Category Archives: Side Dish

Green Beans with Ground Chorizo

This recipe is so simple but so delicious.  The beans are steamed until just tender, and the chorizo adds all the spice they need. I have trouble getting full-sized green beans tender enough just through sauteeing like I can with … Continue reading

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Bourbon Glazed Carrots and Parsnips

This recipe uses a similar technique as Cumin Spiced Carrots — cooking/steaming the carrots and parsnips in a liquid that then reduces into a sweet glaze.  This recipe uses bourbon (or whisky) and brown sugar as the liquid, and comes … Continue reading

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Cheesy Smoky Green Bean Casserole

There’s not much difference between this and macaroni and cheese, but with green beans instead of macaroni.  I wanted to include some ham in with the green beans, but since the ham was cooking at the same time, I diced … Continue reading

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Mashed Potatoes

Meg loves mashed potatoes.  She loves my mashed potatoes.  I have marriage security. One year for Christmas she got me a potato ricer.  That was the gift that kept on giving — giving back to her.  But seriously, if you’re … Continue reading

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Onions

My inner child is crying inside because I just enjoyed a dinner of Brussels sprouts and cauliflower.  But seriously why have I never roasted Brussels sprouts before?  Tip to anyone who thinks they don’t like vegetables: Toss them in olive … Continue reading

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Roasted Asparagus

This recipe is so easy, and I can’t believe how long it took me to realize how delicious roasted vegetables are.

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Cole Slaw

What goes with Carolina-style pulled pork?  Cole slaw, of course.  So I turned to my internet strategy of googling for a recipe and picking the first result that comes from a food blog, rather than a recipe aggregator or Food … Continue reading

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