Salads and Side Dishes

Pintos with Poblano Chiles

Pintos with Poblano Chiles

Pintos with Poblano Chiles Pintos with Poblano Chiles is one of our favorite side dishes to make when we grill Carne Asada, burgers, or just about any grilled entree, especially Southwest and Mexican dishes. The combination of the beans, chile peppers and bacon flavors plays well with the Carne Asada. Poblano chile peppers are hard […]

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Celery Seed Cole Slaw and Friends

Celery Seed Cole Slaw and Friends Cole Slaw is a standard Summer dish to serve. Most have celery seed, but some don’t. Our Celery Seed Cole Slaw and Friends has it since it adds that classic flavor without having to add celery. Even when we include chopped celery, the seed adds a little extra flavor […]

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Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto Basil Pesto is a traditional Italian sauce made from basil, pine nuts, garlic and Parmesan cheese. Our Dried Pesto Basil recipe comes in handy when fresh basil isn’t available.  Letting it rest for a couple hours allows the dried leaf to rehydrate and get ready for your use.  It’s more of a spread […]

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Gourmet Baked Beans

Gourmet Baked Beans This Gourmet Baked Bean recipe is one I was given back in the 80’s. I’m not sure the source since it was passed around for years before I got it. It’s been a hit most of the time since it’s not your everyday, baked beans recipe. The evaporated milk gives them a […]

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Basmati Rice Pilaf

Basmati Rice Pilaf Basmati Rice Pilaf is a twist on traditional rice pilaf, since it is made with Basmati rice, mint, other fragrant spices and a touch of saffron. The spices and Basmati rice are all part of the Mediterranean and Indian/Pakistani cuisines where versions of rice pilaf is found. The additional spices create almost […]

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Potatoes with Curry & Mustard

Potatoes with Curry & Mustard There are many Potato recipes with Mustard and Curry.  Our simple Potatoes with Curry & Mustard has a very savory flavor.  The combination of flavors go well with each other.  The mustard and curry add a little exotic twist to a very traditional pan-fried potato dish.  Unless you really don’t […]

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Orzo, Oregano, Goat Cheese & Garbanzo Beans

Orzo, Oregano, Goat Cheese & Garbanzo Beans Servings: 4 This Orzo, Oregano, Goat Cheese & Garbanzo Beans is a great Summer salad. It is made to serve warm or at room temperature, but we have seen variations of this recipe served cold, especially when it is hot outside. If you are not a fan of […]

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