Category Archives: Side Dishes

Cheesy Taters

This is a yummy comfort food recipe from a cookbook I reviewed some years ago, The Meatloaf Bakery Cookbook. It was written by Cynthia Kallile, founder of a bakery in Chicago that specialized in making meatloaf in creative ways (meatloaf cupcakes, little loafies, even meatloaf pastries!). I had tried this Cheesy Taters recipe from the book when I did my review and they were really good! I probably should have made a meatloaf recipe, but I was just in the mood for potatoes at the time, and these Cheesy Taters were calling my name! 🙂

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Calico Beans

If you have never had Calico Beans, you’re missing out on something very tasty! There are a variety of beans in this recipe, along with ground beef and bacon for the meat lovers in your life! This recipe has a rich, baked bean-type flavor too, thanks to the ketchup, molasses, and brown sugar that are part of the saucy mixture.

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Homemade Cranberry Sauce

I was never much of a fan of cranberry sauce as a kid, but I like it now, especially if it’s homemade. When I reviewed the book In Winter’s Kitchen by Beth Dooley a few years ago, I found a recipe for cranberry sauce which I decided I had to try, since I’ve never made homemade cranberry sauce.

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Red Potatoes with Clarified Butter, Onions, and Rosemary

I’m a big fan of potatoes, and if you are too, here’s a wonderful, buttery, potato side dish for you to try—Red Potatoes with Clarified Butter, Onions, and Rosemary. It’s from a cookbook I reviewed a few years ago, Cristina Ferrare’s Big Bowl of Love. These potatoes make a great side dish for lunch or dinner, and for special holiday meals, too. The potatoes are really tender and they’re mixed with lots of caramelized onions—yum!

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Sourdough Sage Dressing

I really like making recipes with fresh sage! I usually grow sage in the summer, along with some other herbs. It gives savory baked goods such a great flavor. Since stuffing and dressing recipes are on everyone’s mind during the Thanksgiving and holiday seasons, and since I’m a big fan of sourdough bread, I thought I’d try making a Sourdough Sage Dressing. And I thought it turned out really good!

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