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…

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…

Florida Sunset Salad

Summer time is always time for cool gelatin salads. Let me introduce you to a well-known gelatin salad in Florida. They are easy to make and mold. Molding Jell-O is not that hard if you follow a couple of rules. Always use less liquid. Usually about a half a cup less for each 2 cups of…

Applesauce Jello Salad (Cool Summer Salad)

  It is blazing hot right now and that means too hot to cook.  Here is a refreshing and easy salad to make that you can do. Applesauce Jello Salad 2 cups applesauce 1  3 oz. package of jello 1/2 cup juice, cream soda, ginger ale or water 1 cup of fruit Heat applesauce until hot.  Mix jello with…