My Mother never liked to cook. She tried to cook a few things when she was first married but the kitchen was never her happy place. Enter Annie Mae, who came to work for my parents before I was born. We lived in the same building as my Grandparents; so […]
It was at one of my Mother’s “soirées” that I first tasted watermelon pickles. I was a child fascinated by what the cook was creating. It was only as an adult that I learned that watermelon pickles were not created in France in fancy jars; but were, in fact, a […]
I love mashed potatoes. Actually, I love all potatoes; but I’m talking about mashed here. I find that I make mashed potatoes most often when I’m serving meat. Consequently, I don’t add butter, milk or cream to the potatoes. Olive oil is my “go to” for a little healthy fat […]
Jessica, of Jessica’s Natural Foods, asked me to choose one of her granola’s and create another recipe for her. I chose the nut-free (except for coconut) Gluten-Free Cherry & Berry Granola; so my grandchildren, who are allergic to nuts, could sample my new dish. This granola, like all of Jessica’s […]
This recipe goes under the heading of comfort food. My adult son had about two cups of it for lunch and asked for more. He was out of luck! The family had gotten there before him and eaten most of it. Zucchini and onions add richness to the rice; while […]
What a delicious alternative to bread stuffing! The caramelized onions, dried apricots and cranberries make each mouthful a treat. I use this vegan and gluten free stuffing with turkey, Cornish hens or just as a side dish with roast chicken or even fish. Not eating meat these days, then roast […]
The natural sweetness of the Acorn squash adds another level of flavor to this delicious ratatouille. Quarter the squash and serve it as a side dish or serve the ratatouille in half a squash as a main dish.
These vegetables tossed together and glazed could almost be dessert!
Beaten eggs and tomato purée form the dairy free custard that cradles the sautéed eggplant and onions in a pie crust. Serve this as a vegetable side dish, a vegetarian entrée or add grated parmesan on top for a dairy meal. Use my All-Purpose Dough for an easy to roll […]
As comforting as mashed potatoes, this peas and rice recipe is warming and delicious as a side dish. Add some chicken to the skillet and you have a one pot meal! Prep time: 20 minutes