Plato’s Potato Salad Recipe – The Requisite Summer Cookout Side Dish

Bobbie sez:Bobbie says:

Am I the only one who thinks a summer cookout just doesn’t seem right without potato salad? Whether you’re planning a barbecue for the July Fourth Independence Day here in the states, or planning a small family picnic; this easy potato salad recipe will round out the menu nicely.

Caprese or Sliced Tomato & Mozzarella Salad

Heather says:

Sometimes recipes are so basic, so simple, so easy, that I forget to include them here on Home Ec 101. Insalata caprese is one such recipe. This recipe shines in the summer, when tomatoes are at their peak, but sometimes it just beckons in the depth of winter.

Cool as a Cucumber – 2 Quick and Easy Cucumber Salad Recipes

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Bobbie says:

Got cucumbers coming out your ears? Here are two very simple ways to enjoy that bounty: the vinegar-based Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad and a Creamy Cucumber Dill Salad with a yogurt or sour cream dressing. You’ve got better things to do than be in the kitchen all day, so try these quick-to-prepare salads.

Simple Tomato Salad Recipe and Basil Chiffonade Tutorial



Bobbie says:
What’s the best way to eat a homegrown tomato?

1) Open your mouth.
2) Take a bite.
3) Swoon.

I’m totally serious, but you’re probably looking for something just slightly more involved. Make a Simple Tomato Salad.

Last-Minute Bean and Corn Salad Recipe

Bobbie says:

Have you ever been almost, but not quite, ready to serve dinner when a giant light bulb goes on over your head (so brightly that everyone in the room gets an instant tan) because you suddenly realized that all you actually have prepared for dinner is grilled chicken and potatoes?