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 […]

Buttermilk Onion Rings

The June/July 2011 Every Day with Rachael Ray (2-year affiliate link) caught my eye because of the burger on the cover. I actually followed the whole recipe (maybe a first!), right down to these onion rings. The idea of adding chives to onions sounded good and I have a ton of chives in the garden […]