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Shredded Potato Kugel Casserole

Posted by Wine & Spice on 3/24/2017 to Veggies!

I have always loved egg noodle kugel.  My friends describing passover to me told me that that you can do something similar using shredded potatoes.  It has the same taste profile as a latke but in a casserole form.


It turned out really well!  DiDad’s Passion for Pepper is a fabulous hand blended mix of black pepper, granulated onion, granulated garlic, celery seed and sweet bell pepper.  This is wonderful on just about anything!


A glass of Pinot Noir paired very well with his meal.


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Black Bean & Corn Salad

Posted by Wine & Spice on 2/15/2017 to Veggies!


This is great side dish to go with just about any southwestern dish.  It is a salsa/salad.  You can use it to top a dish as a salsa, or serve as a salad on the side.  It stores well in fridge so it lasts for several days.  You can add tomatoes, but then it would be best eaten right away.  Tomatoes deteriorate very rapidly in fridge, refrigeration damages the membranes in the tomato and causes it to taste gritty and mealy.


Taco Tuesday is such a wonderful blend of chili powder, domestic paprika, granulated onion, cumin, granulated garlic, Mexican oregano, brown sugar, black pepper medium, and cayenne pepper.  It is fantastic in just about any southeastern recipe.


A glass of chilled Chardonnay is great with this meal.


I used some leftover Black Bean & Corn Salad to top a plate of Nacho's for lunch the next day.  So yummy!



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Israeli Chopped Salad

Posted by Wine & Spice on 2/9/2017 to Veggies!


Mediterranean food always tastes so fresh and healthy!  This chopped salad is no exception.  Luscious cucumber, tomato, red onion, feta cheese, parsley mixed with Zahtar, lemon juice and olive oil.  Soo delicious.  My kiddos adore this.  Great for a quick meal on its own or serve with Sumac-Sheet Pan Chicken.


Zahtar is a middle-eastern/mediterranean spice mix that is hand blended from sesame seeds, coriander, sumac, thyme, cumin and black pepper.  This is fantastic on chicken, fish, vegetables, bread and dips (mix with Feta cheese and olive oil for a great dip with pita chips).


We enjoyed a cold glass of chablis with this salad.


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Ravensview Parmesan Potato Stacks

Posted by Wine & Spice on 2/3/2017 to Side Dish

Potatoes are a great side dish, but they can get a little boring.  Here is a flavorful and fun new take on individual servings of baked potato stacks.  The caramelized crunch of this side dish makes it a perfect pairing with a steak.


I used Ravensview Rosemary Garlic to complement my potatoes.  This is hand blended with sea salt, black pepper, garlic, onion, chives and rosemary.  Perfect for potatoes, amazing on lamb and other meats.


Enjoy!


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Cauliflower Mushroom Risotto

Posted by Wine & Spice on 1/12/2017 to Side Dish


Eating healthier in the new year!  Trying some new things to lighten up some of our favorite dishes.  Cauliflower is surprisingly similar in texture to rice and can be substituted in this usually high carb side.  Today I made a “risotto” by pulsing the cauliflower in food processor, then sauteéing and adding mushrooms, chicken broth and parmesan/romano cheese.  Very flavorful and satisfying.  Even my uber-picky hubby loved it.


I used one of my absolute favorite spice blends, An Evening in Tuscany.    Amazingly flavorful this is hand blended from garlic, Kosher salt, Mediterranean oregano, basil, crushed red pepper, black pepper, rosemary, onion and parsley. Fantastic on just about anything….


I paired this wonderful risotto with some easy baked jumbo shrimp.  Low calorie and waist friendly.


Hope you enjoy!


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Citrus Roasted Kale & Root Vegetables

Posted by Gourmet Protoge on 5/18/2016 to Veggies!

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Scalloped Mexican Potatoes

Posted by Wine & Spice on 4/24/2016 to Veggies!


Today I wanted to try something new and different.  Potatoes can be a little bland so I kicked it up a notch!  Using Milford’s Mexican Blast to season the potatoes added such an amazing favor.  Milford's Mexican Blast is a delicious blend of chile peppers, garlic, onion, cumin, Mexican oregano and other spices.


Adding the poblano peppers made the dish colorful and taste fantastic!  Mexican Crema is available at regular grocery stores and is richer that regular cream.


I paired this with Grilled Mexican Blast Carne Asada.  Really delicious!


Hop you enjoy!


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Baked Mexican Rice

Posted by Wine & Spice on 3/23/2016 to Side Dish


Perfect rice every time!  So easy!


