Category: Sublime Side Dishes

Sublime Side Dishes

Lemony Double Mustard Potato Salad

For summer fare, a great potato salad is must-have dish. Paired with a burger or cold chicken and your beloved will be happy happy! I’ve used two varieties of mustard, one for its brightly pleasing color and the other for…

Grown Up Macaroni Pasta Cheese

One of my first cooking memories is cracking open a box of Kraft Mac n’ Cheese and standing on tip toe at the stove to stir it. My gourmet version then was the addition of chopped up hot dogs. Now,…

Mushroom Alfredo with Penne for Two

Mushroom Alfredo Penne Pasta

In the mood for a romantic sup for two? This meal is a wiz to toss up. If you have the time, make your alfredo sauce from scratch first. I have an excellent recipe on this site. But if time…

Shredded Potato Pancake for One

Shredded Potato Pancake for One

This super simple dish makes an excellent quickie breakfast, lunch, or late night snack for one.   If you want it to go a little farther use a griddle pan, and divide the batter into four.   The little ones make a…

Rich and Robust Minestrone with Roasted Vegetables

Minestrone

Roasting some of the veggies in this soup intensifies their flavor, adding a robust and hearty element.  I haven’t added pasta but you certainly could.  If you want to jazz it up even further, throw in some frozen pre-made meatballs.…

Remoulade Dipping Sauce or Sandwich Spread for Chicken and Seafood

Chicken Wings

Apparently, Remoulade sauce is an American classic.  I’ve eaten it often without ever having thought to make it myself.  With a little experimentation, I’ve created my own version. Lighter than the traditional with the addition of yoghurt, it’s always a party hit, particularly…

Provencal Pork Apple and Herb Stuffing

Apples

I’ve stuffed a lot of birds, this stuffing is by far one of my best yet. It’s moist, herby, and sweet. The sausage adds a pleasant savory note. Using whole wheat bread crumbs made from fresh bread adds a rustic…

Bacon and Potato Toss A Hot Salad

Van Gogh Still Life

No, the season of salads hasn’t ended. It’s just turned over a new leaf. Opt for a hot one to warm your bones. Based on the humble spud, paired with crispy bacon, a nip of vinegar and mustard, it’s bold…

Grecian Goddess Pasta Salad

Dancing Goddesses

This dish is a classic Greek salad with (you guessed it) PASTA! Eat it hot or cold, as a side or a main course. Pair it with a nice crisp white wine and a friend or two. ½ Green Pepper,…

Moroccan Market Roasted Pepper Salad

Morocco

My man devours this salad with great gusto. Just don’t mention the V word, ah…veggies! Heating the spices in oil is an essential step. Without it, the spices won’t come to life. 1 medium Carrot peeled and sliced thinly 1/3…