Friday, June 16, 2023

Kathy's Kitchen, Summer Recipes

I love salads all year long, but summertime especially asks for salads. And, if you cook out, you need a good bean dish to go with it. Here are a couple recipes from my friends authors Mary Lou Cheatham and Sharon Connell.


From Sharon:

(A recipe from her mother)

Potato Salad

My kids love this potato salad and won't eat any other.

2 cups cooked red potatoes, cut in bite-sized pieces

4 hard-boiled eggs, 3 diced. Slice the 4th and save for decoration on the top of the salad

¼ cup yellow onion, chopped fine

¼ cup finely chopped celery

¼ tsp salt

Dash pepper

1 cup mayonnaise

1 tbsp. yellow mustard


In a large bowl combine potato and egg until thoroughly mixed.

Add celery and onions.

Salt and pepper, and mix until everything looks evenly blended.

Mix mustard and mayonnaise in a small dish and add to the potato mixture.

Fold everything together until everything is wet.

Add the egg slices and sprinkle with paprika.

Cover bowl with plastic wrap and cool in refrigerator until time to serve.


From Mary:

Beans to Serve with Hamburgers

10 ounces bacon

1 small white onion

1 can black beans (15-ounce size)

1 can chili beans (15-ounce size)

1 can light red kidney beans (15-ounce size)

2 teaspoons dark brown sugar


Air fry bacon.

Chop the bacon and set it aside.

Chop the onion and fry it in a small amount of bacon grease. 

Rinse a can of black beans.

Add the black beans, chili beans, and kidney beans to the onions.

Add the dark brown sugar.

Simmer 30 minutes.

Stir the bacon into the mixture and simmer the beans 5 more minutes.


Feel free to share more recipes with us! 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing my mom's recipe, Kathy. She would be pleased. I'll have to try those beans. They sound delish. We love side-dish beans.