On The Side

Potato Packets

Potato Packets (I use 6 medium potatoes for my crew) You’ll need: 4 medium potatoes, washed 1 small/medium onion 1 tsp kosher salt 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed (optional, but very yummy) 1/4 tsp dill (optional, but nice for something different) olive oil or butter olive oil spray aluminum foil Wash and dice potatoes. Dice onion. […]

Comforting Mac & Cheese

Comforting Mac & Cheese (sorry no pic yet) 16 oz elbow macaroni 5 tbsp butter 1 small onion, chopped approximately 3 tbsp flour 3 cups warm milk 1 tsp garlic powder 1/8 tsp ground red pepper 1/4 tsp ground black pepper 3 cups shredded cheese Preheat oven to 375* Grease (non-stick spray) baking pan (original […]

Sexy Strawberry Dressing

1/2 cup frozen strawberries 3 Tablespoons olive oil 2 Tablespoons Balsamic vinegar 2 Tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon  ground black pepper Add everything to a blender and pulse until smooth.  Use immediately or chill before serving. We love this on a bed of romaine with sliced steak on top.  Also awesome with fresh spinach! (The 12 […]

Caesar Salad

  1 head romaine lettuce 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp kosher salt 1 egg, boiled one minute 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 5-8 grinds fresh black pepper   Wash and tear your lettuce.  Place in your large salad bowl. Get […]

Quick Mexican Rice

  Ok, so, this one isn’t a formal recipe.  More of an inspiration for you to be creative and do your own ‘thang’. Start with your usual favorite white rice variety (we’re huge Jasmine fans here).  In a pan, heat a teensy bit of oil. Just an eensy teensy bit now.  Finely dice a small onion, […]