Posts Tagged ‘summer recipe’

Tasteful Tuesday: Green Bean Potato Salad

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

That’s right – this potato salad recipe includes green beans, and if you’re a fan of this vegetable, after one bite you’re going to wonder why you’ve never included it in your potato salad!

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What You’ll Need:

  • 1 pound small red potatoes
  • 1/2 pound fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 5 cups iced water, or as needed
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon stone-ground mustard
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place potatoes into a large pot and fill with water, covering the potatoes with at least 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 18 to 20 minutes. Add green beans to the boiling water; blanch for 1-3 minutes (depending how soft or crunchy you prefer them). Drain potatoes and green beans and transfer to bowl of iced water for about 5 minutes. Remove from iced water with a slotted spoon and place on a towel-lined baking sheet to dry.
  3. Meanwhile, place the bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until evenly browned. Drain and cool bacon slices on paper towels; crumble.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar, olive oil, mayonnaise and mustard. Add potatoes and green beans; stir to coat. Top with bacon and green onions and season with salt and black pepper if desired (stir once to incorporate). Serve and enjoy!

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Tasteful Tuesday: Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

This fresh salad recipe is the perfect snack or light meal for hot and humid days, but don’t hold back from serving it as a side dish when temperatures get more comfortable.

Cucumber SlicesWhat You’ll Need:

  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped


  1. Whisk together the vinegar, parsley, dill, garlic, sugar, and salt in a bowl until well combined.
  2. Add the cucumber and stir to coat. Cover and chill in refrigerator 4 to 8 hours. Stir well before serving; enjoy!

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Tasteful Tuesday: Homemade Lavender Ice Cream

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

This creamy homemade ice cream recipe has lovely notes of lavender and honey for a subtly sweet and refreshing summer treat. Let us know if you give it a try, and share your favorite ice cream flavor in the comments below!

Ice Cream

What You’ll Need:

  • Ice cream maker
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons dried lavender
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 cups heavy cream


  1. Over low heat in a medium saucepan, heat the milk and lavender until just warmed through. Remove from heat, and allow lavender to infuse for about 20 minutes. Remove lavender and add honey; stir until combined.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar together. Slowly whisk the lavender-infused milk and honey into the egg mixture until fully incorporated.
  3. Transfer mixture back into the saucepan, and whisk constantly over low heat for about 8 minutes (mixture should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon). Remove from heat and cool for about 5 minutes (not completely).
  4. Stir in heavy cream, then pour into a refrigerator-safe container and chill for at least 4 hours.
  5. Put the chilled mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze until it reaches “soft-serve consistency.” Transfer to a freezer-safe container, and freeze for at least 2 hours (overnight is best). Serve with whipped topping, fruit, jam or by itself. Enjoy!

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