Supreme Pasta Salad

This time of year, with camping, picnics, and barbeques to attend it is a good idea to have a “go to” pasta salad recipe in your recipe box. I like this recipe because it makes a large quantity and is … Continue reading

Quick Pickled Brussels Sprouts Quick Pickled Brussels Sprouts go equally well with a meat and cheese board, accompanying a sandwich, or with a Bloody Mary!  Plus, as an added bonus, they are a conversation piece because they are something people don’t usually find … Continue reading

Romaine, Bacon, Apple and Blue Cheese Salad with Warm Apple Butter Vinaigrette and Croutons

This salad has so many interesting flavors. Romaine lettuce is cold and crisp. Homemade croutons are tossed in cayenne oil before baking making them slightly spicy. The dressing is smoky, savory, and naturally sweet with the addition of bacon drippings … Continue reading

Watermelon, Arugula, Feta and Pistachio Salad

This salad is a juxtaposition of contrasting flavors you wouldn’t necessarily think of putting together. My daughter, Lindsey, recently made this salad for me and I loved it! Arugula has a peppery bite and lemon vinaigrette adds just a hint … Continue reading

Cobb Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Sometimes in the heat of summer Doc and I don’t cook. We eat salad for dinner. The best thing about this Cobb salad is you only cook one item, bacon. The rest of the ingredients are purchased at the grocery … Continue reading

Watermelon, Tomato, and Quick Pickled Watermelon Rind Salad

When my daughter, Lindsey, was home she made a summer salad with fresh fruit and vegetables. The combination of sweet watermelon, acidic tomatoes, spicy basil and pickled watermelon rind was delightful! Enjoy! Watermelon, Tomato, and Quick Pickled Watermelon Rind Salad … Continue reading

Caprese Salad with Basil Oil                     Caprese Salad with Basil Oil Caprese salad is one of the simplest salads to make. Garden or heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and fresh basil are the … Continue reading

Grilled Peach Salad with Toasted Pecans, Feta Cheese and Champagne Vinaigrette

Caramelized peaches make this salad exceptional. Fresh summer peaches are lightly coated with sugar then grilled until the sugar caramelizes. The salad is perfectly balanced with the sweetness of the peaches, tartness of the dressing, saltiness of the cheese and … Continue reading

Charred Corn and Tomato Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette  Charred Corn and Tomato Salad This salad highlights summer produce. It tastes farm stand fresh and is a refreshing change from baked potatoes or rice. Charred Corn and Tomato Salad 3 ears corn, husks and silks removed 1 cup … Continue reading