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Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing

Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing

This blog post doesn’t need a long wordy introduction.  All you need to know is that my Aunt Patti makes the best homemade Honey Mustard Dressing, and that she gave me the recipe to share with you.  This Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing recipe is delicious, and not just perfect for salads, but for dipping veggies...
Easter Bunny Fruit Salad

Easter Bunny Fruit Salad

I love getting my kids involved in the kitchen, especially when it comes time for a party, then it’s even more helpful to have an extra set of hands on deck to help prepare foods.  I also encourage my kids to be creative at all times, even in the kitchen.  Ella and I found a...
Easy Pesto Pasta Salad

Easy Pesto Pasta Salad

Often times when I need to bring a side dish to a party I turn to one of my favorite tried and true recipes, Pesto Pasta Salad.  It’s my go-to because I can make it in a jiffy and it’s delicious.  Sometimes I make this pasta salad just to have in the fridge as a...
Seven Days of Salad {11.23.14}

Seven Days of Salad {11.23.14}

I’ve been trying to make healthy changes for myself and for my family, and one thing I’ve decided to try is to have a salad each day, preferably at lunch because that’s the meal that I make the most bad decisions about.  It seems that I’m usually busy mid-day and end up eating fast food...
Seven Days of Salad {11.16.14}

Seven Days of Salad {11.16.14}

I’ve been trying to make healthy changes for myself and for my family, and one thing I’ve decided to try is to have a salad each day, preferably at lunch because that’s the meal that I make the most bad decisions about.  It seems that I’m usually busy mid-day and end up eating fast food...
Seven Days of Salad

Seven Days of Salad

I’ve been trying to make healthy changes for myself and for my family, and one thing I’ve decided to try is to have a salad each day, preferably at lunch because that’s the meal that I make the most bad decisions about.  It seems that I’m usually busy mid-day and end up eating fast food...
Panzanella

Panzanella

I’ve fallen in love with panzanella salad – it’s not a traditional sort of salad, it’s an Italian salad made with bread and basil and tomatoes.  Try it yourself!  It’s great as a meal on it’s own, or paired with pasta. Panzanella Definition ::pan·za·nel·la  Noun:A type of Tuscan salad made with anchovies**, chopped salad vegetables, and...
Spinach Salad with Pears, Walnuts & Goat Cheese (Whole Foods Recipe)

Spinach Salad with Pears, Walnuts & Goat Cheese (Whole Foods Recipe)

When I went on my tour of Whole Foods Market I grabbed several recipes from their Holiday table in the front of the store.  One of which was for a salad that I couldn’t wait to try…it called for pears, walnuts and goat cheese, and I love all of those things.  I finally tried the...

Vacation Cooking

This post should have been titled “a whole bunch of tasty recipes”.  I can’t do a Menu Planning Monday post this week, because we were on vacation last week in Pawleys Island, South Carolina.  Instead of a menu plan I want to share a few delicious recipes (and some tantalizing pictures) with you.  We feasted...
Crunchy Slaw - A Perfect Picnic Recipe

Crunchy Slaw – A Perfect Picnic Recipe

I’m not a fan of traditional cole slaw.  That’s putting it nicely, in all actuality I HATE cole slaw.  And I really don’t use the “H” word for very many foods.  But crunchy slaw is decidedly NOT traditional slaw.  It’s more like a salad with a bit of crunch.  It’s a perfect dish to take...
Pasta Salad with Roasted Red Peppers and Basil

Pasta Salad with Roasted Red Peppers and Basil

I made this Pasta Salad with Roasted Red Peppers & Basil over the weekend…and I have to say, it’s just perfect for nibbling. Pasta Salad with Roasted Red Peppers and Basil I changed a few things in the recipe (I diced mozzarella instead of using mozzarella balls, and I used regular ol’ balsamic vinegar). This...