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 […]

Creamy Broccoli and Apple Slaw

mix together: 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tbls cider vinegar 1 chopped shallot season with salt and pepper add: 1/2 bunch chopped broccoli (3 cups) 1/2 chopped apple 1/4 cup dried cranberries 2 tbls  toasted pine nuts toss to combine.

Funeral Potatoes

3 medium sized potatoes, shredded 1/2 to 1lbs of bacon – cooked and crumbled 1 cup or more of shredded cheddar 1 stick of butter 1 can of cream of chicken soup 1 small onion, chopped 12 oz sour cream salt & pepper Topping 1 cup shredded cheese Cook potatoes in 3 quart with inset […]

Green Chili Pork : Roaring Fork

Ingredients: 2 cups diced yellow onions 1 cup diced poblanos 2 lb. diced pork 2 Tbsp. minced garlic 2 Tbsp. cumin powder 2 Tbsp. ground coriander 2 Tbsp. jalapeño powder 5 Tbsp. green chili powder 2 Tbsp. onion powder 2 cups chicken stock Salt and pepper to taste Directions: In a stewing pot, sauté vegetables […]

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 […]