Showing posts with label Side dish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Side dish. Show all posts

Friday, July 19, 2013

Scalloped Eggplant Casserole!

Scalloped Eggplant Casserole!

This is a recipe I had saved in a folder for about 3 years. I found the recipe on the cooking site. It was posted by one of my favorite cooks from that site known as Dugger. I have tried a few of his recipes and was never disappointed!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Onion Pie

Onion Pie

Here is another savory pie that I tried and loved! There is a lovely contrast of flavors with the sweet onions and the buttery cracker crust! I couldn't stop eating this pie! And it's so VERY so easy to make! It only takes about an hour from start to finish! 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Caprese Stuffed Tomatoes!

Caprese Stuffed Tomatoes

With the warm summer days approaching I'm always looking for new cold dishes to prepare! I love fresh tomato recipes, especially when garlic and mozzarella are involved!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Honey Dijon Roasted Potatoes

Honey Dijon Roasted Potatoes

Easy, simple, and delicious potato side dishes make me so happy because it's so hard for me to think of what to serve with every meal! And I just get so bored with the usual mashed potatoes or basic oven fries! A green vegetable side dish is so easy because I always have some sort of frozen variety laying around! But the starchy side dish always has me looking for something interesting! This next recipe was just what I needed!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

One Pan Mexican Potato Casserole

One Pan Mexican Potato Casserole
I'm so thrilled at how delicious this potato side dish turned out! Besides the huge flavors...this was so easy and quick to make! I'm loving 'One Pot Wonders' these days because it's been a busy month so far...not much time for fancy cooking or difficult recipes! Everything is mixed together in one casserole dish, then you just pop it in the oven! Stir one time during baking...add the sauce and cheese...stir and continue baking until cheese melts! Done baking in 35 minutes!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Caramelized Cabbage!

Caramelized Cabbage
I came across this recipe about 3 years ago on a cooking site called GroupRecipes. I tucked it away in a folder full of recipes that I wanted to try! Then the other day I found the folder and decided to finally try the recipe! I'm so glad I did because this was so very good!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Dragon Noodles

Dragon Noodles

I've been having so much fun trying unique Asian style recipes! When I came across this one, I knew I had to try it because the ingredients were very few and very simple! I found this recipe on a food blog called Budget Bytes. Cute name, right!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

One Pan Baked Potato Casserole

One Pan Baked Potato Casserole
 I love one pot meals! It's just so convenient not having to wash a lot of pots, pans and utensils. I also love potato recipes that do not require pre-cooking the potatoes in a separate pot. So I decided to create this baked potato recipe that has all the easy steps that I love!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Zucchini Souffle

Zucchini SouffleI love to make vegetable recipes that my kids will actually eat! They don't like too many vegetables, but this one didn't seem to be a problem for them! So I was doing a happy dance after they ate this for dinner!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Cran-Broccoli Slaw

Cran-Broccoli SlawThis is such a unique and refreshing salad! It's perfect when you want something out of the ordinary to tickle your taste buds!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

German Potato Dumplings

German Potato DumplingsI'm always looking for new ways to serve potatoes! There is only so much you can do with a potato! When I saw this recipe on a food blog called 'Dr. Ola Cooks', it caught my eye because it looked like matzo balls, as you can see in my photo. But it tastes just like mashed potatoes! It was just more compact. These dumplings are firm and creamy at the same time! This is a more interesting way to serve mashed potatoes and very easy to make!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Cocktail Meatballs

Cocktail MeatballsSmall baked meatballs in a thick sweet and savory sauce! Perfect as an appetizer or snack! Very easy to make with simple ingredients! I've made these many times! My guests loved them!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Microwave Teriyaki Potatoes

Microwave Teriyaki Potatoes
This is one of my favorite potato side dishes! It was posted on a cooking site called GroupRecipes by a cook known as Chefmeow. I first tried this recipe about 2 years ago and have made it many times since then. This microwave recipe takes only about 20 minutes to make from start to finish!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Fachamatta Potatoes

