• Sweet and Savory Potato Stacks

    March 13, 2014DishinandDishes

    Easter is but a mere month away, and inspired by last year’s Sweet Potato Au Gratin recipe, I continue to think that sweet potatoes are a MUST to serve alongside a ham or lamb roast for Easter.

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  • Twice or Thrice Baked Sweet Potatoes

    November 21, 2013DishinandDishes

    Holy heavens, you CAN’T believe how good these are! Twice baked sweet potatoes is a play on the traditional sweet potato casserole  my family demands every year at Thanksgiving. I call it “Good as Dessert Sweet Potatoes” because it can easily be eaten as dessert. I would never in a million years NOT make these…

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  • When You Can’t Find Creme Fraiche…Make it Yourself!

    November 19, 2009DishinandDishes

      As I was making my Butternut Squash Bisque with Sage Cream the other day, I was extremely frustrated to find that my hometown does not carry Creme Fraiche. I shouldn’t be surprised.  We like to chase greased pigs in these parts. Not really.  Oklahoma City actually has a really good selection of gourmet food…

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  • Bacon & Cremini Mushroom Risotto

    November 14, 2009DishinandDishes

    Risotto. An Italian rice dish.  But that sounds so ordinary. And Risotto is extraordinary.  And to call it just “rice” is technically inaccurate. For in order to be called Risotto, a short-grained, round, high-starch rice is used.  The most common of these is Arborio Rice.  Arborio Rice is easier to find these days due to the…

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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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  • Oven Potatoes – Quick and Easy!

    March 19, 2009DishinandDishes

    What to make when you want a low maintenance side dish with a little flair? Oven Potatoes!  You can stick them in the oven and forget about them.  Well, please set a timer or else they’ll burn, but you know what I mean!  These are a great compliment to  nice grilled steak or chicken. Get…

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