Noodles with a sour cream sauce, salty bacon and the surprise of the bunch – cabbage! They come together in no time at all to make a comforting and hearty side dish that can fill in as a main. Michael Symon made this in 5 minutes on his new show, The Chew. Have you seen it? I’m just a wee bit addicted to it, mostly… [Read more]
Here is further proof of my love for cabbage! Thinly-sliced green cabbage slowly simmered in milk until tender and soft is tossed in a super creamy sauce made of sour cream, poppy seeds, Dijon mustard, thyme and Parmesan cheese. Tangy, salty and melt-in-your mouth delicious!I’m convinced cooking cabbage in milk (or cream) brings out its natural sweetness and mellows the harsh flavor and smell that… [Read more]
A savory, sweet and spicy soup packed to the hilt with vegetables, beans and even a bit of fruit. Shredded cabbage adds body and texture to the broth of the soup and serves as a backdrop for sweet potatoes, black beans and apple.
A homemade brown sugar barbecue sauce recipe with tender meatballs that can be made into sandwiches, eaten with buttered noodles, rice or potatoes. The barbecue sauce can also be used for chicken, steak or ribs. And even as a dipping sauce for french fries, all on it’s own or with a little mayonnaise or ranch dressing mixed in. The sauce takes on a deep burgundy… [Read more]
This is a recipe for Cabbage, Sausage and Bacon Noodles with a Cheddar-Mustard Sauce. The source of my inspiration was a traditional Irish recipe for bacon and cabbage with two sauces: parsley and a whole-grain mustard sauce. I took flavors from both sauces and combined them, and took the bacon and cabbage theme a little further by adding Italian sausage. Instead of serving it with… [Read more]
I haven’t been feeling inspired in the kitchen lately. I’ve been kind of lost, just wandering around peeking in cupboards and behind boxes and jars. Kind of like Winnie-the-Pooh when he woke up and couldn’t find his hunny pot. I could blame it on the weather. I naturally gravitate toward heavier comfort food that isn’t always appealing during the summer. My garden was a great… [Read more]
I’ve only had fish tacos once before. It’s taken me awhile to warm up to the whole idea of fish in a taco. But I love them! They are nothing like the Tex-Mex tacos I’ve known my entire life. But they are every bit as delicious and that’s all that matters.You can use these recipes to make tacos or you can deconstruct them and eat… [Read more]
Rumpledethumps is a traditional dish from the Scottish Borders made with potatoes, cabbage and onion. Its name comes from the sounds of the potatoes or ‘tatties’ thumped and rumbled together with the cabbage. The Irish make a similar dish called colcannon and the English have their bubble & squeak. All of them are traditionally made with leftover vegetables. Buttery smashed taters are rumble de thumped… [Read more]