Jeff's Potato Salad With Beer Dressing

Jeff's Potato Salad With Beer Dressing

6 potatoes
1 teaspoon mustard -- or brown
1 bacon slices
1 tablespoon chopped onions
1 celery stalks -- chopped
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon margarine
2 teaspoons flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup beer
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
2 tablespoons fresh parsley -- chopped

Boil potatoes until just tender. Peel and slice.

Fry bacon until crisp. Break into small pieces and mix with onion, celery and salt; set aside. Stir melted butter and flour in a small saucepan until blended. Add mustard and sugar. Slowly stir in beer and Tabasco sauce. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour over potatoes. Sprinkle with parsley. Toss lightly and let stand 1 hour. Add bacon mixture; toss gently and serve.

Justin's Tuna Salad

3 each Eggs, hard-boiled -- chopped
2 tablespoons Mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dill relish (heaping)
1 teaspoon Louisiana hot sauce
2 teaspoons Poupon mustard
1 each 6 1/2 oz can tuna -- drained

Combine eggs and dill relish. Add the rest of the ingredients, except tuna, and mix really well. Then add tuna. If the mixture is dry, add some more mayonnaise. This is fine for a sandwich. "Sneak a little on crackers before dinner.

Kalter Kartoffelsalat (Cold Potato Salad)

6 each Potatoes -- Large *
-- Boiling Water
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 each Onion; Medium -- Minced
3 tablespoons Vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Mustard -- Prepared
1 teaspoon Sugar
2 teaspoons Dillseed

* Potatoes should be peeled and quartered.

In medium saucepan cook potatoes in boiling salted water until tender.
Drain, reserving 3/4 cup of potato water. Dice potatoes. Add oil and
minced onion; toss gently. In small saucepan bring the 3/4 cup potato
water to a boil; pour over potatoes and onion. Keep at room temperature
for 2 to 3 hours.

Stir in vinegar, mustard, sugar, and dillseed.

Potato salad will be creamy. Serve at room temperature.


1 Cabbage -- shredded
1/4 cup Sugar
1 cup Carrots -- shredded
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
1/2 cup Milk
1 cup Mayonnaise
1/2 cup Buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon Celery seed
2 drops Tabasco -- or to taste
3 tablespoons Onions -- dry minced

Slice cabbage paper thin, and toss lightly with sugar, shredded carrots.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drench it all with milk. Cover and
refrigerate for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise (not
salad dressing), buttermilk, celery seed, Tabasco and minced onion.

Mix well with cabbage mixture.

Refrigerate again at least an hour before serving.

Drain some of the dressing first and serve it separately at the table. It keeps for 24 hours only!!


4 Boneless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon Fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Salt -- optional
1/2 teaspoon Pepper -- fresh ground
1/2 teaspoon Grated lemon zest
3/4 pound Fresh asparagus -- trimmed
1 tablespoon Olive oil
2 teaspoons Seasoned dry bread crumbs
4 Slices low-fat turkey ham
8 Lemon slices -- for garnish

In med. bowl, combine chicken, lemon juice, 1/2 of the salt, pepper and
lemon zest. Toss to mix. On a large flat plate, coat the chicken with the seasoned bread crumbs. Spray Pam on a non-stick skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning once, until golden brown outside and white throughout (but still juicy--about 5-7 minutes).

Place chicken on a serving platter. Meanwhile, steam the fresh asparagus for approx. 5-7 minutes. When done, season the asparagus with the remaining lemon zest and salt and pepper. Divide asparagus into 4 bundles. Wrap each asparagus bundle with a slice of the turkey "ham" and place on top of chicken. Garnish with lemon slices.

Lemon Coleslaw

1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/2 cup Sour cream
1/4 cup Fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons Olive oil
2 tablespoons Sugar
1 tablespoon White wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Celery seeds
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
8 cups Shredded cabbage (about 1 1/
1/2 each Red bell pepper (cut into ma
1/2 each Green bell pepper (cut into
1/4 each Red onion (cut into matchsti
1 each Carrot -- shredded
2 tablespoons Chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons Grated lemon peel

Combine first 11 ingredients in bowl; wisk to blend. Refrigerate dressing until cold. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead). Combine cabbage, bell peppers, onion, carrot, parsley and lemon peel in large bowl.
Toss with enough dressing to season to taste and serve.

