Archive for the Side Dishes Category

Creamed Spinach

Posted on Monday, November 28th, 2011 at 4:57 pm
Creamed Spinach

Happy belated Turkey day everyone! Steve and I spent the holiday with his family this year and my mother-in-law did an amazing job with all the cooking. I brought along this creamed spinach, and my all time favorite Vanilla Pear and Candied Walnut salad. Please share what you made! Now let the holiday shopping begin… [...]

Twice Baked Broccoli Cheese Potatoes

Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 at 11:15 am
broccoli cheese potato

Here’s a little carb-centric recipe I’ve been saving for a rainy day such as this. Steve and I have been focused lately on grill creativity, and have been branching out beyond the typical baked potato and grilled chicken. This could also easily be made in the oven. Enjoy! Twice Baked Broccoli Cheese Potatoes Ingredients 2 [...]

Винегрет/Vinegret (Russian Beet Salad)

Posted on Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 at 1:45 pm
Russian beet salad

This recipe is a simple, traditional Russian beet salad. In different families there are different variations, but the basic/core ingredients are the same. Винегрет/Vinegret (Russian Beet Salad) Ingredients3 Large Russet Potatoes 2 Large Beets – the ratio of beets to potatoes is roughly 1:1 3-4 Carrots About Half an Onion several small sized pickles olive [...]

Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

Posted on Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 at 2:32 pm
crab cake

Memorial Day weekend marks the official kick off to summer, and what a weekend it was! Along with the BBQs and Patriotism, Monday also brought along a heat wave that sent temperatures into the 90s across the East Coast. Thankfully we were at the beach and had the benefit of a nice ocean breeze. Even [...]

Grilled Lobster and Avocado Cocktail

Posted on Saturday, January 15th, 2011 at 5:26 pm
Lobster and Shrimp

recipe: adapted from Bobby Flay Ingredients 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 2 teaspoons honey 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish, drained 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon hot sauce 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh tarragon leaves Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 ripe Hass avocado, peeled, pitted and finely diced 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced [...]

Butternut Squash Soup

Posted on Friday, October 29th, 2010 at 12:43 pm
Butternut Squash Soup

It’s been unseasonably warm in NY the last few days, so I thought it unwise to tempt you with hot soup. Thankfully, the temperature has fallen to a more autumn-appropriate degree and soup is back on the menu. Last weekend at the farm one of my finds was butternut squash, a very intimidating vegetable. My [...]

Roasted Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges

Posted on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 at 11:18 am
Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Oh Dining Detour, how I have been neglecting you. In my defense, September was ridiculously busy; I was in the Bahamas for a quick weekend, Trish got engaged! Celebrated Christina’s bridal shower and bachelorette in AC,  The Opera season opened, I moved out of my beach house (tears), and Joanna got engaged!  Okay, I am [...]

Ginger Fried Rice

Posted on Monday, June 7th, 2010 at 4:16 pm
Ginger Fried rice with egg

I watched the movie Julie and Julia last night. I thought it was a good angle that her blog had a goal, 524 recipes in 365 days, however with that comes a expiration date of when people stop caring!

Potato Pancake Latkes

Posted on Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 1:50 pm
Potato Pancake latka

I love all holidays, especially the ones that involve big dinners. When I was younger, I would occasionally score an invite to a Passover Seder at a friends house. I was a repeat guest at my friend Rachel’s, even though I always found the Matzah first. So in honor of Passover, and my obsession with theme dinners, I gave potato pancakes a try. I paired the latkes with matzah ball soup and served with applesauce. Happy Passover to all!

Fried Rice

Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2009 at 2:18 pm
Fried Rice

Fried Rice recipe: my own Ingredients 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 small white or yellow onion chopped 2 tablespoons chopped ginger 1 tablespoons chopped garlic 1/2 cup frozen peas 1/2 cup frozen carrots 1 egg 2 cups white or brown rice either make it and refrigerate for 20 minutes or use leftovers 2 tablespoons sliced [...]