Green Beans Gremolata

Green Beans Gremolata , a recipe developed by Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, has become my go-to green bean dish for the holidays. Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas, this recipe is a family favorite, and a standout dish beside any protein: whether poultry, beef, or pork.  Why? When company’s coming over, and I’m already making several […]


Esquites (Mexican Street Corn): a Fabulous Summer Side Dish

What, Exactly, Is Esquites? Esquites is a summertime side dish recipe that utilizes the wonderful fresh corn that’s in season right now – one that will positively tantalize your tastebuds.  I first tasted esquites at a party at my friend’s house, after which, I begged her for the recipe.  One of my favorite parts of […]


Au Gratin Potatoes with Cheddar Stout Sauce

I am a member of the Cabot Cheese Board – a proud and happy member, at that, and the recipe I’m sharing today for Au Gratin Potatoes came from them. Every once in a while, they send me cheese in the mail. Recently, they sent me a copy of their brand new cookbook. They told […]