52 Ways to Have Your Salad

Slip out the bowl Joe, toss some new greens, Jean…just get yourself free..to make some satisfying salads.  After quite the wait I received a copy of Food 52 Mighty Salads from Blogging for Books.  I flipped through the book and with my trusty pad of post it notes tagged quite a few recipes I wanted…

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Call Me Old Fashion (Devon’s Mom’s Potato Salad)

Ninety degree weather welcomed us home from Nashville yesterday.  Apparently Mother Nature is giving us one last summer hurrah and it’s a doozy.  Perfect time to fire up the grill and send summer off with some classics-dogs, burgers, corn on the cob and POTATO SALAD.  Ok, all I really want is the potato salad.  The rest is just…

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Super Summer Somen Salad (Cold Noodle Salad)

During the summer I find this thought running through my brain quite often..”hmmm, it sure is hot, what should we do for dinner?  I don’t want to turn on the oven or stand over a hot stove. I just want something light and refreshing and satisfying”. LOOK! Up in the sky..ok, not up in the sky…

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Can’t Take the Heat, Get out of the Kitchen! Melon, Mozzarella and Prosciutto

Summer has announced itself with a bang. This past week has seen temperatures touching in the 90’s.  Way too hot to cook but if you do it is time to get out of the kitchen (or at the least away from the stove)…and  take your cooking to the backyard and fire up the barbecue.  Lucky for me I…

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What’s Up Doc? (Roasted Carrots with Avocado)

Though I am not a vegetarian by any stretch of the imagination we have definitely cut back on our carnivorous ways.  I find myself perusing cookbooks, favorite blogs or magazines for recipes that showcase vegetables.  This recipe for Roasted Carrots and Avocado Salad from Smitten Kitchen caught my eye and with Jamie home for the weekend, it was time…

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Hail Caesar!..Salad That Is

Is your family like mine?  Are you met with a chorus of “Yuks or Ewwws” whenever you serve a salad?  Do you have to stop yourself from saying “eat it, it’s good for you” which would only make it worse anyways. Or you return home from the Farmer’s Market with basketful of kale or frisee’…

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Summertime, summertime..Watermelon Tomato Salad

One of the best things about summer, besides long lazy days and warm evenings for leisurely walks; is the abundance of fantastic produce.  Juicy sweet peaches, nectarines, sun ripened tomatoes, all sorts of melons and berries so sweet they taste like sugar. Farmer’s markets are literally bursting at the seams with crates filled with summer’s bounty.  The…

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