side dishes

Braised Collard Greens with Turkey Bacon

January 13, 2018

These collard greens are a perfect side dish to many entrees. I lightened things up by using a little olive oil and lean turkey bacon to make this dish a little more healthy. A splash of cider vinegar gives it a nice tang. I could eat this as my main dish any day.  My husband […]

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Savory Cauliflower Flan with Cheddar Crisps & Bacon #MakeItWithMilk #FWCon

May 12, 2017

If you don’t like cauliflower, I am going to change the way you think about this pale colored vegetable. I have been on a cauliflower craze lately. I’ve made roasted cauliflower, buffalo cauliflower and even tried cauliflower pizza. But this time I really hit the bomb. This cauliflower flan is so good I think I might need […]

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How To Roast Delicious Veggies

April 12, 2017

If you’ve ever gone through my recipe index, you will see that I am a big fan of roasted vegetables. I love making a big batch and eating them whenever I am hungry. They are great with a little balsamic drizzle or mixed in a salad for lunch. I love them in omelets and quesadillas too. […]

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Warm Brussels Sprout Slaw #SundaySupper

March 12, 2017

This week, Sunday Supper is all about healthy green recipes. That’s good for me as I have been indulging a little too much this last week at various food events.  A nice green side for St Patrick’s Day will do me good. I created this slaw because I was looking to put something other than […]

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Mini Heirloom Tomato and Chick Pea Salad

April 11, 2014

I think I am finally seeing the faint light at the end of the tunnel. It’s been a really tough winter in NJ. Between the snow storms, frigid windy weather and now dreary, rainy days, we are finally getting a nice weekend.  Spring break for my kids starts at 3pm today and everyone is happy. Everyone except my […]

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Greek Quinoa Salad

March 7, 2013
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The other night I cooked a whole box of quinoa and stuck it in the fridge.  This grain- like seed is full of nutrition and the perfect food to make a quick week night dinner.  I had dreams of making all kinds of healthy dishes but then forgot about my big bowl of quinoa. After […]

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The JC100 : Provencal Tomatoes

July 30, 2012

This August, Julia Child would have celebrated her 100th birthday. As a celebration, many bloggers are posting and cooking some of her famous recipes. I was asked to participate and this weeks recipes couldn’t have fit the season more perfectly. A trio of Julia’s all-star vegetable recipes for Celery Root Remoulade, Provencal Tomatoes, and Asparagus […]

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Panko and Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

March 29, 2012

One of the things I love about spring is asparagus. You know the weather is getting nicer when all the stores and markets are loaded up with this green vegetable.  I tend to either roast or grill asparagus. It is so easy to make but so delicious. A few times, I have been in a […]

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Simple Sides for Busy Nights

December 17, 2011

I am not a frozen dinner type of girl. I can probably count the times my family has had frozen dinners on two hands. But sometimes my kids just beg for them. Weird right? I think I might have been the same way as a kid. Growing up, I never had frozen dinners either. But once […]

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Simple Side Dishes

September 19, 2011

It’s another busy Monday and I am trying to plan ahead for our week night dinners. I usually have the main dish planned but I sometimes get stumped when it comes to side dishes. In my house, a bowl of potato chips is not considered a option. If you have just a few good pantry items and some veggies […]

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