Gussy Up Your Brown Rice With Three Simple Ingredients! PLUS: Another Use For Bacon Jam!

April 24, 2016

My last post featured my recipe for Stuffed Peppers, and when I made them, I paired them with an easy side dish that was perfect for spring: Lemon & Carrot Brown Rice. All you need is three extra ingredients to turn your brown rice from boring to spectacular! Read the rest of this entry »


Bacon Jam is a Real Thing and It Is Delicious!

April 7, 2016

I was wandering an unfamiliar Trader Joe’s looking for the dog treats (for my main girl Maude) when I came across a positively bewitching product: BACON JAM! Is this a real thing?! It sure is!

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It took me all of 10 seconds to decide to purchase it. That’s roughly the amount of time needed for me to Read the rest of this entry »


Simple Glazed Pearl Onions

March 9, 2016

I really like pearl onions. They’re tiny, adorable, grape-sized onions, and they’re typically sweeter than their bigger cousins. You can find them pickled and jarred, and I’ve had a jar on hand in my fridge for the past couple months. I toss a handful onto salads, or in with other veggies that I’m sauteing. The pickled ones are sometimes called cocktail onions, and they’re used as a garnish in some cocktails, notably the Read the rest of this entry »


Cranberry Pineapple Salsa

November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving is coming up, and for the past couple years, I’ve been invited to a Thanksgiving potluck the Sunday before the real Turkey Day. My friends Steve and Denise throw it, and it’s a good time. This year, I brought the cranberries, and I wanted to do something a little different. So I made…

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…PINEAPPLE CRANBERRY SALSA! Here’s how I made it. Read the rest of this entry »


Brussels Sprouts with Carrots and Raisins

April 30, 2015

I recently had a wonderful meal at a restaurant, including a great side dish of Brussels sprouts with grapes. It was delicious. I wanted to recreate that dish at home the other day, but I was fresh out of grapes. I did have raisins, though, and those were grapes at one point, so… close enough. I came up with this recipe for Brussels Sprouts with Carrots and Raisins, and here’s how I made it. What do you think it began with? Brussels sprouts!

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These little green beauts came from Read the rest of this entry »


Green Beans with Anchovy Topping

March 12, 2015

I’ve been back from Michigan for a week, but I have one more recipe to share from my time there. It seems weird to use the phrase “anchovy topping,” because it sounds desserty, but this dish definitely isn’t a dessert. It starts with three very un-desserty ingredients: onion, green pepper, and red pepper.

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That’s 1/2 an onion, 1/2 a green pepper, and (surprise, surprise) 1/2 a red pepper.

I should back up. The idea for this dish came about because Read the rest of this entry »


Mashed Turnip and Rutabaga with Shallot and Sage

December 18, 2014

I’ve been enjoying turnips lately. I’ve made them into fries, added them to soup, and even a salad. Since turnips are a good alternative to potatoes, I decided to try mashing them. And I included a new-to-me vegetable in the recipe, because…why not? Everyone say hello to…

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Mr. Rutabaga!

A rutabaga is a root vegetable that’s actually a cross between a Read the rest of this entry »


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