Category: Side Dish

Pico de Gallo

Yellow or red onion Roma tomatoes Cilantro Jalapenos (1-2) Lime Salt Dice onion (finer) then an equal amount of tomatoes and cilantro (again fine) Slice 1-2 jalapenos in half, then scoop out seeds and most of the white membranes unless you want things spicy Finely chop jalapenos Combine all four finely chopped ingredients and squeeze […]

Hot Artichoke and Spinach Spread

In classic batter bowl combine: artichokes spinach garlic sour cream mayonnaise cheese mix well. Preheat oven to 375F. Place mixture in a mini-baker, spreading evenly. Bake 20-25 minutes or until heated through. With all-purpose spreader, spread on bread slices or serve as a dip for vegetables. Yield: 15-20 servings

Fresh Garden Risotto

1/2 lbs asparagus, woody bottoms removed 6 cups chicken broth 2 tsps. olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1-1/2 cups arborio rice 1/2 cup dry white wine 3/4 tsp salt black pepper 3 ounces baby spinach leaves 1 cup frozen peas 1/4 parmesan cheese. Microwave asparagus in a tightly covered bowl with 1 tsp water […]

Breakfast potatoes

4-5 red or other potatoes 1 large onion, cut into large, rough dice Vegetable oil for frying Bacon fat (optional) Salt and Black Pepper Bake potatoes in the oven for ~45 min at 375F until fork tender Dice baked potatoes into ~1 inch squares Heat a skillet over medium heat, then add ~1 TBL oil […]

Macaroni and Cheese

4 c dry macaroni 1 egg, beaten 1/4 c (1/2 stick, or 4 TBL) butter 1/4 c all-purpose flour 2 1/2 c whole milk 2 heaping tsp dry mustard 1 lb cheddar or other desired cheese, grated 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp seasoned salt 1 tsp ground black pepper Cook the macaroni until very firm […]

Baked Cauliflower

20 min cooking time ½ head of cauliflower separated into bite size pieces Olive oil ¼ cup Parmesan cheese fresh grated ¼ cup Panko bread crumbs ½ teaspoon Johnny’s Garlic Spread and Seasoning (Costco) (if not available ½ teaspoon garlic powder and parsley salt and pepper to taste) Panko or Italian bread crumbs Small baking […]

Cheddar and Onion Mashed Potatoes

2 pounds potatoes (russets or yukon golds) 1/2 cup half-and-half 3 tablespoons butter 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 4 green onions, thinly sliced salt and pepper Peel the potatoes and cut them in four pieces. Big pieces will suck less water, sure they take a bit longer to cook, but we are here for […]

Broccoli Gratin with Crispy Onions

cook 2 tbls butter and flour in saucepan whisking for 1 minute whisk in 2 cups hole milk add 1 bunch chopped broccoli (6 cups) season with salt and pepper simmer until tender, 8-12 minutes add 1 cup fontina transfer to baking dish top with 1 cup french-fried onions bake at 350 until browned, 5-7 […]

Brussels Sprouts

1 lb Brussels sprouts cleaned and cut in half Olive oil (2 table spoons) 6 ounces Pancetta or bacon – chopped fine ¾ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper ½ cup white wine ½ chicken stock ¼ cup onion – chopped fine In a large sauté pan heat olive oil and add the bacon and […]