Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Recipe Roundup: Summer Edition {2}

I'm back today with the rest of the simple recipes that we've tried out since summer started including not one but two types of potato salad (remember - we never made it "homemade" until this summer) another crockpot entree with crock put hamburgers  and my very first pie - key lime!

Last week I shared the other recipes we've tried out including caprese garlic bread, cucumber appetizer bites and crockpot chicken caesar sandwiches.  If you missed those, you can find them here.

I was too busy eating/enjoying these recipes to take very many (or very good, for that matter) photos but I do have a few…

Sriracha Potato Salad
This was another contribution of mine to the Father's Day menu and out of the two potato salads - this one was definitely a bigger hit (the other one was still very tasty).  With sriracha seeming to be all the rage right now, it seemed perfect to try.  This was one of my finds on my summer eats list and I'm so glad we got it in.


Ingredients: 
3 pounds red potatoes
bacon bits
2.5 teaspoons white vinegar 
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup sour cream
1.5 teaspoon sriracha (could easily add more)
paprika to taste

+ cook potato chunks to your liking then once done/drained add salt, pepper and vinegar
+ allow potatoes a decent amount of time to cool down slightly
+ combine mayo, sour cream and sriracha then blend that mixture in
+ top with bacon

Loaded Potato Salad 
Another twist of the plain ole regular (but perfectly delicious) potato salad - this time adding in some delicious favorites - cheese and bacon.  The photo below was before the bacon was added on and before it was really mixed together.  We enjoyed this as a special treat for Fourth of July instead of a plain batch.



Ingredients:
five pound bag regular potatoes 
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayo
bacon bits
1 small onion
cheddar cheese - shredded
salt and pepper to taste 

+ cook potato chunks to your liking then once done/drained add salt, pepper and vinegar
+ allow potatoes a decent amount of time to cool down slightly
+ mix mayo/sour cream together and blend in then blend in the onion, cheese and bacon

*I didn't quite use the whole bag and if it's for a group of four or less than I'd definitely cut the recipe in half*

Crockpot Hamburgers
This is one of our new favorite "summer" entrees.  I was starting to get a little tired of how much meat came on the burgers we would cook on the grill.  We tried out turkey burgers and LOVED them but found this alternative and decided to give it a go.  It's a great way to enjoy the burger but enjoy less meat.  It's also tasty having the cheese mixed right in with the beef.



Ingredients:
two pounds ground beef
8 oz. velveeta
onion/garlic powders
burger buns and toppings

+ brown ground beef and cut velveeta into cubs then combine in the crockpot with your desired amount of onion/garlic powders
+ heat on low for 1-2 hours or until you think ready for serving (depending on your timing - you could rush these to get them done earlier with some extra stirring/mixing
+ serve with buns and toppings like usually and enjoy.

Key Lime Pie
For Father's Day I really wanted to make Steve a key lime pie because it's his favorite dessert.  With it being my first pie (ever) I wanted to try out something simple… Just in case.  I found a recipe for a four ingredient pie and I was sold!  Everyone was shocked to hear there were only four ingredients involved because it tasted so good.

Ingredients:
premade graham cracker pie crust
two 14 oz. cans sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup lime juice
whipped cream for garnish
*optional: 1 table spoon grated lime zest

+ mix condensed milk, lime juice and sour cream and whisk thoroughly until blended
+ pour mixture into the graham cracker crust
+ bake at 350 degrees for 5-15 minutes but don't over bake
+ chill for at least two hours before serving, top with whipped cream

*the original recipe called to heat the pie for 5-8 minutes or until tiny pinhole bubbles start appearing on the top layer but mine took about 15 minutes to bake to explain the wide window of baking time above*



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39 comments:

  1. Sriracha potatoes?? Hmm, I never would have thought to add sriracha to them!
    Key lime pie would be on my husband's favorites list! :) I prefer mine in the form of a key lime martini ;)

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  2. My husband would love those potatoes - as would I since I'm leaning towards spicy foods recently!!! YUM! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. Ok with every recipe you posted today I was like "oh I want to make that" until I got to the end and just determined I need to make everything! Or just join you for your next cookout! All of this sounds SO amazing!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  4. I am a fan of Sriracha on absolutely anything so sign me up for that potato salad! Those crockpot hamburgers sounds yummy too!

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  5. You're killin' me with those potato salads, they both look incredible! YUM :-D

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  6. A piece of Key Lime Pie, please! Great recipes!

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  7. I'm going to have to try the crockpot burgers! That's such a good idea and it sounds like it would taste great!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  8. Mmmm loaded potato salad sounds yummy! I wouldn't mind a slice of the key lime pie either :)

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  9. you are killing me....that loaded potatoes salad. I must have it!

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  10. I made your caprese garlic bread for a dinner with friends last Friday and it was a huge hit!

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    1. So glad to hear you liked it! That's one of our favorites.

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  11. KEY LIME PIE! I LOVE KEY LIME PIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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  12. Yum, I am getting hungry already. I am definitely intrigued by the sirracha potato salad...I definitely want to try that. All your recipes look awesome!

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  13. Omg!! These potato salads look amazing. I think i would eat them all myself. Ha ha

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  14. Key lime pie for me, sriracha potato salad for the mr ;)

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  15. YUM!!!!!!!!!!! I've never made a key lime pie before but this looks like a great one!!!

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  16. Why have I never added bacon to potato salad??? It's genius! I've never heard of sriracha... I'll have to see if I can find it.

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  17. Oh YUM these all sound amazing! I LOVE key lime pie, that one sounds so easy!

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  18. Another round - GREAT! I hope you saw your shout out on my Tuesday Talk features. I have all the ingredients for my happy hour to have with my new wine for Wino Wednesday next week from your round one recipes.Thanks for linking with us again!

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  19. These recipes look delicious - especially that key lime pie!

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  20. I LOVE key lime pie, thanks for sharing, i'll have to try that!

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  21. All of these recipes sound delicious :)!
    Kelsey
    http://www.thepeacockroost.com

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  22. Woah those crock put burgers sound like an awesome idea!! Who comes up with these things?! You always choose the best recipes to try :)

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  23. You seriously have some of my favorite recipes! Crockpot hamburgers? Genius!

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  24. That key lime pie recipe looks way too easy to be true!! I will be trying it soon, for sure! It's one of my favorite summer desserts!

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  25. This looks so, so good and key lime pie is my favorite dessert! There is a local deli here that makes sweet potato salad and the recipe is probably super similar to your red potato salad, minus the Sriracha! It is divine!

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  26. All three look like delish recipes! I like the addition of bacon and sriracha to your potato salad. Yumm!

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  27. I love key lime pie! Four ingredients?! I think that's something I can actually manage (it would be my first pie too!).

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  28. Definitely pinning that key lime pie for later. It sounds so refreshing right now!

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  29. I haven't ever made homemade potato salad either. The loaded recipe looks amazing!

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  30. That sirracha potato salad sounds SO good!

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  31. YUM! need to try that key lime pie ASAP!

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  32. Speaking of key lime pie (the ultimate dessert... mmm!!!!), I found a recipe for Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches. Making them this weekend. I gotta post about it on my blog!

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  33. oh my gosh--just give me everything already in these pics. that first potato salad has my interest piqued--nice and spicy. and then i'd cool it down with the key lime!

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  34. SO many great recipes! I am going to be making that key lime pie and sriracha potato salad stat!

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  35. I can't wait to try the slow cooker hamburgers! And, yum - key lime pie. :)

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  36. Mmmmm! The potato salad recipes looks so good!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  37. YUM!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

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