Three Recipes for your Next Backyard BBQ

Planning menus for your summertime cookouts can be quite complicated. Leaving it up to everyone to bring a dish that pleases the majority is the hardest part. Whether you want an appetizing dip, salad or dessert we’ve got you covered and they all have one ingredient in common: mayonnaise. Read on, and click the links for the full recipes.

Bacon-Topped Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcakes

You can never have enough sweets at your summer festivities. These Bacon-Topped Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcakes are sure to attract your guests to the dessert table. And who could go wrong with bacon and chocolate?

Start with getting your chocolate covered bacon prepared and chilled. Then make your cupcakes by combining flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Add-in water and vanilla before mixing. Add mayonnaise and chocolate chips and mix well. Pour batter into cupcake liners then bake. As the cupcakes bake, prepare your butter cream frosting with butter, cream cheese and mayonnaise. Gradually add in powdered sugar, bourbon and vanilla. Set aside.  Once cupcakes are done baking and cooled, frost and garnish with the chocolate-coated bacon. Your cupcakes are sure to stand out at the summer barbecue!

Chipotle Pimento Dip

Dip into the summertime with this Chipotle Pimento Dip as a wonderful cookout appetizer selection. Combine cream cheese, chipotle mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce and sugar along with shredded cheddar and Colby jack cheeses. Add in pimentos and salt and pepper to taste. Serve with crackers and crudités. Make this dish your center piece of the table as your guests wait for the main entrées to be done.

Sunburst Turkey and Rice Salad

Salads are always a great option to bring to your summer festivities, whether it’s a potato salad, coleslaw or even a scrumptious Sunburst Turkey and Rice Salad. Once you’ve drained your pineapple tidbits, mandarin oranges and water chestnuts, add them to sliced celery and scallions. Mix lemon yogurt, mayonnaise, grated lemon peel and curry powder and pour it over your combined ingredients, tossing the ingredients together to ensure they are well-blended. Cover and chill. Top your lettuce with the chilled salad that’s now ready to be served.