Tag Archive: side dishes

Homemade Tater Tots Recipe

So why would anyone go to all of the trouble of making homemade tater tots?   Well, for one? They are delicious. Besides that, they don’t have all of the junk chemicals in them and they have infinite variations. Did I happen to mention that they were delicious? I loved tater-tots long before I knew …

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Creamy Potatoes au Gratin

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 …

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Dutch Green Beans

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

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Easy Chiles Rellenos

I love chiles rellenos. You usually find them made from poblano peppers or jalapenos at restaurants but I love them made with the colorful, little sweet peppers you find bagged at Costco and other grocery stores. You can fill them with a variety of fillings and then fry them for a tasty lunch or appetizer. …

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Cilantro Swirled Mashed Potatoes

Cilantro swirled mashed potatoes are an easy and beautiful side dish that doesn’t take long to make. I don’t know about you but my family has a mashed potato addiction and intervention is not totally unthinkable. I can make ten pounds of mashed potatoes as a side dish and they will evaporate the instant the …

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What’s in That? Applesauce

Nearly everyone likes applesauce. For most of us it is one of the first flavors we ever had in our mouths after breast milk or formula. And, if you want to get a real scent of autumn in your house all you need to do is begin a batch of applesauce simmering on the stove; …

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Rosemary Oven-Baked New Potatoes

Jeanne is another friend that offered to do a guest post so that I could spend more time with Chris while he was home on leave. She is an amazing gardener, you only have to be on her facebook to see all of the beautiful pictures of flowers and produce she takes daily. I think …

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Wild Rice Blend with Pecans, Cranberries, and Clementines

Tis the season for Clementine oranges (or tangerines or whatever). I love those things! They have so much flavor, so much sweetness…and when they are in season they are very reasonable. I love wild rice, too. I can’t afford it as a side dish on its own but I do like the organic brown and …

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