Simple Cuban Black Beans & Rice in a Rice Cooker

Simple Cuban Black Beans & Rice in a Rice Cooker by John Spottiswood

I've loved cuban black beans and rice ever since I lived in Weehawken, New Jersey and ate at the Unica Cafe. This recipe takes some short cuts and uses a rice cooker, but I still think the results are delicious. Try this under any caribbean grilled meat, fish or stew and you won't be disappointed!

5 votes
Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, and Onions

Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, and Onions by John Spottiswood

This is a great side dish for roast beef, pork, or lamb. It would also be great with any grilled meat. The recipe is adapted from an America's Test Kitchen recipe that included brussels sprouts and excluded the onions. I love the flavor that the caramelized onions add to the potatoes and to the gravy if you make it, so I think they…

15 votes
Stir-Fried Broccoli with Chili-Garlic Sauce

Stir-Fried Broccoli with Chili-Garlic Sauce by John Spottiswood

My father-in-law has become an amazing cook, and he made this as part of our Easter lunch this year with the fabulous pork tenderloin recipe (see linked below). This version isn't gloppy with extra sauce like you find in many Chinese take out places. It's very flavorful but also relatively light and healthful. He made a TON of it,…

18 votes
Green Beans Asian Style

Green Beans Asian Style by Bunny Bostow

Fresh Green Beans on the other hand are a little harder to find recipes for. Other than putting them in a green bean casserole or steaming them and adding butter what do you do with them? This recipe answered that question. Green Beans Asian Style is so easy and delicious that it’ll be a regular here. The sauce has 3 simple…

1 vote
Cracker Barrel's Hash Browns Casserole

Cracker Barrel's Hash Browns Casserole by Pattie Berriman

8 votes
Smashed Parmesan Potatoes

Smashed Parmesan Potatoes by Bunny Bostow

This potato side dish is delicious and so easy to make. Waxy Potatoes like Fingerling and New Potatoes hold their shape when cooked which makes them perfect to use for potato salad. Starchy Potatoes such as a Russet or Idaho potatoes are perfect for making baked potatoes, mashed potatoes and french fries. All Purpose Potatoes are…

1 vote
Cheddar Cheese Onion Potatoes

Cheddar Cheese Onion Potatoes by Bunny Bostow

I don’t think there’s any better combination when your making a recipe than “easy and delicious!” These oven baked potatoes have five common everyday ingredients ,including the potatoes , that come together to make one heck of side dish. We’re using baking potatoes (Russet potatoes ) for the recipe. They can be peeled or unpeeled,…

1 vote
Crock Pot Flavored Rice and Veggies

Crock Pot Flavored Rice and Veggies by Bunny Bostow

I love easy, versatile recipes like Crock Pot Chicken Flavored Rice. First, this had a great chicken flavor and I loved the idea of putting the veggies into the crock pot to cook with the rice. What surprised me the most about the recipe was the texture of the rice when it was done. It was so light and fluffy, not sticky, not…

1 vote
Brussel Sprouts Sauteed in Garlic & Olive Oil

Brussel Sprouts Sauteed in Garlic & Olive Oil by John Spottiswood

This is a simple, tasty side dish to add to your menu. I've adapted it from Marcella Hazan's recipes for other vegetables. It tastes GREAT with Brussel Sprouts. Broccoli is good too.

25 votes
Browned Butter Gnocchi Spinach and Mushrooms

Browned Butter Gnocchi Spinach and Mushrooms by Bunny Bostow

You will not find a better way to enjoy the flavor of mushrooms, spinach, gnocchi and browned butter together than this amazing side dish. I can absolutely see this being served as a main dish for anybody that isn’t partial to meat or is trying to cut back on meat. The recipe serves four as a side dish and most likely two people as a…

1 vote
Healthy Baked Potatoes Madness

Healthy Baked Potatoes Madness by ShaleeDP

This is a recipe I learned through word of mouth. I made up the portions of the ingredients according to my taste.

6 votes
Red sauce for chinese chicken balls

Red sauce for chinese chicken balls by Micheline

This is the recipe for the sweet red sauce served with chinese chicken balls in Chinese restaurants.

2 votes
Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes by Mary Joseph

10 votes
Cauliflower & Potatoes ~ Indian style

Cauliflower & Potatoes ~ Indian style by Amos Miller

I have never been a really big fan of cauliflower, but I love potatoes and spices. This dish, known as 'Alu Ghobi', has long been a favorite vegetable side dish in my kitchen. It is simple, easy to make and very healthy for you. One seldom finds a cauliflower dish on the average restaurant menu. But you need not be a…

8 votes
Arancini (Italian Rice Balls)

Arancini (Italian Rice Balls) by lisa

Arancini means "little oranges" in Sicilian and they can be found all over Palermo. Cooked and flavored Arborio rice is formed around a filling of tomato, meat and peas, coated in breadcrumbs and fried until golden brown. When I make them they're about the size of a baseball,but you can make them slightly smaller. . Soft and crispy…

2 votes