Classic risotto requires a lot of stirring and painstaking attention. Give your arm a rest with this crockpot version. There’s no lack of flavor thanks to leeks, Parmesan cheese, wine, and garlic. It’s the perfect side dish with meats, poultry, and fish, yet easy as pie to make. The Author […]
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I’m a self-admitted potato freak. I have always loved the classic creamed potatoes, baby whole onions, and tender sweet peas dish from my youth. This is my uptown version, based on the loaded baked potato, and it’s to die for!
Take a walk on the gourmet side with this tantalizingly different rice pilaf. It’s slightly spicy, crunchy from pecans, and gets a touch of sweetness from dried cherries. It’s a savory and sweet match made in heaven. Wild rice is used, but feel free to substitute your favorite rice. It […]
This variation of rice pilaf gets a refreshing tang from lemon zest and lemon juice. It’s a delightful change of pace and incredibly easy to make. The lemon flavor is not overwhelming. The butter and Parmesan cheese add a creaminess that is hard to resist. It’s the perfect side dish […]
No sugar in this sweet potato pie, just the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes. This savory side dish is rich with butter, cheese, and herbs.
Quinoa has become a dieter’s favorite due to its vegetable protein content and low glycemic load. Quinoa stuffed zucchini makes a great meal or side dish. Whether you are diabetic, on a caloric diet, or just trying to eat in a more healthful manner, these zucchini boats filled with a […]
This winning take on Rice-A-Roni is infinitely more flavorful than the box, and it takes about the same amount of time. Orzo is a rice-shaped pasta that takes the place of the broken spaghetti strands found in Rice-A-Roni. The result is creamy with Parmesan cheese and flecked with morsels of […]
Bacon Ranch Potato Casserole will make your taste buds sing. The tang of ranch dressing and sour cream is the perfect solution to perk up those bland potatoes. Additionally, how can you go wrong with bacon and Cheddar cheese? Nothing short of awesome!