Diva Tasting: More Sides III…

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Roasted Cabbage


2 Tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

½ Head Green Cabbage, Cut Into 4 Wedges

1 Pinch Garlic Powder, Or To Taste

1 Pinch Red Pepper Flakes, Or To Taste

Sea Salt And Ground Black Pepper To Taste

2 Lemons, Halved


Step 1 Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

Step 2 Brush both sides of each cabbage wedge with olive oil. Sprinkle garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper over each wedge. Arrange wedges on a baking sheet.

Step 3 Roast in the preheated oven for 15 minutes; flip cabbage and continue roasting until browned and charred in some areas, about 15 minutes more. Squeeze lemon over each wedge.

Note: Keep the core attached to the cabbage when cutting into wedges to help it hold together.

Vintage Green Bean Casserole


4 Pounds Fresh Green Beans, Trimmed And Cut Into 2-Inch Pieces

2 (10.75 Ounce) Cans Cream Of Mushroom Soup

4 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Shredded

1 (6 Ounce) Can French-Fried Onions


Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Step 2 Heat a large saucepan of salted water to a boil; add green beans and cook just until slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Drain.

Step 3 Mix green beans and cream of mushroom soup, together in a bowl, ½ The Cheddar Cheese; spread into a 9×13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle remaining Cheddar cheese over green been mixture and top with French-fried onions.

Step 4 Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and browned, about 30 minutes.

Note: You may use 2 large packages of frozen cut green beans or 5 cans, drained, instead of fresh.

Broiled Baked Potatoes


3 Large Baking Potatoes, Halved

4 Tablespoons Olive Oil

2 Cups Shredded Jack Cheese

2 Teaspoons Freshly Ground Black Pepper

2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder

2 Teaspoons Dried Rosemary

Sea Salt To Taste


Step 1 Place the potatoes into a large pot with water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes, or until tender.

Step 2 Preheat Oven to broil to medium-high heat. Drain potatoes and toss with olive oil, black pepper, rosemary and salt to taste.

Step 3 Place the potatoes skin-side down on foil lined baking sheet. Broil until golden; up to about 10 minutes depending on oven. Remove potatoes from oven and sprinkle with the reserved olive oil mixture and cheese. Place back under broiler until cheese is melted. Serves 6

Roasted Broccoli


14 Ounces Broccoli

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Salt And Ground Black Pepper To Taste


Step 1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Step 2 Cut broccoli florets from the stalk. Peel the stalk and slice into 1/4-inch slices. Mix florets and stem pieces with olive oil in a resealable bag and transfer to a baking sheet; season with salt and pepper.

Step 3 Roast in the preheated oven until broccoli is tender and lightly browned, about 18 minutes. Serves 4


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