I love scalloped potatoes and potatoes au gratin. Who am I kidding? I love potatoes done any way you care to cook them. I would sneak the leftover boiled potatoes out of the fridge when I was little and furtively take them to my playroom to snack on. Potatoes are full of potassium, cheap, and a great filler when your kids hit that eat-everything-in-site phase. I don’t eat them often now because my body likes to store carbs in a big way. A big, BIG way. Continue reading
Category Archives: Side Dish
Roasted vegetables are appearing on menus everywhere – and with good reason. They are easy to make and the roasting process brings out more flavor than you can even imagine.
I happen to love cauliflower. To be honest, there aren’t many vegetables I don’t like – I am not a big meat eater at all. Anyway, cauliflower has been a favorite my whole life. My mom use to cook it in milk and when it was done she would ladle it into a bowl, add a creamy, yellow pat of butter, and a few twists of pepper. It would come to the table, fragrant, milky steam wafting up from the bowl, the butter melting and creating puddles of color in the whiteness of the dish.
It was beautiful to behold. Continue reading
O.k., well it does me so I guess that is just a testament to my rebellious nature.
You know how sometimes you just want to cook something easy that tastes awesome? Something you can put together without thinking and in no time at all?
These green beans are easy to put together and take about 3 minutes Continue reading
One of my friends asked me a week or so ago to do a post on how to make pan fries (home fries, country fried potatoes – whatever you want to call them) so that they were both cooked through AND crispy without being burnt. It is one of those things that just never occurred to me to write about but here it is.
I grew up with fried potatoes — breakfast, lunch, dinner… I would walk in the house after school on a chilly, blustery Eastern Pennsylvania day and before I even got my coat off the aroma of those potatoes would waft down into the foyer (we lived in a tri-level with a foyer and den on the ground floor, the kitchen, formal dining, and formal living on the 2nd floor and the bedrooms up on the 3rd floor) It didn’t matter to me what else we were having — those potatoes said welcome home! Continue reading