• Southern Country Green Beans and New Potatoes

    September 18, 2013DishinandDishes

    My Aunt Jane left me a post on my Facebook wall the other day saying “I made your Southern country red potatoes and green  beans recipe today…yummy!” I confess, it’s been so long since I’ve made these, I had to stop and think about what she was talking about. I learned to make this shortly…

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  • Elote (Mexican Grilled Corn) Three Ways

    July 3, 2013DishinandDishes

    Elote is just the Mexican way of saying “corn on the cob” and is also commonly known as a Mexican street food sold from carts and stands along the road, especially in the evening hours. Mexican corn on the cob however, is served a little differently, (and deliciously) than our traditional American corn on the…

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  • Baked Squash Casserole

    May 15, 2013DishinandDishes

    I have always loved squash. Especially baked squash in the casserole form.  Even as a kid, my mom would saute zucchini and yellow squash together in a little butter in a frying pan and I adored it. I like it coated with a little flour and cornmeal and fried and I even like it chopped…

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  • Spring Vegetables -What’s in Season Now

    April 25, 2013DishinandDishes

    Happy Spring!  Do you know what vegetables are in season now?  I love too cook with what’s in season, hit the local farmer’s market and try to make something out of it!  Also, when produce is in season it tends to go on sale, so it helps your pocketbook as well! Maybe you just want…

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  • How to Make Spaghetti Squash

    August 10, 2012DishinandDishes

    Spaghetti squash was once a foreign oddity to me. I usually tend to associate “stringy” things with textures I don’t like when it comes to vegetables. I detest strings in green beans and asparagus and therefore never really cared to try them in squash. I am all about texture. I hate pulp or floaties in…

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  • Mushroom & Pesto Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    August 1, 2012DishinandDishes

    Growing up, my Mom instilled a love for zucchini squash in me. During the summer, she would slice them into rounds and grill them in a pan with butter, salt and pepper.  I couldn’t wait for the softened savory squash to be scooped out of the frying pan and lovingly ladeled onto my plate. It…

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  • Grilled Corn with Cilantro Lime Butter

    April 8, 2012DishinandDishes

    I love cilantro. I love lime.  I love the combination of the two together.  I try to work them into different things I cook.  Today I decided to try my hand and make them into a butter to spread over grilled corn.  I have to say, it was delicious! The best part about this recipe…

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  • Oven Fried Pattypan Squash

    April 8, 2012DishinandDishes

    So I’m posting a recipe.  A recipe for Oven Fried Pattypan squash. Yes, I’m still here. Some of you may be wondering if I’ve been cooking lately.  The answer is “not the way I usually do”. This week, Mr. Wonderful and I had the pleasure of our son Jason getting married. For 2 days, we…

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