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…

Gluten Free Orzo Chicken Salad

This was my very own creating and it turned out so well, that the family asked me to keep it around. Bonus, this was a crazy easy recipe to make.  When I first made it I was not eating gluten free, but have since given it a tweak to match my gluten-free cooking needs. When…

Hawaiian Sweet Potato Salad

Hawaiian Sweet Potato Salad I went on a tropical theme a few months back. The warmer weather we were having made me want to eat things from warmer locations. My husband has traveled to Hawaii many times and really enjoys it when I cook food from there. I hope you enjoy this recipe for Hawaiian…

Italian Bean Salad

Italian food is on my mind. Sometimes more than others. This recipe for Italian bean salad was a requested favorite while we were catering. It’s hard for me to acknowledge, but we’re coming up on the 1st anniversary of our closure. I can’t believe it’s almost been a year. There have been so many changes….

Sicilian Orange Salad

This recipe for Sicilian orange salad was another winery even recipe. One of my best friends from home has a brother that’s a local winemaker here on the Central Coast. If you’re ever looking for delicious Italian varietals look no further than Clesi winery in Templeton. If you go tasting, tell them Heather Pesco sent…

Red Rice Salad

I found a recipe for red rice salad this past spring and never got around to making it. I’m actually glad I waited until summer to make this so I could use fresh summer peaches. Sure you could use frozen, but it just won’t taste the same. Red Rice Salad 1 Persian cucumber, washed, sliced…