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Memorial Day Potluck Recipes!

 

     

Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff for BBQ season!  Dips, salads, delicious sides, anything grilled, and easy desserts are perfect for the occasion.

Here are our top recipe picks for your Memorial Day potluck!:

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Baked Beans with Bacon

Broccoli Salad

Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting and Salted Peanuts

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Chili Cream Cheese Dip

Chocolate Caramel Cake

Easy Santa Maria Style Pinquito Beans

Edamame Salad

Feta-Stuffed Watermelon Blocks

Greek Pasta Salad

Grilled Corn Salad

Hawaiian Plate Lunch Mac Salad

Ice Cream Cake

Jamie’s Famous Pasta Salad

Mandarin Pasta Spinach Salad with Teriyaki Dressing

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake

Multi-Bean Salad

Pea Slaw

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Portobello Burgers

Refreshing Watermelon Salad

Strawberry Dream Cake

Tarragon Potato Salad

Thai Peanut Slaw

Tom’s BBQ Tri Tip

Tuna Macaroni Salad

Twice Baked Potatoes with Soy Chorizo

Watermelon Cilantro Salad

White Sangria

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Easy Santa Maria Style Pinquito Beans

If you’ve ever been to the California Central Coast for barbecue, then you’re familiar with Santa Maria style beans.  Until a few weeks ago, I couldn’t find the pinquito beans in local stores (they’re native to and could only be found in the Santa Maria Valley).  I was at Vons and stumbled upon the S & W Pinquito Beans with Onion and Garlic in the canned beans section.  They were on sale and I bought a ton!  The beans, straight out of the can, are pre-seasoned and are actually really good (great for camping, etc.).  But, they do need some additions to taste like the real thing.  I scoured the internet for various recipes and each one was very different, so I took ingredients from several and made up my own.  I don’t ever recall bacon being in these beans, but added it anyway because…it’s bacon.  You can’t go wrong!

This recipe can easily be doubled or quadrupled for a larger crowd.

Ingredients:

2 cans of S & W Pinquito Beans with Onion and Garlic

2 strips of thick cut bacon, chopped

1/2 medium white onion, chopped

1 T. chili powder

1 small garlic clove, minced or crushed

1 T. tomato paste

salt, to taste

pepper, to taste

Cook the chopped bacon in a skillet on medium-low heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until crisp.  Add the chopped onion and chili powder and cook for another 10 minutes.  Add the garlic and cook for five minutes more until the onions are soft.

Combine the bacon-onion mixture with the canned beans in a pot.  Add tomato paste and salt and pepper, to taste.  Cook the beans on low for approximately 30 minutes (make sure you don’t overcook them as you don’t want the beans to get too mushy).  You can serve them immediately or transfer to a crockpot and keep on warm.

Memorial Day Potluck Recipes!

  

   

I can’t believe that it’s time to kick off BBQ season again!  We have our top recipe picks for your Memorial Day weekend potlucks with everything from savory dips, healthy and not-so healthy salads, delicious sides, grilled dishes, and of course, desserts!:

APPETIZERS:

Bruschetta Lentil Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Chili Cream Cheese Dip

Chili Sauce and Cream Cheese Appetizer

Feta-Stuffed Watermelon Blocks

Layer Bean Dip

Pizza Dip

Salsa Dip

Soy Chorizo Fundido

FROM THE GRILL:

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Grilled Corn Salad

Mexican Hot Dogs

Portobello Burgers

Tom’s BBQ Tri Tip

DESSERTS:

Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting and Salted Peanuts

Chocolate Caramel Cake

Classic Lemon Bars

Deep Dark Chocolate Cookies

Grandma’s Chocolate Eclair Cake

Ice Cream Cake

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Key Lime Pie

Lime Pecan Bars

Mini Lemon Tarts

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake

Ridiculously Easy Coconut Cream Bars

Strawberry Dream Cake

SALADS:

Beet Salad

Broccoli Salad 

Cilantro Corn Salad

Edamame Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

Hawaiian Plate Lunch Mac Salad

Jamie’s Famous Pasta Salad

Multi-Bean Salad

Pea Slaw

Refreshing Watermelon Salad

Simple, Fresh, and Sweet Salad

Spinach Cranberry Salad

Tarragon Potato Salad

Thai Peanut Slaw

Watermelon Cilantro Salad

SIDES:

Baked Beans with Bacon

Baked Corn Casserole

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Potato Casserole

Twice Baked Potatoes with Soy Chorizo

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Memorial Day Potluck Recipes!