Lemon-Cherry Layered Salad

3 ounces cherry or raspberry gelatin mix
1 cup boiling water
21 ounces cherry pie filling
3 ounces gelatin -- lemon
1 cup boiling water
3 ounces cream cheese
1/3 cup mayonnaise
8 ounces crushed pineapple
1 cup marshmallows -- optional
2 tablespoons nuts -- chopped
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Dissolve raspberry or cherry gelatin in 1 cup boiling water. Stir in the cherry pie filling. Pour into a 10-inch deep-dish pie plate. Chill until thickened partially. Dissolve lemon gelatin in 1 cup boiling water.

Beat the cream cheese and mayonnaise together and stir in the unchilled
lemon gelatin mixture to this. Blend in the undrained pineapple.

Whip 1/2 cup whipping cream until soft peaks form. Fold into lemon
mixture and add the marshmallows if desired. Spread this mixture on top of the cherry pie mixture that has been chilling. Sprinkle the chopped nuts over top and let chill until completely set.


1 can Low-sodium chicken broth
(13 3/4 oz)
2 each Pkg of Jell-O Lemon gelatin
(sugar free -- 4 serving size)
1 cup Cold water
1 can Crushed pineapple -- undrained
(in unsweetened juice)
2 tablespoons Lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Dried tarragon leaves
Dash of white pepper
1 1/2 cups Cubed cooked chicken breast
1/2 cup Chopped parsley
1/4 cup Chopped red pepper

Bring chicken broth to a boil in small saucepan. Completely dissolve
gelatin in boiling broth. Add water, pineapple, lemon juice, tarragon and white pepper. Refrigerate until slightly thickened.

Stir in chicken, celery and red pepper. Spoon into 4 individual plastic
containers or serving dishes. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.

Lentil Salad

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2/3 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 clove garlic -- mashed
2 cups dried lentils
1/2 cup diced celery
2 whole red ripe tomatoes -- chopped

Whisk together lemon juice and olive oil. Beat in Italian seasoning
and garlic.

Wash lentils and boil in a quart of water until barely tender, about
30 minutes. Drain. While warm, toss with lemon dressing. Cool to room
temperature. Add celery and tomatoes. Serve immediately or chill and serve cold.

Leslie's Cranberry Salad

1 bag fresh cranberries -- chopped
2 cups sugar
2 envelopes plain gelatin
1 large container Cool Whip
1 can crushed pineapple -- drained

Chop berries in food processor, but do not pulverize them. Mix berries
with sugar, 1 1/2 envelopes gelatin and drained pineapple. Combine well and let stand at least an hour to allow for the juices to mellow, sugar to dissolve and gelatin to thicken. Fold in Cool Whip gently but thoroughly. If fruit settles to bottom of the bowl, add remaining gelatin. Judge the amount of sugar by the tartness of the berries.

Lettuce Wedge With Poppy Seed Dressing

1/3 cup Vinegar -- White
1 1/2 tablespoons Onion Juice
1/2 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Mustard -- Dry
1 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Vegetable Oil
2 tablespoons Poppy Seeds
Iceberg Lettuce -- Head Of

In a small mixing bowl, combine vinegar, onion juice, sugar, mustard, and salt. Stir vigorously by hand or with electric mixer set on low.
Whisking constantly, pour in oil in a slow thin stream, and continue to
beat until dressing is smooth and thick. Stir in poppy seeds. Cut lettuce into 6 wedges and lay each on a chilled salad plate. Ladle on 2 or 3 T of the dressing or to taste.


