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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 Denissimo 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, […]

 
Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas

Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas

Contrary to the name, there’s no sugar in sugar snap peas. In fact, they are low in calories, high in fiber, and have numerous other healthy attributes. You can eat sautéed sugar snap peas with a clear conscience. This mildly sweet, crisp pea is delicious sautéed in Butter Olive Oil […]

 
Roasted or Sautéed Carrots

Roasted or Sautéed Carrots

Carrots are versatile vegetables. The sweet, concentrated flavor and soft texture of roasted or sautéed carrots are quite different from the crunch of a slightly bland raw carrot in a salad. While I like carrots raw, roasted or sautéed, I must admit that cooking them seems to intensify their flavor. Baby […]

 
Whenever you have leftover risotto, save it for risotto cakes.  Serve them as an appetizer, side dish or served on baby arugula as a hearty salad.

Risotto Cakes

Whenever you have leftover risotto, save it for risotto cakes.  Mushroom risotto makes especially good risotto cakes. Serve them as an appetizer, side dish or on baby arugula as a hearty salad. When I’m traveling in the motorhome, I occasionally use store-bought risotto, especially if I’m preparing other dishes on the […]

 
smoked salmon corn cakes

Smoked Salmon Corn Cakes

These corn cakes are delicious with smoked salmon.  My absolute favorite smoked salmon is from the Honey Smoked Fish Company. I’ve also had success with leftover grilled salmon.  This versatile dish can be served as an appetizer, side dish, or entree with a salad. (Thanks to Linda Johnson, Jim’s former […]