Scrumptious Sides

Zucchini Rice Casserole Feature 1

Zucchini and Rice Casserole

The Loon and I love love zucchini just about anyway you can make it.  Of course, we love good ole fried zucchini sticks (soon…

Risi e Bisi Feature

Risi e Bisi

Remember having ‘Risi e Bisi’ as a kid growing up?  Really, you don’t?  Well, to be honest, neither did the Loon or me, he…

Summer Salad: Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Herbs

Summer Salad: Tomato, Cucumber and Herbs

Here’s another favorite recipe from a great chef, Donald Link: Summer Salad: Tomato, Cucumber and Herbs!  This salad might just as well have a…

Jalapeno Sweet Creamed Corn

Jalapeno Sweet Creamed Corn

This is, hands down, one of mine and the Loon’s favorite dishes.   Summer doesn’t get much better than this.  Eat and be happy….

Pasta salad with sauteed asparagus with sun dried tomatoes and basil

Pasta Salad with Sauteed Asparagus and Sun Dried Tomatoes and Basil

This pasta salad with sauteed asparagus and sun dried tomatoes and basil is actually as good as it sounds.   Mix in some fresh…

Creamy potato salad with dill and Dijon

Perfect Potato Salad with Dill and Dijon

What would a picnic be without a delicious perfect potato salad with dill and Dijon?  It would be a pathetic picnic, that’s what.  …

Braised green beans and tomatoes

Braised Green Beans and Tomatoes

These slowly braised green beans in tomatoes and onions have such a rich, deep flavor.   You can make these any time of the…

Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

I’m a huge fan of good Mexican rice.  The Loon often feels that rice just gets in the way of a good meal, but…

Mexican Black Beans

Mexican Black Beans

Mexican Black Beans are just so good in their simplicity.  If you have a Mexican market within reach, go and grab some epazote, it’s…

Black bean and Sweet Corn Salad

Zesty Black Bean and Sweet Corn Salad

Zesty Black Bean and Sweet Corn Salad is so good.   It’s perfect for a BBQ or a side for almost any meal.  And…