Minestrone Soup…and My “Lucy” Moment

November 29, 2010
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My mom recently mailed me a pasta press attachment for my stand mixer. I’d secretly been hoping it might fall into my hands at some point after she received it as a giveaway from a Martha Stewart Show taping a while back. She determined after about a year of it sitting in the cabinet that […]

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Classic Meat Loaf

September 21, 2010

Are there foods that you could not stand as a child that you’re now realizing aren’t so bad after all? Meat loaf is one of those foods for me. It recently occurred to me…what’s my hangup? I love burgers and meatballs. Isn’t meat loaf basically the same kind of thing only sliced? I decided it […]

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Zucchini with Walnuts & Chives

August 25, 2010
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Yes, it’s unofficially “Zucchini Week” on Cooking On the Side. The other day I brought you a sweet treat – Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread. Today we’ll step over to the savory side, with Zucchini with Walnuts & Chives. Evidently when you plant zucchini in your garden it grows like crazy (you have to see the […]

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Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread

August 23, 2010
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Given that I’m allotted about 45 seconds from the time we make it downstairs until my lovable little folks start clamoring to be served breakfast you’d think I’d formulate some kind of breakfast plan to make things easier. Instead, I look a bit like Taz from Looney Tunes, spinning around the kitchen, transferring items from […]

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