  

  
It’s time to kick off BBQ season!  We have our top recipe picks for your Memorial Day weekend potlucks with everything from savory dips, healthy and not-so healthy salads, delicious sides, grilled dishes, and easy desserts:

APPETIZERS:

Bruschetta Lentil Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Chili Cream Cheese Dip

Chili Sauce and Cream Cheese Appetizer

Feta-Stuffed Watermelon Blocks

Pizza Dip

Salsa Dip

Soy Chorizo Fundido

FROM THE GRILL:

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Grilled Corn Salad

Mexican Hot Dogs

Portobello Burgers

Tom’s BBQ Tri Tip

DESSERTS:

Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting and Salted Peanuts

Chocolate Caramel Cake

Classic Lemon Bars

Deep Dark Chocolate Cookies

Grandma’s Chocolate Eclair Cake

Ice Cream Cake

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Key Lime Pie

Mini Lemon Tarts

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake

Ridiculously Easy Coconut Cream Bars

Strawberry Dream Cake

SALADS:

Beet Salad

Broccoli Salad 

Edamame Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

Hawaiian Plate Lunch Mac Salad

Jamie’s Famous Pasta Salad

Multi-Bean Salad

Pea Slaw

Refreshing Watermelon Salad

Simple, Fresh, and Sweet Salad

Spinach Cranberry Salad

Tarragon Potato Salad

Thai Peanut Slaw

SIDES:

Baked Beans with Bacon

Baked Corn Casserole

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Potato Casserole

Twice Baked Potatoes with Soy Chorizo

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Labor Day Potluck Recipes!

Labor Day 2015

I can’t believe that summer is almost over!  Labor Day is just a few weeks away and it’s time to start planning for your BBQ’s and potlucks.  With everything from desserts and salads to BBQ, appetizers, and main courses, any and all of these dishes are perfect for your Labor Day potluck!

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Broccoli Salad

Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting and Salted Peanuts

Bruschetta Lentil Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Classic Lemon Bars

Cowboy Cookies

Feta-Stuffed Watermelon Blocks

Grilled Corn Salad

Ice Cream Cake

Key Lime Pie

Multi-Bean Salad

Pea Slaw

Pizza Dip

Portobello Burgers

Refreshing Watermelon Salad

Ridiculously Easy Coconut Cream Bars

Shoyu Chicken

Soy Chorizo Fundido

Strawberry Dream Cake

Tarragon Potato Salad

Tom’s BBQ Tri Tip

Tuna Macaroni Salad

White Sangria

Didn’t find what your looking for here?  Click on any of the potluck categories above for more great ideas for your potluck!

 

 

 

 

4th of July Potluck Recipes!

4th of July 2015

The 4th of July is coming up and it’s time to fire up the grill and make some great salads, sides, and desserts!

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Broccoli Salad

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Chili Cream Cheese Dip

Chocolate Caramel Cake

Classic Lemon Bars

Edamame Salad

Feta-Stuffed Watermelon Blocks

Grilled Corn Salad

Hawaiian Plate Lunch Mac Salad

Ice Cream Cake

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Jamie’s Famous Pasta Salad

Key Lime Pie

Multi-Bean Salad

Pea Slaw

Portobello Burgers

Refreshing Watermelon Salad

Salsa Dip

Simple, Fresh, and Sweet Salad

Soy Chorizo Fundido

Strawberry Dream Cake

Tom’s BBQ Tri Tip

Memorial Day Potluck Recipes!

  

  

Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff for BBQ season!  Dips, salads, delicious sides, anything grilled, and easy desserts are perfect for the occasion.

Here are our top recipe picks for your Memorial Day potluck!:

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Baked Beans with Bacon

Broccoli Salad

Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting and Salted Peanuts

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Chili Cream Cheese Dip

Chocolate Caramel Cake

Edamame Salad

Feta-Stuffed Watermelon Blocks

Greek Pasta Salad

Grilled Corn Salad

Hawaiian Plate Lunch Mac Salad

Ice Cream Cake

Jamie’s Famous Pasta Salad

Key Lime Pie

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake

Multi-Bean Salad

Pea Slaw

Portobello Burgers

Refreshing Watermelon Salad

Strawberry Dream Cake

Tarragon Potato Salad

Thai Peanut Slaw

Tom’s BBQ Tri Tip

Tuna Macaroni Salad

Twice Baked Potatoes with Soy Chorizo

White Sangria

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Labor Day Potluck Recipes!

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Looking for great recipes for your Labor Day bbq or potluck?  Potluck Time has recipes for everything from appetizers and bbq to salads and desserts.

Check out all of our specially selected Labor Day Recipes including Pizza Dip, Grilled Corn Salad, Refreshing Watermelon Salad, Tom’s BBQ Tri Tip, Key Lime Pie, and more!

4th of July Potluck Recipes!

4th of July

Buffalo Chicken Dip, Broccoli Salad, Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers, Ice Cream Cake, and more.  Click here for amazing dips, salads, sides and BBQ recipes for your 4th of July potluck!

Memorial Day Recipes!

Memorial Day

Tom’s BBQ Trip Tip, Jamie’s Famous Pasta Salad, Ice Cream Cake, and White Sangria!  These are just a few of our fabulous Memorial Day potluck recipes.  Click here to see them all!