What a flavor combination! Tender bow tie pasta, red grapes and fresh broccoli are tossed together in a creamy and slightly tangy dressing. Broccoli grape pasta salad, topped with toasted pecans and crisp bacon is tasty and colorful. A perfect side dish, lunch entree or even for dinner.Continue Reading
Sometimes a light yet satisfying meal is just what I’m in the mood for. Nothing too heavy but yet something that won’t leave me feeling hungry in an hour. Pasta crab salad is just right for lunchtime or with buttered bread for an evening meal.
This is an easy recipe for a delicious cherry balsamic vinaigrette made with cherry preserves. It is full of flavor and perfect on a bed of mixed greens or spinach. Add your favorite salad add-ins. Serve as is or top with grilled steak, chicken or shrimp.Continue Reading
Spunky and adorable, Valerie Bertinelli recently released a cookbook titled, Valerie’s Home Cooking. The publisher gave me a free copy to look through and review. I am sharing Valerie’s, easy recipe for Arugula, Apple and Fennel Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette and Three-Cheese Crostini. I think it is perfect during these January days as we try eating lighter after the holidays. Continue Reading
Toni is my niece. She is bright, sweet, beautiful, fun, kind, thoughtful… well, you get the picture. Just an all-round really nice person and I love her to pieces. She is becoming quite an accomplished cook as well. But then she’s been inspired by the best, her mom (my sister).
Toni shared a recipe with me for a delicious salad dressing. We enjoyed it this evening over a simple salad of romaine greens, sliced yellow squash, red onions, a few raspberries and addicting caramelized almonds. I would have added feta or goat cheese if I had some. Aren’t the colors beautiful?
When you are looking for just the right side dish to round out the menu, this easy recipe for three bean salad is perfect. An old-fashioned favorite, it combines green and waxed beans, kidney beans, onion and bell pepper tossed in a sweetened vinaigrette. Serve it with burgers and hotdogs, barbecued chicken or pork at your next cookout!