Sautéed Shishito Peppers

I have a recipe for the most simple side dish you can make. It takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and a serving of 7 Shishito peppers has only 15 calories. I see the bags of Shishito peppers at Trader Joe’s all the time and I’ve wanted to try them for awhile. I’m so…

Citrus Cilantro Rice

Last night, Dennis, Kylie and I were invited to a good friend’s for a barbecue. Paul, Elizabeth and Rachel have been friends since our girls were in first grade and we consider them to be more than friends, to us they are family. I asked Elizabeth what I could bring and she suggested rice or…

Crispy Spinach

Dennis, Kylie and I were out to dinner Saturday night and I had a dish that included crispy spinach. It was a pasta with braised lamb and crispy spinach. I loved the crispy spinach in that dish, it was amazing. I looked at Dennis and said “I need to try to make crispy spinach, this…

Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes with Shaved Parmesan and Bread Crumb Topping

I couldn’t resist these beautiful heirloom tomatoes at the market yesterday. I buy mini heirloom tomatoes every week at Trader Joe’s. Yesterday, while I was doing my shopping at Sprout’s, I walked past these beautiful tomatoes and immediately turned back and grabbed four. I knew there was something I could use them for and I…

Roasted Red Potatoes, a Side Dish to Savor

I’m in Surfside, Texas at my brother-in-law, David and his lovely wife, Donna’s beautiful beach house to celebrate my niece, Kendall’s high school graduation. Dave barbecued chicken. Let me just say, it was fabulous!!  My task was to make the roasted potatoes. I make these often.  Sometimes I use sweet potatoes, sometimes russet potatoes and…