Side Dishes

Side dishes make your meal complete.  Pick your favorite recipe for tonight’s dinner!


Mashed Butternut Squash

Mashed Butternut Squash makes for a delicious side dish. It also provides a great change of pace from the usual side items like mashed potatoes. I like to serve Mashed Butternut Squash with our Herbed Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy. The sweetness of the butternut squash compliments the herbed pork […]


Moroccan Couscous

Moroccan couscous is a quick and tasty dish. It is great as a main dish or as a side dish with roasted pork or chicken. I like the deep roasted flavor of the Moroccan spiced eggplant and zucchini. The couscous has lots of flavors and textures. The carrots and raisins […]


Eggplant Pasta

This is my favorite eggplant pasta and soon to be yours too!  When Joe and I went to Sicily, it was eggplant season.  We ate eggplant at least twice a day every day.  This is a version of a delicious pasta dish we ate in the mountains of Sicily. Why this is […]


Margaret’s Light and Refreshing Slaw

Margaret’s Light and Refreshing Slaw is packed full of crunchy vegetables, fresh cilantro, and a bright dressing of just lime juice and olive oil.  All the veggies give this slaw lots of different textures.  The cilantro adds a nice freshness.  If you don’t like cilantro, try another herb in this […]


Venetian Vegetable Pasta

Venetian Vegetable Pasta is based on a dish Joe and I ate on our first visit to Venice.  We enjoyed it so much, we recreated it!   This pasta has a very light sauce made with a colorful array of vegetables, a little vegetable broth and lots of cheese!  This vegetarian […]


Grilled Artichokes

Grilled Artichokes are a wonderful addition to any antipasto tray, along side some olives and salami, my Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs or Greek Cheese Puffs. They’re also nice as side item with a dinner entrée. I like my artichokes seasoned lightly with lemon juice, olive oil and fresh basil and […]


Fresh Summer Corn Salad

This Fresh Summer Corn Salad combines grilled corn and zucchini, red bell peppers and fresh basil with crispy bacon in one delicious salad.  When corn is in season we all love to simply eat it on the cob, but there are many other ways to prepare fresh corn and this […]


Kale, Apple and Pomegranate Salad

This Kale, Apple and Pomegranate Salad is always a favorite with our friends and family.  This is a version of salad that I enjoyed a Emeril’s Table 10 restaurant in Las Vegas. Kale, Apple and Pomegranate Salad is healthy and delicious The kale is hearty, while the apple is fresh […]