3/4 pound Roasted chicken breast (2
Boneless -- skinless halves)
1 medium Granny Smith apples -- cored
And diced in 1/2-inch pieces
1 Rib celery -- finely minced
1 Ripe mango -- peeled and diced
2 tablespoons Minced -- candied ginger *
1/3 cup Light mayonnaise
1/3 cup Nonfat sour cream
2 tablespoons Lime juice
2 tablespoons Mango chutney
1 teaspoon Grainy mustard
3 tablespoons Coarsely chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons Minced fresh mint

1. Dice the cooked chicken. Combine with the apple, celery, mango and
candied ginger.

2. In a medium bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice,
chutney and mustard; mix well. Add to the salad, mixing well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

3. Just before serving, stir in the chopped walnuts and mint.

Lime Velvet Salad

1 package Lime Jello
1 cup Boiling water
3 ounces Pkg cream cheese
2/3 cup Crushed pineapple -- w/juice
1/2 cup Celery -- chopped fine
1/4 cup Chopped nuts
1/2 cup Heavy cream -- whipped
Cherries (optional garnish)

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add chunks of cream cheese. Using
mixer, beat at medium speed until well blended. Chill until slightly
congealed. Add pineapple, celery and nuts. Fold in whipped cream.
Pour in 3 cup mold and let set. Turn out on lettuce leaf and garnish with cherries if desired.

Lime-Cilantro Dressing

1/2 cup olive oil
juice of 1 lime
4 garlic cloves
-peeled, ends removed
1/2 cup cilantro -- wash, dry
fresh ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon sugar -- to taste
1/8 teaspoon salt -- to taste

In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine the olive oil, lime juice, garlic, cilantro leaves, and black pepper. Process until smooth. Add sugar and salt to taste. Makes 1/2 cup.

Liza Minnelli's Salade de Provence

2 cups Frozen corn
1 medium Pink grapefruit
1 cup Hearts of palm
1/2 pound Fresh mushrooms
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Fresh ground black pepper
2 tablespoons Red wine vinegar
1/3 cup Safflower oil

Thaw corn to room temperature. Over moderate heat, cook corn until tender. Drain and set aside. Peel and remove white pith from the grapefruit. Separate sections; cut each section in half and pat dry with paper towels. Cut the hearts of palm into thin slices.
Wipe the mushrooms clean. Trim the ends and slcie very thinly. In large
salad bowl, combine mustard, salt, pepper and vinegar; stir until
everything has dissolved. Slowly pour in the oil, whisking constantly
until smooth. Attractively arrange the grapefruit and veggies in the bowl. Bring to table and toss just before serving.

Louise's Potato Salad

Louise's Potato Salad

9 new red potatoes,in bite sized pieces. Wash well but leave unpeeled. Take out little black dirt spots.

2 medium sized white onions chopped small. (Buy flat onions, sweeter)

8 slices cooked and crumbled bacon

1 whole package chopped fresh chives (1/2 cup chopped)

1 whole package fresh dill (about 1/2 cup chopped)

DRESSING [ make separately 3/4 cup good mayonnaise
3/4 cup sour cream (low fat is okay)
3 eggs hardboiled
8 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
1 level teaspoon Allspice
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1 tablespoon dried chives
Sweet hungarian paprika to sprinkle over top

1. Prepare and cook the potatoes until just tender, drain & set aside
to cool.

2. Place the cooled potatoes in a large mixing bowl and add the crumbled bacon, onions, fresh chives and fresh dill.

3. Mix the mayo and sour cream in food processor or blender. Add the Worcestershire, allspice and chili powder dried dill and dried chives. Add the hardboiled eggs and whip together at high speed for a fluffy dressing. Add freshly ground pepper and salt to taste.

4. Fold into the potatoes. Put into a serving dish and sprinkle with paprika. I serve lots of thinly sliced radishes around the side of the dish.

Low-Calorie Buttermilk Dressing

2 cups Lowfat cottage cheese
1 cup Buttermilk
1 tablespoon Red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Parsley -- chopped
10 milliliters Garlic -- chopped
1/4 teaspoon Salt

In blender or food processor, mix cottage cheese until smooth. Add
remaining ingredients and blend.

