Category Archives: Side Dish

Cayenne-Pecorino Potato Chips

Just a brief post-  Who doesn’t love a homemade potato chip?  I made these for a side with the caponata subs one night. The difference between a homemade chip and a store bought- vast.  Especially when they are straight out … Continue reading

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Rye Soda Bread

Still making a lot of soup- and in honor of St. Patricks Day- I decided to try the Soda Bread as well. Randie had commented that it was easy to make- and it sure was.  Came together in a jiffy. … Continue reading

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Orzo Salad

I made the orzo salad the other night. Like children, I like being tricked into eating vegetables.  Steamed broccoli, parmesan, pine nuts, and olive oil get whizzed in the food processor to make a pesto-like paste.   It gets tossed … Continue reading

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Conchiglie di Pasta Ripiene

or Stuffed Pasta Shells The blurb on this in the book calls it “an Italian comfort food classic!”  I couldn’t agree More. This is the first dish I am making- and I am not making it for ten people, so … Continue reading

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Slow-Cooker Black Bean Ragout

Like our Authoress, Deb Perelman, love black beans. They are a no-brainer side dish to pretty much any Mexican Food You can cook a lot and store the rest in the freezer for a quick side later They are SUPER … Continue reading

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Mexican Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad

I happen to love sweet potatoes- and I love things with a little spice- so this dish looked right up my alley. Pretty Easy- Just cut up a sweet potato in 1/2 inch cubes and mix with a little oil … Continue reading

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Serious Biscuits

      Time to make some Serious Biscuits.  I halved the recipe because I knew I would probably eat them all myself… but who can resist a fluffy biscuit?   This recipe was great- and came together really quickly. … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Feast!

The weekend preparations for this meal were a bit extensive…but worth it in the end! I started off visiting Uwajimaya. I went prepared, with brand names written down on my shopping list. I soon discovered I needed to look a … Continue reading

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Fried Rice with Corn and Peppers

Tomorokoshi to Piman no Chahan I figure, when trying a new cookbook, I might as well start by making something that you pretty much know is going to be tasty. Fried rice of any sort I’m OK with, but corn … Continue reading

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Professor Plum Chicken and Ginger Rice

We are at the beach for a week!  We decided to kick off the week with Professor Plum Chicken and Ginger Rice.  I did most of the prep work at home and threw it in the cooler for an easy … Continue reading

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