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Side Dishes

Its a bird, a plane, a brussel sprout?

October 22, 2007
Sprouts

How many of you grew up absolutely hating brussel sprouts?  I know I did.  I’ll preface this post by saying that I hope my mother isn’t reading this blog as of late, and Mom, if you are, please stop reading now.  Thanks. Now I’ll continue on… Brussel sprouts for dinner were one of those traumatic events […]

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Mediterranean Couscous

August 22, 2006

The other day I was browsing through the bulk foods section of Whole Foods and I came across Isreali Couscous. It is much bigger than your typical couscous. This is a good thing, because while I do like to cook with couscous, sometimes the texture is just not what I am looking for – it […]

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Oktoberfest Chicken

September 29, 2004

Oktoberfest Chicken with German Mustard Potatoes and Colored Carrots This menu was put together with Oktoberfest in mind. Once the tail end of September hits and the Oktoberfest beers start to be distributed from the breweries of note, the urge to put together a seasonally appropriate menu is too strong to resist. The Oktoberfest chicken […]

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Summer Vegetable Gratin

July 31, 2004

I remember when I was a child. Eating vegetables at dinner was an ordeal that not only the children in our family endured, but that my parents had to face as well. The rule of the house was that we couldn’t leave the dinner table until we had eaten our vegetables. So night after night […]

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