Category Archives: Sides

Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower with Parmesan and Pine Nuts

“What’s that smell?” Not the question I like to hear while I’m making dinner, but hear it I did, and from both my husband and my son. And I would have been really annoyed if I hadn’t happened to agree with them. There is just no getting around the sulfur like smell of cooking cauliflower. I’ll admit it’s not a… Read more »

Mediterranean Grain Salad + A Fun Picnic Tip

My neighborhood is the best!  We gather at different times throughout the year – over the Christmas Holidays,  Halloween, and when it is nicer weather we close down the street, bring out the grills and let the kids take over with bikes, scooters, skateboards and basketball hoops. So nice to catch up with neighbors you see occasionally on brief walks,… Read more »

What to do with Leftover Mashed Potatoes – Potato Fritters

I would rather have leftovers than run out of something when I am entertaining. My people, thankfully, don’t seem too picky when it comes to leftovers, but that’s not always the case. For example, my son loves mashed potatoes, but not the next day. And my daughter does not prefer them to start with. I find mashed potatoes a hard… Read more »

Cranberry Relish

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I don’t host Thanksgiving anymore. My sister-in-law, Linda,  has “thankfully” taken it over and I now host Christmas. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have my favorites that I make sure are still on the table, especially for leftover Thanksgiving sandwiches. Even if there are no leftovers, I will roast a turkey breast the next day, make a small batch… Read more »

White Sweet Potato Oven Fries with Vinegar and Parsley

Eat your veggies! You won’t have to say that twice with these yummy oven fries. In my house they disappear before they are plated. My son runs from vegetables, so I like to try to come up with veggie recipes that he will eat. This is definitely one. They are creamy and slightly sweet and pair so well with the… Read more »