A classic at picnics and barbecues, this Southen style potato salad recipe is a simple dish, easily customized, and great to feed a crowd!
Fourth of July weekend was definitely all about potato salad at our house. My baby sister and dad were both in town visiting, and they are the family potato salad lovers, so I decided to make versions for each of them! My dad absolutely love the Spanish potato salad (ensalada Rusa), so I made one for him (recipe coming soon), but my sister and her husband prefer to keep it American classic and they like the Southern style potato salad – the kind with eggs, and a mixture of mustard and mayo in the dressing. So for a barbecue with 6 adults and 1 child, we had 2 different potato salads (ha!). (more…)
Creamy, crunchy cilantro lime coleslaw has just the right hint of creamy with a touch of kick. This is a great recipe to pair with barbecue or bring to a potluck!
I don’t know if it’s the Southern girl in me, or the picnic lover, or just the part of me that really likes the texture of crunchy vegetables mixed with the right amount of creamy dressing, but I cannot turn down a good slaw. And when circumstances line up where I need to bring a dish to a potluck, there are beautiful cabbages at the grocery store, and I happen to have extra cilantro and jalapenos at home, I get creative and make a cilantro lime coleslaw. Which turned out to be a perfect barbecue side dish, and has an unintended Texas twist! (more…)
Yuca con mojo – yuca with mojo sauce – is a great substitute for a mashed potato dish. The yuca is satisfyingly starchy and delicious when topped with the garlicky onion-y mojo sauce.
Yuca con mojo is a dish you’ll find at almost any Cuban party and around the family dinner table at least a few times a month. Yuca, a starchy, inexpensive, and versatile edible root found in the Americas is a staple in the diet of many Caribbean and Latin American cultures. It’s slowly working its way into the mainstream American diet because it’s delicious. You can fry yuca, boil it, steam it, mash it, roast it… it’s like a potato without being a potato. My two favorite ways to enjoy it are fried and boiled with some mojo with extra garlic on the side. (more…)
This past November we took our first “official” family trip to Walt Disney World. The Godfather and I have been blessed to travel there quite a bit previously as my parents are long time DVC members and we grew up just a few hours away. Our wedding was even held around the World Showcase in Epcot! November was a very special trip for us though as it was our first with Princess A. She love the parks, the rides, and this chickpea salad. She really really loved this chickpea salad from the Harambe Market in Animal Kingdom. (more…)
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The holidays can be so hectic, and I feel like I look for easy, no fuss, flavorful meals at this time of year more than any other. This recipe though, goes back almost a decade to when the Godfather and I were broke college sweethearts, then broke newlyweds and grad students. Date nights out were something we only enjoyed once in a while, so we planned many date nights in instead! We would cook dinner together, or if we were too tired, keep things simple and buy pizza then make a salad to pair. (more…)