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Macerated Berries

Macerated Berries with a Creamy Fruit Dip

In Sides On May 15, 2014 0 Comments

Macerated fruit is a great no-cook side. Macerating is much like marinating except with fruit and not vegetables or meat. Because there is no cooking involved, this makes… Read More »

Parmesan Noodle Bake

Parmesan Noodle Bake

In Sides On May 7, 2014 3 Comments

My fifth grade teacher, Sister Eleanor Little, flew to my home last weekend for the much-anticipated semi-annual visit.  With her she brought her mother’s first cookbook. Within the… Read More »

Roasted Gourmet Carrots

6 Kid-Friendly Sensational Sides

In Sides On April 9, 2014 0 Comments

A terrible speech impediment kept me from talking until I was seventeen. I stuttered horribly.  My Portuguese grandmother’s kitchen became my refuge. My grandmother, who spoke little English,… Read More »

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Getting to the ROOT of my problem -Turnip Farmers Tell All

In Sides On October 10, 2013 1 Comment

I have to admit that last year when the Food Network invited bloggers like me to share our tips, tricks and recipes for turnips I had to really… Read More »

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The SECRET to the Best Underdressed Potato Salad

In Sides On September 2, 2013 2 Comments

We’ve been enjoying this extended holiday weekend and my hubby’s vacation. Last night our dear Amanda came over for an evening menu which included our Asian burgers, grilled… Read More »

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Roasted Gourmet Carrots

In Sides On July 27, 2013 1 Comment

While my hubby was away in Vancouver, British Columbia I had two special dinners with my sons this week. One evening it was just my son Nathaniel and… Read More »

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Milky Sweet Corn on the Cob

In Sides On June 14, 2013 0 Comments

This morning we awoke to sunny skies, cool temperatures and a great breeze after last night’s beautiful but severe thunderstorm. After breakfast I enjoyed a lovely walk in… Read More »

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Kid-Friendly Side: Zesty Tortellini Salad

In Sides On May 1, 2013 0 Comments

The folks at the Food Network have asked bloggers like me to share our favorite kid-friendly recipes with you this week.  I did not have to think very… Read More »

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Good For You Guacamole, a sensational no-cook side

In Sides On April 15, 2013 0 Comments

I’m excited! The weather where we live has been BEAUTIFUL! The outdoors are calling us so I am grilling some skirt steak for fajitas this evening. While shopping… Read More »

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A Sensational Side: Mediterranean Orzo Salad

In Sides On April 10, 2013 Comments Off

Trying to lose weight before your son’s November wedding is a giant feat especially when developing recipes like this orzo salad which just became one of my most… Read More »

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Asian Broccoli Salad

In Sides On April 8, 2013 0 Comments

My son Alexander was still being homeschooled when the first “Cooking with Elise” cooking TV segments aired on the My Carolina Today show on NBC-17 in 2010. As… Read More »

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Broccoli, two delicious ways!

In Sides On March 27, 2013 0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, BJ’s Wholesale Clubs asked me to create two delicious recipes featuring kale. I got to share my kale salad and crispy kale chips… Read More »