Category Archives: Side Dishes

Hawaiian Carrot Salad

It was HOT last week in Worcester.  It was way too hot to do much cooking, and even when I did there was little energy left over to blog.    When it is that hot, cool salads are on order and I found a nice one that was worth sharing. This Hawaiian Carrot Salad was just […]

Mom’s Bean Salad

Many of the food blogs I read have stories of how the author remembers making a certain dish with his or her (usually her) mother.  Unfortunately I don’t have any of those stories, as I discovered this passion for cooking after mom passed away.  What I do have however is a priceless cookbook that mom […]

Cucumber and Grape Salad

Sometimes I feel like I am in a rut when it comes to side dishes, and as a result we tend to eat a lot of green salads.  Nothing wrong with that, but it does get kind of boring.  Coming to my rescue last week was a blog post on Simply Recipes for a cucumber […]

Corn Tortilla Chips

As my cooking as evolved so has my ability (and desire) to use up ingredients that I have around the kitchen. The latest case in point was a half-used package of corn tortillas left over from making the Green-Chili Chicken Casserole. In the past I probably would have let these go to waste, eventually throwing […]

Chipolte-Cheddar Avocados

You have to try this.  For a simple dish these chipotle pepper & cheddar cheese stuffed broiled avocados were among the tastiest things I have made. Period.  Enough said? The key to this is to find avocados that are just ripe enough but not over-ripe. Look for ones that give a little bit when squeezed […]

Garlic Shrimp

You’ll be happy to know that the smoke detectors work at my house. I tested them yesterday. Of course I didn’t exactly mean to test them… Yesterday’s dinner consisted of a simple Garlic Shrimp recipe I had recently seen, served with brown rice and a side dish of Stir Fried Snow Peas and Mushrooms. Sounds […]

Grilled Bok Choy

I’ve mentioned before that I like Bok Choy, so when I saw a recipe for Grilled Baby Bok Choy I knew I had to try it.  I first saw this on the DadCooksDinner blog, but his had a Southwest flair to it and I was looking for something to complement an Asian influenced dinner.  Reading […]

Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad

I love the Internet.  You can find the answer to any question within a few clicks (and since it is on the Internet it must be true). In the latest case I wanted to find a nice side for a meal I was making.  A Google search of “side dish to serve with empanadas” brought […]