The Five Must Have Potluck Salad Recipes

The Five Must Have Potluck Salad Recipes by Foodtastic Mom

I used to create more recipe roundup posts back when I was a new blogger because I didn’t have a lot of my own content to post about yet. I would scour the inter webs for the best pictures and recipes to share content I hoped people would be interested in. Now close to three years later, I have a proven collection of my own recipes to round up and share with you. Because who doesn’t love a few recipes conveniently collected in one place? Pin this post and keep going back to it all summer long because these salads will make you the star of any pot luck, I promise! You know why I know that? Because I’ve taken these same recipes to my own gatherings and I’m always complimented and/or asked for the recipe…


Honey Chipotle Chicken Cheesesteaks

#freezerfridays Link Up with Foodtastic Mom

Welcome to my very first Freezer Fridays Link Up! I hope you’ll find some great freezer meal recipes to Pin… the idea being to keep your Mondays (or any weekday) from feeling “manic”. I’m a child of the 80’s so I couldn’t resist the “Manic Monday” Bangles reference! #freezerfridays Honey Chipotle Chicken Cheesesteak by Foodtastic Mom Each Friday, I’ll be sharing my own freezer recipe to get the party started and then each week after, I’ll feature last week’s favorite recipes, based on how many visits each recipe has received. And throughout the week, I’ll be sure to Pin and Tweet any recipes that have been shared here! If you are visiting and wanting to share a freezer recipe from your own blog, you are likely familiar with how a link party works and that there are a few rules for participation. So let’s get those out of the way… #freezerfridays Honey Chipotle Chicken Cheesesteak


Fresh Herbed Potato Salad

Fresh Herbed Potato Salad by Foodtastic Mom

I’ve made this potato salad several times now with the intention of posting it but because I’ve also been making it for entertaining purposes the pictures hadn’t happened yet. So today I was determined. I walked up to my grocery because it was a sunshiny day, purchased a bunch of fresh herbs and red-skinned potatoes and came back and made this potato salad yet again. It was a fantastic side dish for our dinner. It was cute too because my daughter Hannah practically flipped out when she saw I’d made “one of her favorite things” again. That makes me pretty happy to have a child of mine love something so humble as my potato salad!


Rhubarb Quick Bread with Almond Streusel

Rhubarb Quick Bread with Almond Streusel by Foodtastic Mom

I was at my tiny grocery the other day (we actually have a neighborhood grocery just down the street that is a nice escape from our chain stores sometimes) and they had the most beautiful stalks of fresh rhubarb for sale. I was giddy when I saw them and immediately began to look for rhubarb recipes to share this season. 

So today I filled my house with the intoxicating smell that is so unique to this ruby-hued vegetable (yep, rhubarb is not a fruit so it counts as a veggie) and made two rhubarb recipes. This first one I’m sharing began as a muffin recipe from Saveur magazine found HERE.


The Best Iced Coffee (for only 70 calories!)

The Best Iced Coffee (only 70 calories) by Foodtastic Mom

What if I told you it was possible to make an iced coffee for yourself at home every single morning, for a fraction of the gourmet coffee shop cost and for a mere 70 calories? Oh, and it actually TASTES good! But let me back up…

Last summer I came across a recipe for “Magical Iced Coffee” from Food 52 and posted about it HERE. Since then, I’ve tweaked it to get it just right because I am an iced coffee fanatic! And let me emphasize this is NOT a sponsored post. But since Coffee Mate has introduced their Natural Bliss creamer in Hazelnut flavor it has made my coffee preparation simpler and even more tasty.


The Best Beer Nuts

The Best Beer Nuts by Foodtastic Mom (Ina Garten original recipe)

I wish I could claim this recipe as my own, but the original belongs to Ina Garten, aka The Barefoot Contessa… hence the reason I don’t hesitate in calling these beer nuts “the best”. I was introduced to a version of these nuts at a friend’s party last weekend and I was smitten. They are the perfect combination of sweet and salty with some heat, plus the rosemary for added sophistication. And they taste seriously awesome with a nice cold beer. I’ll be making these a lot from now on. But be warned because they are addictive!