Prosciutto-Rolled Asparagus Bundles

I received an email from my sister a few weeks ago. All it said was: “Yum.” And then there was a link. Because I’m trying to get everyone to try asparagus, I knew it was something I’d be making. You don’t like asparagus? That’s too bad. You don’t know what you’re missing. My kids eat […]

Sautéd Ginger Garlic Green Beans

Jen Isham went home on The Next Food Network Star premiere this Sunday for making green beans for a room full of Food Network stars. A simple search of their recipe index reveals that they have 186 sautéd green bean recipes. This doesn’t even begin to go into the total 1201 recipes that involve green […]

Super Garlic Toast – Flavor from the Side

A lot of work goes into main dishes.  For the most part, I tend to focus on the protein portion of our meals, but when possible, I like to double – even triple up on items that can be put on the grill for any given meal.  I’ve already talked about the asparagus that can […]

Roasted Parmesan Fingerling Potatoes

I’ve been wanting to buy fingerling potatoes for a while, and they have finally appeared on my local supermarket’s shelves. I am a big fan of the thin-skinned new potatoes, and fingerlings have a similar skin. However, these potatoes are fully mature when harvested and have a different flavor than new potatoes. These made their […]

Cornbread Dressing for the Lazy

I can be lazy when it comes to cooking. There are days where I’m just wholly unmotivated to get in that kitchen. Like today. I *should* be boiling noodles right now, but I’m sitting here in my chair again, definitely not boiling water… Water is on the stove. Now I don’t feel so bad. I […]

Leftovers Redone: From Beer Cheese Soup to Cheesy Rice

We often cook more food than we need to purposely have some for lunches and weekends. The problem with leftovers is they sit in the back of the fridge, alone. Forgotten. You open the fridge, hungry, looking for a tasty addition to a meal, a delightful snack. That leftover cheese soup is not calling your name. (Well, it’s not calling MY name.)

While the cheese soup on its own would be fine, you can only eat so much beer cheese soup before you’ve had enough. We used the soup from the soup swap to make a side dish for our dinner last night. To make your soup turn into a creamy rice side dish…