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Scalloped Potatoes ~ Microwave Quick!

Scalloped Potatoes ~ Microwave Quick! by Salad Foodie

Scalloped potatoes cooked in 12 minutes? Compare that to the hour-and-a-half baking time most scalloped potato recipes require, and this recipe may become a year round “fav” for you since the microwave keeps your kitchen cool. Another appeal is the unusual and subtle flavor Swiss cheese gives to this dish. The recipe is based on one…

2 votes
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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
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Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli by John Spottiswood

This roasted broccoli recipe, adapted from the Barefoot Contessa, is really wonderful. It has a lot of flavor. We served it with a mild pasta, and it was just a wonderful combination. Don't be worried by the lemon juice and zest. They impart a subtle flavor that adds a nice dimension to this dish.

25 votes
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Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice by Wendi Taylor

Ever wondered how to get that perfect consistency of spanish rice that's served in restaurants? Here's the secret...

6 votes
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Green Beans with Basil and Tomato

Green Beans with Basil and Tomato by John Spottiswood

This is an attractive and tasty side dish. The butter, basil and tomato adds a nice flavor boost to the green beans. I've made them with garlic salt and regular kosher salt, both are delicious. If you want to spice it up, add more black pepper or substitute crushed red pepper for the black pepper.

9 votes
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Homemade Cranberry-Apple Sauce

Homemade Cranberry-Apple Sauce by Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox

If some people at your Thanksgiving dinner like cranberry sauce and others prefer applesauce this recipe just might work for you... We decided to take these two wonderful sauce flavors and combine them into one delicious sauce. Weight Watchers POINTS value 1 Skinny Facts: for a ¼ cup serving 80 calories, 0g fat, 0g protein,…

6 votes
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Creole Style Butter Beans

Creole Style Butter Beans by John Spottiswood

Butter beans (another name for Lima beans) are super healthy and flavorful. I've been looking for a simple and flavorful way to cook these, and after a lot of research I found and adapted this delicious recipe. This is flavorful and hearty enough to make a full meal out of, probably accompanied by a salad or green vegetable and some…

12 votes
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Homemade Refried Beans

Homemade Refried Beans by John Spottiswood

I'm ashamed to say that though I LOVE refried beans, this is the first time I've ever made them myself. It's just so easy to buy them in a can, or at a mexican restaurant, that I haven't bothered. But this recipe is simple and it is definitely worth the effort in my mind. I figure my kids are the true test, since they aren't that…

7 votes
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Korean potato side dish

Korean potato side dish by John Spottiswood

I always love these sweet and salty braised potatoes when they are served along with kimchi and various other side dishes at korean restaurants. I've always wanted to make them, and grilling Galbi gave me the perfect opportunity. I started with a recipe from maangchi.com and substituted a mix of sugar and mirin for the corn syrup…

3 votes
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Cabbage Stir Fry

Cabbage Stir Fry by Nancy Miyasaki

This is a wonderful dish with light but complex flavors. We typically serve this along with another dish as part of a Chinese style meal.

7 votes
5109 views
Fresh chili paste

Fresh chili paste by CHEF ASHRAF ABD ALEEM ELKHARBOTLY

Fresh chili paste

1 vote
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Crunchy Brussels sprouts

Crunchy Brussels sprouts by Easy Cook - Laka kuharica

Aromatic and healthy side-dish

2 votes
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Mexican Corn and Potatoes

Mexican Corn and Potatoes by Robyn Savoie

In the Summer roast the fresh corn and while doing that roast those Serrano's. The additional smoky flavor will only enhance this. I like to serve this as side during a picnic because you can prepare this the day before. First, leave the onions raw. Spray a disposable aluminum pan with non-stick cooking spray. Toss all the…

1 vote
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Broiled Roma Tomatoes

Broiled Roma Tomatoes by Lauren Morrissey

Roma Tomatoes dipped in melted butter, garlic, and parmesan, and then broiled

1 vote
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Pan Seared Asparagus Spears

Pan Seared Asparagus Spears by Carolinaheartstrings

The farmer’s markets are bursting with so many wonderful vegetables to choose from. June is here and the weather is heating up in the Carolinas. All this month we will be roasting, grilling, sauteing and devouring some of our favorite vegetables and of course sharing them with you. For those of you lucky enough to have your own…

2 votes
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