Cheesy Cauliflower Grits

Time: 25 minutes Get ready for a new twist on grits – a healthy, delicious version that sneaks a few extra vegetables into your family! We love this dish served with a hearty stew or red braised lamb shanks… Music Selection: Pitbull (featuring Blake Shelton) – Get Ready Ingredients: 2 shallots, diced finely 2 Tbsp…

Chinese Cabbage & Mushroom Stir Fry

This is a great, comforting side dish – like an old cardigan… something that you love and cherish and are familiar with. This dish is easy to make, healthy and super delicious. Enjoy with the comfort of your favorite warm, cozy cardigan/sweater and some delicious star anise beef stew and Taylor… Time: 25 minutes Music…

Sauteed Green Beans

Time: 20 minutes Now green beans may not be your favourite vegetable (yet), but on the next rainy night when you want some delicious, aromatic comfort food, try these delicious sauteed green beans. You can play with the toppings to get different flavours! Enjoy your rainy night and your green beans! Music Selection: Eddie Rabbitt…

Red Cabbage Slaw

Time: 15 minutes This is a super fast, super healthy and super delicious side dish for schnitzel, but it also is a great topper for pulled pork sandwiches – it is so fast to make you will have time to yourself – maybe to daydream? Music Selection: Monkees – Day Dream Believer Ingredients: ½ head…

Dill Sauce

Time: 20 minutes This is a must if you are making schnitzel… it really is dedicated to make schnitzel even better! Try it! Music Selection: The Mamas & Papas – Dedicated To The One I Love Ingredients: 1 ½ c. chicken broth 1 cup sour cream 2 Tbsp dried dill 2 heaping Tbsp flour Salt/pepper…

Dolmades

Time: 2 hours It is fall, and that means fall food. I made these delicious dolmades to accompany moussaka. A great greek dish that is comforting and makes you want to dance. Get up and dance! Music Selection: Hosapiko Ingredients: 8 oz jar grape vine leaves in brine 2/3 cup arborio rice 1 1/3 cup…

Crispy Oven Baked Broccoli & Mushrooms

When we have company for dinner, my husband usually fusses over the perfect meat recipe and I fuss over the appetizers/desserts. That leaves the “middle” items or side dishes – salad, vegetables, potatoes/rice/pasta… Often these dishes do not get all the praise that the meat and dessert get. However, these little crispy veggies are easy…

Loaded Focaccia

“I wanna raise your spirits. I want to see you smile” so I am pairing a simple, delicious focaccia and Marshmello’s “Happier”. This focaccia will make you happy – you can add toppings or strip it down to plain focaccia. It is great as a side to chilis, stews or soups. It is also great…

BBQ/Firepit Potatoes & Bacon

When I was a kid, my parents had a cabin with a firepit and often, they’d make these foil packet potatoes. Maybe it is nostalgia, or maybe it is just that these potatoes “take it to the limit”, but we just had to make them, although we did ours on the BBQ. Still delicious and…

Mushroom, Broccoli & Swiss Cheese Rolls

This is a recipe that I came up with to try and get a few more vegetables into my kids. Since they love all of these ingredients, I decided to throw them together. I can’t say this is their favorite recipe, but they all ate the buns! So, I think the rolls were a success….