Baked Parmesan & Cream Cheese Spinach Maria

Baked Parmesan & Cream Cheese Spinach Maria

Delicious things ensue when you bake spinach with roasted red peppers, cream cheese and Parmesan. A kind of creamed spinach happens, only better. A richer, cheesier version filled with comfort. I don’t know why it’s called spinach Maria but there’s a few different recipes floating around claiming to be restaurant copycats. They all have one… 

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Gingerbread Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Gingerbread Sweet Potato Mash

Lots of good things happen when you mash gingerbread-spiced butter, orange zest and a touch of molasses into your sweet potatoes. The most important one is the realization that more of your crazy, outlandish recipe ideas should be acted upon rather than reluctantly dismissed. Don’t let the word gingerbread scare you off. With only one… 

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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