Our largest pot was occupied with chili, so I threw the ingredients into the slow cooker instead. I started the mixture on high an hour before the party and then, turned it down to warm as guests started to arrive.
It was really delicious. Serving the alcohol on the side allows guests to mix their own drink and keeps it kid-friendly, perfect for holiday get togethers. Something tells me this will be popping up a lot around our house over the next few weeks. You should try it at your house too. Continue reading →
At my house, I am the grill master. Now, I use that term loosely. I don’t know how to work a charcoal grill. I don’t smoke meat, and while I’d love to learn how to do both, for me, the best part of grilling is its convenience. It’s a great tool for routinely turning out delicious meals quickly and easily.
I use a gas grill outside and a cast iron grill pan inside. Lately, it’s been so hot outside that I’ve been doing all of my grilling inside. Below is a list of my favorite grilling tips/resources. Continue reading →
With Memorial Day quickly approaching, I have backyard barbecues on my mind. I had planned to start a grilling series this week, but for some reason, my outdoor grilling mojo is a little off. Two, failed burgers and one empty gas tank later, I have absolutely nothing to share with you on grilling this week.
So instead of the planned grilling tips, I thought it would be nice to share some potluck friendly recipes. Just a few favorites that I think would be great for a long, lazy weekend or impromptu bbq. I’ve made all of them before and have had success with each.
In an effort to use up the ingredients filling our cabinets, I made a lovely pasta salad with orzo and a few other items I had on hand last week. Simple to put together, this recipe uses items I commonly have on hand in my kitchen and is a riff on a Rachael Ray dish I made a few weeks ago. Hers combines many of the same flavors: walnuts, parsley and feta. Mine has the addition of chopped dried apricots and lemon juice. Fairly virtuous, this easy dish works well for lunch with egg salad sandwiches or as a side dish at a potluck. Continue reading →