Loaded Potato Salad

Bacon…cheese….potatoes…. do I have your attention yet? As I have mentioned before on this blog, summertime means lots of cold prep salads. I like to take classic flavors and turn them into something. Who doesn’t love the classic Loaded Baked Potato? A soft potato piled high with bacon, cheese, butter, green onions, and chives. MyContinue reading “Loaded Potato Salad”

Chili Cheese Frito Salad

Sometimes you just gotta have a little extra fun with your meals. Our whole family is mildly addicted to Chili Cheese Fritos. When I buy a variety pack of chip bags – they are always the first to go. So I wanted to figure out a way to use it in a meal without justContinue reading “Chili Cheese Frito Salad”

Pickle Potato Salad

Another day dreaming of summer means another potato salad! This one might just be the best ever – at least if you ask my kids, who have already asked for it again three times. Which is especially funny because they all say they don’t like pickles! Now I know pickles are one of those foodsContinue reading “Pickle Potato Salad”

Cucumber & Quinoa Salad

With summertime in full swing, backyard eating is all we do most nights! This means a lot of salads and cold sides for our grilled and smoked meats. We make lots of potato, pasta and green salads. But every so often I try to make something a little outside our wheelhouse. Maybe pick a differentContinue reading “Cucumber & Quinoa Salad”

Jalapeño Dill Potato Salad

It’s almost summertime – which means the backyard dinner times are in full effect at the Forrest Casa. Potato salad is a serious staple for me and my family. But you know I don’t make the same thing over and over. My latest concoction has a little bit of a kick and it’s so veryContinue reading “Jalapeño Dill Potato Salad”

Bacon BBQ Beans

Bar-b-que season is just around the corner – at least I am hoping and praying that it is. Which means it’s time to bust out some new backyard party recipes. And these Bacon BBQ Beans are exactly what you need. A simple but absolutely delicious bbq bean recipe that will go well with any proteinContinue reading “Bacon BBQ Beans”

Jalapeno Dill Deviled Eggs

Whenever I think of deviled eggs I think of those plain old paprika covered bites you got on the holidays at a family members house. What’s amazing is they are usually pretty good, but I say they can be better. Eggs are such a easy flavor to work with, you can combine them with soContinue reading “Jalapeno Dill Deviled Eggs”

Garlic Rice Pilaf

I always say rice pilaf is what you make when you can’t decide if you want rice or pasta because it’s technically both! Some make it with orzo but I like the pasta to be closer in size to the rice. So I use Fideo – which really is just thin spaghetti cut into halfContinue reading “Garlic Rice Pilaf”

Buffalo Chicken Cups

I have mentioned before that my family likes to have a monthly appetizer night – when our entire dinner is a variety of different appetizer delights. Our most recent app night, I made these Buffalo Chicken Cups and they were the first thing gone out of all of the things I made. They have justContinue reading “Buffalo Chicken Cups”

Hawaiian-Style Mac Salad

One thing you are sure to find on every Hawaiian food truck and Hawaiian menu is Mac Salad. It is a staple in the island cuisine and so incredibly easy to make. What I love most is that almost every where you go it will be very close to the same, as it is aContinue reading “Hawaiian-Style Mac Salad”

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