Courtesy of our local paper, this recipe won a main-dish category and was also an overall winner at the Vidalia Onion Festival cook-off a few years back. From a woman named Shirley Poole who says it is also delicious served cold.
At Little Giant, Julie Taras and Tasha Garcia usually top stewy braised dishes with these earthy vegetable chips for a bit of crunch. They also serve them at the bar as a salty snack. MAKE AHEAD: The parsnip ribbons can be fried up to 2 hours in advance; let cool completely and store in an airtight container.
When cooked properly Brussels Sprouts have a sweet and nutty flavor with a slight hint of bitterness. This quick and easy recipe offsets that slight bitterness with a sweet maple syrup pan sauce. The recipe can be easily halved. I adapted this from Julie Taras of Little Giant restaurant in New York City.
Green Bean Casserole with Cranberries for a sweet flavor twist and holiday presentation to an old favorite. I like to prepare the casserole the day before baking, so the cranberries plump up and flavors blend.