Category Archives: Veggies

Carrots Vichy

Supposedly, the pure waters of Vichy, France are optimal for cooking carrots, but really to make this recipe wicked simple and wicked tasty, I find that lemon-lime soda (think Sprite or 7-Up) really works a treat! Seasoning the carrots with … Continue reading

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Parfait! Carrots Vichy

Normally made with sparkling water, some lemon juice, a dash of white vermouth, and sugar; this most excellent glazed carrot recipe easily adapts to using lemon-lime soda, thus cutting out the need for sugar and lemon juice; and, as it … Continue reading

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Cheesy Ranch Broccoli

OK, so mebbe this should be called “Cheezzzy” Ranch Broccoli, since I used my Cheezzz; but if you don’t feel like making your own, wonderfully melty cheese, go ahead and use Velveeta. A big bag of frozen broccoli florets, thawed, … Continue reading

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Spicy Eggplant

This one may surprise you. It certainly did one of our nephews who proclaimed “I never knew I liked eggplant!” while helping himself to seconds. As a plus, this tasty little dish is just as nice as a vegetarian side … Continue reading

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Asparagus With Garlic Sauce

When I make my Korean-Style Barbecued Short Ribs, I usually serve yellow rice with blanched asparagus added; but this time, I decided to zip up the asparagus with a tasty, and simple, garlic sauce. Thanks again to the food kits … Continue reading

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Sautéed Asparagus and (Bonus!) Scampi

We’ve been doing food kit dinners a couple of times a week for a while now and, while it is nice not to have to think about what I am going to make for dinner, it is also nice to … Continue reading

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Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

A friend has posted on teh faceplace a couple of times, now, about how nicely her air fryer makes corn on the cob and, well… I had been meaning to try it, but the ole wrapped in foil with seasoned … Continue reading

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Baked or Grilled Beans

Full Disclosure: these beans are not – as a family member likes to say – my favorite; but, my husband was pretty happy with them, so I guess there’s that. They are, though, a nice change from the regular baked … Continue reading

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Crazy Good Corn on the Cob

My Aunt Buzz was of the opinion that the only way to truly enjoy corn on the cob was to set a large pot of water to boil on the stove, and only then head out to the field to … Continue reading

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Zucchini and Spinach Pasta Casserole

The nice folk at Food Network call this a “creamy zucchini and spinach pasta bake” – and it is. But. Because I used a shredded Italian cheese blend that included Parmesan, it cannot be called vegetarian. If, however,  you go … Continue reading

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