Fachamatta Potatoes
Don't they look so tasty! Look at all that thick tomato sauce! And under that tomato sauce is lots of melted mozzarella and pan fried potatoes and grated parmesan cheese! 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Grilled Romaine Lettuce

Grilled Romaine Lettuce
I know this sounds like a strange way to prepare lettuce but it's delicious! The first time I tried this was at a BBQ at my sisters house. She asked me if I wanted to taste it and I said 'no way'...but my sister and I have similar taste in food and she LOVED this, so I decided to take a little taste. Well, I ended up eating LOTS of this!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sauteed Radishes Taste Nothing Like Raw Radishes

Sauteed Radishes I'm not a big fan of raw radishes because of their spiciness. Well, when I sliced them and sauteed them with butter and garlic, the radishes were transformed into these lovely mauve medallions of flavorful tenderness! It was like magic! They tasted nothing like raw radishes. The taste was very similar to sauteed cauliflower.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Baked Parmesan Truffle Fries

These fries are something I've been craving and researching for a very long time! I first had to find the perfect truffle oil. And that was no easy task! There are so many varieties. I didn't want a low quality truffle oil, but I also didn't want to remortgage my house to buy a high grade version. Then I had to decide if I wanted white or black truffle oil. I decided on the white because it's a milder taste. Sometimes black truffle oil can taste like what burnt rubber tires smell like. Well, that's if you could taste a smell. But I guess you can taste smells because one of the ingredients in this white truffle oil is 'truffle aroma'. I wonder how they captured the aroma and put in the bottle? This oil was pretty good for the price...only $10 for 3.38 fl.oz

Baked Parmesan Truffle FriesMy next step was to find a great recipe. Again, no easy task. There are a ton of truffle fries (or is it 'fry') recipes out there. I know I wanted baked fries with parmesan cheese on top, so that narrowed it down a bit. But I also wanted a very 'easy to make' recipe. You would be so surprised at how so many cooks make this so difficult. I found this recipe **Click Here** and it seemed to be the easiest. I tried it and loved it...then I tried it a second time, but I made it even easier because I didn't soak the potato slices in water for 30-60 minutes. And since I didn't soak them, there was no need to pat them dry. So I saved 2 big steps. The fries turned out exactly the same as when I did those extra 2 steps. I also saved a cooking step because I didn't turn the fries over during baking. What a pain that is, turning each individual fry...or is it 'fries'? 
These fries were perfectly browned and crispy, as you can see in my photo above.

 Maybe the key to my success was that I used this round, black, non stick, pizza pan. And I baked them in my convection toaster oven at 425 degrees for only 35 minutes. Not 50 minutes as stated in the above recipe! They would have been totally burnt if I baked them for 50 minutes!  All I had to do was give the pan a 1/4 turn every 10 minutes so they would brown evenly.

So now I can EASILY have baked truffle fries whenever I crave them!
Which is a good thing because there aren't any restaurants near me that serve these...what's up with that, Long Island?

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Fried Green Potatoes...Not Tomatoes!

The potatoes aren't green...the spinach is! This is my version of hash browns! I love the flavor of fried potatoes with bacon, onions and spinach! It's important to get a nice crust on the potatoes.
Fried Green Potatoes...Not Tomatoes
Fried Green Potatoes

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Salad Wedges

Salad Wedges
When I saw this on Pinterest I thought it was a great idea! This is much easier than cutting the head of lettuce into lots of bite sized pieces!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Light and Flavorful Potato Side Dish!

Now that summer is right around the corner, I want to start eating lighter meals, as in lower in fat! This potato recipe tastes very rich, but it's very low fat! I serve this instead of mashed potatoes because it's much easier and tastier! Plus this can be put together a few hours ahead of time, then baked when needed!
These are paper thin sliced potatoes in a
 creamy green onion cheese sauce.
Baked until tender. Made with low fat ingredients. This is an easy potato side dish with lots of creamy, cheesy flavor! Perfect with any meat main dish...chicken, beef, pork and even fish!
Skinny Potatoes
Skinny Potatoes
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