Anne’s “Cheater” Pickled Beets

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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! …

Scalloped Potatoes With Roasted Garlic And Herbs

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Crusty, creamy layered potatoes scented with roasted garlic and fresh herbs. Simple flavours but totally addictive! We even like the leftovers with eggs for breakfast! Makes 6 Servings 6 Yukon Gold potatoes (approx. 2 – 2 ½ lbs.) 1 small onion, sliced 1 medium size whole head of garlic, roasted For the Sauce: ¼ cup …

Hawksmoor’s Pickled Red Cabbage

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A recipe from the Hawksmoor At Home cookbook that’s become a standard fall thing at #5! We are giving this recipe a definite two thumbs up! The restaurant “Hawksmoor” is a London Steakhouse just around the corner from the Guildhall and I can tell you the next time we are in London, we will be …

Braised Lacinato Kale With Pancetta And Onions

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Not that long ago, kale was not part of my repertoir.   But after travelling to Italy the first time, I realized what I we were missing! I actually started growing Lacinato kale just to make this absolutely scrumptious veggie side dish! I have served it with roast chicken, roast turkey and roast pork. If you …

Potato And Turnip Mash With Buttermilk

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We call them turnips, other countries call them rutabagas and the Scots call them neeps! Whatever they are called, I like ‘em! Makes 8 – 10 Servings 1 ½ lbs. turnip, peeled, cut into 1” pieces 3 lbs. baking potatoes (russet), peeled, cut into 2” pieces 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter ¾ cup (or more) buttermilk …

Golden Squash Pancakes

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For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Totally delicious with roast chicken, pork or if you like, as a vegetarian meal along with a salad. Makes 4 Servings 1 squash (either butternut or delicata) ¼ cup chopped green onion 1 egg 1 Tbsp. unbleached flour ¼ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. dried thyme …

Potato Latkes With Sweet Potatoes

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For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Absolutely delicious with just about anything you can think of! You can always cut the recipe in half! Makes 8 – 10 Side Dish Servings 5 baking potatoes (russet) 2 sweet potatoes (not yams) 3 small onions, quartered 4 eggs, beaten 1/3 cup unbleached flour …

Mashed Sweet Potatoes And Carrots

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For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. One of my go to veggie dishes in the fall and winter! Creamy and delicious! I use the tan coloured sweet potatoes. Goes very well with chicken, turkey or pork. Makes 4 Servings 2 small sweet potatoes (12 oz.) peeled & cut into chunks 4 …

Phyllis’ Roasted Roots

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For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. What’s not to love about roasted veggies? You can never have too many recipes for roasting all sort of veggies can you? Or, at least I can’t! I have been making these for it seems decades! If you don’t have fresh thyme growing in your …

Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta

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For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. C’mon, give this a try! Brussels sprouts are my husbands’ favourite vegetable I think and this recipe is a hit at our house! This is a really excellent way to prepare them. Maybe your mom boiled the you know what out of them &and that’s why …