Posts Tagged ‘Side Items’

Wilted Spinach Salad with Peppered, Candied Bacon

Spinach salad: 6oz fresh baby spinach 1/2 sweet or red onion sliced thinly 1 granny smith apple cored and cut into bite size pieces (if you are making this ahead of time, store in cold water with lemon juice to prevent browning) 4 hard boiled eggs cut into wedges 7 slices candied peppered bacon Toss…

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Cornbread and Andouille Sausage Dressing

Heather says: The best part of this dressing, aside from it being fabulously tasty is, it’s gluten free! I have several friends who are either celiac or have friends who are. I love when I have a great recipe I can pass along, especially for a holiday meal. I’m not a huge fan of egg…

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Collard Greens

Heather says: The new year will be here before long, and in the Lowcountry, that means it’s time to cook up some greens. Collards are a traditional New Year’s dish eaten to bring wealth in the coming year. Their peak season is from January to April, and they are packed with calcium, iron, and vitamins…

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Butter Toasted Walnut Green Beans

Bobbie says: If you live in the U.S., green beans are probably still “in season” for a little while, so you’ve still time to try Butter Toasted Walnut Green Beans – a savory side with a couple unexpected ingredients. Things to like: short ingredient list, simple prep and short cooking time. Things to love: Butter…

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Popovers in a Muffin Tin

Michele says: Have you ever had a popover?  If you haven’t, you’re missing out on one of my all-time favorite sides for a Sunday roast.  Crispy and crunchy outside with an airy inside, popovers are the perfect utensil for transporting gravy from plate to mouth.  Like Yorkshire puddings without the pan drippings, popovers are simple…

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Picnic Perfect: Potato Salad

Dear Home Ec 101: My neighborhood will soon be throwing their annual blockparty. I don’t want anyone to know that I can’t cook for beans. Do you have a recipe for me? Please don’t tell me just to go to the deli and put it in a new bowl. I want to try, but I’m…

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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Heather says: We love oven-roasted Brussels sprouts in our home. This variation on the classic takes advantage of bacon and all of its wonderful flavor. Make more of these Brussels sprouts than you think you could possibly consume. Just trust me, this is especially true for holiday dinners. Oh it’s a vegetable, who wants vegetables…

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Easy Greek Pasta Salad Recipe

Bobbie says: Long, long ago, in a galaxy state far, far away, we lived near a lovely deli and in this lovely deli they sold an incredible Greek Pasta Salad at a price that was too high to buy it often, but low enough that I would occasionally indulge in a half-pint container. Determined to…

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Simple Radish and Egg Salad

Bobbie says: Radishes are one of my favorite veggies and while I love them straight-from-the-garden plain, I’d been wondering if there wasn’t something more that could be done with them. Well, here’s something a little different : a simple radish and egg salad that goes together in a snap. The sour cream and eggs counter…

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Broccoli Rabe with Garlic and Ginger

Heather says: Broccoli rabe, also called rappini or broccoli raab -pronounce it rob, not rab-  is a new-to-me vegetable. I know it’s sort of common and in some areas it has been available for years. There’s no reason that I haven’t tried it. Broccoli rabe just never jumped into my cart saying, “I’m delicious,” the…

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Braised Kale Recipe

Bobbie says: Come on over to the dark side* – dark, leafy greens are good for you, and can be quite tasty. It’s time to leave the relative comfort zone of the mild-mannered spinach. This easy Braised Kale recipe is an excellent choice for venturing into greens unknown. It’s quick to prepare, even for a…

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Recipe For Coleslaw Done Right

Bobbie says: Several years ago, I developed this recipe for Coleslaw Done Right as a copycat of Marzetti’s Slaw Dressing (which you might find in your store’s produce department.) It’s creamy, tangy, and not overly sweet. Best of all, this simple coleslaw recipe can be put together with ingredients that are easy to have on…

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Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brian says: I thought I hated brussels sprouts. I think a lot of us have felt that way. After all, to many people, the boiled things that get served up to us as children, sodden and vaguely buttered, are not exactly the most appetizing of vegetables. But brussels sprouts can be a great winter green,…

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Vegetable Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Heather says: Winter is officially here and eating seasonally in the winter can certainly be difficult. Well, difficult if you like variety that is. For the most part we’re reduced to vegetables that store well, like squashes and potatoes, along with hardy vegetables from the brassica genus: brussels sprouts, cabbage, collard greens, etc. I’m not…

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