Archives: Side Dish

Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

November 20, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Recipes, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetable.

Brussels sprouts…people either love ’em or hate ’em. I happen to love ’em and this recipe elevates the humble, often hated vegetable. I loved the texture of the shredded brussels and the added smokiness and saltiness of the bacon. This is a great side dish for roasted meats, especially turkey and chicken.  We had a • Read More »

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Italian Sausage, Mushroom, and Sage Stuffing

November 15, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Casserole, Christmas, Holidays, Recipes, Side Dish, Thanksgiving.

Since Thanksgiving is next week, it’s time to get your Turkey Day game plan in order. This recipe for Italian Sausage, Mushroom and Sage Stuffing is fantastic! Loaded with savory and earthy ingredients, it may just upstage the turkey! For the bread, I used some homemade rustic bread that I’d baked earlier in the week. The hearty bread • Read More »

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Sauteed Kale

October 17, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

I love greens. Kale, collards, beet greens…they all get a thumbs-up in my book. This recipe for Sauteed Kale has a slight tang from the vinegar, a little hit of spice from the red pepper flakes and lots of flavor from the sauteed red onion and garlic. It’s a perfect side dish for Italian food or roasted meats • Read More »

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Sagaponak Corn Pudding

August 16, 2011 | By andrea | 7 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Casserole, Christmas, Holidays, Recipes, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

Give me a spoon and a bucket of this stuff and I’m a happy girl. Okay, maybe that’s a little over doing it. I really do love this recipe, though. Corn pudding (if you’ve never had it before) is a savory baked corn dish that is creamier than cornbread but more dense than a custard. Basically, it’s • Read More »

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Sweet and Spicy Coleslaw

July 11, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Quick Cooking, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

With all the summer entertaining going on, this recipe for Sweet and Spicy Coleslaw is a great side dish to add to your cooking arsenal. Not only does it go well with a variety of grilled foods and other sides, it’s nice to see something other than pasta salad or canned baked beans at a potluck. Plus, • Read More »

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Green Bean Salad with Corn, Cherry Tomatoes & Basil

June 13, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

  This simple summery salad will be perfect at your next cookout or potluck. The fresh flavors will compliment a variety of foods. For the vinaigrette, I didn’t mess with a mortar and pestle to mash the garlic. Instead, I just smashed the garlic in a garlic press and proceeded with the recipe. Toss the salad with the • Read More »

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Stir-fried Snow Peas with Shiitakes and Ginger

May 30, 2011 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

Here’s a great side dish of crunchy snow peas and earthy mushrooms in a light, sesame-soy dressing. It’s quick, delicious and perfect for your next Asian-themed meal! Stir-Fried Snow Peas with Shiitakes and Ginger -recipe from Fine Cooking Magazine Tip: Choose dark green, dense-looking peas with no signs of drying or cracking. Trim them by breaking off • Read More »

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Home-Cooked Beans (Stovetop, Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker)

May 4, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Mexican, Recipes, Side Dish.

It’s been a while since I cooked a pot of beans but since I was having friends over for a fiesta-themed meal, I decided to pull out all the stops. Sure, you can always use canned beans as a side dish, but home-cooked beans are so much better! This recipe comes from chef Rick Bayless, • Read More »

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Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan

April 18, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

Asparagus season is upon us! WooHoo!!! Here’s a quick side dish to serve with chicken, pork, beef…just about anything really. For easy clean up, place a sheet of parchment paper on the baking sheet before arranging the asparagus in a single layer.  Be sure to trim the tough ends off each piece of asparagus. Nobody likes • Read More »

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Caramelized Carrot Risotto

March 11, 2011 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Comfort Food, Italian, Main Dish, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Spring, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

Recently, I was looking for carrot recipes and ran across this one for Caramelized Carrot Risotto. Since roasted carrots are one of my favorite winter side dishes and risotto is my favorite rice dish, I knew I had to make this recipe. While not a quick dish to make, it is definitely comfort food. The • Read More »

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