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Recipe: Radish Cakes

by Jane Wangersky July 22nd, 2016| Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
The great thing about radishes is that I know I can grow them myself. I did it one summer when I was eight or nine. That was the first and last time, because somebody had to eat all those radishes, and I didn’t really like them. I had grown them

Recipe: Grilled Zucchini Salad

by TT May 18th, 2016| Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes
I don't grill all that often at home. It's not that I'm not capable, but it's something my husband really enjoys. While I adore cooking and baking, grilling is something I can take or leave. I enjoy the social aspect of it, but I'm just as happy to let someone
homemade applesauce

Recipe: Homemade Applesauce

by TT November 30th, 2015| Recipes, Side Dishes
Applesauce that comes in a jar has never been exciting for me. It can be pretty flavorless or overly sweet. When my son was little, however, it was the easiest way to get him to eat fruit. So, I would buy the all-natural applesauce, and he would gladly eat
brussel sprouts

Recipe: Balsamic & Bacon Brussel Sprouts

by TT November 9th, 2015| Recipes, Side Dishes
The buzz may be that Thanksgiving is all about the turkey, but for me (and I think lots of other people) it's really all about the side dishes. Yes, I do enjoy a slice or two of white meat and gravy, but it's the side dishes that I dream
fried leftover rice

Recipe: Fried (Leftover) Rice

by TT November 2nd, 2015| Main Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes
Dinners at home have been a bit sketchy this fall. First, there are only three of us at home most of the time. Of course, we've been that way for over a year, so we're used to that. Second, my husband has had an increase in travel, which means
quinoa risotto

Recipe: Quinoa Risotto with Mushrooms & Goat Cheese

by TT October 5th, 2015| Main Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes
Quinoa has been all the rage for several years, as it is a low carb, high protein side dish. I have been cooking with it for the last three or so years and have discovered a few things. First, it works well in both hot and cold dishes. I've
pickled zucchini

Quick Pickled Zucchini Spears

by TT July 20th, 2015| Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes
Several summers ago, my husband and I decided to do some canning. It was a perfect summer hobby with young teens in our household. We were around most weekends, either hosting groups of friends or dropping kids off at other households hosting teens. What to do in between shuttling/supervising teens?

Cheese-Topped Zucchini Wedges

by TT July 13th, 2015| Main Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes
In my opinion, there are some vegetables that should be eaten only when available locally, such as tomatoes and corn. Growing up in a farm town, I fully appreciate the taste of freshly picked corn that is barely steamed. Offer me grocery store corn, and I will politely pass
spinach risotto

Recipe: Spinach Risotto

by TT June 29th, 2015| Recipes, Side Dishes
Risotto is one of my husband's favorite carb-based side dishes. So, with a rainy day forecast for Father's Day, it seemed like a good day to braise some protein and serve risotto on the side. With spinach as one of our featured ingredients, I wanted to find a way
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

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,
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