Posts Tagged ‘Vegetables’

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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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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Butternut Squash, Poblano, and Bacon Skillet

Heather says I admit it, I fell off the menu planning wagon last week, the produce piled up, and around time to make dinner I stared into the depths of the refrigerator trying to pair flavors. Finally I turned to Google and found an Emeril Lagasse recipe that looked like a good starting place. The following is…

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Cabbage Slaw with Lime, Honey, and Cilantro

Heather says This ridiculously easy recipe is what I refer to as a ratio recipe. You can scale it up or down depending on how many or few you are serving.   : Lime and Cilantro Cabbage Slaw : Great topping for tacos 1/2 head of green cabbage, sliced thinly or shredded 2 TBSP lime…

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Sweet Potato Risotto with Bacon and Blue Cheese

Heather says: As many of you know, I’ve moved. I now live in a house with a tiny kitchen that is more fixer-than upper. I spent the whole day working on the yard and wanted needed some serious comfort food. I’ll warn you, the kids did not approve, the blue cheese was too much for…

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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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Zucchini Parmesan Crisps, Regular and Gluten-Free

Heather says Did you think oven fried goodness was out of reach just because you have to go gluten-free? Here’s a simple, magic substitution for you… swap crushed Rice Chex for Panko crumbs and you’re set. No other changes, no mixing a bazillion different flours or buying special bread to make your own crumbs. Take…

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Red, White, and Blue Potato Salad

Michele says: If you had to summarize summer in three words, which words would you choose?  Swimming, picnics, and ice cream?  Vacations, thunderstorms, and fireflies?  Bikinis, bonfires, and s’mores?  How about red, white, and blue? To me, summer never fails to feel like one big patriotic party, and the colors of the season seem to…

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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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Tomato Pie

Heather says: Two years ago I stumbled upon the deliciousness that is tomato pie. The framework for this recipe can be credited to Paula Deen, but it has been played with enough, to call it my own. Before giving this pie a shot, make sure you have fully ripe tomatoes. I know, I know it’s…

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Simple Scalloped Potatoes from Scratch Recipe

  Bobbie says:   Lately, Home Ec 101 has been focusing on cooking basics, and in my opinion, Scalloped Potatoes are about as basic as it gets when it comes to side dishes. They go with practically anything, and with the right recipe, made-from-scratch scalloped potatoes are almost as easy as a boxed mix, so much better…

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Caprese or Sliced Tomato & Mozzarella Salad

Heather says: Sometimes recipes are so basic, so simple, so easy, that I forget to include them here on Home Ec 101. Insalata caprese is one such recipe. This recipe shines in the summer, when tomatoes are at their peak, but sometimes it just beckons in the depth of winter. If it’s not tomato season,…

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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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Cheddar Cauliflower Bites

Heather says: I’m not sure whether to file these cheddar broccoli  cauliflower bites under, breakfast, side dish, or healthy snack. The truth of the matter is everyone in the house attacked cauliflower for what may be the first time in their lives. In the future, I think I will tweak this recipe (and update with…

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Last-Minute Bean and Corn Salad Recipe

Bobbie says: Have you ever been almost, but not quite, ready to serve dinner when a giant light bulb goes on over your head (so brightly that everyone in the room gets an instant tan) because you suddenly realized that all you actually have prepared for dinner is grilled chicken and potatoes? Or burgers on…

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