German Potato Salad
Warm or piping hot, tangy vinegar dressing distinguishes German potato salad. Typically made with red or waxy potatoes, these classic recipes for German potato salad are no-fail favorites at any function.
Kielbasa, another name for Polish sausage, makes this German-style potato salad hearty enough to be a main dish.
Bacon gives this warm, hearty German potato salad recipe a boost of flavor.
Though it may seem like a contemporary dish, people have been perfecting the art of how to make potato salad for literally hundreds of years--early recipes date back to at least the 16th century. European settlers introduced potato salad to America, and different recipes reflect how the dish evolved and varied to reflect regional cuisines and preferences. For instance, German potato salad is served warm and includes bits of bacon, whereas cold potato salad--the more popular variety in the United States--follows English and French traditions.
In German-style potato salad, the potatoes are tossed while still warm in a vinegar-based dressing.
If you're trying hard to stick to your grocery budget, consider learning how to make potato casserole. This cost efficient dish can be a main course on its own when paired with a green salad (add some leftover ham into the recipe if you want more protein!), or makes a versatile side dish that complements almost any entree.
Everyone should know how to make a macaroni salad simply because it's an all-American classic. Yankee Doodle, 4th of July cook-outs...the dish is practically patriotic! Oh, and it's also the perfect recipe to have on hand for any potluck or picnic.
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Recipes for how to make oven-barbecued chicken can use just about any combination of chicken pieces imaginable. This makes oven-barbecued chicken perfect for weeks when the family budget is tight and chicken leg quarters go on sale at the market. Knowing how to barbecue chicken in the oven means no more standing over a hot grill continually basting the meat. And making your own sauce with a non-MSG soy sauce ensures a more healthful result.
Roasted potatoes are versatile and delicious -- knowing how to roast potatoes is a skill you'll be glad you have, and it's surprisingly easy. You can serve them hot out of the oven, in the classic style, or use them at room temperature to create dishes like the roasted-potato salad below. Leftover roasted potatoes never go to waste: Save them for breakfast and you have instant home fries to go with your bacon and eggs, or use them in a frittata for lunch, paired with a green salad.
While people have different preferences when it comes to which cut of steak is best and why, rib-eyes are a favorite because their marbled texture helps keep them juicy and tender. There are a number of options for how to cook a rib-eye steak, but you can't go wrong with this pan-seared version with a red wine sauce. Shallots and fresh thyme enhance the flavors and aroma of these savory thick and juicy steaks.
Once you learn how to cook a honey-glazed ham in your own kitchen you'll find it's just as easy to make one at home as it is to make the trip to a specialty store for a pre-sliced ham with a packet of glaze. What's more, you'll find the homemade version is considerably less expensive.