SIDE DISHES

Classic Backyard Burger Deluxe

Even though we live in Florida where it’s seems like the endless Summer, we do have seasons as slight as they are. But now there were in June, I think back to the many fond memories of living in the Hamlet of Pultneyville, New York o the shores of Lake […]

 

Marinated Italian Cheese & Olives

Most high end grocery stores have a great selection of marinated cheeses, olives and vegetables. While they are a real time-saver for putting together a last minute antipasto platter…they are really cost prohibitive. They sell by the pound at a cost of about $5.99. With a little planning, these recipes can be easily made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for about two weeks.

 
Curried Chicken Salad | Great Neighborhood Cooks

Curried Chicken Salad

Our home in Upstate NY was located in an historic hamlet on the shore of Lake Ontario called Pultneyville. The hamlet was originally laid out in 1806 and is listed with the National Register of Historic Places. At one time a significant Great Lakes trading port and site of a War of 1812 skirmish, it now is a quiet, Western New York bedroom community. Set between the fruit orchards and a Great Lake on the Seaway Trail, many of Pultneyville’s activities focus on summer sailing and theatre. The hamlet boasts an active marina and is home to the second-oldest little theater in the United States.

 
Apple-Orange Cranberry Relish

Apple-Orange Cranberry Relish

Most cranberry relishes are canned and indistinguishable in any holiday setting. It’s only on the table because people think it’s traditional. Well…forget all of that and make room for a real showcase star! This Apple-Orange Cranberry Relish is INCREDIBLE!

 
Spaghetti Aglio E Olio - Great Neighborhood Cooks

Spaghetti Aglio E Olio

I must admit that I really love carbs:  I really love good bread (Thank You – DeRomo’s Gourmet Italian Market), all kinds of pasta but I’m much fussier about potatoes. I have what I call my “To Tight Pants Rule”.  You all know what I’m talking about – when pants get to tight, cut back on the carbs.

 
GARLIC ROASTED CARROTS - Great Neighborhood Cooks

GARLIC ROASTED CARROTS

It’s a Foodie’s dream come true – homemade bread and pastries, real NY bagels, a huge variety of local cheeses, fresh seafood, BBQ, delicious New England Lobster rolls, flowers and much, much more.

 
CRASH HOT POTATOES - Great Neighborhood Cooks

Crash Hot Potatoes

I have to admit I stole this recipe for The Pioneer Woman. I had one of those awful summer colds and I was laying on the couch feeling miserable watching the Food Network.

 
BEARNAISE SAUCE - Great Neighborhood Cooks

Béarnaise Sauce

Rob Loves Bearnaise Sauce!!!.  I usually make it when we are grilling a Filet Mignon. This is really a basic recipe, but I usually add a little bit more tarragon, fresh from our herb garden. Believe me, Rob will eat this sauce on almost anything. He loves it on poached […]