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Adventures in Cuisine



Mimi’s Creamed Cauliflower

INGREDIENTS: 1  head of fresh cauliflower 1  pkg  McCormick Original Country Gravy 2 cups Half and Half Grated Pepperjack Cheese DIRECTIONS: Steam cauliflower until tender.  Follow instructions on McCormick pkg.  I USED HALF and HALF INSTEAD OF THE WATER. Salt,... Continue Reading →


Nana’s Zucchini Casserole

INGREDIENTS: 1/2 block unsalted butter 1/2 onion diced 1/4 bell pepper diced 3 medium zucchini - cubed 2 small squash - cubed 1 tomato - cubed breadcrumbs Creole Seasoning Salt Pepper Garlic Powder Mozzarella Cheese DIRECTIONS Saute onion and bell... Continue Reading →

Nana’s Green Beans

These green beans are sure to sooth your soul.  Nothing like a good comfort food side on these cold winter days... INGREDIENTS: 1 packet uncured cubed ham 2 bags frozen cut green beans 1 onion 2 tbsp minced garlic 1... Continue Reading →

Zucchini Cannelloni

This is a labor intensive one, but a fancy side or appetizer for guests (if you want to impress of course)!   INGREDIENTS: 4 medium uncooked zucchini 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 2 clove(s) garlic clove(s), smashed 1 pinch... Continue Reading →

Zucchini Bites

Super easy side dish that is part healthy & delicious! INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch thick rounds Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/3 cup marinara sauce 1/2 cup finely grated mozzarella 1/4... Continue Reading →

Parmesan Potato Fries

INGREDIENTS: 3 Large Baking Potatos - sliced in wedges 4 tbsp olive oil 2 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp Italian Seasoning 3/4 cup shredded parmesan DIRECTIONS: Set oven to 375.  Grease baking sheet. In a large... Continue Reading →

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This is a recipe I have been on the hunt for for a while.  At last I have found one worthy of posting to the Cook Nook. INGREDIENTS:  3 Pounds Sweet Potatoes (4-5 medium) 3 slices of bacon, chopped 1... Continue Reading →

Pear Slaw

Pear & pecan slaw - sounds crazy right? Well it does, but it tastes heavenly. Heres how to make it: INGREDIENTS: 1/3 cup chopped pecans 4 cups shredded purple cabbage 1/3 cup dried cranberries 1 pear chopped 4 scallions chopped... Continue Reading →

Brown Sugar Baby Carrots (5 out of 5 stars)

I've been trying to perfect this side for a wall, but my sweetened carrots have always fallen short.  At last I have finally found the perfect combination of sugar and butter. INGREDIENTS 3 small bags Baby Carrots 2 tbsp butter... Continue Reading →

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