Category: Side Dishes

Creamed Onions

This is excellent with a roast beef. I usually make it in my head so I hope this turns out for you. 24 small white onions, peeled 1/2 cup butter 1 cup flour 1 cup milk salt and pepper dash of nutmeg 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 2-3 tablespoons melted butter 1. Cook onions in water (enough…


Garlic Scalloped Potatoes with Mushrooms

Ingredients: 4 whole garlic heads 2 teaspoons olive oil 2 cups minced shallots 1/2 pound sliced mushrooms 2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar 2 1/2 cups light cream 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 pounds russet potatoes, thinly sliced cooking spray 1/2 cup…


Potato Crouton Recipe

The key is cutting potatoes into tiny cubes so they cook quickly. Less starchy potatoes work better than starchy potatoes the smaller new potatoes work well. Russets and the like will work, they just turn out a but gluey before they eventually crisp up.. You can also substitute sweet potatoes or a butternut squash for…


Roast Tomatoes with Baby Spinach

8 x roma tomatoes 2 x onions, peeled and chopped 6 x garlic cloves, sliced 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper 1 lb. baby spinach Directions: Preheat oven to 375° F. Toss the tomatoes, onions, garlic and oil together in a roasting pan and season with salt and pepper. Toss well and…


italian sausage and bell pepper paella

2 links hot and/or sweet Italian sausage 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips 1/2 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips 1 small onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 3/4 cup Arborio or other medium-grain rice or converted rice 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 cup drained canned tomatoes, chopped…


Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

2 tablespoons canola oil 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions 1 cup chopped red bell peppers 2 tablespoons minced garlic 2 serrano peppers, stemmed, seeded, and minced, depending upon taste 1 medium zucchini, stem ends trimmed and cut into small dice 2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 3 ears) 1 1/2 pounds portobello mushrooms (about…


roasted sesame-and panko-coated asparagus ,soy-ginger dr

these were fantastic!! Thick asparagus spears become an addictive appetizer when they’re given a crunchy coating. 1/4 cup mayonnaise 4 teaspoons unseasoned rice vinegar, divided 3 teaspoons soy sauce, divided 1 1/4 teaspoons finely grated peeled fresh ginger, divided 1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)* 1/4 cup sesame seeds 1 pound thick asparagus spears, trimmed, bottom…


Heston Blumenthal’s Broccoli

I was flipping through a cookbook at a friends house this weekend, nothing really caught my eye when I see Heston Blumenthal’s method for cooking broccoli. I love broccoli, so much so that for years I ate it multiple times a week, all year long. And then we all grew sick of it.. Steamed, dressed…


Smashed Potatoes

potatoes, boiled with salt, then cooled slightly and smashed between the your palms to break the skin, the “smashed” potatoes are browned in olive oil until they are crusty outside and creamy within. 1-1/2 pounds creamer potatoes (Yukon Gold preferred, about 16) 1 tablespoon salt oil for frying 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2…


Spinach-and-Sausage-Stuffed Peppers

“I may never use ground meat in my peppers again,” Smaller Italian frying peppers are much easier to brown in a skillet than the typical green bell peppers, and they also cook faster. 1. One 5-ounce bag baby spinach 2. 2 slices of white sandwich bread, finely chopped ( I used whole wheat) 3. 1/4…