Side Dish Recipes

 
 

Eggplant Sofrito Recipe

July 31, 2014 0 Comments
Eggplant Sofrito Recipe

  Graffiti Eggplant Sofrito Is A Perfect Side Dish For Everything My wife and I are always looking for good side dishes to serve with our main dishes. This eggplant sofrito recipe comes from a delicious meal we received from Blue Apron, a new concept in grocery delivery where you receive complete meals with fresh […]

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Grilled Eggplant Caponata Recipe

May 20, 2014
Grilled Eggplant Caponata Recipe

   Grilled Aubergine Caponata This weekend my wife & I hosted a dinner party for some friends including our youngest daughter’s confirmation mentor. We wanted to prepare something special so my wife dug through some of my old Food & Wine mags and found this California Grilled Feast in a 2012 summer edition. As she […]

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Cracked Wheat Berries with Jalapeno Herb Salsa

April 14, 2014 0 Comments
Cracked Wheat Berries with Jalapeno Herb Salsa

A Tasty Side Dish That’s Also Good For You This recipe is part of the third meal we received from Blue Apron and was served with roasted bone-in chicken breasts. Roasting chicken breasts is easy but finding a delicious side dish to go with them can turn a very simple, basic meal into something spectacular […]

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Creamy Polenta Recipe

April 3, 2014 1 Comment
Creamy Polenta Recipe

The Best Polenta Recipe Recently we enjoyed dinner at our friend’s Madeline and Lou who recently moved into a new home. Madeline is a great cook and has been cooking for a large family for years before they all went to college and moved out. For this dinner party, Madeline prepared a side dish of […]

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Roasted Diced Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts Recipe

March 14, 2014 0 Comments
Roasted Diced Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts Recipe

An “All-In-One” Side Dish This is one of those great side dish recipe that your entire family will love… that is if they like potatoes and Brussels sprouts. Lucky for me, my kids do.  It’s an “all-in-one” recipe that combines a starch and a vegetable that’s fun and nutritious. It couldn’t be easier to prepare. […]

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Twice Baked Potato Recipe

February 20, 2014 2 Comments
Twice Baked Potato Recipe

The Best Twice Baked Potatoes Ever I think my wife makes the best twice-baked-potatoes I’ve ever tasted. She keeps them simple but rich with butter, cream and her special ingredient, sour cream. If you can stick with just 1/2 a potato, the calories aren’t too bad but that’s almost impossible. If we’re having a big […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Israeli Couscous Recipe

January 26, 2014 0 Comments
Roasted Butternut Squash with Israeli Couscous Recipe

  For Fans of Roasted Butternut Squash If you are a fan of butternut squash but are tired of only enjoying it in soups and ravioli, take heart. Try this dish that pairs the warm, nutty sweetness of butternut squash with toasted Israeli couscous and sweet-tart dried cranberries. Israeli Couscous Regular Couscous is made from […]

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Simple Succotash Recipe

May 20, 2013 1 Comment
Simple Succotash Recipe

Thuffering Thucotash! I don’t know about you, but succotash sounds very appealing to me. I always think of Sylvester the Cat saying “Thuffering Thucotash!” The word succotash is actually a Native American word meaning “boiled corn kernels.” So, taken broadly, any cooked corn dish could be termed a succotash. Although succotash has sometimes gotten a […]

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Sauteed Baby Kale and Artichoke Recipe

March 14, 2013 0 Comments
Sauteed Baby Kale and Artichoke Recipe

Sautéed Baby Kale & Artichokes Found this recipe in the winter 2013 Wegmans Menu and it’s a great way to get your kids to eat AND enjoy kale and artichokes. The original recipe calls for buying grilled artichokes hearts but they didn’t have them at Wegmans so we grilled our own. No problem here. Kale […]

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Mukimo – Mashed Vegetables

November 15, 2012 1 Comment
Mukimo – Mashed Vegetables

African Mashed Vegetables My friend Susan from Nairobi, Kenya taught me how to prepare this traditional Kikuyu dish that’s served at all her major ceremonies in her homeland. It is a side dish made by mashing beans, corn, potatoes along with some other vegetables and served with beef, chicken and according to Susan, just about […]

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Strawberry Chocolate with Almonds Gelato Recipe

Strawberry Chocolate with Almonds Gelato Recipe

Strawberry Chocolate with Almonds Gelato Recipe On a recent trip to State College, PA, my wife stopped at Tait Farms to pick up some local products including a Strawberry Dark Chocolate Sauce that my daughter thought would be a great ingredient to try in a new gelato or ice cream. I also had some Dark […]

August 13, 2014 0 Comments
Chocolate Trail Mix Ice Cream

Chocolate Trail Mix Ice Cream

How About Some Chocolate Ice Cream with a Bit of Trail Mix While I was down in the basement working out, I heard my youngest daughter upstairs in the kitchen preparing something.  My daughter has cerebral palsy and uses a walker to get around so I could hear the wheels rolling back and forth as […]

July 25, 2014 5 Comments
Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

 We Used Starbucks Hot Chocolate Mix For This One Maddie and I were thinking about making some homemade ice cream and since chocolate is her favorite, we thought we would give that a try. I looked in the recipe book that came with my new Cuisinart Ice Cream Gelato Maker and found a basic recipe […]

July 10, 2014 0 Comments
Strawberry Gelato Recipe

Strawberry Gelato Recipe

Fresh Seasonal Strawberries Make For Great Gelato By now you know I am the proud owner of a Cuisinart Commercial Quality Ice Cream & Gelato Maker given to me by my neighbors Bob and Barbara for my recent birthday and I’ve been experimenting with it to learn how to make great homemade ice cream and […]

June 29, 2014 0 Comments
Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato

Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato

What’s the Difference Between Ice Cream & Gelato I celebrated a big birthday at the beginning of the month and my wife invited some friends over including my neighbor who gave me a Cuisinart Commercial Quality Ice Cream & Gelato Maker (ICE-100) as a birthday present.  This past weekend, my youngest daughter and I put […]

June 20, 2014 5 Comments

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