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Giveaway: Flavor Your Life

Our go-to pantry item is a good quality olive oil. We`ve teamed up with Zucchi to giveaway 4 bottles of golden goodness to add to your own pantry. More

Giveaway: Flavor Your Life

Roasted Vegetables with Pecans and Parmesan

What`s the best way to get everyone to eat their veggies? With this easy and elegant recipe for Roasted Vegetables. Sweet potatoes, carrots and parsnips are roasted to sweet perfection and then topped with a Pecan Parmesan Gremolata, a zesty combination of pecans, parmesan and parsley. More

Roasted Vegetables with Pecans and Parmesan

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

I love rosemary, both Clooney and the herb. For our purposes I`ll refrain from discussing that the former sings our toe-tapping anthem, "Sisters." Instead, I`ll move on to the latter, a fragrant herb with a great rep. Known for improving memory, relieving muscle pain, curing indigestion and making hair grow (note: source not the AMA), rosemary is a powerful, needle-like leaf. In the culinary world this highly aromatic branch makes everything herbalicious, including this simple but satisfying side dish. Tossed with baby potatoes, Dijon mustard, lemon juice and garlic, rosemary boosts the flavour of these crispy-crusted, tender taters. Served up on a regular basis, "Come On-A My House" (sorry, it`s the other Rosemary again) and taste this perfect combination of woody rosemary and golden brown potatoes. More

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Praline-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

Eureka! We’ve discovered the 32nd flavor! A scoop of this irresistible side dish – pillowy mashed sweet potatoes buried under a crunchy streusel topping – and you’ll see why it belongs alongside Rocky Road and Mint Chocolate Chip. Enjoy the sweet satisfaction without the ice cream headache, but come Thanksgiving, look for our creation (Pilgrim Praline? Yummy Yam?) in the freezer case. More

Praline-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

The Best Sweet and Savory Bread Stuffing

We don`t stuff our turkey for a number of reasons, including that we cook our turkey in an oven bag (so moist, so delicious) and we also aren`t fans of cross contamination. That said, we still serve up the finest and tastiest of stuffings, as evidenced by this recipe for a chunky bread, herb and cranberry stuffing. Get stuffed! More

The Best Sweet and Savory Bread Stuffing

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple Dressing

In 1812, Thomas Jefferson introduced Brussels sprouts to the United States. Over 200 years later, we`re still roasting these fiber-and-vitamin-rich sweet emerald gems until golden-crusted. Tossed in a sweet and tangy maple mustard vinaigrette, these tender sprouts are going to have an entire nation jumping on the Brussels bandwagon.  More

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple Dressing

The Best Twice Baked Stuffed Potatoes

Looking for one hot potato? These Twice-Baked Stuffed Baked Potatoes bring major pizazz to the oft-times boring spud. Baked to perfection, the creamy insides are scooped out, mashed with butter and mixed with cheese and sour cream. The potatoes are then re-stuffed and baked until golden brown beauties emerge!  More

The Best Twice Baked Stuffed Potatoes

Sweet Balsamic Roasted Carrots

The best way to bring out the flavor of carrots? Roast them, especially like we do these Sweet Balsamic Roasted Carrots, where they become not only tender but also caramelized. More

Sweet Balsamic Roasted Carrots

Caramelized Cauliflower Recipe

I feel for Mark Twain. At the mention of cauliflower food writers inevitably blast the literary icon for his slandering the veggie as “nothing but cabbage with a college education.” Surely he didn’t mean to disparage the snowy white heads. When roasted, cauliflower is transformed into an elegant, sweet and tender side dish – a truly brilliant veggie with a Phd in Gastronomy. More

Caramelized Cauliflower Recipe

Golden Baked Panko Broccoli Recipe

I can`t understand anyone who doesn`t eat broccoli by the bushel. The wee green tree is a "miracle food," extolled for its anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant virtues. So, how do we best treat treat this crowned king-of-all-vegetables? Majestically. First, it takes a lovely plunge in a pot of boiling water. Next, it gets outfitted with a zesty Parmesan, panko and thyme coating. After a short stint in a sweltering oven, the crisp, tempura-style florets are dunked in a creamy lemon dip for a splendid finish. Now, if only this noble cruciferous vegetable could do something about my crow`s feet, I`d be set. More

Golden Baked Panko Broccoli Recipe

Quick and Easy Miso Eggplant Recipe

I love it when I can describe a vegetable as tasting like crème brûlée. This dish, also known as nasu dengaku in Japanese restaurants, is eggplant transformed into a melty, creamy, sweet and salty treat. Long, narrow and glossy deep purple Japanese eggplants, with their delicate flavor and thin skin, lend themselves perfectly to being baked. Once tender, the flesh is topped with a nutty-tasting miso mixture and broiled until caramelized and bubbly. Whether using chopsticks or a dessert spoon to scoop it out, you`re going to love this melt-in-your-mouth velvety vegetable. More

Quick and Easy Miso Eggplant Recipe

Twice-Baked Mini Potatoes Recipe

The ultimate finger food, these Twice-Baked Mini Potatoes are one-bite wonders that can be made in advance - you just pop them in the oven for a second baking before the guests arrive. An amazing appetizer, these tiny cheese and chive-stuffed taters get gobbled up as a superb side dish as well. More

Twice-Baked Mini Potatoes Recipe

Middle Eastern Tabbouleh Salad Recipe

We love Middle Eastern flavors, so it should come as no surprise that Tabbouleh salad is among our favorites. The classic combination of bulgur wheat, chickpeas, fresh herbs (parsley and mint!), tomatoes and cucumbers is upgraded not only with a lemony kick, but also tangy feta cheese and flavor-packed sun-dried tomatoes.

