Creamy Leeks

Cream and cheese make any vegetable taste good but they’re especially effective with these mild leeks, cooked until softened and then baked with cream and grated Cheddar cheese. These make a nice comforting side dish and can be made ahead of time and then heated through. I think this would also be good with some […]

Stir Fried Bean Sprouts with Garlic

I was looking for some new vegetable side dishes and saw these stir-fried bean sprouts in the local paper. It says “serves 4 as a side dish” but I would say it’s more like 6–or we just don’t eat a lot of sprouts! This is mild enough for kids if they’re adventurous. My kids like […]

Green Beans with Shallots

Green beans can be boring–but not these! These are so simple and so good! I made them twice in a row and ate leftovers at lunch.

Pasta with Broccolini and Sausage

This Pasta with Broccolini and Sausage was a great simple dinner for midweek and was the hit of my pre-holiday dinners. I halved the original recipe from Lidia’s Italy in America so I used half a pound of pasta instead of the full pound and I used broccolini instead of broccoli rabe or rapini. The […]

Parsnips and Carrots in Lemon Mustard Sauce

I discovered I’d not moved this recipe over from the old site and it’s good enough to bring back. This is from one of my favorite cookbooks, Mom’s Updated Recipe Box: 300 Family Favorites Made Quick and Healthy. That links to a book that is slightly newer than my copy as it has 50 more […]