Category “Veggies & Side Dishes”

Wednesday, 21 January, 2009

Southern Boy’s Cornbread

No one, I said NO one, can make cornbread like a good ol’ southern boy. And I’m a pretty lucky gal because I’m MARRIED to one! No matter whose house we’re going to, no matter what event we are attending, everyone gets my husband to make the cornbread. It is the best (and only) food a southern bachelor learns to make, and my husband has mastered the art. Crispy crust on top, fluffy buttery center, and perfectly balanced flavor. He says the secret lies in his grandmother’s well-seasoned cast iron that he inherited. I say he puts LOVE in it!

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Sunday, 11 January, 2009

Colorful Veggies

Here is a festive side to serve – it’s beautiful and fresh with bright colors. The tiny bit of a lemon zing brightens the flavor of these wonderful veggies! This is a great recipe to make the spring, when asparagus is at its best. Roasting asparagus and tomatoes together really brings out the depth and sweet flavor of these vitamin-rich vegetables.
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Sunday, 11 January, 2009

Old Fashioned Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Last night, we had a “24” viewing party. I made my go-to roasted potato recipe to go with our yummy roasted beef tenderloin sandwiches. These potatoes are so flavorful and crispy, making them a great healthier alternative to french fries or loaded baked potatoes when you’re craving some carbs.

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Friday, 9 January, 2009

Broccoli-Cauliflower Bake

Here is another great recipe from my Auntie Gladys. It was the best way for my mom to get us to eat broccoli and cauliflower! The original version is great, but if you want a lighter version, it can be adjusted.

Simple, classic, delicious.

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Sunday, 28 December, 2008

Hush Puppies

My hubby’s favorite wedding gift that we received is our little fry daddy. It’s small – just the right size for making appetizers for our friends or making dinner for the two of us. When we’re feeling particularly indulgent, we’ll have a fish fry night: fried fish, fried potatoes, and hush puppies. Since we’re about to start our New Year’s diet, we wanted to splurge by having one last fish fry. Here is our recipe for hush puppies – they are delicious!!!

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Wednesday, 17 December, 2008

Nanny’s Yorkshire Pudding

My maternal grandmother (“Nanny”) has definitely been my greatest source of inspiration, encouragement, and education in the kitchen! She is English/Canadian, so a lot of her recipes have come from that traditional heritage. One of the meals my mom remembers from growing up was the traditional Sunday Roast with potatoes, veggies, and Yorkshire Puddings.

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Friday, 21 November, 2008

The only way to get me to eat brussels sprouts…

. . . is to hide them in this delicious dish with tart apples and smoky bacon! This recipe is based on a dish that my in-laws discovered at a tiny local restaurant here in North Georgia. The sweet and salty flavors are just wonderful together.

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