Category Archives: Sides

Sunday Suppers: Easter’s Here

If you’re having a crowd over ham is always easier on the budget than lamb. Don’t forget the biscuits for leftovers! Honey-glazed or Molasses and Bourbon Ham Mashed Sweet Potatoes Green Bean Salad Spiced Strawberry Shortcake Don’t forget to make … Continue reading

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Naked Asparagus

This is a great starter salad or side for barbecued meat. Make sure to use fresh young asparagus stalks. Raw Asparagus Salad 1 bunch fresh asparagus stalks, about 12 Romano 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp lemon zest 2 tbsp … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Easter’s Coming

We’ll have a budget-friendly Easter meal next week. This week, we’re going fancy pants. Roasted Lamb with Fennel Lemon Asparagus Duchess Potatoes Challah Lemon Bars

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Asian Fusion Slaw

This recipe works well as a side for barbecue or stir fry. The flavors of the raw cabbage and Asian ingredients really work well. Chopped peanuts or cilantro can be added as well. Asian Coleslaw 1 small green cabbage cored … Continue reading

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Creamy Stovetop “Risotto”

Risotto is one of our favorite, favorite, favorite, favorite, favorite meals. Sometimes though we want the starch to be a side, not the meal’s star. But if we have risotto as a side we don’t have time for all that … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Steakhouse Favorites

Have you been to your favorite steakhouse lately? Bet your wallet is still smarting! Here’s a way to splurge, and we do mean splurge, at home. Hearts of Romaine with Blue Cheese and Bacon Peppercorn-Crusted Steaks with Onion Rings Mashed … Continue reading

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Lavash Crackers

  These crackers are pretty easy to make, taste great and are perfect for dipping or eating by the handful. I used sesame and poppy seeds, but all sorts of spices and flavors could be used as a topping. Make … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Spring Chicken Part Two

Here’s another elegant dinner that features chicken as its star. Upside-Down Chicken Florentine Scalloped Potatoes with Rosemary Poached Pears with Chocolate and Wine Sauce

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Sunday Suppers: Spring Chicken Part One

We tend to overlook chicken when we’re making fancy meals for guests, which is just silly if you think about it. It’s tasty and it’s cheaper than other cuts of meat. Save the delicacies for date night. Lemon Chicken Quick … Continue reading

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A Healthier German Potato Salad

This is a great lighter alternative to the standard German potato salad. It retains the sweetness of the other recipe but replaces the meat and smokiness with a hint of spice. There is no substitute for any German mustard, but … Continue reading

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