Tag Archives: side dishes

Black Bean Salad with Cucumber and Tomato

This is a great, zesty side for burgers or barbecue. It also works as a main dish over kale or in a nice tossed salad. If you don’t have green tomato, omit it and add a bit more diced red … Continue reading

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Creamy Cucumber Salad

This recipe is as cool as a… well you know. The recipe is made for two. If you’re cooking for more, just double or triple the ratios. Creamy Cucumber Salad 1 1/2 cups sliced baby cucumbers 1 baby onion, sliced … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Signs of Spring

We’re waiting with bated breath for our farmers markets to get in full swing. In the meantime, we can dream of meals like this. Grilled Rack of Lamb Two Ways and Polenta Asparagus with Mint and Chili Fresh Strawberry Tart

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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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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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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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Lyonnaise Potatoes

These potatoes are really tender and soft with a lot of flavor. Pair them with any number of roast or grilled meats. They do take a bit of time to prepare due to the caramelized onions. Lyonnaise Potatoes 2 lbs … Continue reading

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Spicy Potato Wedges

Remodeling has a way of demonstrating how much is in your pantry. Right now we have a baker’s rack in our living room filled with everything from cornstarch to sugar cubes. (When did we even buy those and why?) A … Continue reading

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