I consider myself a fairly decent cook but one thing that is so hard for me to cook perfectly is rice!  I do not know why that is?  Even with a rice cooker 9 out 10 times the texture is not what I want...


I read about baking the rice instead and so I gave it a shot.  It is amazingly easy and turns out perfect every time.  You can use chicken broth, beef broth, veggie broth, tomato juice or other cooking liquid to flavor your rice.  Today I used Taco Tuesday and a can of Rotel Tomatoes to flavor my rice.  You can use almost any spice blend as a great base for flavors, your imagination is the limit!


Taco Tuesday is a very versatile blend of chili powder, domestic paprika, granulated onion, cumin, granulated garlic, Mexican oregano, brown sugar, black pepper medium, and cayenne pepper.  Great for Tacos, Soups, Grilling and so much more… 


Yummy!


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Easy Spiced Potato Chips

Posted by Wine & Spice on 8/30/2015 to Side Dish

Potato chip are a terrific side dish to soo many meals.  They can get more than a little boring though!  Here is a really quick tip to give you the tasty flavored variety except you make it, so you know how it is spiced.  No chemicals here!  A potato chip is a blank palette.  You can literally use any spice blend that your taste buds desire.  For this example I used It’s All Greek to Me.  Fantastic!


Enjoy!


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Lena's Quick Pickled Onions

Posted by Wine & Spice on 8/30/2015 to Side Dish

Condiments can make or break a great dish!  I discovered Lena’s Perfect Pickles Pack and decided to have some fun with it.  I really enjoy onions, especially pickled onions.  This is a quick and easy recipe and it will last in your fridge for about a week to ten days.  Try it on sandwiches, burgers and salads.


I made this to go with my Greek Lamb Burger.  Click here to see that recipe.


Enjoy!


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Chipotle Polenta

Posted by Wine & Spice on 8/6/2015 to South of the Border

Polenta is such a fantastic and easy side dish.  You can use different spices and cheeses to complement whatever main course you desire!  Today I decided to try a Chipotle southwestern twist.  MSC Cha Cha Cha Chipotle is rich and smokey in flavor and not spicy.  Really delish!


I served this with a Honey Chipotle spices flank steak, click here to see that recipe.


This is quick, easy and so good!


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Delish Potato Salad

Posted by Wine &Spice on 4/16/2015 to Veggies!


Today is a perfect spring day!  So warm and everything in starting to grow and bloom.  Definitely put me in the mood for some summer grilling!  What goes better with grilled chicken than a potato salad!  I have really enjoyed the Fish Delish seasoning all winter and decided to try a potato salad dressing using the suggestion on the spice description.  It was so flavorful!  Yum!  My family loved it hope your does too!


We enjoyed a Snapshot beer with this meal!


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Wordhouse Wow Grilled Corn on the Cob

Posted by Wine & Spice on 4/16/2015 to Veggies!

Fresh Corn on the Cob is so wonderful!  I like to grill them in their husks with a little butter and Wordhouse Wow Herb blend.  Soo good!  


Enjoy!


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South of the Border Mac'n'Cheese

Posted by Wine & Spice on 4/15/2015 to South of the Border
 

My children adore Mac’n’Cheese.  This recipe is a delicious twist on an old favorite!  The Taco Tuesday adds a wonderful south of the border taste and the Panko breadcrumbs a crisp topping.  Great combination!  Equally good on a cold or hot day!  Quick and easy!


A glass of Chardonnay is really tasty with this meal!


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Truffle Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Posted by Gourmet Protoge on 3/3/2015 to Veggies!

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Barbie’s Famous Cheesy Potatoes

Posted by Busy Barbie on 1/3/2015 to Veggies!

It’s a well-known fact that cheesy potatoes vary from family to family. There is always debate as to the topping and the contents. My recipe uses a topping with corn flakes and others will disagree and insist on using potato chips. Mine also features the shredded Ore-Ida potatoes while many will argue they prefer the cubed frozen potatoes. All I know is I tried this recipe in 1979 and will swear that my recipe is by far the best you’ll ever eat. I have made this countless times. I have tasted many a variety of cheesy potatoes at pot-lucks and have never found one I like better. With that being said, let me also mention a recent addition to the long-time recipe – Milford Spice Company’s Awesome Onion Soup(which isn’t a soup, but is instead a spice packet). 


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Roasted Potato & Kale Tart

Posted by Gourmet Protoge on 12/1/2014 to Veggies!

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Greek Orzo Salad

Posted by Busy Barbie on 10/26/2014 to Side Dish


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Moroccan Twice Baked Potato

Posted by Gourmet Protégé on 10/24/2014 to Veggies!


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