This easy recipe for cucumber wrap salad with bacon and blue cheese looks very fancy, but is a simple and elegant first course! Wow your guests with this at your next dinner or holiday party.
The Southern husband likes nothing more than a good steak dinner (okay, maybe he likes shrimp and grits more, but that’s it!) and while I am always wanting to give him his heart’s desire, a steak and potato supper in the middle of the summer can be a little heavy. Give me a luscious steak with blue cheese and mashed potatoes on the side any day in February, but here in early August I am all about the salads. So proving that you can have your cake (or in this case steak!) and eat it too…may I present this recipe for easy steak and potato salad! Let’s make it!
Oh, this salad. Not only is it full of bacon, lettuce and tomato flavor (and if you know me, you know that is hands down my favorite sandwich, because BACON) but it also is dressed with a creamy, dreamy buttermilk and blue cheese dressing that is all kinds of heaven. So, if you want to go to salad heaven, AND you want to know what I’ve been up to since I moved from my publishing job to my all Framed Cooks all the time job, read on and let’s make it!
Hello, salad season! We are now smack into the lazy, hazy days of summer, and so I have salads on repeat in our kitchen. And while I love a good fruit and veggie salad as much as the next girl, salad for supper sometimes means you want a hearty dose of protein along with your greens. In this case, some sliced steak with a good scattering of blue cheese on a bed of spinach that has been zinged up with some balsamic vinegar.
Oh, and did I mention it has bacon? You are in, right? Let’s make it!
We are hippy-hopping towards Easter, and one of my very favorite parts of Easter are the deviled eggs. I’ve made them with bacon (natch), I’ve made them with tarragon and shallots, and of course I have made them the regular old-fashioned way. But last year we had fancy deviled eggs – little deviled egg bites with all kinds of scrumptious garnishes on them, and that is because of my sister. Because my sister has a knack for taking the things you love, like deviled eggs, and turning them upside down and inside out and making them a whole new and completely delightful thing…even the humble deviled egg. Let’s make them!
I have said it before and I’ll say it again: I am not a good sharer when it comes to my favorite eats. I want my own personal bowl of popcorn, I want my own personal French toast muffin, and do not even THINK of snagging one of my pieces of bacon. Which is why I am head over heels with this recipe for beef and blue cheese pot pies, because this delectable conglomeration of beef and veggies cooked up in a beer and mustard sauce and laced with blue cheese and covered in pastry gets made in individual little dishes. Meaning I get my very own. Meaning you get your very own. Let’s make it!