Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cinnamon Butternut Squash

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cinnamon Butternut Squash

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cinnamon Butternut Squash

We spent Christmas in Minnesota with my dad.  He watches what he eats and refuses to eat white foods for the most part.  We’d planned to roast a turkey and I wanted a new vegetable side dish since we were skipping mashed potatoes.  When I ran across the recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts and butternut squash on a blog I was intrigued.  I showed it to my P.S. and he said “Make it!”  It was a done deal. Continue reading

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Shredded Veggie Casserole

Shredded Vegetable Casserole

Shredded Vegetable Casserole

A few years ago I started to read food blogs at work.  Guilty!  I admit that during the slow times at the office I surfed several food blogs regularly.  My first and most favorite food blog was Macheesmo.  I liked reading a blog by a man who cooked.  He was a man who cooked creatively without boxes and cans.  It was a new idea in my world and I was hooked. Continue reading

Brussels Sprouts on the Stalk 101

Brussels Sprouts on the stalk

Brussels Sprouts on the stalk

I’ve learned to love Brussels sprouts, particularly when they’ve been sautéed and thoroughly browned.  I’ve made them from fresh or frozen; either method was pretty easy.  What I’d never tried was to actually remove them from the stalk they grow on and prepare them!  When my P.S. (Purchaser of Sprouts/hubby) brought a stalk home from the farmer’s market, I was overwhelmed. Continue reading