A Simple Summer Salad

Has anyone shopped at Cash & Carry before? I haven’t been there before, but I had a friend go there last week and she asked if I wanted to divide up a case of cucumbers and a few other things. I guess it’s a restaurant supply store, but anyone can […]


Cranberry Orange Salad Dressing

I love homemade salad dressings. I remember one year when I made a gourmet birthday dinner for my dad, I had spent hours preparing the meal and the cake. His favorite part of the meal? The salad dressing. And when you get feedback like that it’s hard to go back […]


Caprese Salad

  So here is another thing that I didn’t actually eat on my recent trip to Italy! Our trip was filled with pizza, pasta and gelato plus one amazing tapas experience in Barcelona. But, when I’m trying to bring back the European experience here in Texas, I lean toward the more […]

Salads, Uncategorized

Leftover Chicken Salad

I usually make this salad as a”leftover” meal. Sometimes my husband will go on a grilled chicken bender and so I’ll need new ways to use up the abundance of chicken in the house. This isn’t really enough food for my kids, but it makes a great lunch or light […]

Brunch, Salads

Easiest Chicken Salad Ever

This is one of those recipes that I keep because it’s perfect for a crowd. The last time I made this was for a baby shower. There were 10 people and there were still a ton of leftovers. I  received this recipe as an assignment for a church function a […]


The Perfect Caesar Salad: Dressing it up

Last night I did not feel like making dinner. I spent the better part of the afternoon cleaning out the chicken coop and our brooder house.  I was feeling like I deserved a night off from kitchen duties after all of my manual labor! But luckily, because I had already […]

Basics, Salads

The Perfect Caesar Salad: Day 2 aka Caramelized Onions

The first time I had caramelized onions was at the Planet Hollywood in Orlando, FL way back in 1995. They were on a pizza, and I have never forgotten their flavor. I’m pretty sure any meal can be improved by adding caramelized onions. They go great on pasta, pizza, burgers, […]

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