family get togethers!  Just amazing.  If you let people snack as you pull the cauliflower out of the pan there will be nothing left.  it’s.that.good! PrintSicilian Fried Cauliflower Ingredients1 head Cauliflower 2 – 3 eggs “green can” parmesan cheese pepper Extra Virgin […]