Vegetable Sides

Broccolini Toast

Broccolini Toast - December 25, 2016

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday!!!  I hope everyone is spending the day with their loved ones.  This time of year I tend to reflect on my life.  I’m not sure if its my age and getting older, but everything »
Roasted Cauliflower with Prosciutto

Roasted Cauliflower with Prosciutto - April 22, 2013

  I’m sure you all heard about the tremendous amount of rain we had in the midwest last week.  We were among one of the countless homes that flooded.  We didn’t have it too bad, my basement was not underwater »
Roasted Peppers

Roasted Peppers - April 03, 2013

It’s 8:00 a.m. in my house and my dog is acting like he’s on steroids!  I finally freed him of his E collar post neutering, and he is absolutely out of control, flying through the house, ricocheting off the couches, »
Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole - January 23, 2013

I am so sorry, I don’t know what has gotten into me.  I feel like I am on the hunt for the most fattening and decadent recipes on earth!!!  I have the middle of winter blues, and my tight clothes »
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts - January 09, 2013

I usually cook these babies in the oven, but I wanted to try them on the stove top to see if they wouldn’t dry out so much .  Bottom line, this is the way to cook Brussels Sprouts.  Gwyneth Paltrow »
Healthy Baked Asparagus Tempura

Healthy Baked Asparagus Tempura - December 18, 2012

As I look around my kitchen, it amazes me to see an array of holiday cards.  I know it’s December 18th, but anyone who lives in Chicago must agree it doesn’t feel like Christmas time is approaching.  We have not »
Cauliflower Au Gratin

Cauliflower Au Gratin - December 14, 2012

Louie and I stayed home all by ourselves last night.  Louie is my 3 month old puppy if you aren’t a frequent visitor here. Could you go out and leave this face??? I have been home a lot, that’s for »
2 Potato Gratin

2 Potato Gratin - November 19, 2012

Did anyone go to the grocery store yesterday?  Wow, Thanksgiving fever!  Since I am actually not hosting the holiday this year, I began thinking of what I am thankful for to distract me from the menacing faces of all shoppers »
Mustard Vinaigrette Coleslaw Salad

Mustard Vinaigrette Coleslaw Salad - October 23, 2012

  I am not kidding, this is the best salad I have EVER made!  It’s loaded with the best assortment of crunchy vegetables.  Salads can be tricky sometimes, if you choose the wrong dressing all your hard worked chopping skills »
Charred Corn on the Cob

Charred Corn on the Cob - September 11, 2012

  I have to admit, this was kind of an accident.  Marc always calls me on his way home from the city so I can time the dinner just right.  Last night he was a little off (about 20 minutes »