Pan-searing is a great treatment for baby bok choy, especially when paired with grape tomatoes and topped with parmigiano-reggiano and salsa macha.
Sweet potatoes roasted with a spicy-sweet rub get all dressed up with goat cheese and balsamic vinegar, making this a great dish for the holiday table.
A holiday-worthy recipe for green beans and mushrooms that is bold and different with bright, fresh flavors and a diversity of textures.
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.
A Jazz-Fest inspired recipe: to soothe our lonesome-for-NOLA feelings, I made a Muffuletta Pasta Salad.
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.
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.
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.
Almost blackened, these Brussels sprouts are spicy-sweet-tart-crunchy-soft yumminess and perfect for the holiday table.
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 […]
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?
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.
Sweet Potato Stacks from Cooking Light are worthy of status as a holiday classic.
Wine Spectator provides a perfect “cooking with friends” menu with duck and root vegetables. Try this at home with friends.
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 […]
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.