Had my cousins over for dinner tonight and I made a delicious homemade spaghetti sauce (served with spaghetti of course)…was in need for a side dish, had some rapini but not enough to feed 2 families with! Needed to ‘bulk’ it up a bit! Since I was craving potato salad today, and was planning on making rapini…I came up with this delicious salad! I get this pesto sauce from an Italian delicatessen, its called ‘Berni’ Pesto al Basilico made in Italy and it tastes so good! Of course nothing beats homemade pesto, but I like to keep a jar of this stuff for an easy dinner or side dish starter!
We love our rice, our favourites are Jasmine and Basmati, you can use either one for this dish. Its super easy to make and goes great with beef or chicken.
My Grandfather made a pot of yogurt every week, he loved yogurt! He would eat it with everything….reminds me of my daughters! I don’t think I can go a day with out having some in the fridge! I like my Grandfather make a pot every week using the same pot he made his!
I like to make it with 3.25% milk, you can make it with any % milk you prefer. I use pyrex bowls with lids, for storage. You can use jars what ever you have.
Homemade yogurt is simple to make, but it can also be tricky! I have been making it for years and grew up watching my Grandpa making it so I have learned the tricks for a good yogurt base!
Its a 100 degrees outside and I am craving scalloped potatoes! What is a girl to do? Turn the oven on and actually bake in this heat….well I did turn the oven on a few days ago to make pizza…yes I was crazy that day! The problem is my house! Its hot in here even with the A/C on, cooking in my kitchen is like cooking in a sauna!
Since I was barbecuing the steaks I needed an easy side dish, I had made beans in the crock pot cause that is what my kids like…but I like potatoes with my meat! I had red skin organic potatoes that I put to boil and thought I would just eat it with some butter and salt as I like potatoes like that.
In Turkish its called Cacuk (pronounced ‘gaguk’), in Albanian its called Tarator, and in Greek its called Tzatziki, in what ever language you wanna call it….its delicious! My children love it, if they don’t like whats for dinner, this is usually what I make for them!:)
Thank you for helping me choose a name for this lovely side! Potato clouds! Aren’t they pretty? They are so easy to make too, and taste great! Make your simple mash into something wonderfully delicious!