Side Dishes

Kale Apple & Date Salad

Kale Apple & Date Salad

I’ve eaten kale a few times in salads, but I can’t say I’ve really been a fan. However because kale is so good for me, I wanted to figure out how to make it more tasty. This recipe does just that. The earthiness of the […]

How to Make Quick Pickled Radishes

How to Make Quick Pickled Radishes

  Pickles fall a close second behind my all time favorite snack — popcorn. Crunchy, sour and spicy pickles are my top picks, but I won’t turn down slightly sweet but tangy cucumber pickles and other pickled veggies including carrot and radish daikon. Last year, I started making my […]

Slow Cooker Grits

Slow Cooker Grits

I used my small 2-quart Crockpot slow cooker to make these stone ground grits overnight. They were delicious and ready to eat right out of the Crockpot. All I had to do this morning was scramble my pepper and onion eggs and cook up some […]

Roasted Root Vegetables

Roasted Root Vegetables

Oh, the joys of winter. I love the colder months because I get to wear layers, wrap Christmas gifts, make pecan cream cake, drink hot chocolate in abundance, and enjoy root vegetables! Yes, you can get root vegetables like parsnips, sweet potatoes, carrots, beets, rutabaga and turnips almost year […]

Potato Gratin

Potato Gratin

Last night I made a “French” dinner which included two recipes from one of my favorite websites – Saveur.com. I made Trout Meunière Amandine (Trout with Brown Butter and Almonds) and Potato Gratin. These two recipes included their fair share of butter and heavy cream, so I kept […]