Category Archives: Veggies

Air Fryer Chickpeas

Years ago, now, seasoned, roasted chickpeas were being touted as the new! next! now! healthy and good for you snack. They were… ok. Then, a week or so ago, I got to rethinking the whole concept, using my air fryer  … Continue reading

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Braised Celery

Waaay back in 2005, I loved the novel “Julie and Julia” by Julie Powel. Then, in 2009, I loved the movie version, with Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. Both the book and the movie had scenes of a dinner party … Continue reading

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Brandied Spinach

When I first came across this idea on All Recipes, I knew it was going to be served at one of the feasts over the holidaze. The person who posted the article said that this recipe had made her mom … Continue reading

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Peach Butter Baked Beans

There is still time far a backyard gathering, so you might want to keep this tasty little baked bean hack in your back pocket. I start with a can of baked beans, a can of black beans, and a jar … Continue reading

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Green Beans Mandarin

This is one of those mid century recipes that is actually quite good. A can of green beans (I use the reduced sodium version) and a packet of seasoning from ramen noodles come together with a few other simple ingredients … Continue reading

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Fried Bread and Tomato Hash

Yeh. So, Nigella Lawson calls this a “hash,” but, truthfully, I think that it is just about the best example of a panzanella (a bread salad) that I have ever had. Bread cubes are fried in garlic infused olive oil, … Continue reading

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Cowboy Caviar Dip

So, who does not like a hang out with a big ol’ bowl of chips and some dip? Well, what if I told you that this dip is not only delicious, it is also good for you, it is also … Continue reading

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Polenta Air Fries

There are times I just like to mix stuff up a bit, like with yesterday’s Cowboy Caviar Salad take on bean salads. Today, I took a basic dinner, barbecued ribs, garlic sautéed broccolini, and fries, but, the fries are sticks … Continue reading

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Easy, Cheesy Grits

So. You recall those tasty pressure cooker ribs from the other day? Well, I boned and shredded the leftovers and thought I would serve them over cheesy grits – kinda like polenta, but made with white corn, or hominy, than … Continue reading

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Duxelles

These ‘shrooms sautéed in butter get a fancy French name because of the way they are sautéed in butter. Shown here, spread out on puff pastry, then topped with Bacon Jam, you can see that they are very finely chopped, … Continue reading

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