Fresh Corn Salad for Summer BBQs

Summer means warm weather, cold drinks and BBQs and of course the foods that go with BBQs. But have no fear dear reader. I’ve got you covered with this recipe for fresh corn salad. You can make this recipe to make in advance, which means you have one less thing to worry about come Saturday….

QuickBites Available Now

Available for the first time, QuickBites by Heather B. Thomas. Quick recipes for busy moms. Modern moms need a break. At sloCooking I write about ways to achieve balance. Balance at home in the kitchen, by providing tools for the modern mom to wing it while she cooks. I’ve found that so many modern moms…

Best Ever Chicken Salad with Grapes

Do I have a recipe for you. The best chicken salad you have ever tasted. How many of you find yourself with left over chicken and ponder what creative dish you can make for dinner? Do you find yourself wishing there were other things you can make? I’ve got you covered with this recipe. My…

Easy Marinated Mushrooms

Marinated mushrooms are an easy appetizer to make.  Below is my recipe that I have included in “recipe tree” mailings. Have you ever participated in one? Think chain letter, but instead of sending money, you’re sending a recipe to a few people and hope to get at least one back in return. Unfortunately I have…

Empanadas How I Love You

This is another recipe from my catering days. Guests love empanadas. And they want something different. Yes, our black bean empanada is still my favorite recipe, but this is a fabulous go-to for entertaining.  These are best served hot from the oven. For other ideas check out the sloCooking archives: slocooking.blogspot.com. GROUND BEEF NATCHITOCHES EMPANADAS…

Quick & Easy Bacon Wrapped Dates

Bacon wrapped dates are a crowd pleaser. They are fast and easy to make, and your guests will beg for more. You can never make enough – I promise. BACON WRAPPED DATES 35 dry dates, pitted (plan on a minimum of 5 pieces/person) 18 slices bacon – slice in half (1/2 slice per date) White…

Strawberry Mango Salsa

So this isn’t the most seasonal of dishes. However, strawberry season just about HERE on the Central Coast! With that I’m sharing this recipe. Strawberry-mango salsa travels well too. Think about all the holidays & family gatherings this will be good for. I really like serving this with Terra chips. STRAWBERRY-MANGO SALSA 2 tbsp diced…

Goat Cheese Fritatta

This recipe can be made into a large dish or put into mini muffin pans for a hand held bite perfect for holiday gatherings. Over the years we had this in regular rotation for our catering customers. Everyone loved it and asked for it again and again. Unfortunately I can’t remember exactly where this recipe…

Who Doesn’t Love a Crab Cake?

Who doesn’t love a crab cake? This is a go-to for the husband. He’s been known to whip up a batch of these when we have a lazy Sunday afternoon. You know we haven’t had many of those, but that has totally changed for 2017! CRAB CAKES 1c mayonnaise 1 egg 1/4c chives or scallions,…

Segway Into Spring with Homemade Salsa

I guess it’s time to start moving into spring – happy Spring by the way! Warm weather makes me want homemade salsa, and while you’re at it, throw in some chips. Are you as excited about this change as I am? I am happy to have longer days, warmer weather and sunshine. However the last…

How to Keep Salt Dry

Keep RICE in the salt shaker to keep salt from hardening. Rice absorbs condensation.