Category Archives: Sides

Dinner Spanakopitas

You know you haven’t blogged in too long when the blog URL isn’t saved in your internet history. Here is a little didy that Vanessa and I made a little while ago. The spanakopitas  are meant to be large and … Continue reading

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Giada’s Farro Salad

This salad is easy, hearty and delicious. I love it because it is versatile and you can make it into a different salad everytime you make it. Farro Salad with Tomatoes and Herbs Ingredients 4 cups water 10 ounces farro (about 1 … Continue reading

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Balsamic Bruschetta

I found this recipe on Pip & Ebby’s blog, I love all the great recipes they have. It was so easy to make and very delicious, a great recipe for using those summer tomatoes!    In a small bowl, add: 8 Roma … Continue reading

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Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

This is yet another winner from The Barefoot Contessa. This recipe takes a classic dish and turns up the volume to make it amazing. This recipe is so good – a show stopper, yet it is very easy to make. … Continue reading

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Cucumber Salad

This salad reminds me of my childhood. A favourite salad that my mom would prepare was very similar to this. Her version was cucumbers mixed with cream, vinegar and S&P. It was good! This is too. It is easy to … Continue reading

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Thomas Keller’s Coleslaw

This man can do no wrong. The coleslaw was great – a little spicy from the mustard but not overpowering. It is a must repeat!   Coleslaw Make about 9 cups   To make the dressing, combine:   3/4 cup … Continue reading

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Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

It seems like lately the trend at some of our get togethers with friends is pulled pork sandwiches. They are easy to prepare and all the work can be done before anyone arrives.   I like them a lot, but … Continue reading

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Penne with Five Cheeses

I made this recipe on a recommendation from a friend. It was good, but it didn’t blow me away as I thought it would. Scott liked it, but I don’t think I would make it again. It is not the … Continue reading

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Buttered Farro

Oh Thomas Keller you are magical. You are king of the kitchen and you are amazing. Buttered Farro – sounds kinda boring but for some reason I was drawn to it. I like butter. I like Farro. So it should … Continue reading

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Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

Ingredients 3 pounds red new potatoes, unpeeled 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus 2 teaspoons 1 1/2 cups half and half 1/4 pound unsalted unsalted butter 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper Directions … Continue reading

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