Fall Risotto {Squash and Spinach}

Fall Risotto

Fall Risotto

Risotto is one of my favorite foods.  It’s a dish I learned how to make several years ago, it wasn’t something we ate when I grew up.  It takes a little time to stand and stir, add more broth, and repeat until the rice is tender but I think it’s worth every minute.  I like a regular risotto made with wine, onions, broth and Parmesan as well as a risotto garnished with spinach or squash or other vegetables.  This risotto had both spinach and squash! Continue reading

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Spinach Mashed Potatoes

Spinach Mashed Potatoes

Spinach Mashed Potatoes

It was clean out the fridge night.  I’d already used up many vegetables and I had a box of baby spinach that needed to be used asap.  Obviously I could have simply sautéed the spinach in some garlic and butter but I wanted something fun to go along with our walleye dinner.  I wondered if I could successfully add spinach to mashed potatoes and discovered several recipes that looked promising.  The one with both Parmesan and cheddar cheese looked like the best idea. Continue reading

Avocado Spinach Dip

Avocado Spinach Dip

Avocado Spinach Dip

I make so much guacamole I’m sort of tired of it.  As much as I love avocados, there must be other ways to use it.  I’ve made a few other dishes using avocados but I really wanted to try another dip.  Just not with the other guac things in it.  There must be many other flavors that would mesh with avocados besides spicy peppers and tomatoes and lime, I speculated. Continue reading