Squash with Pecans
We bought the farm. With it came pecan trees.
Last year we fertilized the trees and in the fall had a fantastic
harvest. WOW, what a difference fresh pecans make when cracked open
and used in an acorn squash. This is still one of our fall harvest
favorites, now with new meaning.
Black Beans and Rice-
Here is a black beans recipe that
works great with Cuban Tilapia.
Broccoli Casserole -
Broccoli casserole works as a side dish with
many main dishes. This one also works well as a warmed up left
Broccoli in Lemon Butter -
A healthy vitamin rich Broccoli dish works as a
side dish with many main dishes.
Brussels Sprouts Hash
Brussels Sprouts with Vinegar Glazed Red Onions
The sweetness of the onions is a nice
contrast to the strong taste of the Brussels sprouts.
Cajun Roasted Potatoes -
Another way to cook potatoes. This recipe
is baked in the oven and works well with roasted chicken.
Corn Bread Pudding -
An easy to make corn bread dish that we had with
the Chinese Pork Tenderloin.
Creamed Spinach -
This is a good spinach recipe that goes great as
a side dish with with chicken, beef or pork. This recipe is
similar to the popular Boston Market Creamed Spinach recipe.
Creamy Scalloped Potatoes -
Here is one of our favorite potato recipes.
This one started with a recipe from my college days from Betty
Crocker. It is great with ham and chicken dishes.
Creole Okra and Tomatoes
-Summer time in the south and the
garden produces tons of fresh okra. This Cajun version of okra is
Dick Taters -
Our friend Sheila has a dear friend that she
sees on the weekends that she affectionately calls "Mr. Friday night"
, his name is Richard. Sheila told us about his culinary prowess and
his specialty of the following most exceptional baked potatoes. James
and I made these and enjoyed them very much.
We discussed what to call them for the What What What website. We
thought about naming the recipe "Mr. Friday night potatoes" or
"Potatoes ala Dick". James finally came up with the name "Dick
Taters". The name stuck! Sheila and Dick agreed.
Dirty Rice -
A Flavorful rice recipe.
Green Beam Almondine -
This recipe goes great with Plum Pork and
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Harvest Rice -
I love rice dishes. This
recipe is full of different harvest flavors that go great with
poultry. We had this with the Christmas Goose one year.
Okra, Tomatoes and Bacon -
This Okra, tomatoes and bacon recipe can be a
meal by itself. Mark and Kathy gave us this recipe after we
shared our garden bounty with them.
Fried Okra -
Fried Okra is a great summertime side-dish when
the okra comes fresh from the garden. Most like the taste and
easy preparation of fried okra versus texture of boiled okra.
Onion Rings - Beer Battered -
I love onion rings, especially the ones that are
coated with a batter. This one features a can of Bud in the
batter. They fry up and look great and taste wonderful.
They also go with a cold beer or two.
Orange-Glazed Sweet Potatoes -
starch, shoe polish, and a coffee substitute are just some of the more
than 118 products that were made from sweet potatoes by George
Washington Carver. He ate them too!
Mexican Rice Excelente -
Mexican rice knows how well it goes with other
dishes. This is the perfect side dish for practically anything.
Mixed Green Salad with Kiwi Fruit -
This is a fall favorite that we serve at
our annual Lasagna dinner. The fruit and light vinegar based dressing
tastes great with a heavy pasta dinner.
Spinach Artichoke Gratin -
As a kid you could chase me around the
house trying to get me to eat spinach let alone try to get me to eat
something that sounds like it will make you choke. I am glad I
am a grown up now and appreciate the blend of flavors and spices.
Kids STAY AWAY! This will leave more for the adults.
Spinach Phyllo Cheese Pie -
Spanakopita is also
known as "Greek spinach pie". The primary ingredients are spinach,
feta cheese and phyllo pastry. This recipe is definitely Greek. The
light flaky phyllo pastry make it seem exotic and the spinach and
cheese make this a wonderful side dish.
Spinach Soufflé -
Moist and light as a feather, this soufflé
takes the concept of vegetables to a new level. Even professed
spinach-haters like this dish! Many cooks are hesitant to try their
hand at making soufflés, but there is nothing mysterious or difficult
about the process. If you know how to beat and fold egg whites into a
base, your soufflé will be a success. Perhaps the most difficult part
of making a soufflé is knowing when it should be taken out of the
oven. Use your nose as a guide and remember that a soufflé is meant to
be very moist, not dry. Even if your soufflé falls before it gets to
the table, it will still taste delicious!
Smashed Sweet Potatoes -
This recipe goes great with Plum Pork and
Green Bean Almondine
Tomato Salad -
I love summertime when the garden is
approaching it's peak for the payoff of all the spring efforts.
This cool salad is made from fresh garden veggies. For me, the
Basil really makes it work. I love summertime.
Tomato Fresh Frozen
The 36 tomato plants we planted in the spring
are in full heat-of-the-summer gear producing an abundance of fruit.
We found the following recipe to freeze fresh tomatoes. We find that
the Roma tomatoes work best due to their fleshy tomato content. We
removed the skin on the tomatoes, chopped them up a bit, bagged them
and placed them to the deep freezer.
Broiled Parmesan Tomatoes
is summer side-dish when the tomatoes are coming in fast and furious.
I love the way the melted cheese compliments the tomatoes. As an
option to Parmesan cheese you can also use Feta or Bleu Cheese.