Archives

    Side Dishes

    • 26 Nov
      Saffron Infused Risotto

      saffron rissotto

      The Thanksgiving holiday is over and I bet you ate way too much just like me! For those of you that braved the mad shoppers this past weekend; I have a simple but hearty dish to warm you up and keep you going this week. Risotto is a staple in our family. Its versatility and delicious texture and flavor is a hit with both my children and husband. It is also a very elegant dish to serve to your guests. Simple additions of items such as peas and lobster make for a stunning and satisfying meal for any culinarian.

      Continue reading

      This post was posted in Savory Recipes, Side Dishes and was tagged with Saffron

    • 20 Nov
      Lemongrass Cranberry Sauce

      lemongrass cranberry sauce

      The three most important foods on the Thanksgiving table to most people are a golden brown turkey, delicious stuffing and, of course, cranberry dressing. In years past, I have simply used the quintessential canned dressing or jelly. Not anymore! Scratch-made cranberry sauce is one of the easiest dishes I can bring to my table. A simple mixture of fresh cranberries, sugar, Tahitian Vanilla and lemon grass creates a familiar, but unique, cranberry sauce. Lemon grass is a beautifully fragrant herb that grows in long stalks, and is primarily used in Thai cuisine. It is very versatile and can be used with a variety of proteins, soups, jams and relishes. I like the bright citrus flavor that it brings to my cranberry sauce.

      Continue reading

      This post was posted in Savory Recipes, Side Dishes and was tagged with Thanksgiving

    • 16 Sep
      Vanilla Acorn Squash

      acorn squash

      Fall is upon us, and the squash crop is showing up in the grocery stores and farmers markets. I know you were expecting a dessert recipe, but I can’t survive on desserts alone, contrary to popular belief!  As fall approaches, my family and I start to crave those comfort foods that make you feel warm and cozy when the temperatures start to drop.

      Continue reading

      This post was posted in Savory Recipes, Side Dishes and was tagged with Fall

    3 total