ROASTED CARROT STICKS WITH ONION

Roasted Carrots with Onion

There are boiled carrots… and there are roasted carrots, and they aren’t even the same vegetable.

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HARICOTS VERTS WITH PIGNOLI

Haricots Verts with Pignoli

This dish was inspired by our extended stay at the Westin in Sydney, Australia. The club lounge offered them every morning with breakfast.

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INSALATA CAPRESE WITH BALSAMIC GLAZE

Insalata Caprese with Glazed Balsamic

Insalata caprese (ka-PREE-zee) is Italian for “Salad of Capri”.

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HERBED WHIPPED POTATOES

Herbed Whipped Potatoes

Our daughter, Jessi, absolutely loves mashed potatoes, and so in June of 2006 she and I set out to create the mashed potatoes of our dreams. She wanted rich, flavorful, indulgent potatoes… I wanted potatoes that managed to taste indulgent, without all the remorse.

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GLAZED CHICKEN

Glazed Chicken

Glazing makes chicken extra tasty and incredibly tender. For a quick meal, throw it on a bed of spinach, or spoon it over rice. It pairs beautifully with an easy side, such as Corn And Tomato Fiesta Salad, Herbed Whipped Potatoes, or Blanched Broccoli.

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CORN AND TOMATO FIESTA SALAD

Corn And Tomato Fiesta Salad

This is a great dish to take to gatherings. It takes minutes to prepare, and is easy to pack and transport. Show it off in an attractive serving bowl and watch it disappear!

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CRAISIN AND HAM BUTTERNUT SQUASH

Craisin and Butternut Squash

After I finished testing this recipe, I made it again and again over the next three days. It was absolutely addictive. The glaze from the butter and brown sugar creates a subtle sweetness, while the craisins and ham add a beautiful contrast of tart and savory.

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