Pasta & Rice
This is a comforting side dish of egg noodles, mushrooms and bacon, coated with a light sherry-cream sauce.
Brown rice flavored with ginger and sesame is stir-fried with red onion, red bell pepper, pineapple and a little bacon for a side dish with some Polynesian flair.
Hungarian-style dumplings are very similar to German spaetzle. They make a delicious side for a variety of main dishes like Chicken or Veal Paprikas.
This corn bread stuffing is made with plump, dried apricots and toasted almonds for added sweetness and crunch.
Gnocchi made with ricotta cheese instead of potatoes are lighter, fluffier and less time consuming to prepare.
Cornbread stuffing takes on new flavors with dried cherries and bacon ~ perfect to accompany a crown roast of pork.
Polenta makes a tasty and intriguing substitute for pasta and can be served with a variety of sauced entrees.
Dried orange peel and a dash of honey adds a sweet and pungent flavor to a simple tomato sauce.
Lightly stir-fried napa cabbage and rice noodles topped with a spicy soy-based dressing make a perfect side dish for summer.