Strawberry Chicken Salad with Warm Dressing

You start this salad with the combination of strawberries, nuts, onions and heartier greens as well as tender greens.  Chicken can be leftovers or a boneless breast that has been cooked before making the salad.  The dressing is added to the salad warm and will wilt the tender greens. It is a great lunch meal or…

Arugula, Tomato,Bacon and Provolone Salad

Simple easy salad for any time of the year.  You can make this with any greens you have and any mild cheese.  I used a pastry wheel to cut the slice of cheese into wedges.  I sometimes see this salad pictured with the tomatoes stacked up with the cheese between them on a bed of…

Blueberry Pecan Salad With Poppy Seed Dressing

Weather is starting to get warm and cool refreshing summer salads make their way into our meals.  This salad is great because it takes advantage of fresh produce that you can find at the farmer’s markets. This salad has amazing flavors that really awakens your palate and easy to make. It starts with mixed baby…

Chilled Cucumber Salad

My mother always had cucumbers in her garden. She would not plant them until June in little mounds of dirt.  Then we would eat cucumbers everyday in late summer thru fall.  Of coarse she would can different kinds of pickles to eat all year. She would make this simple salad and put it in the…

Salade Lyonaise

One of the great French salads named after Lyon, France. I always thought it was Italian because my high school girl friend’s parents always ate it after Sunday morning Mass. Her mother was a wonderful Italian cook. It is normally made with endive or frisee lettuce but they would enjoy this comfort food with other…

Delicious Dried Cherries Salad Vinaigrette

This vinaigrette is the best I have ever tasted. The dried cherries are so favorable that you will not go back to buying commercial fruit vinaigrette. The raspberry vinaigrette that you can purchase is weak in flavor compared to this thick rich salad dressing that clings to the salad. It will have your family and…

Hakurei Turnip and Apple Salad

Now you are probably wondering what a hakurei turnip is?  It has been cultivated in Japan for thousands of years.  I had never seen or tasted one until it was in my CSA share.  It is a very mild and crisp vegetable that is wonderful in salads.  It can also be cooked as well as…

Creamy Cranberry Salad Dressing

If you are looking for a different salad dressing for the fall and winter salads, you might like to try Creamy Cranberry Salad dressing. It is easy to make and will last a month in the refrigerator. Mine never lasts that long because we like it and it goes to pot luck dinners during the…

Pennsylvania Dutch Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing (Oil Free Recipe)

  For years I have loved Old Dutch Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing. It is a little hard to find locally and when I do it is priced higher then most other salad dressing. So I started looking for a recipe that tastes almost like it. Most Pennsylvania Dutch Sweet dressing recipes have oil, egg or…

English Pea Salad with Cashews

Making your own salad dressing is not that hard and it is less expensive. I keep a jar in the refrigerator with oil and vinegar already mixed. I run it through a blender and it takes weeks to separate again. By that time I have used it all up. I use it as the base…

Ham Salad

After Easter I found a couple of hams on sale very cheep and I bought them and put them in my top freezer. These were turkey hams that were already cooked. All you needed to do was warm them and slice. I took the last one out and cooked it. There was plenty left over…

Key West Salad

  Here is another cool salad to make from Florida out of Jell-O. This is really good and good for you. It is refreshing to add to a meal on a hot day. It molds up easy for a great presentation to wow friends at a party or just chill in a 9 inch square…