Greek Creamed Spinach

  A lush and rich recipe for Greek-style Creamed Spinach made with fresh baby spinach, bechamel sauce, shallots, scallions and dill. The bechamel is flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg. And then there’s the dill…For that reason, during a brief span of about two seconds, I doubted the recipe. Dill and cinnamon is an unusual combination…. 

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Sugar Snap Peas and Sweet Peas with Warm Chile Garlic Vinaigrette

Sugar snap peas and sweet peas collide in a burst of vibrant flavors with a warm garlic and chile pepper vinaigrette. While the peas steam a simple vinaigrette is made by heating olive oil with chopped garlic and Serrano chilies. Red wine vinegar is whisked in and then the whole magnificent concoction is poured over… 

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Sour Cream Noodles

Sour Cream Noodles

I have another amazing side dish recipe to share today for Sour Cream Noodles inspired by my Grandma and my Mom. I love it when she pulls food memories out from the deep recesses of her mind. She can remember everything she ate on a trip to France seven years ago and what everyone she… 

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Green Chile and Corn Casserole

 I made this zesty corn casserole for Christmas dinner and it’s now one of my favorite tried and true side dishes. We needed another side and this combo was brewing in the back of my mind for some time. I thought it would be perfect with my Corn Bread & Sausage stuffing in keeping with… 

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Roasted Bacon Cauliflower and Hash Brown Brussels Sprouts

I was pondering side dishes, and came to the conclusion that I have overlooked them for far too long. They are worthy of more attention. They can perk up a meal, shed light on an unappealing vegetable, and sometimes even steal the show. I was playing around with the idea of starting my very own… 

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