Side Dishes

The BP Scramble

The BP Scramble, aka The Baked Potato Scramble. I know, I know, you don’t scramble potatoes.  Bear with me as I describe my new experiment. I have posted a recipe before for stuffed baked potatoes, but sometimes I also roast a batch of potatoes without stuffing them for use during the week for easy meals.  […]

Stuffed and Twice-Baked Potatoes: A weekly timesaver

I love baked potatoes.  Sadly, they are not something you can prepare quickly.  I came up with this weekly routine that is not only delicious, but a huge timesaver during the week.  Usually on a Sunday I will roast the potatoes, stuff them, and wrap for use during the week for lunches or a quick […]

Potato Galette, La Madeline style

Any time I go to La Madeline, I have to get the potato galette.  Crispy on the outside, creamy-soft on the inside, potato perfection.  While messing around with a hash brown creation, I happened to add a certain blend of herbs and shape into patties, and stumbled upon something that tasted exactly like the potato […]

Turkey Trials and Tribulations

First Turkey You would think at my age, and being once married, I would have cooked a traditional turkey before. Alas, I am still learning a lot about cooking, and it was time this obstacle got crushed. I read the advice, watched the television shows, read cookbooks, and searched online. I kept hearing about “brine”. […]

Potato Loaf

This is exactly what it sounds like: a potato loaf.  I was experimenting with side dishes and thought this would be a fun one to try. 2 baking potatoes, scrubbed clean 1/2 stick of butter 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1/2 red onion, minced Seasonings of your choice (I added cracked black pepper, basil, and parsley) […]

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms 1 package large Mushrooms (about 12-15) 12 oz. real Crab (friends don’t let friends eat imitation crab meat) 1 Egg 2 tablespoons Garlic, minced 1/4 cup Onion, minced 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded 1/2 cup breadcrumbs Mozzarella Cheese Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove stems from mushrooms and discard. Remove inside from […]


Bruschetta 3 tomatoes 1 small onion Fresh Basil Fresh Parsley Extra V Olive Oil Balsamic Vinegar French Bread or Baguette Mozzarella cheese Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Finely dice the onion and tomato (remove seeds). Mince basil and parsley and mix with diced ingredients. Add 1 tablespoon each of the oil and balsamic vinegar. Mix […]