Klondike Royale Au Gratin Potatoes : Taste The Love in Every Bite

Klondike Royale Au Gratin Potatoes: Taste The Love in Every Bite

Klondike Royale Potatoes

Aren’t these the most beautiful potatoes you’ve ever seen? The medium sized round potato has a light to medium golden color accented with distinct purple crescent markings around the eyes. As lovely as the potatoes are on the outside, what’s under the eye catching skin only gets better. … 

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A Trip to The Farm & Roasted Corn and Sage Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Corn & Sage Mashed Potatoes THE AMAZING POTATO

If there was a prize for the worst Idahoan ever I’d be sure to win. Whoever heard of an Idahoan who can’t grow potatoes? Here in God’s country potatoes are a given. It’s what we’re known for, for goodness sake. Yet year after year my potatoes look like something out of a horror movie. In fact, this year I plain gave up and decided I was done with trying. It was fortuitous that Klondike Brands came along and asked me to try out their amazing Klondike Royale Potatoes. I was sold. I’ve learned a tremendous amount on what it takes to grow good potatoes and went out in the trenches, so to speak to see the process of potato harvesting from ground to package. I was impressed. … 

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Summertime BBQ Side Dish Roundup

Are you looking for a Summertime BBQ side dish to serve with your burgers, dogs, steak and chicken? Then stop right here, because I have you covered!  Today I am serving up some foodie-licious summertime BBQ side dishes that are perfect for the dog days ahead. Each of these great BBQ dishes will keep your house cool, your family and guests happy, and leave you with plenty of time to enjoy the BBQ.

Thanks to all my blogging friends and their wonderful recipes. Now on to the  Summertime BBQ Side Dish Roundup!

Summertime BBQ Side Dish Roundup: Summer Potatoes

Summer Grilled Potato Vegetable Medley From Pure Grace Farms. Shari says…” bursting with color and fresh tasting flavor. These simple potatoes can be put together in less than 10 minutes. Grilled alongside your favorite entree, no muss, no fuss; leaving you plenty of time to spend with family and friends.” My kind of dish.

Summertime BBQ Side Dish Roundup: Couscous Salad with Grilled Pineapple and Grapefruit

Couscous Salad with Grilled Pineapple and Grapefruit comes from With a BlastHere is what Linda has to say about this great tasting salad, “I love cooking with Couscous as it is so quick to prepare. Throw in some delicious salad goodies and you get this refreshing Couscous Salad with grilled Pineapple and Grapefruit which is bursting with flavor.” Sounds just right to me!

Summertime BBQ Side Dish Roundup: Chili-lime Corn on the Cob

Chili-Lime Corn on the Cob comes from Simply Suzanne’s At Home. Suzanne say’s, “I love treating my friends and family to grilled corn that’s dolled up with an incredible creamy chili lime sauce that’s a little sweet, spicy, and tart . . . and oh so good!!  Grilled Corn is a great summer side dish.”

Summertime BBQ Side Dish Roundup: Grilled Asparagus

Grilled Asparagus with Olive Oil and Lemon Zest comes from Pure Grace Farms. Here’s what Shari has to say, “Grilling asparagus is quick and easy, takes little to no time to prepare and the results are outstanding. I think we have a winner here!

Summertime BBQ Side Dish Roundup: Grilled Brie Stuffed Figs with Honey

Grilled Brie Stuffed Figs with Honey comes from Fearless Dining- Gluten Free. Here is what Sandi has to say, “Grilled figs are delicious and I can easily see grilling figs in my future. The flavors really work well together.” and “These figs would be a perfect appetizer if you need a fancy dish for a party.”  I heartily concur!

No BBQ would be complete without drinks and dessert so if you need a few “Foodie-Licious” ideas I am happy to supply!

Watermelon Lemonade: Pure Grace Farms

Watermelon Lemonade: A real Crowd Pleaser




Summertime BBQ Side Dish Roundup: Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie: an All-time Favorite

Watermelon Lemonade

Lemon Meringue Pie  


I hope you enjoy this Foodie-licious Summertime BBQ Side Dish Roundup. Be sure to head over to all my featured bloggers, check out their great recipes and tell them I sent you. If you get the chance, share a little love my way too! I sure would appreciate it!

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Frijoles Negros and Modelo

I awoke yesterday morning to the sound of birds chirping, and the sun inching up just over the hills. The sky was pale blue with only a tiny whisper of clouds, and I thought to myself how lovely the day was sure to be. In my happiness and exuberance, I decided there was no way I could keep this monumental piece of information to myself; but who could I share such important news with? No one had yet stirred, and the house was dead silent. So, I did the most natural thing I might do in the circumstances and clanked a few cups while preparing my coffee. Low and behold, Tim magically appeared and stumbled into the kitchen on his way to lay hold of a highly desirous cup of coffee.

In hindsight, I should have known better…been more aware of the danger signs set in place before me. Tim’s groggy stagger into the kitchen with no morning coffee, after being awakened at zero dark thirty, wasn’t enough to sway me. Recklessly, and with complete abandon, I forged ahead, without any forewarning, to my dear, normally, agreeable husband and blurted out my grandiose prognosis of a fine Spring day.

Frijoles Negros (Black Beans) and Modelo: Black beans, slowly simmered with Negro Modelo and chipotle, gives an extra punch of flavor to an already favorite. At this point, it’s best to say; I stepped back and let the feathers fly. Not that my sweet husband said a word, no…that’s not his style, but if looks good translate, well I shudder to think what all was being said.

Lesson learned. No matter how beautiful the day’s forecast might be, wait until hubby has had his first cup of coffee to share the good news.

Frijoles Negros (Black Beans) and Modelo: Black beans, slowly simmered with Negro Modelo and chipotle, gives an extra punch of flavor to an already favorite.

No respectable meal, South of the Border, would be thoroughly complete without a hearty portion of beans, making Frijoles Negros and Modelo the perfect side dish. Black beans, slowly simmered with Negro Modelo and chipotle, gives an extra punch of flavor to an already favorite. 

Frijoles Negros and Modelo
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  1. 2 tbsp olive oil
  2. 1 Lg onion, diced
  3. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 1 lg carrot, diced
  5. 1-2 Serrano peppers, seeded and diced (depending on taste)
  6. 1 Chipotle pepper, finely diced
  7. 1/2 tsp cumin
  8. 1/2 tsp coriander
  9. 1 tsp Creole seasoning
  10. 12 oz Negro Modelo (or another Mexican beer)
  11. 4 cups black beans (already soaked)
  12. 3 cups water
  13. 2 tsp sea salt
  14. 1 tsp sugar
  15. 1 Chipotle, finely diced
  1. Heat oil in large pot over medium high heat.
  2. Add onion, saute until softened, about 4 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium, add garlic and cook stirring for 1 minute.
  4. Add carrot, peppers, cumin, coriander and Creole seasoning. Stir and continue cooking for another 2 minutes.
  5. Add beans, beer and water and bring to a boil.
  6. Once boiling, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until beans are tender, about 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
  7. Check beans occasionally, stir, and add water as necessary to prevent sticking and beans from drying out.
  8. Once beans are softened, add salt to taste.
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