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!
I am a firm believer in having your cake and eating it too, especially when it comes to potatoes. And in the case of this warm mashed potato salad, I get to have all the comfort food deliciousness of my beloved mashed potatoes, while also adding some of the zingy taste of summery potato salad. You can serve this fun side dish either warm or at room temperature, depending on what kind of a side dish mood you are in. It’s the ultimate easy, flexible summer side dish, and I have a feeling you are going to love every bite. Ready to cook up your new favorite approach to potatoes? Let’s make it!
Well, we have definitely flipped the calendar over into fall, but as much as I will miss the basil and tomatoes and corn, that doesn’t mean we can’t have delectable fresh and local veggies for supper. And in the case of THIS supper, I’m talking about roasted butternut squash and sweet tender beets, tossed with a little vinaigrette and topped with slices of flavorful hanger steak.
So if you are starting to feel like autumn eating but aren’t quite ready to leave the salad days behind, this is supper for you. Let’s make it!
If you ask the Southern husband what his favorite flavors are, odds are he will have both mustard and honey at the top of the list. Our fridge always has multiple jars of mustard in it, and our cabinet always has multiple jars of honey in it (his current fave is Cloister honey infused with bourbon, which the Southern daughter gifted him recently). As for me, I do love me some eggs, even without bacon.
So it kind of seemed inevitable that this carrot leek mustard tart, full of eggs that have been whisked with sour cream and drizzled with a little honey, was meant to be. And to make things even more wonderful, it is so chock full of veggies that it is a perfect all-in-one meal. Let’s make it!
Crab cakes are an absolute favorite in my house, and not just any old crab cake. Nope, we roll with potato chip crab cakes, which swap out the usual bread crumb filler for crushed potato chips. And since I have flipped many a crab cake when cooking in a frying pan only to have it break apart into crab cake crumbles, this recipe calls for baking them in the oven. No flipping required.
So if you are looking for a good, basic, delicious crab cake recipe with a little pizzazz, look no further because you have found it. Let’s make it!
This recipe for potted cheese is one that is indelibly etched in my childhood memories. My mama would often make it for dinner parties, and I remember my brother and I being allowed to stay up late in our pajamas to help pass the hors d’oeuvres, which included rumaki, pineapple chunks wrapped in bacon, and this potted cheese. It was the height of elegance, and while we had to go to bed before the main course so I don’t have any intel on what that tended to be (maybe my mama will leave a comment and enlighten us) I still remember the deliciousness that was this tangy spreadable cheese in its cute little pot. Let’s go back in time and make it!