Side Dishes · vegetarian

Mashed Sweet Potato Gratin {Or, a Case of Marshmallow Hate and Yam confusion}

You know those sweet potatoes you see in the grocery store that are about as big as a toddler’s head? Well, I had three of those bad boys in my fridge the other day that were crying out to be used. Now, I really love sweet potatoes. But, there are also two things I really…… Continue reading Mashed Sweet Potato Gratin {Or, a Case of Marshmallow Hate and Yam confusion}

Gluten-Free · Real Food Project · salads · Side Dishes

Roasted Radish & Potato Salad {and We’re Back!}

After a brief hiatus from posting on The Salty Table, I’m back! While I’ve been away I’ve been writing recipes for my food column at UsaHerald, and I’ve also started a new project (That will be a book in 2015!) Salinger’s Salad, where I take a look at food in literature and offer up a…… Continue reading Roasted Radish & Potato Salad {and We’re Back!}

Food and Libations · Holidays · Side Dishes · Thoughts and Musings

Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes: Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes, Cranberries & More | Food & Wine

My issue of Food & Wine arrived today and I was very excited to see it was the Thanksgiving issue. Of particular interest (oh, aren’t we fancy this evening?) was the section on side dishes. Why? Because you already know what the main dish is- It’s a large bird. You can cook it in a…… Continue reading Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes: Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes, Cranberries & More | Food & Wine

Food and Libations · Recipes · Side Dishes · Uncategorized

Cheesy and Creamy Baked Mashed Potato Pots

Let me start by saying that this dish is super yummy and comforting. I give you this as a preface so you hold on until I am finished telling this tale of when things go wrong in the kitchen (if you’d rather skip the story, I won’t be offended, just head to the end of…… Continue reading Cheesy and Creamy Baked Mashed Potato Pots

Food and Libations · One Dish Meals · Pasta · Recipes · Side Dishes

Baked Mac and Cheese with Spinach and Roasted Tomato

If I had to choose something to eat as my last meal, a rich, creamy, decadent baked Mac and cheese would definitely be on my dinner plate somewhere ( along with a blue cheese buttered steak, mashed potatoes, some ravioli, some chocolate cake…yes, I would gladly go out stuffing my face.) I came up with…… Continue reading Baked Mac and Cheese with Spinach and Roasted Tomato

Food and Libations · Recipes · salads · Side Dishes

On the Lighter Side of Fall: Roasted Yellow Squash Salad with Apple Cider Vinagrette

Every time I open my refrigerator over the last few days I find myself staring at this lovely yellow squash i bought and thinking, what am I going to do with you? Then today, eureka! Squash, meet apples. Apples, meet squash. I will roast you together and toss you in an apple cider vinaigrette, and…… Continue reading On the Lighter Side of Fall: Roasted Yellow Squash Salad with Apple Cider Vinagrette

Food and Libations · One Dish Meals · Recipes · Side Dishes

Gratin So Nice You Can Eat it Twice: Easy Cheddar and Mushroom Gratin

Sorry about the rhyming title, but seriously, you can really eat this twice. Once as a side dish for dinner and once as a hearty, scrumptious breakfast-type ‘hash’. Ok, more on this dish’s multiple uses later, how do you make the darn thing already! (thanks to a friend’s suggestion, there’s now a link to a…… Continue reading Gratin So Nice You Can Eat it Twice: Easy Cheddar and Mushroom Gratin