Recipe: “Over the Top”Fancy Green Beans and Mushrooms
A holiday-worthy recipe for green beans and mushrooms that is bold and different with bright, fresh flavors and a diversity of textures.
Lemon-Dill Zucchini Ribbons Pair Perfectly with a Giant Ribeye
This light and bright side dish is a winner! It has cherry tomatoes for color and pop, garlic for a savory punch, lemon zest for, well, zestiness, and dill to balance everything. Plus a dollop of creme fraiche.
Missing Jazz Fest; But at Least We’ve Got Muffuletta Pasta Salad
A Jazz-Fest inspired recipe: to soothe our lonesome-for-NOLA feelings, I made a Muffuletta Pasta Salad.
Easy Side Dish Recipe: Pan-Fried Risotto Cakes
North-South Best Dressing Recipe Ever (with Sausage and Two Breads)
Savory, flavorful and redolent with tradition, this dressing is always at the top of the family request list. Even so, it took almost 30 years to accurately document the recipe.
Score! Creamy, Crunchy, Spicy, Sweet Bacon-Broccoli Salad Snares a Broccoli-Hater
Even a broccoli-hater will eat this salad. Guaranteed. (Hint: it’s the bacon!)
The “Eat More Vegetables” Campaign: Grilled Vegetable Salad with Mozzarella and Golden Raisins
The sweetness of the golden raisins and the balsamic vinegar are a perfect foil for the earthiness of the grilled vegetables and garlic, and the crunch of the romaine alongside the creamy mozzarella pearls provides a nice textural balance. This dish is a easy stunner.
Best Creamed Corn Ever – Handed-Down and Upgraded Scratch Recipe from My Dad and Grandmother
This creamed corn is a rich, creamy dish that makes you nostalgic for the old days when life was simpler, people were kinder and you could borrow an egg from your neighbor, even if you never experienced any “old days” in that way.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries, Bacon and Bacon-Jalapeño Jam
Almost blackened, these Brussels sprouts are spicy-sweet-tart-crunchy-soft yumminess and perfect for the holiday table.
Fruit Salad Slaw (not as weird as it sounds)
A delicious slaw even the vegetable-hating Glover Gardens Grill-Meister will eat.
Confetti Shells Pasta Salad
I tinker with ingredients when I need a quick side and this recipe is one of the results. After tasting it, my Bonus Son said, “Whatever you did to make this salad, you need to write it down. It’s perfect.” Confetti Shells Pasta Salad Cooking Time: About […]
New Orleans Jazz Fest Anticipation: Food at the Festival and the Foodie’s Dilemma
Jazz Fest eating is so food-truck-trashy-tasty good that you simply have to eat it. How to pick from over 250 options? How to save room for NOLA restaurants?
Emergency Responder for Squash Disaggregation: a Tale of Triumph Over Gourd-Adversity
It takes more than a gourd to defeat a grimly determined woman. Rose the Intrepid faces down a spaghetti squash with a huge butcher knife. Recipe included.
Call This Baby (Carrot) Ugly
Baby carrots are a sham! Read all about it and check out this stunning recipe for undoctored carrots.
Found Recipe: A New Holiday Sweet Potato Favorite
Sweet Potato Stacks from Cooking Light are worthy of status as a holiday classic.
Cooking with Friends: A Root Vegetable Christmas Memory
Wine Spectator provides a perfect “cooking with friends” menu with duck and root vegetables. Try this at home with friends.
Simple Autumn Side: Baked Acorn Squash
It’s a beautiful Saturday morning here in Southeast Texas, and we’re headed out to the Farmers’ Market to see what bounty it holds for us. A recent trek yielded acorn squash, which resulted in a marvelous side dish for roast chicken. So delicious, even the […]
A Weeknight Dinner Party Lifts My Spirits
As I visit my Dad in the hospital each day, I realize how much I take the simple things in life for granted. Like this weeknight dinner party.