Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Dry Falls in Highlands, NC – Due to all the rain, the water flow was greater than I’ve ever seen it. This past week-end, our family (those who could come) gathered in Highlands, NC to celebrate Millie’s new adventure with RGM (Redeemed Girl Ministries), and to bid her farewell as she moves to San Antonio, … Continue reading

Kale Salad

My friend, Sue served this salad when they joined us for lunch. I had never eaten kale before but I enjoyed this recipe. In fact, I ate two helpings. And it’s good for you! Sue adds her directions  for making it. Dumb me! I didn’t know what Pecorino was. Sorry, all my Italian friends. 🙂 Kale … Continue reading

Zesty Quinoa Salad

  You must try this recipe! One day, I needed to use the cilantro I had in the fridge. I found this recipe on the internet, and I’ve made it twice in the last couple of weeks.  It’s really tasty as a side dish warmed or chilled as a salad.  By the way, my husband likes it and that’s … Continue reading

The Best Ever Pimiento Cheese

Okay, for those who’ve asked for my secret recipe for pimiento cheese, here it is. Our daughter, Lisa didn’t want me to post it on myblog because she and her friend Amy plan to feature it when they open a coffee shop type business.  I’m finally giving it out for two reasons. The first is obvious. When will these two … Continue reading

Chicken Tostado Salad

Here’s a nice summer dish for you. It’s good, as well as easy. A winner! Chicken Tostado Salad  Ingredients 4 corn tortillas 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 3/4 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese (2 ounces) 1/2 small red onion, diced small 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1 garlic clove, minced Breast meat from 1 rotisserie chicken, … Continue reading

The Best Potato Salad – An Expose on Aging, Pt. 2

I made this potato salad for Mother’s Day. There were 14 of us. Alas, Mary Beth, Katie and her family weren’t there. Left a big hole but hopefully we’ll all be together again before too much longer. Jay said this was the best potato salad he’s ever eaten. It came from allrecipes.com, submitted by Cheftini.  … Continue reading

Summer Fruit ‘n Pasta Salad

I don’t make pasta salads very often, but I really liked this one. The fruit  adds a nice touch.  It’s a  recipe from Taste of Home Everyday Light Meals. I recently served it at a neighborhood cook-out and it makes a lot, so adjust accordingly. You might want to try it as a side dish with Easter dinner.       … Continue reading

Homemade Salsa Five Ways

Here’s a recipe you might want to use it if you’re hosting a Super Bowl party next week. It’s taken from C.C. Owens Multi-tasking in the Kitchen (posted on August 5, 2011) The salsa is light, fresh and bursting with flavor. Bonus: Owens includes 5 other ways to use the salsa. Great ideas to save time and eat healthy!  Homemade Salsa  … Continue reading

Cranberry Spinach Salad – The Ultimate Friendship

Here’s the recipe I served with the Chicken Rice Casserole. You can also serve it with Chicken Marsala. I haven’t tried the recipe yet but I’ll let you know if it’s a good one. These recipes also come from Taste of Home, Everyday Light Meals.  It seems to me you could adjust the sugar and have less carbs. Either way, … Continue reading

Autumn Spinach Salad – A Tribute. . . .

 Here’s a delicious autumn salad sure to please your family and/or company. Millie is coming for the week-end, so I’m serving this tonight with Sauteed Pork Chops with Sauce Robert.  If it’s really good, I’ll give you the recipe next week. Enjoy the beauty of God’s creation along with His bounty. We have so much to be thankful … Continue reading