Time for Carrots

Time for Carrots

Serving a vegetable at a meal does not have to require actually cooking a vegetable. There are nights (like tonight!!!) that my main dish takes longer to prepare than I expected, or some unforeseen distraction appears (usually in the form of homework that requires a…

Roasted Root Vegetables

Roasted Root Vegetables

If you know me well enough to know my kitchen habits, then you know that I never, ever, ever make a recipe exactly as it’s written.  Really, never.  If I share a recipe with you I’ll send the original recipe, along with all the things…

Sautéed Spinach

Sautéed Spinach

Sautéed spinach was never my favorite, until I made this.  It actually started out as a filling for a rolled-up cube steak recipe.  The filling was great….the rolled cube steak? Not so much.  So I made a few adjustments and now this makes a regular…

Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed Cauliflower

I love mashed potatoes…..love, love, love them. When I saw a recipe for mashed cauliflower I was skeptical.  However, it is absolutely a great alternative, with a very similar consistency and mild flavor. I can almost guarantee that if your kids will eat mashed potatoes,…

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

I love Brussels sprouts, like really really love them.  I’d never tried them until a few years ago so I’ve been making up for lost time by making them often.  At first my kids turned up their noses at them, but now they are accepted…

Steamed Broccoli

Steamed Broccoli

Or, as my youngest would call it:  STEAMED UP BROCCOLI!!!!   Yes, she yells it as loud as she can with a big grin on her face, because it is by far her favorite veggie side dish. Here’s what you need for the broccoli: 1-2…

Shredded Brussels Sprouts

Shredded Brussels Sprouts

  My kids will tolerate roasted Brussels sprouts, but they all agreed that these were better.  The best comment was that they were less “brussels sprout-y” this way.  While I love them roasted, these were a nice change and I gladly make them for my…