• Cheesy Soft Polenta

    April 8, 2012DishinandDishes

    First off, I must say I am honored to be featured on Tasty Kitchen’s site starting today under the TK Blog.  If you haven’t visited Tasty Kitchen, you haven’t lived.  It is a site created by Ree of The Pioneer  Woman where food bloggers and home cooks can upload recipes and oh my, are there…

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  • Brown Sugared Balsamic Mushrooms

    April 8, 2012DishinandDishes

    Oh my gosh.  If you are a mushroom lover, you must make these Brown Sugared Balsamic Mushrooms! They are glazed deliciousness! I must show you how to make this recipe! Must, must, must! Mr. Wonderful grilled up a couple of sirloin steaks,  and while he was doing that, I was doing this…

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  • Southern Fried Okra

    April 8, 2012DishinandDishes

    I have a confession to make. When I first moved to Oklahoma (from Michigan) 20 years ago, I didn’t know what “okra” was.  I had no idea about the wonder of freshly fried Southern okra with its glorious crispy crunch. I didn’t know what “brisket” was.  I’d never had beans- n-ham or country fried steak.…

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  • Green Beans Almondine

    April 8, 2012DishinandDishes

    Although my kids love green bean casserole and would probably want to mutiny and take away my “Mom status” this Thanksgiving for not making it, my grown-up tastes are leaning towards, shall I say less “canned soup” type of dishes?  I should also add that my kids ask for this recipe for Green Beans Almondine…

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  • Creamed Spinach With Caramelized Pearl Onions

    April 8, 2012DishinandDishes

    If you’ve ever been to one of those steak houses that serve Creamed Spinach, just know that you too can make a delicious creamed spinach recipe at home! It’s much simpler than you make think and add in some carmelized pearl onions for an added touch? Well, it’s more than I can describe to you.…

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  • Kicked Up Creamed Corn

    April 8, 2012DishinandDishes

    I just returned from vacationing in Michigan and visiting my folks. When I visit them during the summer, there is one thing I have to have multiple times before going home. Michigan Peaches N Cream sweet corn. I am such a fan of this corn..it’s sweet, tender and juicy and SO good! This trip I…

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  • Cauliflower Gratin

    April 8, 2012DishinandDishes

    It’s Fall Fest time again with Food Network bloggers – this time featuring cauliflower recipes!  Cauliflower is a kind of underrated vegetable. It’s very high in Vitamin C and is rumored to fight carcinogens.  You just don’t see a lot of it on the table.

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  • Roasted Vegetables

    April 8, 2012DishinandDishes

    This has become a new favorite at our house. Roasted Vegetables. The great news? Kids who never ate broccoli are eating broccoli.  And all the Moms said AMEN.

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  • Tips for Asparagus

    April 7, 2012DishinandDishes

    I think I’ve eaten more asparagus this spring than I’ve ever eaten in my life combined.  I’ve fallen in love with this vegetable. Big surprise since I fall in love with every vegetable. It occurred to me the other day, that instead of fumbling with each stalk of asparagus, snapping off one stalk and then…

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  • Roasted Honey Balsamic Glazed Carrots

    March 22, 2012DishinandDishes

    Carrots. They’ve always seemed pretty ordinary to me.  A little bitter, a little too, well, just ordinary. I like carrots two ways.

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  • How to Roast Butternut Squash

    October 8, 2009DishinandDishes

    Last weekend we helped host a monthly get together called Dinner’s For 12.  This is a supper club of sorts, and we’ll be traveling each month to a new home and having a new theme.  Melisa and I do the entree, and everyone  brings a side dish to go along with the theme. Our first…

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  • The Best Recipe for Black Krim Heirloom Tomatoes

    September 15, 2009DishinandDishes

    Remember my newly harvested Black Krim heirlooms? This is the best recipe for eating them. Ready? Are you sure? Okay, here we go… Step #1 – slice them up. Step #2 -salt and pepper them. Step #3 – if needed, drizzle a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Okay, okay, a little fresh basil shredded…

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