Category Archives: Side Dish

Greek? Italian? Yes.

So you are having a small dinner party and your comfort zone is Italian food, but your guests love Greek. What do you do? Make the same old lasagna and garlic bread? Cancel the dinner in a frustrated fit? Serve Indian? I have a better idea; Fusion! By combining a few basics from each cuisine and thinking outside the box, I created a menu that was sure to please everyone! Let’s walk through the menu together! Godere! Απολαύστε! Enjoy!

Mona Stamos

Okay, so not all Greek-Italian fusions are good. Trust me, the food is better than a Mona Stamos any day!

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So Simple, So Easy, So Cheesy!

While sitting at one of our favorite local restaurants, Dustin and I decided one of the best dishes we have ever ordered from every one of our favorite restaurants is their cheese plate. Its simple, usually local, and varies from restaurant to restaurant. There is no easier way to present a confetti of flavor than piling a mix of pungent, sweet, bitter, crumbly, smooth, rich and creamy cheeses onto a plate. I take a staple in my refrigerator, goat cheese, and serve it with two of my other favorite things! Let’s get started on my totally easy cheese plate!

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Light, Camera, ACTION!

Things will be back up and running full swing at Eric Dishes shortly… in the mean time… check out my recipe for Roasted Root veggies from Eric Dishes & Dustin Mixes!

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Filed under Baked Potato, Camp Food, Side Dish, Video Demo

Quick Tip

Mashed potatoes can be time consuming and who has time to spare during the holidays after all the wrapping, entertaining, Bing Crosby dance breaks, and hot chocolate consuming? I made mine a day ahead and put them in the fridge. At 350 for 20 minutes, my potatoes will be perfectly warmed through when I want them to be. This gives me extra Bing Crosby time. And I like that.

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A Spoon Full of Cream Cheese Helps the Spinach Go Down

Ok, maybe more like 4 ounces of cream cheese.

The following recipe can be found this December in my cookbook, “Eric Dishes & Dustin Mixes”. It’s easily one of my favorites because it’s one of the easiest!

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A Night Out, In.

When it comes to food, one of my phliosophies is that everyone is deserving of restaurant quality food, even at home. Recently Dustin and I decided to share this philiosophy with a few close friends and I’d love to show you, course by course, just how we made it happen!

Since there is no better place to start than the beginning, let’s get to work on an Amuse Bouche!

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What CAN’T Goat Cheese Do?

Ok, so maybe it can’t vote, but it CAN multi-task better than any other kitchen appliance I own. And I’m including my onion-chopper-potato-slicer-light-bulb-remover-nail-clipper. It was 4 a.m., the infomercial host had an Aussie accent and I was weak. Don’t ask.

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