Category Archives: Side dishes

Roasted Squash Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are all well and good… but for a truly delicate, pop-in-your-mouth seed, roast the ones from an acorn squash. First, scoop them out of the middle of the squash, and remove most of the goo. Then, boil for … Continue reading

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Roasted Acorn Squash with Bacon & Maple

Acorn squash is a quintessential winter dish around here. I found some huge (head-sized!) squash.  Cut in half lengthwise, they roast up nicely in the oven when sprayed with oil and lightly salted and peppered.  It takes about a half … Continue reading

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Old-Fashioned Potato Salad

Somewhere back in the mists of time, I believe one of my grandparents used to make this potato salad.  My mom painstakingly copied it into her recipe collection, which I pirated wholesale just before leaving the nest. Of course, I … Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon Spread

I’ve delayed posting this one for awhile, because I keep meaning to take pictures of how we smoke salmon and put that up first. However, now that we have once again smoked salmon, not once but twice, and I still … Continue reading

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Roasted Broccoli

Earlier this week, I acquired a 3-lb. bag of broccoli from Costco – thank you, Anne! – with the intention of feeding it to the troops. Paging through the Feb/Mar 2011 Cooks’ Country, I came across a recipe for Broccoli … Continue reading

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“Onion Soup” Mix

Many recipes – dip, stroganoff, etc. – call for “Onion Soup” mix, which is generally found in the soup or seasoning aisle of the grocery store. After my epiphany with taco seasoning, it occurred to me that there was probably … Continue reading

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Spices

I use a lot of spices.  We like food with plenty of flavor around here, so I go through spices in bulk quantities. Years ago, I figured out that buying them in bulk was the way to go.  Most of … Continue reading

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