Smoky Haricots Verts and Mushrooms


So here is the second of the sides our friends brought over for a dinner on the 4th.

This was a delicious combination. Especially with the crisp green beans. There is nothing worse than mushy vegetables. Add the bacon and mushrooms and you have a hit.
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Bacon Wrapped Corn #Grill


On the 4th we had friend over for dinner and had Smoked Brisket. They brought the most delicious side dishes.

 

I promised to share what they shared with us. Well they did. YES, they were all fabulous!!

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Bourbon Street Deviled Eggs


I’ve often wondered why these traditional ‘picnic’ eggs are called ‘deviled’. Turns out according to several references that the first known printed mention of ‘devil’ as a culinary term appeared in Great Britain in 1786, in reference to dishes including hot ingredients, which including but not limited to mustard and pepper. By 1800, deviling became a verb to describe the process of making food spicy.

This is a fun twist on traditional Deviled Eggs including both the mustard and pepper but also Bourbon Chicken inspired ingredients.
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Bourbon Street Bacon Jam


I saw this really cool idea for Deviled Eggs with Bacon Jam and Pancetta. I really wanted to give it a try but didn’t have time to order the Bacon Jam online. I thought about it a while and decided it would be fun to try and make a version using bourbon, kind of a bourbon street chicken inspired version. So I adapted our Bourbon Chicken recipe and came up with what I am calling Bourbon Street Bacon Jam.

It doesn’t look all that appealing (kind of like an alien sea slug). But it is quite tasty as a condiment. It does go well with Deviled Eggs. I’m looking forward to trying it on other things, Burgers come to mind.
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Spicy Cashew Chicken


Submitted on 6/9/2016 by John for Asian Theme Week (the week of 6/26/2016)

Author bio: Contributing Author for JaquesKitchen.com

Recipe country of origin China

Description: This is a Thai version of a Chinese recipe. You may have tried an Americanized version of this at The Cheesecake Factory.

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Kowloon Chicken


Submitted on 6/9/2016 by John for Asian Theme Week (the week of 6/26/2016)

Author bio: Contributing Author for JaquesKitchen.com

Recipe country of origin Hong Kong

Description: This is a simple Ginger and Pineapple Chicken dish named for the the ancient walled city of the same name in Hong Kong.

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Strawberry and Snap Pea Salad


During the summer it seems like we always want something light to eat. The heat and increased activity seems to make us want lighter dishes.

This is a wonderful light summer salad that is the perfect sides for so many summer dishes.
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