Tag Archives: side dishes

Positively Porktastic

This weekend, I decided it was time to cook my ham.  I bought a smoked fully cooked ham right before Easter but ended up storing it in the freezer instead of cooking it.  This was the time to cook it.  I was craving a semi-traditional Southern Sunday dinner, we were having a friend over, and […]

Potato Salad

I’m not a potato salad fan.  The mayo, the blandness, the liquid collecting on the side after a day in the fridge… it’s just not my thing.  But we needed a starchy side for our impromptu BBQ…  And I had potatoes, eggs, and mayo…  So I whipped up a batch of potato salad that was […]

What’s for Dinner – Succotash with Okra

So, after leaving the CSA with corn, okra, tomatoes, and peppers, I decided to whip up a modified succotash. I used 4 okra pods, 1 ear of corn, one sweet pepper, and 3 orange tomatoes.  Sliced the okra and sauteed it in olive oil.  Added the corn (kernels cut from the cob) chopped pepper and […]

Gallo Pinto

  Ahhh, Costa Rica. Such a beautiful place. I visited last year and had one of the BEST vacations of my life. I saw an old friend, visited the hot springs of Arenal, took in the natural beauty, zipped through the cloud forest, and laid in the sun for a few days. Yeah, it was […]