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Venice Olive Oil Veggies

While everyone else was hoarding toilet paper, I headed to Venice Olive Oil to stock up on my favorite flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Venice Olive Oil veggies appear on my dinner plate several times a week. To make these tasty treats, I keep these essentials in my kitchen: […]

 
Almond Garlic Green Beans

Almond Garlic Green Beans

Whether it’s raw or cooked, garlic has an impressive list of health benefits. With 4 or 5 cloves of garlic in a simple veggie dish for 2 people, almond garlic green beans may be a new miracle cure. More importantly, the sautéed garlic adds a delicious flavor to this veggie […]

 
Mushroom risotto

Mushroom Risotto

When Jim is cooking steaks or chicken on the grill, one of my favorite side dishes is mushroom risotto. It’s my idea of comfort food: rich, creamy and delicious. Risotto is not hard to make, but it’s time consuming, adding four cups of chicken broth a half cup at a […]

 
Bacon candy

Bacon Candy

Bacon candy is sweet, salty, spicy and crispy. When I first heard of it, I wondered if it was an appetizer or a dessert. That just shows how limited my thinking was. It can also be crumpled in a salad, placed on a hamburger, or used to garnish a Bloody […]

 
roasted asparagus

Roasted or Sautéed Asparagus

Whether it’s roasted in the oven or sautéed on a stovetop, asparagus is easy to make, tastes great and is good for you.  All you need is fresh asparagus, Butter Olive Oil from Venice Olive Oils, salt and pepper. Topping it with parmesan cheese is optional.  If you are in […]

 
roasted cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower can be made with any olive oil, but I enjoy trying different flavored olive oils. For this recipe, my current favorite is Harissa Olive Oil from Venice Olive Oil. Harissa is a hot chili paste from North Africa.  Harissa Olive Oil is spicy, and pairs well with cauliflower.  […]

 
corn off the cob

Corn off the Cob

Corn off the cob, sautéed in butter olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper is just as yummy as traditional corn on the cob. There are a surprising number of ways to cut the kernels off the cob. Since a few kernels inevitably land on the floor, some methods […]

 
parmesan dijon potatoes

Parmesan Dijon Potatoes

Every now and then, nothing beats a hearty meal of steak and potatoes.  I can’t seem to get enough of these potatoes. The Parmesan cheese and Dijon mustard add a burst of flavor. Preparation time:  10 minutes                    Total time: 35 minutes Specialized kitchen […]

 
roasted brussels sprouts

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt and pepper are tasty right out of the oven. Balsamic Brussels sprouts are even better. Use any good traditional balsamic or reduction to drizzle over them before serving. I love the Venice Olive Oil’s Molto Benissimo Balsamic for this dish. It’s rich like […]

 
Spicy potato salad

Spicy Potato Salad

Schultz’s Gourmet Hot Sauce is one of my new favorite condiments. It makes a fabulous potato salad if you like things on the spicy side.  This is basically Schultz’s recipe, but I’ve adapted it to my taste and found a few shortcuts for my one-butt kitchen. On my small motorhome cooktop, […]