• Recipes,  Salads,  Side Dishes

    German Potato Salad

    German Potato Salad in a White Bowl - Left View Portrait Image

    Delicious warm or cold, German Potato Salad is an all-time favorite for potlucks, picnics, and barbeques. The slightly sweet but tangy dressing contains no mayonnaise, so it is a perfect choice for hot weather.

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    I love summer. But sometimes the weather is so hot, my meal planning becomes routine and ordinary. So I think… “let’s eat alfresco!”…but mayo is a big hard no. So, salads that are typically “summer” salads like macaroni and potato are not even in my consideration.

    But then there is German Potato Salad. Loaded with onion and bacon, it is a hot weather favorite of mine because there is no mayonnaise to worry about. Made mostly with pantry items and produce staples means I don’t have to go to the market just to make this dish.

  • Recipes,  Side Dishes

    Baked Beans Supreme

    Baked Beans Supreme in a Handled Bowl with a Red Towel

    Sweet and tangy Baked Beans Supreme will please a large crowd.  This is a perfect dish to make the night before and let it cook low and slow on your party day.

    Baked Beans Supreme in a Handled Bowl with a Red Towel

    You will love not only how delicious and easy these baked beans are to make, but will be happy that these sweet, tangy beans, filled with bacon will easily feed a large crowd for summer barbecues and autumn cook outs.

    This is a recipe I collected years ago, but unfortunately did not note on the recipe card the full name of the kind lady who gave it to me.  I’ve tried the alphabet game to try to jog my memory… Amy, Brenda, Cathy, Denise.  Jill, Joan, Joanne, Joyce? Paula, Rachel, Sara.  It is maddening that I can’t remember her name.  But I do remember many details of getting this delicious recipe.

    Baked Beans Supreme in a personal crock resting on a teal blue kitchen towel

    She and her husband came to my home for dinner one Saturday.  I was grilling the main course on the Weber and she brought baked beans to add to the supper.  To say I was wowed by her baked beans is an understatement. 

    I immediately asked for the recipe and a few days later she graciously gifted me this gem. 

    I still remember what she told me as I was looking over the recipe…

    • “Always use a full pound of bacon.  People often make the recipe with less than a pound and then tell me it didn’t taste the same as when I made it.”
    • “Low and slow is best for flavor.  You can put it in the oven and let it cook untended for up to 4 hours.”
    • “You can omit the crushed pineapple.”

    This recipe makes a very large quantity of baked beans, plenty for a gathering of 12 and the recipe can easily be halved.  I always make the full recipe.  Leftovers freeze beautifully for easy future meals and can make plain hamburger patties or simply baked pork chops extra special!

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    Baked Beans Supreme

    Encharted Cook | Jan Nunes
    Sweet and tangy Baked Beans Supreme will please a large crowd. This is a perfect dish to make the night before and let it cook low and slow on your party day.
    Prep Time30 mins
    Cook Time2 hrs 40 mins
    Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
    Course: Side Dish
    Servings: 12
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    • 1 Cup Molasses
    • 6 Ounces Tomato Paste,, 1 Small Can
    • ½ Cup Dark Brown Sugar,, Packed
    • 2 Teaspoons Dijon Mustard
    • 2 Tablespoons Vinegar,, White or Apple Cider
    • 8 Ounces Crushed Pineapple,, Drained (1 Small Can)
    • 32 Ounces Pork & Beans,, Drained (4 Small Cans)
    • 31 Ounces Dark Red Kidney Beans,, Drained and Rinsed Well (2 Cans, 15.5 Ounces Each)
    • 12 Ounces Frozen Small Lima Beans,, Cooked & Drained
    • 2 Cups Onion., Finely Chopped (1 Large Onion)
    • 1 Pound Bacon,, Cooked Crisp & Crumbled


    • Preheat oven to 300°.
    • In a very large bowl, mix together molasses, tomato paste, dark brown sugar, Dijon mustard, vinegar, and drained crushed pineapple.
    • Add the pork & beans, kidney beans, lima beans, onion, and cooked bacon. Mix well.
    • Pour bean mixture into a covered casserole.
    • Bake casserole for at least 2 hours and up to 4 hours.

    Recipe Notes

    ♥  Canned Pork and Beans come in a variety of tinned sizes and any sized cans can be used as long as there are between 28 and 32 ounces.
    ♥  This recipe calls for 1 pound of bacon that is then cooked well and crumbled.  Generally, a pound of uncooked bacon will reduce by half after cooking.  Therefore, if purchasing already cooked bacon you will need ½ pound for this recipe.
    ♥  Recipe can be prepared in advance and refrigerated until ready to bake.
    ♥  Absolute minimum baking time is 2 hours for the flavors to meld.
    ♥  Dish can also be baked up to 8 hours at 250°.
    ♥  Original Recipe by Mrs. White, 1985.  Updated Recipe by Jan Nunes, 8/07/2018


    Calories: 519kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 715mg | Potassium: 1361mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 11.6mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 6.1mg
    All nutritional information on this site is an estimate. Your results may vary.
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