Category Archives: Side Dish

Pork With Strawberry-Port Sauce. Green Bean, Cilantro And Soy-Glazed Almond Salad. 17 Pygmies On The Stereo.

Meg Maryatt, the lead singer of 17 Pygmies and a fellow foodie, sent me this amazing Green Bean, Cilantro And Soy-Glazed Almond Salad recipe over a year ago. As happens in my inbox, emails get buried under emails in a … Continue reading

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Honey Butter Pork Tenderloin With Homey Mac & Cheese

I couldn’t help thinking that this piece of pork looks like an alligator. What do you think? Cooked this way, the pork was succulent inside with a rich, sweet glaze on the outside. Macaroni and cheese is a yummy side. … Continue reading

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Bánh Mì Hot Dogs. Salt And Pepper Fries With Onion And Jalapeño.

Q: Where does the president keep his armies? A: In his sleevies. And that is because I am flat out of hot dog jokes. This is probably one of the best dinners I have made in recent times. Grilled hot … Continue reading

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Black Bean Mole With Coconut Couscous. Getting My Mumblecore On With Transmontane.

TIL that there is a thing called Mumblecore. (Like my little internet speak?) According to Wikipedia, “Mumblecore is a subgenre of American independent film characterized by low budget production values and amateur actors, heavily focused on naturalistic dialogue.” Mumblecore has … Continue reading

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Smothered Green Chile And Cilantro Burritos. Listening To The Pastels.

This is one of those recipes that sounds too good to be true. Frozen purchased burritos. Any flavor you like. Ten minutes of your time. Dinner’s on the table. All you do is microwave the burritos. Make a creamy green … Continue reading

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The Simplest & Best Shrimp With Saffron Rice. New Music From Charlie Oxford.

The Simplest & Best Shrimp is how Mark Bittman describes this recipe in his cookbook “How to Cook Everything”. Is it the simplest and best? Clocking in at less than 15 minutes and using just a few spices, these shrimp … Continue reading

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Cheesy Onion Casserole. You Won’t Be Sick Of The New Tune From Ida Maria.

Cheesy Onion Casserole. Sounds kind of plain, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The Swiss cheese and French bread make this stand out side dish taste like a cross between fondue and French onion soup. Cheesy Onion Casserole … Continue reading

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Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs With Parsley Potatoes With Cucumbers. New Music From Broadwing.

My favorite slow cooker recipes are the ones that require practically no prep at all. That’s true of these Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs. Just toss together a few ingredients with the ribs and press “cook”. The recipe called for … Continue reading

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Bacon-Topped Mini Meat Loaves With Con Queso Pasta. New Music From Graham Colton.

Need to warm up? Try this cozy comfort food menu. Little meat loaves packed with crunchy carrots and peppers cook in no time at all in the microwave. A spicy slant on mac n’cheese is the yummy side. Bacon-Topped Mini … Continue reading

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Chicken Piccata. Green Beans With Almonds, Oregano and Lemon.

Oops. Blind and deaf. Here are some recipes that will sing to your senses. As renditions of Chicken Piccata go, this is one of the best I have tried. The proportions of lemon, wine, butter and capers are perfect. Serve … Continue reading

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