Category Archives: Vegetables

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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Buttered Brussels Sprouts with Parsley and Chives

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I first made this brussels sprouts recipe when I did a review a few years back for the cookbook, Return to Sunday Dinner: The Simple Delight of Family, Friends, and Food by renowned chef Russell Cronkhite. It was a book that was based on memories of what was once an American institution—the Sunday meal that so many looked forward to each week…a time set apart to slow down, savor, and enjoy wonderful food and the family and friends gathered around to share it with. Here’s how Cronkhite started his book: Remember Sunday Dinner? Just hearing the words can take you back—perhaps to a well-loved dining room in your grandparents’ house, where a stately oak table is laid with lace and hand-painted china. The table overflows with its Sunday bounty…bowls of steaming, garden-fresh vegetables, crocks of sweet butter and homemade jam, and the succulent Sunday roast, juicy and brown. Incomparable aromas fill the house, laden with the promise of freshly baked, light-as-a-feather biscuits or warm-from-the-oven peach cobbler.

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Very Cheesy Veggie Pasta

On chilly days like today, a nice hot pasta dish makes a great meal! And since this Very Cheesy Veggie Pasta is particularly cheesy, I would even say it qualifies as comfort food! 🙂 And the bonus in this dish is that there are some veggies in it too! Win win win! 🙂

This pasta dish was kind of an experiment. I had some extra rotini pasta and wanted to make a casserole with it…something cheesy, but with some veggies in it, too. I also like crumbly toppings. So I tried combining all of that into this pasta dish. This works great as a main dish or side dish for lunch or dinner. And your kids may actually eat this, since all that cheese somewhat disguises the veggies! 🙂

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Onion-Roasted Potatoes

This is a super-easy recipe I found a while back on the box of a Lipton® Onion Soup package. It’s so good! And I also like these Onion-Roasted Potatoes because you don’t have to peel the potatoes—just leave those skins on and cut them into chunks! This is a very versatile side dish—you can serve these potatoes at breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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Apple-Kale Smoothie

Thought I would throw in a healthy-ish recipe to balance out the sweet cakes and cookies I’ve been sharing! It’s all about balance, right? So if you like making smoothies, this is a good and healthy one to try! You might be skeptical about using kale in a smoothie, but it really does taste good—the apple flavor is what stands out!

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