Tag: Side Dishes

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March 6, 2015
Sweet Potato Polenta Mash

Sweet Potato Polenta Mash Change up the flavor of sweet potatoes with polenta! Ingredients 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter 2 large Onions, roughly chopped 8 large Garlic Cloves, roughly chopped 5 ½ pounds Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 6 potatoes) 1 cup Polenta Meal 3 cups Water + additional […]

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December 4, 2014
Roasted Veggies with Cranberry Balsamic Glaze

Holiday celebrations are filled with fun and good food, but most foods during the holidays can be a little rich and heavy.  If you’re like me, you will appreciate a salad or vegetable dish that will spare some calories. These roasted veggies will make a pleasant side to your meat entrees. The cranberry glaze excites […]

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October 1, 2014
Savory Bread Pudding Rolls

I’ve been busy in the kitchen creating new recipes for the holiday season and I am very excited to share this one with you all! When I dream up dishes I try to think of amazing flavor combinations using familiar seasonal ingredients that will excite the eyes and palates of my hungry guests! My inspiration […]

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October 1, 2014
Sweet Potato Mash Martinis

It’s October and the holidays are approaching! This new Sweet Potato Mash Martini recipe will make a fun and exciting addition to your holiday menus. The traditionalist in me likes to stick to popular, seasonal ingredients and serve them in a classical way, but my creative side has an appetite for something different. Why not […]

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October 2, 2013
Sweet Potato Carrot Mash

Did you know that Sweet Potatoes are one of the top anti-inflammatory foods you can eat? That’s not all; they are loaded with vitamins such as B6, C, D, iron and magnesium. Don’t let the sweet taste fool you. These dessert-tasting potatoes are even good for diabetics. Sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index meaning […]

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September 24, 2013
Sun-Dried Tomato and Mushroom Cauliflower Rice

Trying to cut down on carbs?  Don’t fret! There are plenty of foods that will fulfill your appetite. With the help of a food processor or grater, cauliflower will resemble rice when it’s grated into small pieces.  What’s great about cauliflower is that its neutral taste compliments many different flavors. This dish incorporates earthy sun-dried […]

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May 29, 2012
Garlic and Leek Red Mashed Potatoes

Garlic and Leeks add exciting flavors to these red mashed potatoes! I like the consistency of my potatoes to be smooth for two reasons; one because I love the creamy texture and two, it acts as a silky puree to top poultry, meat or seafood entrees with. I start by first mashing the potatoes with […]

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February 5, 2012
Garlicky Hasselback Potatoes with Smoked Gruyere Cheese

Potatoes can be prepared a number of different ways. If you haven’t tried them hasselback style, your missing out on a potato that is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. My favorite part is the elegant presentation that looks fantastic aside a number of main entrée dishes. I used White Rose Potatoes […]

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November 16, 2011
Sweet Potato and Parsnip Mash

I was preparing a Saturday night Chilean Sea Bass dinner. Already sounds good right?  A smoky tomato puree and creamy mashed potato base for the fish is what I had in mind. Instead of Potatoes, I had sweet potatoes on hand. I added a few parsnips and even though it was different from what I […]

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September 18, 2011
Butternut Squash, Cranberry and Walnut Orzo Salad

Each year I look forward to the harvest of my butternut squash patch. Waiting for the little peanut shape fruit to grow on the vine and ripen into the amazingly sweet buttery taste of heaven. Straight from the earth and into my kitchen I prepare the squash in many delicious ways. Roasted, sautéed, pureed, mashed into […]

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