Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

A quick side dish that will even have your Brussels sprouts haters seeing the light. After all, how can you go wrong with bacon, onion, mushroom and red bell pepper? ~~~ Some dishes I take for granted, like this one. It’s pretty flexible. If you’re out of one thing, substitute something else. But, you really …

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No one can resist Brussels sprouts sautéed with bacon, mushrooms, onions, garlic and chicken broth, then topped with Parmesan — a recipe that will convert haters. ~~~ I live with a guy who was not thrilled when he heard Brussels sprouts were on the menu. He had only experienced boiled-to-death sprouts and wasn’t in a …

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The other day my boyfriend said he had a culinary challenge for me. I imagined some large hunk of meat awaiting my mishandling – big pieces of meat are not my strong suit. I was relieved to see a large container of Brussels sprouts. He doesn’t like Brussels sprouts but said he was willing to …

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