Brussel Sprouts Sauteed in Butter Recipe

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 in Sides | 2 comments

Brussel Sprouts Sauteed in Butter Recipe

Brussel Sprouts are not everyone's favorite vegetable...but these are hard to resist! Boiling the Brussel Sprouts first helps remove some of the bitterness that often turns people off. Adding the onions--which caramelize--as well as some Balsamic vinegar--which also brings sweetness to the dish--will make non-Brussel-Sprout eaters change their mind, I think!

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Homemade Stuffing or Dressing Recipe

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 in Holidays, Sides | 0 comments

Homemade Stuffing or Dressing Recipe

Even if you don’t have a bag of Pepperidge Farm Stuffing available, you can make a delicious, traditional Bread Stuffing! If you want something more exotic, search on the web or in a basic cookbook. You’ll find cornbread stuffing, chestnut stuffing, sausage stuffing, and everything in between. However, this classic recipe is a good place to start.

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Simple Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 in Holidays, Sides | 0 comments

Simple Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Everyone has their favorite way of making mashed potatoes, don't they? The type of potato you use and how much liquid you add are all variables. I like to use Idaho baking potatoes because their texture is quite dry, but outside of North America you won’t find an Idaho potato! With time and a little experimenting you’ll learn which potatoes in your part of the world have the best consistency for mashing.

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Beet Salad Recipe

Posted on May 3, 2012 in Salads & Salad Dressings, Sides | 1 comment

Beet Salad Recipe

Add some color to your plate--and some vitamins to your menu with this beet salad. Use conveniently canned or vacuum-packed beets, or boil or roast some fresh ones before peeling and dicing them.

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Grated Carrot Salad Recipe

Posted on Mar 12, 2012 in Salads & Salad Dressings, Sides | 1 comment

Grated Carrot Salad Recipe

This lovely, bright salad is popular in Italy. I serve it often as it adds color to the plate and tastes so crisp and fresh. I'm sure no Italian has this recipe written down--they just do it "to taste", but here are the general proportions. You can easily make a smaller quantity by adjusting proportions.

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Green Bean & Asparagus Vinaigrette Recipe

Posted on Mar 12, 2012 in Recipes, Salads & Salad Dressings, Sides, Vegetables | 1 comment

Green Bean & Asparagus Vinaigrette Recipe

Made with fresh green beans and asparagus, this delicious side dish can conveniently be served either warm or at room temperature. The lemon and fresh herbs combine so well with the toasted nuts and shaved cheese!

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