Author: Rita & Rosie’s Kitchens

Asian Persuasion Summer Salads

Asian Persuasion Summer Salads

 These are two of our favorite salads that we make year-round. Both recipes have an Asian flair, with rice vinegar, soy sauce, chiles and green onions . Raisins are the ringer ingredient in Rosie’s slaw, adding a sweet balance to the red pepper flakes and vinegar. Rita’s…

Bedevil those Easter Eggs

Bedevil those Easter Eggs

Get cracking with Rita and Rosie’s Deviled Easter Eggs!  Of course, Rita’s have a splash of bitters — but wait! How about Rosie’s mashed potato deviled eggs? A combo of mashed potato flakes, cheddar and bacon bits. Think of warm twice-baked potatoes tucked into a deviled egg. Either…

Champagne Vinegar Dessert Syrup

Champagne Vinegar Dessert Syrup

Champagne Vinegar Dessert Syrup Prep time 12-15 minutes + 30-40 minutes to cool Makes 2/3 cup (enough for 6-8 servings) 3/4      cup brown sugar, packed 2/3     cup champagne vinegar (preferably 7% acidity) or a white balsamic vinegar 1/4      cup water             Vanilla ice…

Salad Dressings — homemade or store-bought?

Salad Dressings — homemade or store-bought?

Both!  We like homemade and a few bottled dressings. Homemade salad dressings are easy to make, while store-bought can be embellished with simple additions like lemon peel or toasted sesame oil. Yes, there’s a daunting selection of bottled dressings, and you have to try many ($$)…

Asian Persuasion Summer Salads

Asian Persuasion Summer Salads

Thai Rice Salad with Three Herbs Makes 8 servings. 1/2  cup seasoned rice vinegar 2     tablespoons peanut oil 1     tablespoon soy sauce 1     tablespoon packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon hot chili oil, optional 4     cups cooked short grain brown rice* 1/2 cup shredded carrots 1     medium cucumber, seeded and sliced…