Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe

Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe

This classic Macaroni Salad Recipe is a terrifically flavorful side dish that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser at any gathering all year round. Summer is the perfect time to break from the boring routine. Head out for a day at the park or beach and pack a picnic or make plans to gather together for a fun… 

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Easy Red Potato Salad Recipe

Easy Red Potato Salad Recipe

Potato Salad always reminds me of summer, picnics and fireworks, although I’m thinking this zesty and super easy Red Potato Salad is delicious enough to deserve a encore during the cold winter months as well. It would be as perfect alongside Roasted Turkey as it would be partnered with a Pulled Pork sandwich. This Red Potato Salad is full of color and flavor. This zesty side dish is a classic side that’s perfect for summer, but you may find craving it year round. Serve for your next cookout and see how many come back for seconds.

Beer Batter Hush Puppies Recipe

Beer Batter Hush Puppies Recipe

Welcome my husband, Randy, again. He’s here to share a delicious hushpuppies recipe. Or is it hush puppies recipe? I grew up with them being known as hushpuppies, one word. However you write it, these little babies are the perfect side dish to serve at a fish fry, BBQ, or any excuse you can think of to make hushpuppies (or hush puppies). Take it away Randy!

Southwestern Black Bean Pasta Salad Recipe

Southwestern Black Bean Pasta Salad Recipe

Pasta Salad is still as easy as I remember, plus, now there are so many inspiring flavor combinations to try, like this flavor packed Southwestern Black Bean Pasta Salad recipe. It’s a terrific pasta salad to use for either a side or a main entree. It has all the pieces and parts for a hearty, satisfying dish with a bunch of flavor. It’s a great meatless option too. Make a large batch early in the week and enjoy it all week long. And because this pasta salad recipe is easy to make and easy to pack to take along, it’s at the top of my list for for a picnic or outing menu. It’s certainly a picnic and cookout worthy dish, that’s for sure.

Bush’s Beans Grilled Potato and Cannellini Bean Salad

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Grilled potatoes and onions pair perfectly with creamy cannellini beans, and a simple mustard based vinaigrette. I was surprised at the flavor packed in such a simple dish. And easy too!

Roasted Asparagus

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Asparagus isn’t something we eat often, but I always feel compelled to grab a bunch when they show up at the grocery this time of year, standing upright, as if at attention waiting for someone to notice them. I did notice and brought home a small bunch for roasting. Roasting accentuates vegetable’s flavors in a way other techniques just don’t. And the aromas that waft through are just wonderful, the best air fresheners in my book.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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This recipe for Baked Sweet Potato Fries, that I discovered over at Tasty Kitchen, have been a big hit around here. With a few simple ingredients, a little chopping and a short stint in the oven, you can have a healthy, AND tasty snack or side dish to enjoy. They are quite addictive. Take my word for it, you’ll want to double, or better yet, triple the batch.

A Blackeye Pea Salad or Dip (aka Redneck Caviar)

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Here’s a simple side dish or dip that’s healthy and full of flavor, Blackeye Pea Salad, otherwise known as Redneck Caviar. It’s quite addicting, to say the least. AND pretty light in the calorie department too, which is always a good thing.