Spring Vegetables and Sides

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Anne’s “Cheater” Pickled Beets

When I was working in the executive dining room, we made these every couple of weeks and now, for old time’s sake, I make them at Christmas. My Mom always made pickled beets from scratch which included growing her own beets! Molto lavoro (much work); this seems a whole lot easier to me!  I love pickled beets! […]

Barbequing and Grilling, Fall Vegetables and Sides, Spring Vegetables and Sides, Summer Vegetables and Sides, Winter Vegetables and Sides

Skillet New Potatoes

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. The first time I made these, I was impressed, so easy but so darned good. I do have a thing for locally grown new potatoes available late spring & summer. Sometimes I  toss in a sprig of fresh rosemary with the other ingredients. Makes 4 […]

Fall Vegetables and Sides, Spring Vegetables and Sides, Winter Vegetables and Sides

Colcannon (Mashed Potatoes And Cabbage)

There are any number of versions for these “Irish” potatoes. Here is my take, I hope you like it. My Mom was a great one for add-ins to mashed potatoes. She liked to use veggies like carrots and turnips but I don’t think she thought of using cabbage, even though she liked cabbage,  “Borscht” anyone? She had another […]

Fall Vegetables and Sides, Spring Vegetables and Sides, Summer Vegetables and Sides, Winter Vegetables and Sides

Piselli alla Romana (Green Peas Roman Style)

I can’t remember how many times I’ve cooked these peas!  I have even reheated the leftovers for lunch and eaten them with a piece of crusty bread!  The peas are a delicious accompaniment to Veal or Roast Chicken. Makes 6 Servings 3 lbs fresh green peas (about 3 cups), don’t use large peas as they will […]