Potato Salad with Bacon and Parsley

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Potato Salad with Bacon and Parsley --- So, I should start this discussion of potato salad with bacon and parsley by admitting that I am not the world's biggest potato salad fan. Frankly, if I am going to spend my carbs on a side dish, I like it to involve pasta or rice or even corn. And those potato salads with sour cream and mayo -- well, they are just a little heavy for me ....more

Chilled Sesame Spinach

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Chilled Sesame Spinach --- This chilled sesame spinach is officially my favorite recipe so far for Summer 2016. And yes, I know summer is only officially a few hours old, but since I consider it summer as soon as you can start eating dinner outside, I've had a little extra time to make this official proclamation. And so far, this cool, tangy, super easy bowl of deliciousness is my happy healthy go-to summer side dish ....more

The Way Life Should Be, or Pasta with Lobster

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: The Way Life Should Be, or Pasta with Lobster --- The original New York Times article that this recipe is based on went something along these lines: the writer had a summer house in Maine, and had lots of summertime houseguests, many of whom had their hearts set on a lobster dinner. So they had many a suppertime filled with lobsters being boiled and cracked,Read More & Get the Recipe (Continue Reading...) Please come visit Framed Cooks for more recipes, pictures and kitchen adventures! ...more

Blueberry Chicken

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Blueberry Chicken --- I love chicken. I love blueberries. I love any recipe that takes about 5 minutes to prep and then spreads the aroma of roasting chicken through the house ....more

Vinegar Salt Baby Potatoes

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Vinegar Salt Baby Potatoes --- If you love salt and vinegar potato chips as much as I do, which is a ridiculous amount of love, you are going to be head over heels for this recipe for vinegar salt baby potatoes. It basically takes those three things we adore - potatoes, vinegar and sea salt - and cooks them up into a side dish that we can proudly eat alongside whatever you are having for dinner. Personally, I recommend a simple, classic grilled steak (and click here for my beloved method for how to grill a perfect steak every time), but whatever is on your grill is going to make friends just fine with these sassy little potatoes ....more

Shrimp Fried Farro

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Shrimp Fried Farro --- This super-simple recipe for shrimp fried farro is the result of one of my hard and fast kitchen rules, which is this: whenever you make something that can be repurposed into another recipe, MAKE EXTRA. Extra buttermilk rosemary grilled chicken turns into chicken soup the next day. Extra grilled steak turns into perfect steak Caesar salad later in the week ....more

Mississippi Roast

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Mississippi Roast --- You didn't think I was going to sit out the craze that is Mississippi Roast, DID YOU? Nope, not this girl. Anything that is beef and slow-cooked and shredded and taking Pinterest by storm is absolutely going to make an appearance on my table ....more

Warm Bacon And Cheese Salad

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Warm Bacon And Cheese Salad --- This warm bacon and cheese salad is the good kind of cheesy, just to get things straight right from the get-go. It's the cheesy that comes from a little bit of cheese in almost every mouthful of this no messing around salad, which is a mixture of tender butter lettuce, a handful of your favorite nuts and a generous amount of teeny little cheese cubes, all topped with a warm bacon dressing. And because I can't help myself, an extra mound of chopped crispy bacon right in the center of everyone's serving ....more

Oven Steamed Mussels

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Oven Steamed Mussels --- Here's one of the things I like best about these oven steamed mussels. If you have ever made mussels (the way I have, about one million times because mussels are addictive!), the most challenging part is fitting them all in the pan. Most recipes call for putting the mussels in a big old skillet, covering it and steaming them up ....more

Dijon Shrimp Scampi

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Dijon Shrimp Scampi --- I have been making this elegant and easy little recipe for Dijon shrimp scampi ever since the Southern husband and I got married, so we are literally talking decades now. It's great for weekday dinners when you want to make something quick and tasty, but it is also perfect for a little (or big) dinner party, because it has a lovely little sauce that looks and tastes very ooh-la-la. And I'm here to tell you that ooh-la-la is just as important when it's just you and your decades-long honey as it is when you are throwing a dinner party ....more
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