What goes better with a backyard BBQ or party in the warm weather than a chilled pasta salad? Not much in my book. This recipe for chilled Surprise Orzo Pasta Salad with Sweet Corn and Blueberries is the perfect accompaniment for any kind protein. Or, it can be a vegetarian lovers delight, and stand completely on its own.
There are so many terrific convenience products in the grocery store, and as I’ve always been drawn to the produce department in particular, some of my favorite products are from a company called Gourmet Garden. The recipe I’m sharing today for Roasted Red Potatoes with Lemongrass, Garlic & Cilantro takes advantage of two of their products.
I’m not usually one to follow traditions when it comes to food and food holidays like Thanksgiving. What can I say? I get bored easily, and I like to try new things. It’s not always something that my family appreciates, but if I’m the one doing the cooking, then I’m the one who gets to decide what’s on the menu. *insert evil laughter here*
Store-bought puff pastry is truly a modern miracle for bakers everywhere. With a minimum effort and fuss, anyone can turn out impressive dishes or desserts that look like they belong in the front window of a bakery or French patisserie.
This heirloom tomato salad is so good, so fresh, and so loaded with textures and flavors that will explode in your mouth with each and every bite. The crunch from the pistachios, the creaminess of the goat cheese, the sweet and oniony bite of the red onion, the savory earthiness of the fresh thyme, the mild and pungent fragrance of the garlic lemon olive oil, and of course the sweet and juicy garden fresh tomatoes.
If you’ve never made your own homemade croutons before I urge you to finally give it a go. The freshness, flavor, and crunch that a homemade crouton provides are about one million percent better than the prepackaged store-bought variety, and they hardly take any time (or effort) to make.
Ditch the pot of water and grab a baking sheet instead. Since this Easy Roasted Potato Salad calls for roasting the potatoes instead of boiling them, the extra flavor from the caramelization is what gives this potato salad its unique and stand alone flavor.
Mexican Beans & Rice is a hearty and healthy side dish that comes together in about 15 minutes thanks to basic pantry staples […]
Lightly caramelized, and deliciously flavorful, these Oven Roasted Carrots, Broccoli, Shallots, and Cashews are the perfect side dish to make for any meal.
Or, since it’s so satisfying, why not make it as a vegetarian meal all on its own? Whichever way you choose to serve this dish, I know you’re going to love it!
At first glance, you might think that all the garlic on top of these rolls will be too strong and overpowering. However, if you’re a true garlic lover, you’ll appreciate how the cooked garlic is pungent, yet mild. And, when it’s combined with olive oil, dried herbs, and the sweetly soft and pillowy yeast dough, it’s a match made in dinner roll heaven.