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simple and delicious - how to make polenta

how to make polenta

1 | March 18, 2013

One of my favorite side dishes is polenta. Incredibly simple, inexpensive, versatile, and amazingly delicious, there are never any leftovers. The best thing about this cheesy side is that it can be served along with meat, chicken, shrimp, steamed or grilled vegetables and in just 15 minutes you have the perfect meal! View Recipe This recipe was written for Disney’s Spoonful.com. See all of my recipes here.

chipolte lime roasted potaotoes_main

What a month it has been! I didn’t think moving to a different city would be so exhausting and would take this long to return to normal. Although, I’m not really sure how normal one can really be if they wear sock monkey slippers and cowboy boots on a daily basis. As far as I am concerned I am never moving again. Thanks for your patience and support! As always, y’all are amazing. I am glad to be back in the kitchen and back on the blog again. And what a way to kick it off with my favorite summer

Shhh. Be still my beating heart. What? I said shhh. The photo explains it all. Soft velvety potatoes with just a little bite. Cooked slowly to absorb the cheesy creamy goodness of it all. Who doesn’t like scalloped potatoes? These little individual portions are intensly delicious with creamy parmesan and fresh thyme. Elegant enough to serve at a dinner party or just for everyday at the family meal. Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes Stacks are our family’s newest obsession. Parmesan Scalloped Potato Stacks makes 12 50 minutes cooking time  2 garlic cloves 1 shallot 2 cups half and half * 1 cup

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When I was a kid my nanny, RoRo (really more like another grandmother to me), would boil carrots down in sugar and butter. That was the only way we would eat carrots and I can still remember exactly how they tasted (I’m actually drooling a little on the keyboard). Now raising a child in a more health conscious society, carrots with a pound of sugar and butter will probably never see daylight on my table. Cooking is always a learning experience even when making something as simple as baby food. It was then that I realized that when you roast