Category Archives: side dish

grilled green beans & peaches with mint

It’s been a hot one in Boise this summer. Days upon days of triple digit heat and as much as I love to cook, that love is trumped by the desire to keep the house, and myself, as cool as

grilled green beans & peaches with mint

It’s been a hot one in Boise this summer. Days upon days of triple digit heat and as much as I love to cook, that love is trumped by the desire to keep the house, and myself, as cool as

papas for papa

The Spanish word for potatoes is “papa”? Coincidence? I think not because most guys – at least the ones I know – like meat and potatoes and my dad is certainly no exception. So when planning the recent Father’s Day

papas for papa

The Spanish word for potatoes is “papa”? Coincidence? I think not because most guys – at least the ones I know – like meat and potatoes and my dad is certainly no exception. So when planning the recent Father’s Day

rice with lobster stock, mushrooms and asparagus

My husband and I are going through Top Chef withdrawals. We finished Season Ten with gusto and no sooner had the credits rolled that it dawned on us that we were out of Sunday night viewing material. See – this

rice with lobster stock, mushrooms and asparagus

My husband and I are going through Top Chef withdrawals. We finished Season Ten with gusto and no sooner had the credits rolled that it dawned on us that we were out of Sunday night viewing material. See – this

pushing potato tradition

My family members are traditionalists – especially the men and especially when it comes to holiday dinners. There is a set menu that corresponds to each – Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter – with little to no room for creative flare.

pushing potato tradition

My family members are traditionalists – especially the men and especially when it comes to holiday dinners. There is a set menu that corresponds to each – Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter – with little to no room for creative flare.

who knew that vanilla and potatoes went so well together

A goal for this year was to pull a different cookbook down from the shelf each month and actually cook out of it versus just drooling over all the beautiful photography. So far I have tackled a VERY complicated, but

who knew that vanilla and potatoes went so well together

A goal for this year was to pull a different cookbook down from the shelf each month and actually cook out of it versus just drooling over all the beautiful photography. So far I have tackled a VERY complicated, but

café fírenze – fabio february

Let’s start out by saying I really wanted to love this cookbook. I really did. Too bad it didn’t turn out that way. I made it my goal to pull down a cookbook off the shelf each month, dust it

café fírenze – fabio february

Let’s start out by saying I really wanted to love this cookbook. I really did. Too bad it didn’t turn out that way. I made it my goal to pull down a cookbook off the shelf each month, dust it

embracing the stereotype

Let’s face it – stereotypes are stereotypes for a reason, created by characteristics or behavioral patterns that occur at least enough of the time for it to define that group of people. And while the word “stereotype” might carry a

embracing the stereotype

Let’s face it – stereotypes are stereotypes for a reason, created by characteristics or behavioral patterns that occur at least enough of the time for it to define that group of people. And while the word “stereotype” might carry a