Potatoes Gratin is a very similar dish to Scalloped potatoes, which was one of my favorite dishes growing up. Potatoes Gratin is usually a richer dish with more flavor and more cheese than scalloped potatoes, so get your tastebuds ready because this dish will knock your socks off. A very popular dish for pairing with roast beef, Turkey or ham dinners, this dish is great because it goes a long ways and potatoes are inexpensive. This dish is also called Potatoes Dauphinoise because they originate in Dauphine France in the late 1700’s. So, when your guests ask you what’s for dinner, just let them know that you are making them a classical French dish with black truffle, and they will be very impressed.
Corn on the cob is one of my favorite summer vegetables. There is something about biting into a juicy cob of corn that has been freshly rubbed with butter and salt to go with your barbecued meats. This innovation on barbecuing corn helps it cook more evenly on the grill and is packed with flavor. There is no boiling water in this recipe. So, grab a really sharp kitchen knife, a couple cobbs from your local farmer or grocery store and get ready to have your mind blow with this new Ribs of Corn recipe.
If you have ever been to a classic steak house, you will often see creamed spinach on the menu. If you have never tried it, I suggest you do. Here is my version with the addition of White Lightning double Garlic Butter.
Stuffed mushrooms are one of those things on a restaurant menu that always draws my eyes. They can be stuffed with all sorts of things like cream cheese or seafood, bread crumbs, sausage and more. My favorite is cream cheese stuffed with double garlic butter from Boars Night Out, but don’t be afraid to mix it up because one time I made an amazing Chorizo stuffed mushroom that blew my mind served on top of pasta.
Decorative pumpkins can be so much more than decoration if you learn to use the parts that most people throw away. Pumpkin seeds are super slimy and gross to take out of the pumpkin, but kids love doing it. After a little rinse, some drying and seasoning, they are amazing roasted on your smoker! So don’t throw away the seeds, follow this recipe to have a delicious and healthy snack.
I love a good holiday turkey, but I think the sides are the real star. Traditional sides like stuffing, scalloped potatoes, mashed potatoes, garlic bread, yams, turnips, Brussel sprouts are all classics, but if you are looking for a new instant classic then consider a corn souffle. Do not be intimidated by the name, most of the work comes out of a can. This is a super easy recipe that is ready fast with very little prep and will change the face of your holidays meals and possibly even outshine the turkey!