This Broccoli Salad is the perfect combination of salty and sweet! My daughter shared this recipe after having it at a friends and I knew I had to make it. The best part about this recipe (besides how good it is), is that it’s even better if made the day before, which takes the stress out of dinner time. Right before serving simply top with sunflowers seeds and some crispy bacon and you’ve got yourself a delicious fresh salad.
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Ahhh, Mac & Cheese, the comfort food of all comfort food!
I’m not talking about something that comes in a box with a powdery orange cheese substance (that is reserved only for date nights, gotta get the kids fed quick kind of nights). We’re all guilty. Seriously though, once you make homemade, you’ll never go back. While it’s not quite as quick, it’s still a pretty darn fast meal!
Nothing tops a grilled skirt steak better than fresh homemade Chimichurri Sauce. It’s quick to make and takes your grilled steak from ordinary to amazing! I promise you, serve this at your next BBQ and your friends and family will not stop complimenting you.
“Chimichurri is a green sauce used for grilled meat, originally from Argentina. It is made of finely-chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, oregano, and white vinegar.” Wikipedia
This Grilled Pesto Shrimp was a perfect light meal on a warm evening. Growing basil and having a freezer full of homemade pesto is a favorite of mine. I’ve been using the same pesto recipe for years (although I will admit to not really measuring). I make up a batch anytime I have a lot of fresh basil. I freeze it in ice cube trays, then once frozen, pop them into freezer zip lock bags. Whenever I need a little or a lot, I just grab out a cube and I’m ready to cook. Do you remember my Pesto Caprese Bread from a while back, yep, pesto from the freezer.
This Sweet Potato Chili is the perfect crockpot meal! It is so simple to make and extremely flavorful, but not too spicy (which is great because even the kids will like it). It’s quick to get everything prepped and into the crockpot.
A few years back I had a friend help me out when I was hosting a dinner party. I say “dinner” in the loosest of ways, because actually it was a grazing style, lots of appetizers and hor d’oeuvres party. I made a few things, she made a few things, and together we cooked all day. We had as much fun prepping as I did at the party! Anyways, one of her recipes was a huge hit and I knew I needed the recipe. Thankfully she gladly shared it with me and I’ve made these Peppered Pork Sliders w/Caramelized Onions many times since then. Isn’t that really what recipes are all about? Sharing them with family and friends and hopefully handing them down for generations to come.
Sometimes it’s the hardest things that I can’t get past. Like should I call this Old Fashioned Potato Salad, Picnic Potato Salad, Mom’s Potato Salad………..or plain old Potato Salad. Seriously, sometimes I need to stop over thinking things. Ugggh, does it really matter? Maybe for a Google search it does, but for me, it’s just plain old Potato Salad (like my mom used to make).
I find that I’m always up for trying new foods, and honestly I like just about everything, but, when it comes to foods that are a part of my childhood, please don’t mess with them. THIS is how Potato Salad should be made!
Yes, it contains mayo and mustard. Yes on celery and onion. Yes on pickles and egg. Don’t mess with it! …