Showing posts with label Side Dishes recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Side Dishes recipes. Show all posts

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Red Potato Egg Salad

"Red Potato Egg Salad" is a delicious wonderful twist to a classic potato salad that will make your guest and family keep coming back for more.


2/3 cup Mayonnaise
3 tablespoons sour cream
3 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup bacon bits
1 tablespoon fresh minced parsley
1 tablespoon fresh minced chives
1/2 cup chopped onion
2/3 cup chopped celery
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
5 large eggs
3 cups cooked red potatoes fingerlings chunks


In large bowl, mix potatoes, celery, and onions, then add eggs

In small bowl, mix mayonnaise, milk, bacon bits, parsley, chives, garlic, salt, and pepper.

Add to potato mixture and stir to blend well.

Cover, refrigerate 15 minutes, stir once again, and serve.

Southwestern Potato Salad

Make this Southwestern potato salad recipe for your next backyard barbecue or party.


1 1/2 cups prepared mayonnaise
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons chipotle pepper puree
1 large ripe tomato, seeded and diced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
3 scallions, chopped, white and green parts
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
16 new potatoes, about 3 to 4 pounds, cooked, drained and sliced 1/2-inch thick


Combine all the ingredients, except the potatoes, in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Place warm potatoes in a large bowl and pour the mixture over potatoes and mix well.

Season again with sea salt and pepper, to taste.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Baked Stuffed Witches Nose

The rich and creamy combination of spices and cheddar cheese nicely contrasts the muted spice of baked  jalapeno peppers.


12 jalapenos remove the stems (tops) 
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt 
1/4 teaspoon ground garlic
1/4 teaspoon coriander
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
cheddar cheese, grated


Pre-heat oven 350 F.

Rise jalapenos with cold water and dry. 

Remove the stems (tops) from jalapenos.

Scrape out the seeds and stuff with cheddar cheese.

Place the jalapenos in a large bowl add olive oil, sea salt, ground garlic, black pepper and coriander and toss until all of them are covered with the seasonings and oil.

Pour them into your foil pack fold end of foil pack shut.

Bake 10-15 minutes. 

Remove and serve.

Cajun Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds

Add a touch of spice to your holidays with this awesome recipe for "Cajun Pumpkin Seeds".


2 cups pumpkin seeds; rinsed and airdried
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoons Cajun Seasoning
1 teaspoon sea salt; if Cajun Seasoning was made without sea salt



Preheat oven to 350°. In a medium-size bowl, toss seeds in oil to coat.

Spread on a rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle with 

Bake about 10-15 minutes and stir.

Bake 5-6 minutes longer, or until lightly toasted.

Transfer to a large shallow plate to cool before serving.


Warm a large skillet over medium heat.

Add oil, then seeds, and stir well to coat.

Spread mixture in an even layer; stir often until seeds are lightly toasted.

Season with salt.

Transfer to a large shallow plate to cool before serving.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cucumber Tzatziki Sauce

Cucumber Tzatziki Sauce is the perfect combination of ingredients tasted fantastic! The recipe is easy and it is delicious with lamb.

1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely grated
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
3 mint leaves, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt

In a small mixing bowl, combine the ingredients, stirring until well-blended and smooth.

Top with dill.


Tip: Many recipes say that you dice or chop the cucumber – this is not the correct way. I actually finely grate mine, I then give it a gently squeeze, then place it in a paper towel in a sieve and allow to strain overnight in the fridge . Also, I love the bold, earthy flavor of dried herbs in this recipe, but you can use fresh versions of rosemary and marjoram, too. Since dried herbs are stronger, use 1 tablespoon of fresh herbs as a substitute for 1 teaspoon of dried. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Garlic Grilled Onions

"Garlic Grilled Onions" is a fast and delicious favorite for everyone that goes great with steak or chicken.


4 Tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 large yellow onions
Black Pepper
Sea Salt


Preheat grill for medium heat, or preheat your grill to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Thinly slice each onion.

Place onion slices in a large bowl and pour 1/2 the bottle of Kraft Thick'n Spicy BBQ Sauce.

Mix well.

Place each onion on a separate square of aluminum foil.

Place 1 Tablespoon of butter on each one, and sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Wrap tightly with the foil.

Place onion on the grill or in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, turning over occasionally.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Craisins-Walnut Slaw

Craisins-Walnut Slaw is very easy to make plus outrageously delicious and healthy; who could ask for more! 


3/4 cup  mayonnaise 1.0
tablespoon Relish, pickle, sweet 1.0
tablespoon Mustard, honey 1.0
2 t
ablespoons honey 0.25
teaspoon black pepper 0.125
teaspoon sea salt 0.125
teaspoon celery seeds 0.75
12 ounce bag coleslaw salad mix
1/3 cup  chopped walnuts 0.25
1/4 cup fresh chopped celery 0.25
1/4 cup fresh chopped onion 0.25
1/4 cup chopped red bell peppers 0.25
1/4 cup Ocean Spray


In small bowl, whisk mayonnaise, pickle relish, honey mustard, honey, pepper, salt, and celery seeds.

In large bowl combine bag coleslaw, walnuts, celery, onion, sweet pepper, and Craisins.

Add mayonnaise mixture to cabbage mixture and toss to coat.

Cover and chill for 1 to 8 hours.