Everyone loves food and I'm no exception so with the heat of the summer here and many people having BBQ's I thought it would be fun to post some easy recipes to enjoy. Most of these came from the FoodNetwork website, so feel free to hop over and explore some more. In the mean time, try these tasting delights.
Bubbly on the RocksDirections
Put a few strawberry slices, blueberries or raspberries in an ice cube tray. Fill with water and freeze until firm. Drop the berry ice cubes into flute glasses and fill with prosecco or ginger ale.
Praline Ice Cream Sandwiches
For an easy post-barbecue treat, sandwich a scoop of softened praline or butter pecan ice cream and a spoonful of caramel sauce between chocolate wafers. Run a knife around the edge to smooth, then roll in chopped pecans, if desired. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze until ready to serve.
Red Potato Salad With Bacon
- 6 cups cubed red-skinned potatoes, unpeeled (about 1 1/4 pounds)
- 2 ounces bacon (2 or 3 strips)
- 1 cup chopped bell pepper (any color or a combination)
- 1/4 cup minced red onion
- 1/4 cup sliced scallions (about 2 scallions)
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- Freshly ground pepper
Put the potatoes in a large pot; add water just to cover and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and cool slightly.
In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, chopped bacon, bell pepper, onion and scallions.
In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, mayonnaise, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Pour over the potato mixture, tossing gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate or serve at room temperature.
Here is the link to the FoodNetwork if you want more tasty delights. http://www.foodnetwork.com/