Parmesan Brussels Sprouts
It was my first year cooking Christmas dinner for the family and I was just thinking of imaginative vegetables I could have! Turned out great and everyone loved them and have been cooking them ever since. Goes well with everything.
Tony's Summer Pasta
Tony is my husband. He brought home a recipe he had gotten from someone at work, and it was adapted over time to this recipe--so I named it Tony's Summer Pasta. The tomatoes and cheese are marinated in oil, basil, and garlic, and then tossed with the hot linguine. The tomatoes are warmed and the cheese melts ever so slightly, creating a simple but delectable meal.
Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole
Creamy sweet potatoes topped with a crunchy pecan topping. So delicious!
Smoky Chipotle Mac and Cheese
Adding chipotle chiles to this macaroni and cheese dish really adds a nice spicy, smoky kick.
Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes
After years of adjusting, learning from failures, and sorting through advice from others that turned out to be good or bad, I finally have a great recipe that people flip over. The two biggest tips I've learned in making these is to heat the milk and butter before mashing in, and to use a hand masher as opposed to an electric mixer. Using these methods, I have NEVER had the potatoes come out pasty or soupy, always super-fluffy with just enough body.
Spiced Orange Cranberry Sauce
This recipe was graciously shared with me by a Jamaican friend, many years ago. It makes a delicious sauce, different from any other cranberry sauce I've ever tasted or made. It does not "gel" but you do want to cook it long enough to make a good, thick consistency. You can use 1 tablespoon of excellent quality ground cinnamon instead of the cinnamon stick, if you prefer.
Kahlua Sweet Potatoes
We have had this side dish for Thanksgiving and noticed that it is not as filling as the usual pecan-encrusted mashed sweet potatoes. At Thanksgiving that is a good thing!