Strawberry Spinach Salad
Strawberry spinach salad is one of my go-to salads for dinner parties — whether they are fancy or not-at-all fancy. This salad always gets rave reviews from everyone who tries it. Since strawberry season is just around the corner, it’s a great time to share this!
One of the most popular salads we sold in my old restaurant was Caesar salad. This is generally made with romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, croutons and a Caesar dressing. There’s lots of different ways to make this dressing, but today I want to show you how I like to make it. The main ingredients are…
My favorite thing in life is to get together with friends and family to enjoy great food. Even with the pandemic we have found ways to have socially distanced dinner parties. We recently were lucky to have a gourmet taco feast with friends. I needed a good side dish to go along with our fish…
Creamy Pasta Salad
I love the simplicity of pasta dishes. You don’t need a long list of ingredients, spices, or long hours in the kitchen to get something delicious on the table. Many of the ingredients could already be in your pantry. What makes it easy is store-bought pasta. You can try this with as many different shapes…
Blueberry Parm Salad with Whisky Vinaigrette
Several months ago before Covid-19 some friends and I took a shopping trip to Portland, Oregon. We spent the whole day eating and shopping. One of our stops was at an oil and vinegar store, something you can’t find in the small town in which I live. I love visiting this type of specialty store…
I feel like I spend most of my time in the kitchen cooking, cleaning and eating nowadays. I love cooking but some days I want something quick and easy. To me this means getting help from a grocery store or local restaurant, like a ready-to-go rotisserie chicken. I have been testing out recipes with ready-made…
Poppy Salad with goat cheese
Today has been very hot and I didn’t have much energy to cook. I wanted to make something healthy for my family, and something that wouldn’t heat up the house. I came up with the idea of a salad since I had enough greens in the refrigerator and some frozen veggies.
Traditional Style Potato Salad
How to cook potatoes and eggs: To cook the potatoes, place the peeled potatoes in a large pot of water and add about 1 tbs salt. Bring the water to a boil, then simmer for up to 15 to 25 minutes. To test the potatoes, use a knife to gently pierce it in the middle.…