Category Archives: sides

Jimmy Cracked Corn…Cakes!!

I love corn fritters, or really any fritter for that matter, especially when warm, and lightly sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar.  But this recipe takes the corn cake from dessert to side dish when you add ricotta cheese to the batter.  Take … Continue reading

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Yes Hammy, that IS Cauliflower! or Mock Garlic Mashed ‘Potatoes’

I have writer’s block.  When you have writer’s block, they tell you to sit with a blank piece of paper and a pencil, or in the year 2011, a computer and some fingers – and just start writing/typing away.  Just write whatever … Continue reading

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A New Twist on a Holiday Staple: Sweet Potato Salad

We had our Thanksgiving potluck at the office last week and my friend Don, who is known for bringing in such unusual dishes as pasties, outdid himself.  He made what he referred to as a ‘Montana staple’ and dubbed it Sweet … Continue reading

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Fancy Pork & Beans or Pork Tenderloin over Pureed White Beans

It dawned on me halfway through making this dinner that Mr. Cheese and I were cooking a fancier take on good ole pork ‘n’ beans.  We were discussing what to eat for dinner and I already planned on pureeing some white beans … Continue reading

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Does This Calzone Make My Ass Look Big?

My dietary intake has been horrendous, lately.   Not with food that tastes horrible, but with amazing food that is horrible for the waistline.  Friday I skipped eating altogether until about mid-afternoon at Maggiano’s, where I attended a ‘ladies lunch’.  A … Continue reading

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Remoulade Flatters Fish & ‘Maters

I needed to use the green tomato I got at the Harvest Festival on Saturday, so I fried it up and ate it with my favorite remoulade, but what to have on the side?  In keeping with the fried theme, Mr. Cheese and … Continue reading

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Holy Nuts, it’s Jicama Slaw!

I wanted to make jicama slaw last night from scratch, as a new recipe.  I thought it would be the perfect side to our crab cakes and corn on the cob, but my local grocer was out of the stuff and … Continue reading

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