This recipe for super-fresh asparagus brings out its mellow sweetness, along with a delicious mayo, lemon, garlic and chipotle dip. A perfect veggie dish for an appetizer or side.
This veggie casserole can be served over hot baked potatoes for a delicious, light meatless meal.
This traditional Native American corn recipe is very popular in Cajun country. Get this quick and easy vegetable recipe from Short Order Mom here.
This thick and hearty stew-like dish is Cajun cooking at its finest. Get the recipe for this Louisiana favorite from Short Order Mom here.
This recipe for sautéed mushrooms can be served on its own, as a side, or over beautifully sautéed chicken, as the two flavors complement each other well. Adapt it as you will: add small amounts of chopped herbs (rosemary, say, or tarragon) or add lemon juice and capers to the pan sauce to make a version of a piccata (we make it this way a lot at home).
Summer squash are inexpensive and abundant, but little ones can be a little daunted by them. Here, they're whirred into an appealing, pale green soup that strikes the perfect balance between wholesome and yummy. The character of this soup will be determined by what you stir in at the end: buttermilk will make a light and zippy soup, milk a good, mild one, and half and half a rich and creamy one. Served with bread and a salad, it makes a perfect light dinner.
We decided this year that we would watch a series of movies to pass the time on New Year's Eve, and the decision was that we would watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy. We also decided that this would be the perfect time to do something we had always wanted to do: eat like Hobbits.
No-cook and grilling recipes are something you'll be hearing from me about all summer long. Not only do I appreciate the no-cook solution, I also enjoy the ease of few ingredients, and any recipe that passes those two requirements is high on my list of "must try." Recipes that have five or less ingredients are great, but a mere three is awesome, especially if there's no cooking involved.
What on earth is a mother of seven doing posting about cooking for two? I started out this two-fer crusade simply wanting to come up with alternatives to the traditional Thanksgiving dinner.