Archive of ‘Side Dishes’ category

Ensaladilla Rusa – Spanish Potato Salad

Ensaladilla Rusa, also called Ensalada Rusa, or just Spanish potato salad, is a favorite Spanish dish. 

Ensaladilla Rusa, also called Ensalada Rusa, or just Spanish potato salad, is a favorite Spanish dish.  * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

I made this dish for my Daddy. Today is his birthday and so it seemed fitting to share Ensaladilla Rusa on the blog. When my parents visited last summer, we had a barbecue. The visit coincided with Fourth of July, and when it’s summer (or winter, or anytime really) and the Godfather has time, we barbecue or grill. There is a difference between barbecuing and grilling, but that’s for another post. When I asked my parents about side dishes, my father requested Ensaladilla Rusa, one of his favorite childhood dishes from Spain. I’m a Daddy’s girl, and so I worked out a recipe and he approved! (more…)

Mint Pea Couscous

Mint pea couscous is the perfect side dish to welcome warmer weather!

Mint provides a refreshing flavor to this mint pea couscous. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

It’s finally officially warm here, darlings. I needed spring to arrive. I needed warm weather and sunshine, and fresh produce of the green variety. The Godfather and I aren’t “live in winter” people. We’re more like “visit” winter people, and while we didn’t really have “winter” per se this year, we couldn’t leave the house too often with a new little in tow. Warm weather brings a little more mobility, and a slightly older baby ready to explore. Also produce.  (more…)

Crispy Oven Roasted Spanish Potatoes

This recipe has a hint of lemon, the right amount of paprika, and an incredible crispy texture. These crispy oven roasted Spanish potatoes are delicious!

It’s no secret we love potatoes in this house. We prepare them all different ways, and I’m always collecting new recipes to try. We also love Spanish flavors, and my husband laughs that my Spanish side shows with my love of adding paprika to almost everything. One of the most often heard questions when I’m “to taste” seasoning a savory dish is, “should I add paprika?” And yet, I don’t think I have a dish on the blog with paprika and potatoes. Not that this dish is paprika heavy (it isn’t), but making it made me think of this story.  (more…)

Greek Oven Roasted Vegetables

Simple, fresh flavors are the best way to dress up this colorful Greek oven roasted vegetables dish. 

Simple, fresh flavors are the best way to dress up this colorful Greek oven roasted vegetables dish. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

When it comes to vegetables, I appreciate simplicity. It’s not that more complex dishes aren’t fun, but for everyday, simple is best. When the weather gets cooler outside, I like to make oven roasted vegetables because it’s easy, and roasting lends itself well to most in-season winter veggies. It’s fun to change things up occasionally though, and that’s just what this Greek oven roasted vegetables recipe does. (more…)

Ranch Hasselback Potato Casserole

Somewhere between potatoes au gratin and the Hasselback potato, this ranch Hasselback potato casserole is a tasty side dish with everything you love about both dishes. Crispy potato edges and a creamy, cheesy sauce.

Crispy edges, a creamy center, cheese, and Ranch dressing - this Ranch Hasselback Potato Casserole is a fabulous side dish for potato lovers! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

The NYT Food section sends me on “I must make this!” cooking tangents more often than I should admit. Like last year, when they posted a recipe for a Cheesy Hasselback Potato Casserole and, after I showed it to the Godfather, it was dinner. Not a side dish, just dinner. With an egg. Thorough enjoyment ensued and the Hasselback potato casserole replaced au gratin potatoes and Hasselback potatoes in our home. At least, for the moment, as we have neither too frequently. (more…)

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