Category Archives: Side Dishes

Zucchini Parmesan Crisps

For Mother’s Day dinner I was looking for a multi-purpose side dish.  Ideally I wanted something that could serve as both a starch and vegetable, be easy to make, and taste great all at the same time.  Tall order right? My brother-in-law’s sister came to the rescue with a recipe she had recently shared on […]

Oh So Nice Chicken and Rice

Sometimes entire dinner ideas just fall into my lap.  This was true last week when an email from All Recipes highlighted a Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken, and right after that featured a nice looking Carrot Rice dish.  Paraphrasing one of my favorite Maurice Sendak books: In May I truly think it best To be a […]

Whirling Dervish

Whirling Dervish (n.) – a person whose behavior resembles a rapid, spinning object. Do you ever feel like a Whirling Dervish when making dinner?  I know I did the other day. Cut the rhubarb and mince the ginger for dessert.  Whirl around and slice the shallot for the salad.  Spin back and chop the onion, […]

Changes in Latitudes

For dinner last night we went south* to Latin America to have a meal of empanadas, served along side a dish of quinoa with cilantro, lime and green chilies.  Funny story how I got to this particular meal… I had been thinking about the blog and how song lyrics somehow find their way into many […]

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Ever tried grilled sweet potatoes?  If not then fire up your grill and get out there! I have tried this now a couple of times and hit upon a recipe I really love.  No surprise that it comes from Simply Recipes.  I think I am batting 1.000 on recipes from that site – each and […]