Potato & Corn Salad for End of Summer Cooking

It’s end of summer cooking time and I’m to the point that I’m madly trying to try out all the recipes I found that use summer produce, but haven’t had a chance to cook yet. Enter in potato & corn salad for end of summer cooking. This is what I get for procrastinating. But if…

Summer Corn & Bell Pepper Salad

Summertime. Summertime is time for casual eating, dining alfresco, and making salads. This recipe for corn & bell pepper salad oozes summer to me. To me nothing says summer more than a good salad like this summer corn & bell pepper salad with fresh summer corn & bell peppers. This was a creation because I…

Lemon Vinaigrette

Lemon Vinaigrette There are never enough salads in my world, and certainly not enough great dressings for all the wonderful salads. Maybe it is a California thing, but we really like salad and take salad eating very seriously. There is no reason why you should not make your own salad dressing at home. They are…

Salad in a Jar

A few summers back we went dry camping with my husband’s family and had to keep all our foods in coolers. I really was not in the mood to do a lot of food prep onsite and was trying to keep our dirty dish needs to a minimum as well. I researched various foods that…

Nectarine & Avocado Salad

This nectarine avocado salad is something I honestly wasn’t sure about heading into dinner. But consider myself pleasantly surprised. This was the tastiest salad I’ve made in a while. Be sure to make this while stone fruits are still ripe for the season. And to be honest, this is now one of my most favorite…

Farmer’s Market Basil Vinaigrette

Farmer’s market basil vinaigrette is one of my favorite homemade dressings. It’s simple and fresh – something that can help you prolong that summer feel well into the fall and winter. When we used to cater, we made this regularly, our customer’s loved it. This dressing is so simple and easy to make, but the…

Fresh Corn Salad for Summer BBQs

Summer means warm weather, cold drinks and BBQs and of course the foods that go with BBQs. And I don’t know about you, but I’m READY to start socializing with friends and family again. Need a recipe to take with you for upcoming meals? I’ve got you covered with this recipe for fresh corn salad….

Best Ever Chicken Salad with Grapes

Do I have a recipe for you. The best chicken salad you have ever tasted. How many of you find yourself with left over chicken and ponder what creative dish you can make for dinner? Do you find yourself wishing there were other things you can make? Do you like me go to Costco and…

Savory Strawberry Salad

Last summer I went crazy and purchased a full flat of strawberries from my favorite strawberry farmer. The primary goal of this purchase was to make my new savory strawberry salad. Do you have anything that you go crazy on and purchase a lot of when they’re in season? I have also been known to…