Category Archives: Side Dish

Pesto Risotto

I put risotto, Sun-Dried Tomato Risotto to be specific, on the menu for our first week in VA, and I was SO excited to have it for dinner!  Ever since doing food tasting for our wedding, I have been in awe of the creamy, delicious-ness that is risotto!  The caterer brought out this rich and luscious butternut squash risotto, and I was sold on both the caterer and this amazing food called risotto I had never tried before.

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Squash, Red Pepper, and Tomato Gratin

I have wanted to make a gratin for a while.  First of all, gratin [gra-teh(n)] sounds super fancy, so if you tell someone you are making them a gratin, they will immediately think you are an amazing cook.  Secondly, what is not to love about a gratin… cheesy goodness with a crisp breaded top… amazing!

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Unfortunately, every time I ran across a recipe for one (or even worse, a scrumptious-looking picture), I would think, Ooo, that looks soo good, but Adam would definitely despise this.  Cooking without cheese really limits what is available to make.  But why am I complaining, I cause even more problems being a vegetarian! Continue reading

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes and Asparagus

2014-04-20 14.46.33I love asparagus! I love asparagus! I love asparagus!! Have I mentioned that I love asparagus?  I love it so much that I never order it at restaurants because I know that they will only give me 4 measly spears, and all I will be left thinking about is how I want more!  Each week, I buy a pound of asparagus, and between me and Adam, it is gone in one night! Continue reading

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