Makes about 3 cups dressing for green salads. Will keep in refrigerator
for 2 weeks.

Macaroni Medley Salad

3/4 cup Buttermilk
3/4 cup Fat-free mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Fresh dill, chopped -- or 1 ts
4 cups Cooked rotini pasta -- cooled
15 ounces Canned kidney beans -- drained
10 ounces Frozen green beans, cooked -- drained and cooled
8 ounces Fat-free cheddar cheese -- Healthy Choice, cube

Mix together buttermilk, mayonnaise and dill. Pour over combined pasta, beans and cheese; mix lightly.
Chill. 16 Servings


5 To 6 lbs. fully cooked ham -- cubed
5 To 6 lbs. macaroni -- cooked
3 pounds Shredded cheddar cheese
2 Bags (20 oz. ea.) frozen -- peas, thawed
2 bunches Celery -- chopped (about 12 cups)

2 large Onions -- chopped (2 to 2 1/2 cups)

2 cans (5 3/4 oz. ea.) pitted ripe -- olives,
Drained and sliced
2 quarts Mayonnaise
8 ounces Western or French salad -- dressing
1/4 cup Vinegar
1/4 cup Sugar
1 cup Light cream
1 1/2 teaspoons Onion salt
1 1/2 teaspoons Garlic salt
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Pepper

SALAD: Combine all salad ingredients. Combine all dressing ingredients; pour
over the salad mixture and toss.



3 tablespoons Rice vinegar
1/4 cup Salad oil
1 tablespoon Hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons Sesame seeds
2 teaspoons Minced fresh gingerroot
Napa/Savoy cabbage leaves
2 cups Mai fun *
1 cup Finely shredded carrots
2 Lg cooked chicken breasts*
1/2 cup Sugar snap peas **
Vegetable garnishes ***

*Note: Mai fun should be prepared according to package directions.
*Chicken breasts should be skinned, boned and cut into thin slices.

**Snap peas should be blanched and chilled.

***Suggested vegetable garnishes: Japanese or regular cucumber slices,
straw mushrooms, carrot flowers.

Combine vinegar, oil, hoisin sauce, sesame seeds and gingerroot in jar
with lid. Cover and shake well. Chill. Meanwhile, to make salad, for each serving, line plate with cabbage leaves and over them arrange layer of mai fun. Then arrange shredded carrots, chicken slices, sugar snap peas and vegetable garnishes on plates as desired. Shake dressing again and pass at table.

Mandrin Orange and Green Salad

1 each Med bowl of mixed greens
1 each Large can of mandrin oranges
1/2 cup Chopped pecans
1 each Purple onion rings
1/3 cup Wine vinegar
1/2 cup Sugar
1 cup Salad oil
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Dry mustard
2 tablespoons Water

For mixed greens use leaf romaine and regular.

Maple Leaf Dressing

3/4 cup vinegar
1 1/2 cups oil
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons pepper -- crushed
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1/2 cup sugar
1 can tomato soup
1 piece garlic -- diced

Mix together and let stand for 1 day before using

Marinated Three-Bean Salad

1 pound green beans -- Blanched
1 pound wax beans -- Blanched
2/3 cup salad oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon rosemary
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper -- grated
2 cans red kidney beans -- 15 oz cans

blanch beans, in bowl whisk oil, vinegar and spices. add beans and cover, refrigerate for at least 6 hours.

Marinated Veggies

1 can French Style Green Beans -- drained
1 can Shoepeg Corn-drained
1 can Baby Peas -- drained
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup diced onion
1 cup diced bell peppers
1 small jar pimentos
2/3 cup sugar or artificial -- sweetener
2/3 cup white vinegar
1/3 cup lite oil -- (your choice)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp celery seed

Mix marinade and add veggies, let set at least four hours, overnight is best.

