Appetizer/Side Dish

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Cheesy Potato Casserole (a.k.a. Funeral Potatoes)

September 18, 2014

Gotta love it when the Target circular arrives and their “Weekly Wow” deal is “buy 1, get 1 free” or “10 items for $10” – because who doesn’t like a […]

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My favorite Simple Side Salad

2 comments September 4, 2014

Haley has always liked foods that most would consider unusual for a young kid. Runny eggs, hummus, peas. And salad. She’s a champ. Trevor, while also a fairly great eater, […]

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White Bean Salad with Spicy Pepperoni and Tomatoes

10 comments August 5, 2014

I’ve finally figured out the secret of getting my kids to eat anything I put in front of them! Don’t feed them all day. I’m kidding. Maybe not all day. […]

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Israeli Couscous with Asparagus, Peas, and Sugar Snaps

12 comments July 29, 2014

I’m thinking I should rebrand Very Culinary as “Lover of Israeli Couscous” or “Party with Peas” or “Lemon Everything” – what do you think? Not catchy enough, huh? But damn. […]

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Caprese Corn Salad

6 comments July 3, 2014

You. Guys. If you don’t already have your 4th of July menu planned out, this needs to be added to the list! You can easily double (or quadruple) the recipe […]

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Spicy Roasted Eggplant and Cherry Tomatoes

9 comments June 25, 2014

This post is sponsored by Tabasco. A product we love and use regularly! There are three things you must know. 1. Eggplant is actually a fruit, not a vegetable. (Just found this out. […]

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(Panzanella) Bread and Tomato Salad

7 comments June 23, 2014

This post is sponsored by Tabasco. A product we love and use regularly! There’s nothing like participating in a recipe creation challenge which doesn’t allow the use of broth, wine, […]

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Simple Spanish Rice

13 comments April 29, 2014

I absolutely love rice. Most grains, really. I grew up on them. My mom was always making stir-fry recipes, pilaf, or Spanish rice (although I think she made hers with […]

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Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

28 comments March 20, 2014

Ah, cauliflower. I’m in love with this stuff! It’s seriously like candy to me. Well, not quite. But close! 

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Olive Spread

6 comments January 30, 2014

Surely I can fit one more Superbowl-appropriate recipe in before the weekend, especially if it only takes 5 minutes to make, right?! 

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Mini Tortellini Kabobs

9 comments January 28, 2014

Whether you’re into football or not, you can’t deny that the Superbowl is fun, if for no other reason than an excuse to have friends over. And of course, eat […]

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Slow Cooker Greek Stuffed Onions

8 comments January 25, 2014

This recipe was developed by me for STAR Fine Foods. All opinions are 100% my own. Dear Onions, You burn my eyes and make me cry. But you just keep being […]

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Reuben Mini Bagels

10 comments January 9, 2014

Say what? You want me to eat what? With what? Ssssshhh! Trust me! These were AWESOME. I’ve been known to put pastrami and swiss, with dill pickles (of course!) and […]