Entries from Palmabella's Passions tagged with 'Side Dishes'

A Sunday Dinner

My best food nights are Wednesdays and Sundays. Wednesdays, we have a great meal in honor of our favorite TV show, Top Chef. On Sundays, I have all day to think about and or prep for dinner. Last Sunday we...

Pork Chops with Balsamic Glaze and Pears Poached in Rum

It was one of those days where you stare in the fridge and the pantry figuring out what ingredients you have to throw a meal together. I wanted to do something simple with pork chops. We were having salad,...

Fennel-Onion-Mushroom Bread Pudding

Make a Smilebox recipe...

Baked Risotto with Spinach and Parmigiano

Yes, I said BAKED and RISOTTO in the same recipe. I found this delicious and simple recipe at Janie's blog, Panini Girl. It is a delicious side dish with chicken, pork or in our case, a turkey cutlet. It...

Pork Cutlets in a Snap...A Gingersnap!

We've been eating out of the freezer for a couple weeks to make room for cookies! I had two pork boneless loin chops defrosting, that I needed to decide what to do with. Hmmmmm, there were those leftover Trader Joe's...

Pecan Crusted Chicken with Cheddar-Zucchini Bake

Cheddar Zucchini Bake 4-5 thinly sliced unpeeled zucchini 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten 1 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 stiffly beaten egg whites 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 4-5 slices bacon, crisply cooked, drained, and...

Roast Squash Fondue

I got this brilliant idea from Janie's blog, Panini Girl. She used a larger kabocha squash, which held more filling. It sounded so good, I wanted to try it, but just for the two of us. I found a...

Carrot Orzo

Carrot Orzo(from Bon Appetit March 2007) 2 T. butter 6 oz. baby carrots, fined chopped 1 c. orzo 1 1/4 chicken broth 1 1/2 c. water chopped green onions (I didn't have any, so I left this out) 1/4...

Gamberoni in Camicia from Cafe Firenze Cookbook

I promised you a recipe from the Cafe Firenze Cookbook, by Fabio Viviani and Jacapo Falleni, so here we go. This is an antipasto in Fabio's cookbook, but use more prawns, and it's dinner! (I am paraphrasing the directions...

Pollo con Finoccio

This was a variation on the wonderful rabbit recipe I made a couple of months ago, only I made it with chicken thighs. In a food processor or mini chopper, mix together: 4 sprigs of rosemary leaves 3 cloves...

Tortino di Polenta con Verdure (Polenta Tart with Roasted Veggies)

I've been wanting to make this for a while. I found the recipe in an Australian Italian magazine called Italianicious, Vol.4, Issue 3. (isn't that a great name?) It is a great way to use up leftover polenta. We...

Valentine's Dinner

We had a wonderful meal on Valentine's Day evening, and we also had fun preparing it together. The menu was grilled veal chops, baked mashed potatoes with gruyere and sage, and baked fennel. Sage-Gruyere Baked Mashed Potatoes: 4 large...

Balsamic Pork and Leek-Corn Pudding

Something a little different for dinner! We both really enjoyed both recipes. Easy, too! For the pork chops, I browned 2 pork chops in a little olive oil. When they were half way cooked, I removed them from the...

The BEST Dinner Ever?

Sunday we spent the day in or near the pool from brunch on. It was HOT! My friends were trying for a marathon tan, continually putting on 30 sunscreen, and timing 20 minutes on a side on a raft, or...

Montisi Party Part 2: Dinner, Amici, and Dolci

Guests arrived around 7:00. Here are Gail and Dina laughing at the wine station. Everyone enjoyed the appetizers, and at 8:30, dinner was served. The Salsiccia con fungi (sausage and mushrooms) is an easy do-ahead entree. Grill sausages. Saute mushrooms...

The Ballooners!

We were up at 5:30 to give the ballooners a proper send off! Brad went along to video Jerry, Paul, Sandi and the others going up on their adventure. I began my cooking preparations for our lunch, and that night's...

Warm Gorgonzola Potato Salad

Another quick, "Work Late on Wednesday" dinner: Ida made this for Easter, and I have been craving it ever since. It is from The Hali'Maile General Store Cookbook by Chef Beverly Gannon (from my favorite restaurant in Maui). Warm Gorgonzola...

Baked Fennel

We had a quick dinner. I worked late, and prepared a yummy baked fennel dish that Brad could pop into the oven for a half an hour. I had fresh shrimp cleaned and ready to go. He did the rest....

Valentine's Day Dinner

Our menu was geared for something special, that I could also pull off on a long work day (10 to 6:30 with two 1 hour breaks between clients). Filet mignon with gorgonzola and balsamic reduction sauce Polenta hearts with mozzarella...

Working Night Dinner

I needed to make dinner AND work until 8:45PM. Luckily, I see my clients footsteps from my kitchen, so I could prep everything before 5:00, preheat the oven as my 5:30 client drove up, and run in the house before...

Savory Bread Pudding

We were having pork chops. I wanted something warm and savory to go with it. I browsed through a few recipes, and then I tweaked a few things in a recipe from Emeril, and came up with this: Two large...

Halloween Dinner and Recipes

We began the evening with Mango Martinis (basically a lemon drop with a float of mango nectar) Dinner was stuffed veal chops, baked pumpkin polenta, and stuffed acorn squash. Acorn Squash with Sausage-Cornbread Stuffing: (Tweaked from the original recipe from:...

Recipes: Onions, Fig Sauce and Brie

So far, the MOST requested recipe is for the Cippolini onion dish: I doubled this: 3 pounds cipolline onions, stem and root ends trimmed 1 cup chicken stock or canned low-sodium broth 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon white wine...

Eggplant Parm: I Did It MY WAY

Actually, I did it my mom's way. I have learned a lot about eggplant parmiggiano this week on the Slow Talk Food Message Board (for Premium Members only). There has been an informative and passionate discussion going on (also known...