Side Dish

Gourmet Bacon Blue Cheese Tator Tots

I've had this vision of watching Napoleon Dynamite and serving gourmet tator tots.  Well that combo hasn't happened yet…but last night, when we were having a couple of New York steaks for dinner and I forgot to pick up a side at the store, I had my chance to create my gourmet tots. Embarassingly easy and very tasty! I start with: ORE-IDA Tator Tots Crispy Crowns.  I sprinkled them with some truffle salt and fresh...

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Red Rice and Beans

I whipped this up to accompany the carnitas tacos I made today. Since this dish was super easy and it's receiving rave reviews, I thought I'd better write it down fast before I forget what I made!  This is another "pantry" dish.  I started with a little olive oil and butter in a fry pan. Then added about 1/4 cup (or more) of chopped sweet onion.  Saute for a couple minutes and then add 1 cup of white rice....

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Zucchini-Cheddar Waffles

Editors Note:  This recipe is from fellow foodie, Jeff Prescott.  I can't wait to try this out!  You can follow Jeff on Twitter @RealtySeattle 1/3 c extra-virgin olive oil 1 large shallot, peeled and finely chopped 1 large plump garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped 1 ¼ c buttermilk 2 large eggs 1 ¼ c all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons double acting baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon...

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Oven Baked French Fries

My stepson told me that my fries are as good as Sunfish Grills–a huge compliment!  They're super easy to make and they do taste good without being fried in grease.   Preheat oven to 425. Wash, then slice potatoes lengthwise 1/4 inch thick.  Be sure to leave the skins on.  Put in a large bowl and cover with boiling water.  Let soak for about 8-10 minutes then drain and blot with paper...

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