Side Dishes

Lentils with Tahini

Lentils with Tahini

In some past life, I think I must have lived in the Middle East, as I crave nothing more than feta cheese, stuffed grape leaves, lentils, pilafs, hummus, baba ganoush, etc. When I was in college I make near weekly treks to the local Middle […]

Pommes Anna / Potatoes Anna

Pommes Anna / Potatoes Anna

  Print Recipe Pommes Anna / Potatoes Anna The first time I made this dish over ten years ago I knew it was going to be a family favorite – not only is it gorgeous, but nothing beats the crispy browned potatoes sandwiching the succulent […]

Peanut Noodles with Edamame and Carrots

Peanut Noodles with Edamame and Carrots

For years when the girls were really young, anytime we were invited to a potluck or a picnic, I would always makeĀ these noodles. But then almost overnight everyone was gluten-free. At the time gluten-free pasta really sucked, so I stopped making this for public consumption, […]

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries Ok, I get that everyone likely knows how to make roasted sweet potato fries. But what you might not know is that there is a great new cookbook out called, Sweet Potatoes: Roasted, Loaded, Fried and Made into Pie by Mary-Frances […]

Socca/Farinata

Socca/Farinata

This is my go-to flatbread when I’m entertaining or wanting to cut back a little on gluten. It’s super simple and most everyone (except my kids) love it. Oftentimes I make it without the rosemary because either I simply forget (thank you, menopause) or our rosemary plant is dead (more often the case) and I have no fresh rosemary. Either way, it’s delicious. This is a common appetizer served in the south of France (Socca), as well as in northern Italy (Faranita).