Crispy Roasted Red Potato Slices

A perfect side for your holiday meal

My Dad was a grilling enthusiast and frequently made a foil-pouch version of this simple potato recipe. But with butter, naturally. As a kid, I thought it was the most amazing side dish on the planet. Fast forward a few decades, and now I...
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Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Garlicky Greek Yogurt Dip

This post was sponsored by my friends at Chobani. Written 100% by me. We are in the midst of sweet potato season, with the majority of them hailing from North Carolina and California. Get excited! Baking them in an extra hot oven is my favorite...
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Sweet & Sour Monster Smash Potatoes

Cinnamon-infused and slightly sweet pumpkin paired with savory chive and sour cream flavored purple Peruvian potatoes brings you the best of both worlds. And the contrast of orange and purple offers a striking presentation to serve on Halloween. Each 1/2 cup serving provides 7 grams...
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Pumpkin French Fries with Chipotle-Molasses Ketchup

These pumpkin fries are sweet potatoes’ sassier sister with a smoky twist of cumin, chile and chipotle. The sweet and spicy ketchup will elevate any fry. Each serving offers more than two times the daily value for vitamin A (as beta-carotene), 3 grams fiber, and...
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Chili-Cumin Skinny Fries with Parmesan and Creamy Scallion Dip

Potatoes as Mother Nature intended are nutritious, with fiber, vitamin C and potassium, but not when fried in the partially hydrogenated oils (aka trans fat) found at many fast food joints. These potatoes get their crispiness from oven frying, accomplished by coating lightly in...
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Easy Grilled Artichokes with Roasted Garlic-Dijon Puree

There are two ways of doing things in the kitchen: the restaurant chef’s way and the easy way. When I cooked at the five-star Mary Elaine’s, I was in charge of the artichokes, trimming them by the case. First I cut off all of...
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Recipe: Lemon Basil Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan & Walnuts

Often new acquaintances ask me, “Well, what do you cook for dinner?” On one particular occasion, I nonchalantly mentioned that I might cook salmon, corn and asparagus on the grill. Et voila. Dinner is served. Their eyes nearly popped out of their heads, “You...
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Skinny Smashed Potatoes

This is a revised version of a recipe published on August 18, 2011. My husband makes an appearance in the kitchen to cook the evening meal on occasion and one of his latest creations is his mashed potato recipe for Sunday dinner. His version cuts out the heavy cream,...
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Creamed Spinach Recipe

While simple sautéed spinach with garlic is frequently on my stovetop, I like to mix it up every once in awhile. This recipe rivals steak house creamed spinach, but is much lower in saturated fat, cholesterol and calories. If you’re a lover of goat cheese, substitute spreadable...
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