These are soooo good! Do not be afraid of the jalapeno, they do not end up at all spicy. (in fact, I often add more then one!)
You will never go back to boring mashed potatoes again! I got this recipe from allrecipes, and was shocked that it has not been posted here.
If you love cilantro, you'll love these olives. And... start them a week ahead to marinate. They really perk up a relish tray, and are delicious in salad. This is a recipe where you can tweak it to your liking a bit; let me add that a little extra lemon juice doesn't hurt a bit...! Prep time includes allowing olives to sit overnight to "un-brine"; and another week to mellow.
A spicy full flavored version of roasted baby potatoes. I adopted this from the Recipezaar account and I am the very happy new owner of such a winner :) Now that I have made it several times myself, I totally agree with reviewers recomendations to add carrots to this too. I have also added cubed sweet potato, but be aware that they will be fairly soft, rather than crunchy like the potatoes. A firm favourite in our home from now on ! Enjoy :)
Oven time depends on how much you are making.. mine took 45 minutes for the potatoes to be nice and crunchy. It serves 4 at our place... 6 would be fighting each other for the biggest serving LOL.
This is great for a picnic or barbecue. Use the indigo lentils that they sell in bulk containers at Wild Oats, Whole Foods type markets if you can find them. Recipe was originally in the Boston Globe many years ago but I've changed it a bit over the years.
This is a wonderful cold side dish that will make everyone an asparagus lover! I requested this from a friend who brought it to a potluck a few years back, and everyone asked for the recipe for this dish.
I got this from the Best of Bridge cookbook. It is a real hit at BBQ's as well as a side dish on a hot summer day. I make a big batch because people always want to take leftovers home! Tastes even better the next day, but the cucumber will be a bit wilted, but doesn't affect the taste. Enjoy!
Edited to include: You can also add some fresh dill weed to the dressing. It adds a nice flavor.
Edited June 2011 to include: You can also try using Splenda in place of sugar. It doesn't alter the taste too much. I have successfully used it in place of sugar. It depends on your tastebuds.