Archives: potatoes

Oven-Roasted Fries

September 18, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Oven-Roasted Fries | Filed in: Appetizer, Kid-friendly, Potatoes, Recipes, Side Dish, Snack, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

  These delicious thick-cut fries couldn’t be any easier to make! I served them with a smoky Chipotle Mayo dipping sauce along side grilled burgers…sooo good! Instead of using non-stick spray on the baking sheet, I lined it with parchment paper. In the past, I’ve had potatoes stick to the pan even with the non-stick spray but • Read More »

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Morning Eggs on Mushroom-Bacon Hash

September 30, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Breakfast, Eggs, Pork, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

Bacon lovers will devour this delicious hash loaded with potatoes, mushrooms, onions and, of course, bacon! For hearty appetites, you’ll want to double the recipe. Don’t skimp on the bacon here…buy a good quality, thick-sliced bacon. Also, to speed up the morining cooking process, prep the onions and mushrooms and cook the potatoes the night before; just • Read More »

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Summer Minestrone with Pesto

November 14, 2010 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Italian, Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Vegetable.

I got together with a group of girlfriends from my bible study on Friday to organize a friend’s garage. The friend we were helping is a mom of two young boys and her husband has been in the hospital for several months awaiting a heart transplant. Needless to say, it’s been a difficult season for this family, so a chilly, overcast November day was • Read More »

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Country French Omelet

July 6, 2010 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Breakfast, Eggs, French, Pork, Potatoes, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

I just whipped up this super-easy Country French Omelet from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics: Fabulous Flavor from Simple Ingredientscookbook. Although the omelet is nothing fancy, it is really good. It makes a nice meal for breakfast or lunch. I used 6 large eggs instead of 5 extra-large, red potatoes instead of yukon • Read More »

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Kielbasa, Kale and Barley Soup

March 13, 2010 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Comfort Food, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Turkey.

I made this soup recently when I was hankering for a hot bowl of soup to chase away the winter blahs. It’s simple yet hearty and delicious. I loved the combination of turkey kielbasa and smoked paprika, both of which added rich and smoky flavors to the soup. I also added some chopped carrots and • Read More »

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Chicken & Vegetable Chowder

October 14, 2009 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Chicken, Comfort Food, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew.

  If you’re looking for a twist on traditional chicken soup, then you should try this recipe for Chicken and Vegetable Chowder. It’s simple, easy to make and comforting. For the blending of the chowder, I used an immersion blender (stick blender) instead of transferring the soup in batches to a blender. If you do use a • Read More »

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Green Bean, Red Onion and Roast Potato Salad with Rosemary Vinaigrette

July 15, 2009 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Potatoes, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

Here’s a delicious, summery salad that is perfect for your next potluck: roasted red potatoes and crisp-tender green beans tossed in a flavorful rosemary dressing. Yumm!!! For the dressing, I add a little Dijon mustard for extra flavor and a bit of sugar to soften up the acidity. Also, I roast the potatoes until they are nicely browned, which can take longer • Read More »

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