Category Archives: Savory Side Dishes and Salads

Homemade Cranberry Jelly

Homemade Cranberry Jelly, sliced

Jellied Cranberry Sauce has a certain nostalgia to it because the can-shaped log of clear cranberry juice made an appearance of many of our Thanksgiving tables growing up. While whole berry cranberry sauce seems to be a bit more popular these days (especially amongst foodies and food bloggers), you have to admit that the jellied sauce tastes pretty darn good when you slice it up ... Read More »

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a great side dish any time, but are especially good when gravy is involved in a meal, which is why I always make sure that they make an appearance at my Thanksgiving dinner. I do this even if I have other sides, because there are usually plenty of people around to eat it. To go with my garlic-themed menu, I whipped up ... Read More »

Roasted Garlic Stuffing

Roasted Garlic Stuffing, served

Stuffing is one of the many foods that just never looks as good as it tastes. Actually, I should say that it starts to look very good but only after you know how it tastes. When I was a kid I always shied away from the stuffing. It looked “wet” or “icky” or there was “stuff” in it. Now, the exact same stuffing recipe makes ... Read More »

Homemade Crescent Rolls

Homemade Crescent Rolls

There is no doubt that the cans of refrigerated crescent roll dough that you can buy in the market are tasty, but it’s always nice to be able to take the option of a homemade version. Happily, I can say that it is not difficult to bake up a batch of homemade crescent rolls from scratch, even on a busy weeknight. They’re not quite as ... Read More »

Chipotle Cornbread

Chipotle Cornbread

I’m starting to feel the slightest chill of fall in the air right about this time of year. Granted, I know that some of you have already experienced some early snowfalls, but it’s still fall in my mind. Fall is the start of comfort food season and soups and chilis start to make more frequent appearances in my kitchen. Naturally, I need something to go ... Read More »

Smokey Blue Cheese Cornbread

Smokey Blue Cheese Cornbread

Blue cheese is one of those things that either you love or you hate. Good quality blue cheeses have a strong flavor, to say the least. Smoked blue cheese has an even stronger flavor still, with the tanginess of the cheese and the strong, smokey flavor that I associate with barbecue. I have had a package of smoked blue cheese sitting in my fridge for ... Read More »

White Whole Wheat Biscuits

White Whole Wheat Biscuits

A simple biscuit is such a great addition to any breakfast or dinner. Most biscuits I come across are made with white flour, either an all purpose flour or a cake flour (or other low-protein flour) in the hopes of producing the most tender biscuit. While I would never turn down a perfectly made biscuit, it is nice to know that you can still make ... Read More »

Peppers and Cheese Focaccia

Pepper and Cheese Focaccia, slices

Focaccia, like pizza, is a bread that has almost and unlimited number of topping possibilities. In it’s most basic form, the flatbread can be topped with just olive oil, salt and herbs. If you want to move away from the very traditional type, it’s easy to dress it up with any kind of vegetable or cheese, and you can even use fruit if you want ... Read More »

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