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Adventures in Everyday Entertaining

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

Homemade Staples: Pizza Crust

There is nothing that beats homemade pizza crust!  I’ve already discussed how versatile homemade pizza can be.  The topping possibilities are endless!  And if you can make a basic pizza … Continue reading

November 26, 2012 · 10 Comments

Homemade Staples: Basic White Bread

Baking intimidates some people, and baking with yeast intimidates even more.  But if you can master a few simple recipes you will see that yeast recipes can be your best … Continue reading

November 12, 2012 · 15 Comments

Homemade Staples: Whipped Cream

Entertaining with food is all about the little touches.  Something that can be store-bought but instead is homemade can make all the difference to whatever you are serving.  ‘Homemade Staples’ … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · 11 Comments

Homemade Staples: Green Door Homemade Salsa

With not only now living in Texas, but also married to a man who has spent most of his life living in either Texas or Arizona, learning to make good … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · 15 Comments