Category Archives: sides

Fresh Kraut for Reubens or Anytime

Fork-and-Knife Reuben My mom is of Irish heritage and Saint Patrick’s Day has always been a celebration in our house. The inside of our house would be draped with paper shamrocks. We’d have green carnations in a vase on the table which was scattered with gold and green coins. My bedroom door had a pot […]

Food Network Friday: Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Loaded Mashed Potatoes (my version) Thank you, Paula Deen. These mashed potatoes were really special, something I don’t often say and I could rarely imagine writing in a blog post based off a Paula Deen recipe. And raving about it. This week’s recipe was chosen by Julia over eatrundoyoga and is a great choice for […]

Poblano Potato Salad

A couple of weeks ago, Jim and I celebrated our 26th anniversary. Yes, really. It’s hard to believe, I know. To celebrate, we took a picnic and went for a walk along the Lake Erie shore. Jim made his Monster Club Sandwich and I made a poblano potato salad. It was kind of a gray […]

Garlic Scape Season!

Garlic scapes are finally in season! This is my third (I think) year in cooking with them and I love them more each go around. It’s a highlight when we spot them at the Farmer’s Market. Most people just pass them by, but a few people have struck up a conversation when they see what […]

Food Network Friday: Spicy Seitan with Yellow Rice with Garlic

Spicy Seitan with Yellow Rice with Garlic “The smell of the garlic combined with the salty-ness of the capers and olives. Then it’s got the wonderful heat of the chili – fried seitan coming up under it all. It makes you just want to dive into this dish.“ Can you guess who’s recipe this is […]