Other Fun Food Recipes

You make a killer brisket. Your ribs are to die for. People come from miles around to just get a whiff of your chicken cooking on the grill. OK, but what are you serving with it? Do you spend so much time and effort on your main course that your side dishes seem like an afterthought. Never more. Try these recipes. 

Paella pan on the grill
Paella, the national dish of Spain, is a fabulous dish for preparing on the grill. A fabulously flavored rice dish, paella has many variations including this chicken and sausage paella recipe. Presented with fanfare and flourish with a pinwheel of colors and shapes, paella is a sure fire showstopper for your cookouts. read more
fire roasted charred red pepper pimento
Don't buy roasted peppers or pimientos when you can make stellar ones at home. Take your pimento cheese, potato salad, harissa, Italian sausage sandwiches, Italian beef sandwiches, omelets, risotto, and so many more over the top with this pimento recipe. The recipe also works for any number of peppers. read more
Smoked Mac and Cheese
Mac and cheese is taken to new heights by hitting the grill in this smoked mac and cheese recipe. Baked over live fire with the perfect touch of smoke, the end result is a rich and smoky mac-and-cheese that you’ll dream of for days to come. Served as a main course or side dish, smoked mac and cheese is a surefire hit. read more
Charoses
Here's a great recipe for Charoses (Jewish applesauce). This is one of the world's great applesauces and is a perfect accompaniment to BBQ. Charoses tastes just fine as soon as you make it, but it improves with a day or two of age as the apples and raisins absorb the wine and spice flavors. read more
grilled salsa
Skip the store bought salsa and opt for these two flavorful home made Mexican salsas: Pico de Gallo and a Grilled Salsa Roja. Known in the US as tomato salsa, salsa roja is an important building block in Mexican cuisine. Fresh quality ingredients are essential, especially fresh tomatoes, when making salsa at home. read more
White Castle
You've heard of it whispered in back alleys and dark corners of bars. It works. Here's the recipe for the mythical White Castle stuffing, certain to not only be a hit with Harold and Kumar but with all of your holiday guests! And the best part? It's super simple to make with only a handful of ingredients. read more
deviled eggs
Here's the best way to make hard boiled eggs. read more
Apple Slices
Pork and apple go together like beef and potatoes. Here's a recipe for a great variation on applesauce that's perfect with all kinds of pork. It looks different from any other apple sauce you've ever tasted, and, my oh my, it tastes different, too. Rich, buttery and mellow, like apple pie without the crust. read more
hot giardiniera
Here's a go-to recipe for Italian Giardiniera, a condiment made from fresh vegetables, chopped into small bits and used to top sandwiches and other foods. Giardiniera can be found in every grocery and in the door of every Italian American fridge in Chicago but you've never truly enjoyed its freshness until this recipe. read more
mustard plants in napa valley
Commercial mustard is cheap and plentiful, but it can also lack flavor and depth. Here is the recipe for a winning basic Ballpark mustard that can be customized for your individual tastes by adding other spices, sweeteners, herbs, and flavorings. Serve it at your next cookout and you're sure to receive rave reviews. read more

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