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Homemade Staples: Croutons

Croutons are one of the easiest, cost-effective, and delicious things to make from scratch.  It is cheaper to make croutons to buy them PLUS then they are fresher and more … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · 19 Comments

Homemade Staples: Hash Browns from Scratch

Hash Browns are one of my favorite breakfast sides.  They also can be a great as a dinner side as well!  And fresh hash browns from scratch are not only … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · 29 Comments

Homemade Staples: Waffles

Never feel you have to say “L’EGGO MY EGGO” again! Making fresh homemade waffles is a simple yet delicious endeavor.  You do need a waffle iron but as appliances go, … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · 22 Comments

Homemade Staples: Red Potatoes with Rosemary

Red potatoes make a great change in starch for your dinner from the more common Mashed Potatoes and Baked Potato (which are both still very delicious!).  With just a little … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · 31 Comments

Homemade Staples: Green Beans with Bacon and Shallots

This is a tasty side dish to accompany a variety of meals.  The savory flavors of the bacon and shallots really enhance the green beans.  This really is a simple … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · 33 Comments

Homemade Staples: Roasted Cauliflower (with Truffle Oil)

I love cauliflower and one of the simplest (but tastiest) ways of preparing it is roasting.  It makes a great addition to any meal.  To dress up the dish and … Continue reading

December 13, 2012 · 12 Comments

Homemade Staples: Broiled Roma Tomatoes

This is a really great and easy dish to make as a side to a meal.  There is a lot of variety in the ingredients that you use.  For the … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · 8 Comments

Homemade Staples: Balsamic Vinaigrette

Homemade dressings add so much to even the simplest of salads.  And of the dressings out there, vinaigrettes are the easiest to make — just by using ingredients commonly found … Continue reading

December 3, 2012 · 10 Comments

Homemade Staples: Sauteed Shallots with Rosemary

For some people the smell of cinnamon and apples is their absolute favorite cooking smell.  For others it’s vanilla.  Or baked cookies. All of these are great smells and invoke … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · 11 Comments

Homemade Staples: Buttermilk Pancakes

After yesterday’s post about Breakfast for Overnight Guests, I thought it would be appropriate to share one of my favorite breakfast foods to make!  Pancakes!  And not just any pancakes… … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · 16 Comments