I have a mental block for side dishes. These are dishes that I think I can handle cooking and would compliment the style of cooking my family enjoys. I don't think I have actually tried many of them but I have the best intentions!
Saw Rachael Ray for 30 Minute Meals make these. I thought it would be something different for Christmas Eve dinner, since my DH loves them and I always refuse to make them. Not these...they are DELICIOUS! Even my two year old son loves them!
After taking the original of this recipe from Taste of Home's Quick Cooking, Collector's Edition 2003 (23), I tweeked it a bit & came up with the following version. If a little extra flavoring is desired, I sometimes use a garden vegetable cream cheese.
The breading & baking recipe is from Ce Ce on recipezaar. She used on green tomatoes. They are to die for. I decided to use on eggplant and use my own tomato mushroom gravy or sauce. I think my eggplant is great with Ce Ce's breading recipe.
This is a wonderful Vegetable Casserole. We really enjoyed it and will be making it again. I made it just like the recipe calls for, except I used frozen brocholi and cauliflower (winter vegetables in the bag) and i steamed them in my vegetable steamer.
These are soooo good! Do not be afraid of the jalapeno, they do not end up at all spicy. (in fact, I often add more then one!)
You will never go back to boring mashed potatoes again! I got this recipe from allrecipes, and was shocked that it has not been posted here.
For a real treat, when you tire of the corn ON the cob this summer, give my version of Fried Corn a try. It is very easy and takes little time while preparing the rest of the meal. My mom always fixed fried corn this way when I was growing up. She used milk, but the half and half gives it a little richer taste. Trust me, if you try this, you will want to have it again ; )
My late Aunt Donna used to frequent farmer's markets during various local produce seasons, and she would find the best local recipes whenever she did. This one was on the table every Thanksgiving once she discovered it. My family normally prefers sweet potatoes unadulterated (wrapped in foil and simply baked), but we always empty the dish when this casserole is made. Prep and cook time do not reflect time for cooking sweet potatoes.
This simple dish has a lot going for it: fresh green beans, toasted nuts, and the salty goodness of fresh parmesan slivers. It's very easy, yet looks stunning with the parmesan shards -- and it will definitely impress your guests.
I never could make fried rice, it always turned out sticky and nasty. Until one night when I couldn't sleep, I turned on the tv and watched this infomercial for cookware and they made fried rice. And what do you know, its a good recipe! Only thing good that ever came out of a infomercial, lol. Anyway my whole family loves it and have been asked for the recipe many times. If you have leftover chicken, toss it in too. I've also added hamburger and other veggies with good results too.