Cranberry Glazed Butternut Squash

There are just certain flavors that remind me of Fall and Thanksgiving.  Cranberry is one.  Although butternut squash is available year ’round in my neck of the woods, I still think of it as an autumn vegetable.  This recipe combines the two.  

Spicy Cornbread and Sausage Dressing

This cornbread dressing is spicy because of the addition of poblano peppers and the use of andouille sausage.  You could also use a milder bell pepper, if you prefer, and a kielbasa sausage, but then it wouldn’t be too spicy, would it?

Summer Squash “Fries”

I don’t know if you grow your own yellow summer squash or not, but I do.  Not so much by choice, but it does have a mind of its own.  Last year I planted it with peppers.  I did not get any peppers at all!  The squash took over and it didn’t even let the…

Tangy Slaw with Sauerkraut and Apples

I saw a similar recipe in Better Homes and Gardens magazine, but they wanted me to shred up some Brussels Sprouts.  This I could not do.  You see, I do not like Brussels Sprouts.  So this recipe has sauerkraut, cabbage, apples, raisins, and dried cranberries.  

Hill Country Potato Salad

This is a take on German potato salad and as such has no mayonnaise. It sort of has a sweet-sour flavor profile.  The recipe comes from an old pamphlet, “Texas Recipes from Texas Places, Volume III.”  It’s a Texan-ized German potato salad recipe.

Stir Fried Wheat Berries

As in a substitute for fried Rice. This is a simple side dish like a fried rice. It is just sliced onions, minced garlic, snow peas, cashews, cooked wheat berries, vinegar and soy sauce.

Grilled Shallots

  Grilling shallots makes a simple, yet sweet, side dish that pairs with anything grilled. Leftovers are terrific chopped and added to salads,  soups, and other recipes.

Kasha

If you watch too much television, you would think kasha is only for your breakfast cereal.  You would also believe that that lady in the jeans wanders all over remote areas of the world to find it for you.  You have seen that commercial, right?  If not, just ignore me. According to Ferdinand the Great…