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…

Steamed Ribbon Squash

A fun way to make a lovely side dish that will dress up a special meal. ¬†You simple slice yellow squash or zucchini length wise using a vegetable peeler. Hold the squash and slice away from you making thin slices. Lightly salt them before putting them into a steamer basket. Bring a couple of inches…

Snap Peas And Small Potatoes With Brown Butter Sauce

A fresh tasting side dish that will put some zing into a everyday meal. The brown butter sauce has a light lime flavor that brightens up the flavor of the vegetables. Do not limit this sauce to just this combination but it will dress up other vegetable dishes.  Right now snap peas are in the…

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…

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Heirloom Recipe

This is a wonderful dessert that can be made from items in your cabinet.  Most of the time when I make it I don’t have the cherries but this time I did.  I keep nuts in the freezer for baking.  Usually I buy them on sale in the fall and buy extra for the freezer….

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…

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…