Archive for the ‘Side Dish’ Category

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White Asparagus Gratin

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

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Growing up in Germany in the early 60s made for many interesting childhood memories, but few of them had anything to do with vegetables. We ate a lot of canned fruits and vegetables from the military P/X in those days—not much to remember about those items except they tasted great to childhood me even though they were mushy and laden with either sugary syrup or lots of salt. Read more…

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Irish Potato Pancakes

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

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St. Patrick’s Day is Monday and in honor of those of us with some “Irish” in us—today’s recipe is for a delicious side dish of potato pancakes. Read more…

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Green Beans, Grapes and Mushrooms in Port Wine Reduction

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014



A nice way to cook a special dinner for family or company is to grill or roast a simple meat or fish and then fuss a little bit over a vegetable dish to go along with it. I was recently watching an old PBS show about the cuisine at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Read more…

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Cornbread Dressing, Davis Family Recipe

Sunday, November 24th, 2013


My grandmother and my mother’s cooking is referenced frequently here on Sauce and Sensibility, because they had such a profound influence on me in the years when I was learning my way around the kitchen. Read more…

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Corn, Mushroom and Leek Sauté

Thursday, September 19th, 2013


In my cooking world, I am always excited to find something new to do with vegetables and side dishes. Like anything else that I do everyday, it is easy to fall into a rut with my cooking, and repeat favorites instead of adding new things to the repertoire.

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Spring Green Vegetable Sauté

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013


In the kitchen certainly, it takes just a little effort to make the ordinary a little more special. Asparagus in the spring is so readily available and so versatile that I find myself buying it at least once a week and frequently more. Read more…

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