Category Archives: Savory Side Dishes and Salads

Watermelon and Feta Salad

Watermelon is 80% water and, as such, is one of the most refreshing foods that you can have. It satisfies your sweet tooth, your thirst and your hunger, all in one go. I used to love to eat it plain, scooping it out of the rind with a spoon when I was down at the beach as a kid. One day, years later, a coworker ... Read More »

Artichoke and Parmesan Bread Pudding

Artichoke and Parmesan Bread Pudding

While I don’t generally like bread puddings all that much, and have mentioned that I far prefer ones that can be sliced, like my Restaurant Style Bread Pudding, to ones that must be scooped, there are a few that aren’t too bad. And there are also occasions when it is good to know how to whip one up, since they are versatile, easy and quite ... Read More »

Quick Cheddar and Dill Biscuits

While I always enjoy making yeasted rolls and breads, I don’t always have time to do so. Sometimes this is out of a sheer lack of motivation, while other times it is because I simply haven’t planned enough time to get bread out with the rest of the meal. That is why it is nice to be able to put together something very quick, like ... Read More »

Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Who knew that brussel sprouts could be so delicious? In fairness, I know that lots of people enjoy these little green veggies, but I think that we can all agree that they are not the most universally popular food. Until fairly recently, I hadn’t eaten sprouts in years. They didn’t appear all that often on menus and I never really thought to purchase them. I ... Read More »

Mozzarella Stuffed Dinner Rolls

Everyone likes a dinner roll with dinner. Everyone except people who eat only low carb, I guess, and you might even be able to convince them to eat these because of the cheese inside. Each of these dinner rolls has a lump of warm, melted mozzarella inside. They go well with salad and soups, but are the best with a bowl of pasta topped with ... Read More »

Artichoke and Yukon Gold Potato Gratin

Artichoke and Yukon Gold Potato Gratin

I am not normally a big fan of wet, cheesy dishes, particularly if they are likely to contain large amounts of improperly cooked potatoes. Unfortunately, this includes almost all varieties of potatoes au gratin, which can be tasty but are often poorly done. Despite my general reluctance to make this type of a dish, this Leite’s Culinaria won me over with three simple things. First, ... Read More »

Artichoke Ceasar Salad

I find it difficult to write actual “recipes” for salads. In my experience, people do not often measure the amount of lettuce, tomato, etc. that they are adding. You add whatever you have on hand and you add how ever much of it as you want. Maybe people don’t eat a lot of salad at home because they are put off by this lack of ... Read More »

Broccoli with Caramelized Onions

Sometimes the simplest dishes are the best. That said, I would not say that making caramelised onions is the simplest thing. They’re not difficult to make, but they are relatively time consuming, taking well over an hour to reduce the onions to melt-in-your-mouth sweetness. Rachael says that they freeze well, but I’ve never been able to resist them for more than a few hours. The ... Read More »

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