GREEN BEANS WITH PARMESAN BREADCRUMBS
Jennifer Nevins on 04/01/2019

GREEN BEANS WITH PARMESAN BREADCRUMBS

This is a great vegetable side dish. This can accompany any meat dish, or can be served on its own. The addition of the seasoned breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese really turn a normal vegetable into something outstanding.

DOUBLE BAKED POTATOES
Jennifer Nevins on 02/01/2019

DOUBLE BAKED POTATOES

This recipe is a favorite of the kids. I often serve this recipe in the summer, when I am hosting barbeques. You can use this recipe with smaller potatoes, standing them up, for a holiday buffet. These potatoes can be topped with any of your favorite fillings, including crumbled bacon.

CANDIED SWEET POTATOES
Jennifer Nevins on 11/01/2018

CANDIED SWEET POTATOES

Nancy and her family love this recipe. It is sure to be on the buffet for holiday gatherings, but Nancy also prepares this during the year as a side dish for dinner.

QUICK CORNBREAD & LEEK STUFFING
Jennifer Nevins on 11/01/2018

QUICK CORNBREAD & LEEK STUFFING

This is a really simple and quick method to prepare a savory, moist and delicious stuffing. Use prepared corn muffins (either homemade or store bought), and combine with sautéed leeks and thyme for a tasty holiday treat.

BAKED PARMESAN TOMATOES
Jennifer Nevins on 08/02/2018

BAKED PARMESAN TOMATOES

I am always looking for different recipes to make in the summer, when tomatoes are plentiful. This is easy to make, and the parmesan topping makes this a savory side dish.

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH
Jennifer Nevins on 07/01/2018

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH

This is a very flavorful, healthy side dish. The roasting method really intensifies the flavors, and doesn’t add extra fat. This is a perfect vegetable dish to enjoy throughout the year.

EGGPLANT PARMESAN BALLS
Jennifer Nevins on 06/05/2018

EGGPLANT PARMESAN BALLS

Since I love meatballs so much, I started experimenting with various vegetables so I would have options for guests. This eggplant parmesan version is really good.

ROASTED ASPARAGUS WITH PARMESAN CHEESE
Jennifer Nevins on 05/01/2018

ROASTED ASPARAGUS WITH PARMESAN CHEESE

This is a truly easy vegetable side dish. It takes little preparation and very quick baking time. Layer the baking dish with aluminum foil for an even quicker cleanup. I have served this dish many times on a buffet, garnished with lemon slices.

SAUTEED ESCAROLE WITH GARLIC & OIL
Jennifer Nevins on 03/01/2018

SAUTEED ESCAROLE WITH GARLIC & OIL

This dish is the quintessential Italian peasant dish. It is easy, inexpensive, and delicious. I like to add cannellini beans to make the dish heartier, and often serve this on my holiday buffet with my antipasto. I first learned how to make this dish from Grandma Colombo. I remember visiting her at home in Staten Island, specifically to watch her make this dish. She told me many times that she combined the escarole with olive oil and garlic, which seemed incredibly simple, but I could not simulate the taste. When I watched her, I knew why…she forgot to include a couple of steps, namely blanching the escarole first. (Her response was…of course you blanch it first!) She also had a heavy hand with the olive oil, and used the marinating liquid from a jar of green olives. To this day, I still cannot simulate the taste exactly, but this recipe is pretty close.

ROASTED BRUSSEL SPROUTS WITH BACON
Jennifer Nevins on 11/01/2017

ROASTED BRUSSEL SPROUTS WITH BACON

I always make this vegetable side dish for Thanksgiving. The rich flavor of the bacon and balsamic vinegar mixed with the roasted brussel sprouts is really delicious. This recipe is definitely worth trying…and more than once a year!

 ROASTED HASSELBACK POTATOES
Jennifer Nevins on 04/18/2017

ROASTED HASSELBACK POTATOES

I was first introduced to these delicious potatoes at a summer barbeque. The taste was wonderful, and the aesthetic appeal was fantastic. I researched various recipes, and have modified this recipe from the rufusguide website. These potatoes can be served as a side dish to any meal, and a variety of seasonings can be added to create different flavors. Serve with a side of sour cream and fresh chopped herbs.

CARAMELIZED EGGPLANT WITH PESTO
Jennifer Nevins on 04/01/2017

CARAMELIZED EGGPLANT WITH PESTO

I really enjoy eggplant dishes, and I’ve tried many different recipes over the years. I got creative one morning and ended up with a delicious eggplant side dish. The key is to allow the diced eggplant to cook long enough to caramelize….then add the pesto at the end so the flavors are full bodied when served.

ASPARAGUS & PROSCIUTTO ROLLS
Jennifer Nevins on 03/29/2017

ASPARAGUS & PROSCIUTTO ROLLS

I recently made this asparagus side dish for friends, Thea Berkhout and Paul Breitman. The dish was easy to make, and had great depth of flavor with the prosciutto and provolone cheese. This dish was inspired by a Soprano’s Cookbook recipe.

GRILLED VEGETABLE PLATTER
Jennifer Nevins on 02/09/2017

GRILLED VEGETABLE PLATTER

This is a delicious vegetable side dish to serve any time of year. The vegetables look great on a buffet, especially when decoratively plated. I like to serve this dish with pesto sauce on the side.

SAUTEED ZUCCHINI
Jennifer Nevins on 02/08/2017

SAUTEED ZUCCHINI

This recipe is easy and delicious. I make this often in the summer, when zucchini are in season and plentiful. This recipe is good using any vegetable – feel free to change based on your preference.

CORNED BEEF STUFFED IRISH POTATOES
Jennifer Nevins on 02/01/2017

CORNED BEEF STUFFED IRISH POTATOES

This is a delicious and fun recipe not only for St. Patrick's Day, but any day of the year. Feel free to use your favorite toppings on the potatoes.