Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables from

I first shared this recipe for Roasted Vegetables with you, as part of a diner party in 2011.  On a recent trip to visit my mom, I made them for dinner. She loved them and I was reminded that this recipe deserved a post of it’s own. There are two secrets to this recipe. First – the lemon juice.  It […]

Texas Coleslaw

A kicky coleslaw with an oil & vinegar dressing from

Earlier this summer I wrote a post about my first coleslaw.  Yes, fifty-something and I’m making my first coleslaw!  What I didn’t tell you was that I’d hedged my bets by bringing both a mayo based AND a non-mayo based coleslaw to the BBQ.  Today I’m sharing the non- mayo based coleslaw.  It’s based on a […]

Potato Salad

Potato Salad with sour cream, mayonaise and your favorite baked potato toppings - from

I think Potato Salad is my favorite BBQ side dish.  How about you? There’s something about the creamy smoothness against the spice of ribs, or pulled pork.  Here’s a recipe I made up earlier this summer.  I served it over 4th of July weekend to rave reviews.  It’s a keeper!  I hope you’ll try it over […]

Creamy Coleslaw

Creamy Cole Slaw - made southern with Buttermilk and Dukes from

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to a BBQ and asked to bring coleslaw.  No problem I said… and then realized I did not have a go-to coleslaw recipe!  How was that possible?!  I mean , I cook all the time….. I guess I was never the one asked to bring the coleslaw.  […]

Rustic Panzanella

A great summer side - Rustic Panzanella (Bread Salad) from

Panzanella is a Tuscan Salad featuring bread and tomatoes and it’s a perfect summer side.  I’m calling this recipe “Rustic Panzanella” because unlike some recipes ,where all ingredients are cut the same size, I wanted to make a chunkier natural salad.  And I must say that I love the dressing- it uses white balsamic vinegar, […]

Chopped Salad

Chopped Salad from

I was recently invited to a dinner party, to catch up with a good friend who was visiting from out-of-town.  The hostess was roasting a couple of chickens and root veggies and  asked if I’d bring a salad. I decided to make a chopped salad. A chopped salad isn’t much different from a regular salad, […]

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