Category: Sides

BANANA CORN BREAD

“On average I spend about $80 a year to watch bananas turn brown.” Oh, yes.  I have a plethora of bananas in my freezer.  However, living in my resolution to use up whatever has been languishing in the food department, I searched out recipes. I also had cornmeal and self rising flour.  Would this be…

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FOOD STORAGE

“I began my education at a very early age – in fact, right after I left college.”  Winston Churchill For those of you who have missed my rantings about storing food in jars instead of in plastic containers, I want to repeat the amazing reasons for doing this.  First I like the ability to sterilize…

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ON THE SIDE

“Go vegetable heavy.  Reverse the psychology of your plate by making meat the side dish and vegetables the main course.”  Bobby Flay Well here’s an accidental side dish that came about because I’m motivated to keep my fridge free of things that might become a science experiment in the back of the veggie drawer.  I…

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KALE BY EMILY

“You’ll enjoy the cake and the kale much more when they are not tied to your worthiness.”  Rebecca Scritchfield So here, hot off the internet, are ten good reasons to eat kale.  Following that, I’ll give you two super ways to prepare the kale so you might actually enjoy eating it.  Yes, I bought a…

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RED PEPPER COULIS

“There is something so basic in kindness.” I love this sauce for a number of reasons.  First, it is so super easy that you can make it last minute and impress all sorts of people who are dining in your home.  Second, it’s a perfect sauce for seafood.  And third (where would we be without…

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PICKLED CARROTS

“I was raised on platitudes, but my parents still expected me to eat my vegetables.” Sometimes I buy certain foods when I’m in a “getting healthy” mood.  I oftentimes do this with carrots.  I like the idea of carrots.  I just don’t sustain a hankering for carrots for more than 24 hours. Oftentimes I find…

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HERBED BUTTER

“With enough butter, anything is good.”  Julia Child Did you see this coming?  Pasta sauce in butter.  Throw in some Italian herbs or Herbes de Provence and you’ve got a burst of flavor for sautéed veggies.  I especially like this on sautéed zucchini.  News flash – We’re now approaching zucchini season where ardent gardeners are…

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ITALIAN POTATOES

“Don’t know karate but I do know crazy and I’m not afraid to use it.” As some of you know I’m on a quest to find different ways to use pasta sauce, as I’ve just made a double batch.  My first inclination was to cook up some spaghetti that’s been haunting my cupboard for some…

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SPANISH RICE PLUS

“The standard of simple eating is one bowl of rice with one side dish.” Well, if simple eating includes rice why not make it simply delicious rice.  Here’s my first offering of things to make with pasta sauce, besides pasta sauce over pasta. INGREDIENTS: I cup of rice 1 cup water 1 cup pasta sauce…

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BASIC PASTA SAUCE

“England had 42 religions and only 2 sauces.”  Voltaire I wanted to title this “The Most Amazing Pasta Sauce in the World” but that might lead to a bit of discussion by people who feel the need to defend their mother’s pasta sauce or Ragu.  Is it possible that we believe that the best tasting…

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