Recipe Index: Side Dish
Maple-Glazed Yams with Pecan Topping
Sliced, baked sweet potato yam recipe, with maple syrup, brown sugar, and pecans.
Marsala Glazed Mushrooms
Button or cremini mushrooms, dry sautéed, then sautéed with butter and Marsala wine, and reduced until the wine is just a glaze on the mushrooms.
Mashed Parsnips and Potatoes with Chives and Parsley
Mashed parsnips and Yukon gold potatoes mashed with butter, chives, and parsley.
Mashed Potatoes with Brown Butter, Goat Cheese, and Sage
Creamy mashed yukon gold potatoes with goat cheese, sage, and browned butter.
Mexican Green Rice
Mexican green rice, cilantro rice, a rice pilaf cooked in chicken stock with poblano chiles, parsley, cilantro, onion, and garlic. Arroz verde.
Meyer Lemon Risotto
Simple risotto made with arborio rice, onion, meyer lemon zest and juice, white wine, oregano, topped with toasted pine nuts and Parmesan.
Mom’s Summer Squash
Zucchini and summer squash, sauteed with bell peppers, fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, and served with melted cheddar cheese.
Mom’s Turkey Stuffing
I've never tasted any turkey stuffing that has come close to as good as mom's. Classic Thanksgiving turkey stuffing recipe made with French bread cubes toasted in butter, walnuts, onion, celery, apple, green olives, and stock made from turkey giblets.
Rich, creamy mushroom risotto recipe with risotto rice, brandy, Parmesan and mushrooms.
Peppery mustard greens simply sauteed with onions, garlic, and olive oil and a dash of sesame oil to finish.
New Potatoes with Cheese and Tomatoes
Red skinned new potatoes recipe with a sauce of Mozarella, cream, tomatoes, onions, cilantro and oregano.
Nopalitos with Tomatoes and Onions
Nopalitos, chopped prickly pear cactus paddles sautéed with onions, garlic, jalapeno, and tomatoes.
A South Carolina okra pilaf with okra, rice, bacon and green bell pepper. Also called Limpin' Susan.
Onion Potato Gratin
Onion potato gratin with sliced Yukon Gold potatoes, baked with onions, with heavy cream and Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses.
Crunchy onion rings recipe. Onion rings, soaked in buttermilk, coated with flour and cornmeal, and deep fried to a golden crisp.
Orange Blossom Carrot Salad
Middle Eastern carrot salad. Shredded carrots and golden raisins dressed with honey, lemon and orange blossom water.
Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Wedges or slices of sweet potatoes, tossed in olive oil, sprinkled with spices, and baked on high heat until crispy and browned. Addictive!
Oven-fried Potato Chips
Oven-fried homemade potato chips recipe, made with thin slices of Russet potatoes, butter, and salt.
Pasta with Tomato, Spinach, Basil, and Brie
Pasta with fresh garden tomatoes, basil, baby spinach, garlic, and brie.
Classic guacamole recipe, made with ripe avocados, Serrano chiles, cilantro and lime. Garnish with red radishes or jicama. Serve with tortilla chips.
Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Heavenly mashed potatoes recipe using buttery Yukon Gold potatoes, cream, butter, milk, salt and pepper.