Market Salad With Capers

1 Sm Tomato -- diced
1 Ear Corn
2 Med Red Potatoes -- cooked
2 Tsp Capers -- drained
1/4 Tsp Paprika
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
Salt And Pepper -- to taste

Peel potatoes if desired. Dice. Cook corn and remove from cob. Combine tomato, corn, potatoes, and capers in salad bowl. Stir together paprika, oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper in small bowl. Pour over vegetables and toss well. Let stand 5 minutes for flavors to blend.


1 each Large ripe avocado (about 8
1/4 cup Finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon Seeded and finely chopped pi
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon Salt

Peel, pit and mash avocado; add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Makes about a cup.

Mayfair Dressing

3 to 4 cloves garlic
1/2 medium onion
1 stalk celery
2 cups oil
1/4 cup prepared mustard
1/2 whole black peppercorns -- or more
3 eggs
1 ounce anchovies -- or 2 oz
1 tablespoon Accent seasoning mix

Blend in Blender makes 4C Every St. Louis cook has this recipe. It's the best!


2/3 pound (2 medium) potatoes -- - cut into 3/4-inch
4 ounces Mushrooms -- halved
4 ounces Green beans; halved -- steamed until crisp-
1/4 cup Olive oil
2 tablespoons White wine vinegar
1 Garlic clove -- minced
2 teaspoons Minced fresh tarragon -- OR..
3/4 teaspoon Dried tarragon
2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
1/4 teaspoon Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Pepper
2 Chicken breast halves -- - (boned and skinned
(about 6 ounces each)
1/4 cup Chopped red onion
Halved cherry tomatoes -- - for garnish

In 1-quart saucepan over medium heat cook potatoes, covered, in 2 inches boiling water until tender, about 15 minutes; drain.

Meanwhile, make vinaigrette: In bowl whisk together all vinaigrette
ingredients. Place potatoes, mushrooms and beans in separate piles in
large shallow dish; drizzle with 1/3 cup of the vinaigrette to coat.
Cover; let stand 15 minutes. Heat broiler. Meanwhile, in bowl add
chicken to the remaining vinaigrette; cover and let stand 15 minutes.
Remove chicken from vinaigrette (discard vinaigrette); broil 4 to 5 inches from heat source about 8 minutes until juices run clear when chicken is pierced, turning once. To serve, slice chicken breasts and arrange on 4 plates with potatoes, mushrooms and beans, dividing equally. Sprinkle with onion and garnish with cherry tomatoes.


3/4 pound Beef top round steak
1/2 teaspoon Unseasoned meat tenderizer -- instant
3 tablespoons Vegetable oil
3 tablespoons Vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon Dried oregano -- crushed
1/8 teaspoon Garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon Ground red pepper
1 can Yellow hominy -- drained
16 ounce can
1 Small onion -- sliced
separated into rings
1 Green pepper -- sliced into rings
1/3 cup Sliced pitted ripe olives
4 cups Torn lettuce
1/2 cup Halved cherry tomatoes
Lettuce leaves
1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese (2 oz) -- finely grated

Partially freeze meat. Slice meat across the grain into bite-size strips.

Sprinkle meat tenderizer over meat. In a 1 1/2-quart microwave-safe
casserole, combine beef and 1 tablespoon oil. Cover with waxed paper.
Cook on high (100 percent) power 3 to 5 minutes or until meat is done,
stirring every 2 minutes. Remove meat, reserving drippings in dish.
Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to drippings. Stir in vinegar, salt,
cumin, oregano, garlic powder and red pepper. Cook, uncovered, on high
power about 30 seconds or until bubbly. Add meat, hominy, onions, green pepper and olives. Toss gently to coat.

In a large mixing bowl, combine meat mixture, torn lettuce and tomatoes. Toss gently to coat. Spoon mixture onto lettuce-lined plates.
Sprinkle with cheese. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Mexican Green Bean Salad

1 pound green beans
1/2 cup olive oil
2 jalapeno peppers -- seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon onion -- minced
1 tablespoon parsley -- minced
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro -- minced

Steam green beans until tender-crisp, about 15 minutes. Drain. Whisk
together other ingredients and pour over warm green beans. Allow to
marinate at least 1/2 hour. Serve at room temperature or chilled.