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Middle Eastern Tabbouleh Salad Recipe

Parmesan-Crusted Asparagus Recipe

How do you make your family beg for veggies? Simply bake up these Parmesan-Crusted Asparagus, green stalks coated in a cheesy breadcrumb mixture and baked to a golden crisp. These addictive spears aren`t only a family favorite, they`re also the perfect company-is-coming side dish that can be assembled in advance and popped in the oven 15 minutes before dinnertime.
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Parmesan-Crusted Asparagus Recipe

Sweet Chutney Chicken Salad

Taking its cues from the sweet side of Indian cuisine, this healthy and refreshing chicken salad mingles sugary mango, juicy grapes and plump raisins with tart lime and crunchy apples. A winning, timeless and trouble-free marriage of East-West flavors. More

Sweet Chutney Chicken Salad

Caprese Orzo Salad Recipe

What do you do when tomatoes aren`t in season but you`re craving the classic Italian Caprese Salad? Think inside the box, as in the box of year-round juicy and flavorful cherry tomatoes and the box of orzo pasta, tossed up with melt- in-your-mouth bocconcini and slivers of chopped sweet basil.  More

Caprese Orzo Salad Recipe

Festive Butternut Squash Rice Pilaf

Boring rice can`t possibly compete for attention, and that`s why Lisa created this blaring and bejeweled rice pilaf. A trio of classic fall flavors - sweet roasted butternut squash, crunchy toasted pumpkin seeds, tart dried cranberries - jazz up bland white rice. Fragrant garlic and cumin further gussy things up, to say nothing of the unexpected kick delivered by a smidge of cayenne pepper. Forget politics and religion - everyone is going to be talking about this rousing rice. More

Festive Butternut Squash Rice Pilaf

Airy Carrot Souffle with Crunchy Pecan Topping

I apologize for using the scariest word in the culinary dictionary: souffle. When you think of this classic French dish, do you picture yourself whipping egg whites into a frenzy, tip-toeing around and praying the fragile dome stays aloft? Well here`s a new way to picture yourself... cooking carrots, pureeing them with brown sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon and pouring it all into a casserole dish. Then, you get to top it with crunchy, sweet pecans and bake it for 40 minutes. See? The hardest thing about this side dish is deciding whether to serve it for dinner or dessert. Click here to watch as Julie races to get this airy, sweet and easy soufflé into the oven.  More

Airy Carrot Souffle with Crunchy Pecan Topping

Butternut Squash with Marshmallow Meringue Topping

"Eat your vegetables" has never sounded better, especially with this dreamy Butternut Squash recipe. The sweet vegetable is roasted, mashed with warm milk, melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon and then topping with a billowy cloud of marshmallow meringue.  More

Butternut Squash with Marshmallow Meringue Topping

Fresh Corn Pudding Recipe

Want fresh corn but don’t want it stuck in your teeth (really, who can eat a cob gracefully?). What are you waiting for? Get shucking because this fresh corn pudding is shuckin` delicious. More

Fresh Corn Pudding Recipe

Quick and Easy Beet Risotto Recipe

You can have creamy, dreamy, delicious risotto in 20 minutes. Yes, 20 minutes for supple, restaurant-style risotto. While many of us (myself included) have at one time in our lives been intimidated by cooking risotto (what if it`s gluey, what if my arm cramps from excessive stirring?), we no longer have to be. This easy risotto is a crowd pleaser, even for those who don`t love beets - they lend a splash of brilliant color and earthy sweetness to this stunning rice.


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Quick and Easy Beet Risotto Recipe

Coconut Lime Sticky Rice Recipe

Okay, the song was really irritating, but Harry Nilsson was right. If you put the lime in the coconut then you do feel better. Less annoying, we hope, our tropical rice dish mixes a plain long grain with creamy coconut milk and tart lime juice, creating a swinging side dish that works great alongside Thai, Indian and Caribbean flavors. More

Coconut Lime Sticky Rice Recipe

Creamy Spinach and Ricotta Pasta Recipe

True-blue Pastafarians, we ignored all the Carbaphobian warnings and continued to buy bulk- size boxes. No one was going to scare us away from the luscious white noodles – long and short, hollow and swirled. This is our nirvana, Mon...let’s all delight in this creamy dish of tender pasta paired with subtle ricotta cheese, mellow baby spinach and sharp, tangy Parmesan. More

Creamy Spinach and Ricotta Pasta Recipe

Easy Broccoli Souffle Recipe

“The Brady Bunch” taught me a lot – pork chops go with applesauce and freckles can be bleached with lemon juice. But it was Alice tiptoeing as her soufflé baked that really stuck with me. Seems I was duped – loud noises don’t level a soufflé, but repeatedly opening the oven does. So leave the door shut and let this airy, savory soufflé soar. One whiff of the melted cheesy goodness and like Marsha, you too will be saying, “Oh! My nose!” More

Easy Broccoli Souffle Recipe