Side Dishes

Ratatouille

Ratatouille

  Ratatouille Makes for 6 to 8 servings2 tablespoons Olive Oil, The Chef uses an Herbs de Provence, Garlic or Plain will work2 cups Onion - cut into medium small dice1 cup Red Bell Pepper – cut into medium dice2 tablespoons Garlic - freshly chopped1 teaspoon...

Butternut Squash Puree

Butternut Squash Puree

Butternut Squash Puree 1 Butternut Squash 3 pounds approximately2 to 3 tablespoons Maple Syrup1 teaspoon Ginger peeled and chopped1 or 2 Garlic ClovesSalt & Pepper to taste Preheat Oven to 375°With a sharp knife, prick the squash in several places to allow air to...

Goat Cheese Polenta

Goat Cheese Polenta

  Goat Cheese Polenta 2 cups Chicken Stock1 cup low fat Buttermilk1 cup fine ground (quick cook) Cornmeal1 cup Corn3 whole EggsI tablespoon finely chopped Garlic or 3 Garlic clovesI dash Hot Sauce½ cup grated Cheddar½ cup grated Reggiano Parmesan2 to 3 ounces...

Tomato Meat Sauce

Tomato Meat Sauce

For the Lasagna click here For the Mornay Sauce click here Tomato Meat Sauce 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 ½ pound Ground Beef 85/151 ½ cup Yellow Onion (diced small)½ cup Celery (cut small dices)½ cup Carrots (cut small dices)½ pound Mushrooms (sliced)2...

Mornay Sauce

Mornay Sauce

For the Lasagna click here For the Tomato Meat Sauce click here Mornay Sauce 4 ounces Sweet (not salted Butter)1 cup Onion½ cup Flour3 cups hot Milk (or as much as you need to get the sauce to your consistency)¼ teaspoon Grated Nutmeg½ cup grated Swiss Cheese or...

Thyme & Port Wine Sauce

Thyme & Port Wine Sauce

  Thyme & Port Wine Sauce 1 tablespoon Butter (or Extra-Virgin Olive Oil)1 or 2 tablespoons of sweet Butter2 Shallots (minced (if you have no shallots use onion))2 tablespoons freshly Chopped Thyme (tarragon, sage would also works great!)2 tablespoons Black...

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

  Mashed Potatoes 3 to 4 pounds peeled Yukon Gold (peeled and chopped in large pieces)4 cloves peeled Garlic2 to 3 tablespoons soft Sweet ButterSalt & Pepper to taste½ cup hot Milk (only if needed) Boil the potatoes and the garlic until potatoes are...

Vinaigrette

Vinaigrette

  Vinaigrette ¼ cup White Sicilian Lemon Balsamic Vinegar¾ cup Extra Virgin Lemon Olive Oil2 tablespoons of Lemon juice1 teaspoon Dijon MustardSalt and Pepper to taste Using an immersion blender, mix all the ingredients together and adjust the salt and pepper to...

Gratin Potatoes

Gratin Potatoes

  Gratin Potatoes 3 ounces grated Cheddar Cheese3 ounces grated Reggiano Parmesan3 ounces Goat Cheese4 Baking Potatoes1 Sweet Potato2 generous tablespoons Sweet Butter (or non-stick spray)2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream3 Egg YolksSalt & pepper¼ teaspoon ground...

Corn Muffins & Sausage Stuffing

Corn Muffins & Sausage Stuffing

  Corn Muffins & Sausage Stuffing 1 cup Dark Raisins½ cup Dark Spiced Rum2 pounds Pork (Turkey or Chicken Sausage, casings removed)2 cups Yellow Onions (diced small)1 ½ cups Celery Hearts (diced small)1 ½ cups Carrots (diced small)2 tablespoons fresh Sage...