Showing posts with label sides recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sides recipes. Show all posts

Friday, November 7, 2014

Macaroni Salad

The summer makes me think of macaroni salad this version of the classic American is perfect for any BBQ.


4 eggs; hard-boiled, peeled, and chopped

1 pound large elbow macaroni; cooked
4 ounces ham steak, finely chopped
2 stalks chopped celery, including leaves
1 large shallot, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


2/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 (4-ounce) jar chopped pimentos, drained
3 tablespoons sweet pickled relish
Kosher salt and pepper


In a large serving bowl, combine the eggs, ham steak, celery, shallots, lemon juice, macaroni and stir to combine.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, pickled relish, and salt and pepper, to taste. 

Add the dressing to the macaroni and toss to coat. 

Season with more salt and pepper, if needed. 

Cover and chill for 2 hours for the flavors to meld.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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.

Asian Cole Slaw

"Asian Cole Slaw" is delicious and terrific with anything grilled, this slaw is easy to prepare, as well as delicious and beautiful.


1/2 cup  seasoned rice vinegar
1/2 Tablespoon  sugar
teaspoon light honey
teaspoon light soy sauce
3 T
ablespoons  fresh cilantro
teaspoon fresh ginger root
1 T
ablespoon  sesame seeds
2 cup  napa cabbage
1/2 cup  shredded carrots
1/4 cup  freshly chopped green onion
1/4 cup large red bell peppers
1/4 cup  large yellow bell peppers
1/2 cup  daikon radishes


In small bowl, combine sugar, honey, 2/3 cup rice wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon light soy sauce, cilantro, 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger root, and sesame seeds.

In separate bowl, combine the cabbage, carrots, onion, red peppers, yellow peppers, and radish.

Mix sesame seed combination and cabbage mixture. 

Let stand for 20 minutes. 

Honey Apple-Cabbage Slaw

"Honey Apple-Cabbage Slaw" an awesome dish that taste delicious. I really enjoyed eating it and it wasn't too much trouble to make.


1/4 cup mayonnaise, plus 2 tablespoons
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon thyme honey
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 cups shredded green cabbage (about 1/2 head cabbage)
2 Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into matchsticks
1 large carrot, peeled and shredded
1 Belgian endive, cored and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices
1/2 cup very thinly sliced yellow onion, preferably sweet onion, such as Maui or Walla Walla
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley


In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, honey, vinegar, salt, and pepper, and whisk well. 

Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine green cabbage, apples, carrot, endive, onion and parsley. 

Toss with the dressing until evenly coated. 

Place in the refrigerator, covered, to chill slightly before serving.

Sweet and Spicy Coleslaw

This "Sweet and Spicy Coleslaw" is easy and delicious any time of the year.


2 pounds green cabbage (about 1 small or 1/2 large cabbage)
4 carrots1 medium onion
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup mustard
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 cup sugarFreshly ground black pepper 
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Sea salt

Quarter and core the cabbage. 

Peel the carrots and onion and cut into pieces that will fit through the feed tube of a food processor. 

Fit the food processor with the grater attachment and push the cabbage, carrots and onion through the feed tube to grate. 

Toss the grated vegetables in a large bowl.

Prepare the coleslaw dressing by whisking together the mayonnaise, mustard, cider vinegar, sugar, 1 teaspoon black pepper and the cayenne in a medium bowl. 

Toss the dressing with the cabbage mixture and season with salt and pepper. 

Cover with plastic wrap and chill at least 2 hours before serving.

Apple, Pear and Golden Raisin Slaw

This Apple, Pear and Golden Raisin Slaw recipe tantalizes the taste buds with a burst of fruitiness.  An perfect side-dish to chicken, turkey and pork dishes. 


1/4 cup golden raisins
1 large apple
1 large pear
12 ounce bag coleslaw salad mix
1/4 apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons poppy seeds
1/4 teaspoon black pepper


In small bowl, whisk vinegar, brown sugar, poppy seeds, salt, and pepper.

Combine apple, raisins, with pear and coleslaw.

Drizzle vinaigrette over apple mixture and toss.

Chill up to 2 hours. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Cajun Grilled Corn

Grilled Corn

Add a touch of spice to corn on the cob and grill it and you get delicious "Cajun Grilled Corn".


6 ears of corn; husked and washed
1/2 cup butter, softened
6 Tablespoons Cajun Seasoning


Peel back husks form the corn, remove strings and leave just a few layers of husk on the corn.

Spread butter or margarine over each ear of corn.

Sprinkle Cajun seasoning lightly over each ear, or to taste.

Fold corn husks back over the corn.

Wrap in foil.

Place on grill for 25 minutes, turning occasionally.

Unwrap foil, peel back husks and enjoy.

Old Fashion Macaroni & Cheese

Macaroni & Cheese

Your family won’t stop asking for you to make their newly founded favorite dish of macaroni and cheese now! 


2 cups macaroni
3 ½ cups milk
½ cup beer
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
4 Tablespoons flour
2 Tablespoons butter


Cook macaroni in boiling salt water 20 minutes.

Let the macaroni drain.
Mix together the sea salt, flour and cheese in a large bowl.
Butter a large baking dish.
Place a thin layer of macaroni in the bottom of the baking dish.
Cover the macaroni with a layer of the cheese mixture.
Repeat layers until the macaroni is about ½ inch away from the top of the baking dish. The last layer is the cheese mixture.
In a large bowl add milk and beer; mix well and pour over macaroni until it covers the top layer.
Bake 35 minute at 325 degrees.
Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
Bake for another 15 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
Serve hot.

Friday, October 24, 2014

All-American Sliders

This All-American Mini Burgers Steakhouse experience was at the original location in Chicago.


1 1/4 pounds ground sirloin
2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
2 tablespoons steak sauce
1 tablespoon grill seasoning
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
10 soft dinner rolls, split
2 cups chopped iceberg lettuce
1 small yellow skinned onion, finely chopped
Special Sauce

1/2 cup ranch dressing
1/2 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

Preheat grill pan or outdoor grill to high.

Mix meat and next 4 ingredients.

Divide meat into half and score each half into 5 pieces.

Roll the meat into balls then squish it into small, thin patties, 3 inches across.

You will yield 10 patties.

 To make a double batch or more, meat can be made into patties ahead and placed on cookie sheets to store 24 hours.

These patties can also be baked on cookie sheets in preheated 400 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes.

But, on a hot indoor or outdoor grill, these small burgers will take just 2 or 3 minutes on each side for medium doneness.

Serve on dinner rolls with chopped lettuce, chopped onion and Special Sauce.

To make sauce, combine ranch dressing with ketchup and black pepper.

Additional Toppings, optional:
  • Sliced Cheeses: Cheddar, pepper jack, Swiss
  • Pepperoni
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • Blue Cheese Dressing
  • Sweet Red Pepper Relish