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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Bean and Pork Soup

  After having a pork shank leg  roast, there was a large pork bone left over, that was just perfect for making bean soup. Good old fashion comfort food that is good anytime of the year. I always save my ham and pork bones from a roast to use for stock.  If I don’t have…

New England Boiled Dinner (Corned Beef)

This is my family’s favorite spring meal.  Corned beef goes on sale just before St. Patrick’s Day.  I usually pick up a brisket right after that holiday on a quick sale.  It is an easy meal to make.  I like to make it on the stove top but you can make it in a crock…

Soft Molasses Cookies (Heirloom Recipe)

  There is a chill in the air and the leaves are turn bright colors. All that is missing is the smell of spice in your house. How about making a batch of soft molasses cookies just perfect for a cup of hot chocolate or spiced apple cider. This is an updated heirloom recipe that…

Banana French Toast

  It is Saturday morning and the coffee is on and you are hungry. What to fix for breakfast? There sits a couple of bananas and a half a loaf of home bread about to go stale.  Why not banana french bread.  It is easy and you have a few eggs in the refrigerator.  It…

Strawberries-Tossed Greens Salad

This is strawberry season in most of the country right now.  Here in Florida our season starts in February and we have strawberry festivals in different towns to celebrate the crops.  When the berries are in season they are very affordable and yummy.  They are extremely good for you which is why you find them included…