Category Archives: Vegetables

Classic Potato Gratin

I wanted something to go with our ham for Christmas dinner and thought that a potato gratin would be good and something the kids would like.  I talked to a few people and looked at various recipes and this is … Continue reading

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Roasted Winter Root Vegetables

When I was at a benefit dinner the other night, one of the side dishes was a carrot puree with a distinctive cumin flavor.  It was delicious!  But when I tried to recreate it I realized it was more than … Continue reading

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Duchess Potatoes

I was watching a cooking show where they made Duchess Potatoes and since I love to entertain I thought they would be a more elegant way of serving mashed potatoes for my guests.  I started comparing different recipes and I … Continue reading

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Cheesy Ham Quiche with Hash Brown Crust

3 cups shredded frozen hash browns, thawed and patted dry 4 T. butter, melted 3 large eggs, beaten 1 c. half-and-half 3/4 c. diced cooked ham 1/2 c. diced green onions 1 c. shredded cheese (cheddar, gruyere, fontina etc.) salt … Continue reading

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Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan and Lemon

3 heads broccoli (approx. 3 pounds) 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil salt & freshly ground black pepper 1 cup parmigiano-reggiano cheese, freshly grated 1 lemon, juiced Preheat oven to 400º. Trim approximately 1 inch off the ends of the broccoli … Continue reading

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Green Bean and Carrot Bundles

12 oz green beans or yellow wax beans 2 large carrots, peeled chives 2 T. butter 1 t. crushed garlic 1 T. dry sherry kosher salt Cut carrots into 4 inch sticks, about the same width as the beans. Put … Continue reading

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Creamy Broccoli Soup with Beechers Flagship Cheese

12 oz. broccoli florets 2 T. butter 1 onion chopped 1 leek, white part only, chopped 1 small yukon gold potato, peeled and diced 2 1/2 c. chicken stock 1 1/4 c. milk 3 T. heavy cream 4 oz. Beechers … Continue reading

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Sauteed Mushrooms with a Garlic Sherry Sauce

1/4 c. butter 1 clove crushed garlic 1/4 c. dry sherry 8 oz. creminis mushrooms, thickly sliced salt & pepper Melt butter in large saute pan, add garlic and cook for 1 min.  Add sherry, mushrooms and salt & pepper.  … Continue reading

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary and Shallots

3 c. peeled and diced (3/4 inch) butternut squash (tip: easy way to cut..) 4 medium shallots, peeled and quartered 1 t. chopped fresh rosemary 2 T. olive oil 1 t. kosher salt pepper to taste Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  … Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli

1 small head of cauliflower, about 2 pounds, cut into florets 2 large stalks broccoli, about 1 pound, cut into florets 2 T. olive oil 1/2 t. salt Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Place cauliflower and broccoli into a 9 … Continue reading

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