Italian Mashed Potatoes

Italian Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes get an Italian makeover! Red potatoes mashed with olive oil, roasted garlic, Pecorino Romano and fresh rosemary. They’ll easily steal the show away from any entree. Don’t be scared off by the two bulbs of garlic in the recipe! The bulbs are roasted so they’re not as pungent as fresh, they mellow out… 

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Parmesan Garlic Green Bean Almondine

Parmesan Garlic Green Bean Almondine #recipe

I don’t know anyone that doesn’t like green beans. They don’t elicit the same response as brussels sprouts or broccoli. Most people don’t care about them one way or the other. We almost always have both fresh and frozen green beans around. Thanks to my Mom, who will painstakingly pick through the fresh green bean… 

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Candied Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Bacon Syrup

Candied Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Bacon Syrup #recipe

I have a new favorite show! It’s called A Chef’s Life and stars Vivian Howard, a chef who returns to her roots in the south after working in some of the best restaurants in NYC, to open a farm to table restaurant. Every episode revolves around her visiting a local farm and then incorporating their… 

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30 Thanksgiving Side Dishes

30 Thanksgiving Side Dish #Recipes

Click on the picture or name for the recipe! Happy Thanksgiving! My Mom’s Homestyle Sausage Stuffing (I dream of it all year long.) Italian-style Green Bean Casserole (no soup cans or mushrooms!) Baked Broccoli Cheese Rice Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Sweet Potatoes w/ Bacon Loaded Bacon Cheddar Mashed Potato Bake

Sweet Potato Puff Pastry Galette

Sweet Potato Puff Pastry Galette #recipe

Savory slices of sweet potato are layered over spinach-laced sour cream atop a flaky puff pastry crust. Crumbled feta cheese and chopped walnuts garnish the top. It’s like a reinvented pizza gone wild. Only prettier. I swear I need a chaperone to get me through the produce department. The sight of all the veggies makes… 

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Bacon, Gouda & Tortellini Stuffed Squash

Tortellini Stuffed Acorn Squash #dinnerrecipes

Cheese tortellini smothered in a creamy sauce with spinach, bacon and Gouda cheese is stuffed inside acorn squash and baked. Certain squash were made for the sole purpose of stuffing. I’m convinced of it. Once you scoop out the seeds you’re left with what looks like a bowl and bowls were made to be filled…. 

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Loaded Bacon Cheddar Mashed Potato Bake

Loaded Bacon Cheddar Mashed Potato Bake #sidedish

These are the potatoes you will love to hate! With a mess of bacon, white cheddar cheese, garlic, sour cream and chives, they’re the definition of decadent. They’re all kinds of wonderful. When it comes to potatoes I find myself returning to the same familiar flavors again and again. All the favorites. They work magic… 

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Spinach Alfredo Spaghetti Squash (And How to Cook it Because You’ve Been Doing it Wrong)

Spinach Alfredo Spaghetti Squash #glutenfree

Spaghetti Squash is one of nature’s best inventions. An almost perfect imitation of spaghetti without all the carbs, calories and gluten. Here it’s smothered in a creamy skillet sauce made with garlic, roasted red peppers, fresh baby spinach, Parmesan cheese, feta cheese that has been mashed to tiny bits and the completely optional red pepper… 

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