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Pickled cauliflower

You can pickle a lot of different vegetables – not just cucumbers.  One day I was thinking that cauliflower would make really good pickles, and I went searching for the recipe.  The one I liked was from Ann Burrell in her Picked Cauliflower Salad.  I did not make the salad, but cauliflower pickles turned out great … Continue reading

Bowtie pasta with lemon and peas

Bowtie pasta with lemon and peas

This is another recipe I created myself. You will need: 12 oz bowtie pasta (Farfalle) 2 tbsp. butter 1.5 cups heavy cream 1.5 cups frozen peas zest of one large lemon shredded parmesan cheese nutmeg to taste salt and pepper to taste Directions: Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.  In a large sauce pan, … Continue reading

Curried refried beans

Curried refried beans

Refried beans are easy to find at the grocery store, but they are just as easy to make at home, and you can adjust your recipe to your liking, varying the spices.  I like them with cumin and paprika, but they are also good with curry powder.  And, you can make them spicy by adding … Continue reading

Pickled onions

I had some young red onions in my fridge that I bought on a farmer’s market. Instead of adding them to a salad, I had an idea to pickle them. Now it’s a perfect ingredient for grilled corn, beet salad or really any kind of vegetable salad you can think of. Or, have them as … Continue reading

Ginger glazed carrots

Courtesy Alton Brown.  Original recipe if here. You will need: 1 lb. carrots, approximately 7 medium, peeled and cut into circles 2 tbsp. unsalted butter Pinch salt 1 cup ginger ale Some fresh parsley Directions: In a large saute pan over medium heat, combine the carrots, butter, salt and ginger ale. Cover and bring to … Continue reading

Cheesy cauliflower fritters

Cheesy cauliflower fritters

You will need: 1 medium head cauliflower 3 eggs 1/2 cup or more flour 1 cup or more of your favorite shredded cheese 1 tsp. curry powder or your other favorite spices salt and pepper to taste Directions: Cut the cauliflower into small flowerets and process in a food processor into small crumbles (rice).  Mix cauliflower … Continue reading

Arugula salad with awesome vinaigrette

I was looking for a simple salad, and found this one on Food Network.  It’s a simple arugula salad, but the dressing is beyond amazing.  I added some shavings of parmesan which made the salad even better, and prettier.  The original recipe is here. You will need: 1 shallot, finely minced 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard … Continue reading

Spaghetti with garlic and olive oil

This is a really flavorful and simple pasta recipe.  Perfect for a weeknight dinner.  You can find the original recipe here. You will need: 1 lb spaghetti 1/3 cup olive oil 8 cloves garlic, sliced 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes some chopped parsley Parmesan cheese salt and pepper Directions: Cook pasta according to package directions. … Continue reading

Mushroom mac and cheese

Mushroom mac and cheese

This recipe is inspired by Ina Garten.  You can find the full recipe here.  I really dislike mac and cheese as a combination, but I love this “grown up” version of it, and what’s even better – my kids love it as well.  It’s a real family pleaser. You will need: 1 lb. elbow macaroni, … Continue reading