1/2 medium red onion, sliced in 1/8-inch-thick rings
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 cup golden raisins
In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and mustard. Combine vinegar and water. Stir into sugar mixture until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat.
Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg and yolk; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Gently stir in mayonnaise and butter. Cool to room temperature without stirring. Chill.
In a large salad bowl, combine the broccoli, mushrooms, onion, oranges, bacon, almonds and raisins. Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. Store in refrigerator.Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Fresh Broccoli/Mandarin Salad in Country Woman May/June 1989, p29
1 bag (32 ounce) frozen southern-style diced hash brown potatoes
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped onion
Paprika, if desired
1. In a large bowl, mix buttermilk, shallots, garlic, salt, sugar, cumin, and pepper.
2. Rinse chicken thighs and drumsticks and pat dry. Trim off excess fat. Submerge chicken pieces in buttermilk brine. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours, or up to 1 day (see notes).
3. Lift chicken from brine; discard brine. Wipe excess from chicken with paper towels.
4. Lay chicken pieces on a barbecue grill over medium coals or medium heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 4 to 5 seconds); close lid on gas grill. Cook, turning frequently, until browned on both sides and no longer pink at the bone (cut to test), 20 to 30 minutes. Serve hot or cold.