Pomegranate-Ginger Vinaigrette for #FreshTastyValentines

Welcome to #FreshTastyValentines with a wonderful vinaigrette (along with a tasty salad). DON’T FORGET TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!!!! . . . → Read More: Pomegranate-Ginger Vinaigrette for #FreshTastyValentines

Smoked Turkey Salad with Raspberries (or Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Hot Pepper Dressing)

You be the judge. Compare my original recipe with what was printed in Taste of Home. . . . → Read More: Smoked Turkey Salad with Raspberries (or Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Hot Pepper Dressing)

Honey French Dressing

I reworked a salad dressing from a vintage junior league cookbook. (Good grief, when did the 80s become vintage?) . . . → Read More: Honey French Dressing

Blackberry Jam Dressing with Basil

The growing season is here.   Yeah!   I am ready for home grown veggies and fruit for salad.   Unfortunately, all I have harvested so far is carrots, beets and a bit of lettuce.    We did buy some peaches (allegedly from east Texas) during our recent trip to Houston.   We are trying to eat them all but . . . → Read More: Blackberry Jam Dressing with Basil

Mixed Citrus Green Salad and a Trip to Birmingham

I’m ending my OCD recipe contest rant by highlighting my biggest prize and honor—my first and only cook-off, Cooking Light’s “Ultimate Reader’s Contest,” 2009.

I entered twenty-six recipes, everything from Chipotle Chicken Salad to Healthier Hoppin’ John.

I was totally unprepared with what the editors picked:    Mixed Citrus Green Salad.

A salad?   How the heck . . . → Read More: Mixed Citrus Green Salad and a Trip to Birmingham

Grilled Ceasar Salad and More Cooking Class from Tavern on Brady

This is the second installment (and the salad course) from our adventures in cooking class. . . . → Read More: Grilled Ceasar Salad and More Cooking Class from Tavern on Brady

Spinach Salad with Apples and Orange Zest

Last week, I came across a fabulous looking salad at Sydney’s Kitchen.   It was beautiful—spinach, watermelon, orange-glazed chicken, feta, oranges, fresh berries.   This was Sydney’s  Warm Chicken Salad.      Delicious sounding, isn’t it?

The dressing for this salad sounded wonderful, too.    I didn’t have any chicken, fresh berries, feta, or watermelon, but I did have spinach . . . → Read More: Spinach Salad with Apples and Orange Zest

Green Salad with Grilled Chicken, Pineapple, and Peppers

Or using up leftovers…Keep reading for an Asian-Inspired Salad Dressing for this grilled chicken salad. . . . → Read More: Green Salad with Grilled Chicken, Pineapple, and Peppers

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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