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braised celery

Quick Braised Celery- A Unique Side

by TT March 16th, 2015| Recipes, Side Dishes
Although we could write about noodles for many a week, our new organizational scheme calls for two weeks per ingredient. Thus, noodles are finished, and celery is to begin. For me (and most, I'd assume), celery is more of an accoutrement and less of a focal ingredient. When I
bruleed butternut squash

Brûléed Butternut Squash- Guaranteed to Please

by TT November 24th, 2014| Recipes, Side Dishes
Two weeks ago I wrote about the easiest way to cook butternut squash.  If I only needed to serve myself, I would make squash this way and top it with the smallest amount of brown sugar and cinnamon. However, I usually have at least two other diners.  One of
rice

Homemade Rice Pilaf- An Indulgent Side

by TT November 17th, 2014| Recipes, Side Dishes
A former relative of mine used to bring this rice dish to family gatherings.  My children adored it.  When I asked for the recipe, I understood why this dish was popular- butter and salt.  For a weeknight dinner, it's a bit indulgent for my tastes.  For my children, well,
lazy butternut squash

Butternut Squash- The Extra Lazy Way

by TT November 10th, 2014| Recipes, Side Dishes
Last Friday, Think Tasty featured some cooking advice on winter squash. If you haven't read it, feel free to click here, read, and return. I'm a patient person. If you have read it, give yourself a gold star for being a dedicated reader.

Jane offered lots of good
egg custard

Korean Egg Custard- A Different Kind of Side

by TT November 3rd, 2014| Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday
When you make shrimp pancakes as an entrée, what do you serve as a side dish? If it is Tapas Monday, you serve egg custard and cucumber salad.  The pancakes were the center of the meal, the most filling part around which I built the rest of
corn fritter cake

Fresh Corn Cakes- Local Produce in a Delightful Package

by TT August 25th, 2014| Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday
Last Tapas Monday, I made a menu that placed a spin on southern flair.  I started with pulled pork, which I let simmer in a mini crock pot for the afternoon.  It was incredibly tender by the time our 8 o'clock dinner rolled around.  Rather than serving it on
Mexican zucchini

Mexican Zucchini- A Zippy & Simple Recipe

by TT August 18th, 2014| Recipes, Side Dishes
We don't have a garden at our house, at least not a vegetable garden.  We have a small herb garden, and we have a decent amount of blackberry bushes. But that's it.  We have had gardens in the past, but over the past few years we've taken to traveling
yogurt blueberries

Yogurt & Blueberries- A Cool & Light Summer Lunch

by TT July 21st, 2014| Main Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes
Many of my summer lunches tend to be produce-oriented.  As the options for fruits and vegetables increase in late July and August, I choose my meals based on a couple key questions.  One, do I want a cold or warm dish? Two, how filling do I want the dish to
grilled_onions

Grilled Onions with Tomales “Bay Blue” Cheese

by TT September 23rd, 2013| Recipes, Side Dishes
Summer may be coming to the end, but that doesn't mean that grilling season ends along with it.  Even here in chilly-ish New Hampshire, we still are grilling dinners outdoors and probably will do so for a month or two longer.  Of course, the regular menu of hamburgers and
eggplant_goat_cheese

Warm Eggplant & Goat Cheese

by TT September 16th, 2013| Main Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes
It is so nice when the main dish for dinner can be planned based on a purchase at a roadside produce stand.  All summer, I have made several trips weekly to a local stand.  Even though there are two farms in town, I love to stop by this house
creamy_polenta

Creamy Polenta

by TT June 24th, 2013| Recipes, Side Dishes
Polenta is a popular dish in our house, for most of us.  In fact two of our teens and my husband absolutely adore this side dish.  When I make this dish as part of a dinner, I usually try to keep it healthy, using skim milk and little butter. 
eggplant

Greek Eggplant Wheels

by TT April 8th, 2013| Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday
I spent several days with my parents last week.  On my last evening there I decided to cook dinner for the three of us.  Knowing that my mom enjoys lamb and my dad doesn't, I decided to make two types of meatballs: lamb for us and beef for my dad. 
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