Take-out Tuesday, Strawberry Coleslaw Salad & Crispy Buttermilk Rings

  Here are 2 easy peasy summer sides, a refreshing summer salad and crispy thin onion rings     This salad is light and fresh, and can be a meal in itself or a side dish     This is a twist on coleslaw with the addition of romaine lettuce, bacon and strawberries with a … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Berry Salad with Orange Marmalade Vinaigrette & Monte Cristo Croutons

Grilled cheese sandwiches just got sophisticated…they met Orange Marmalade Vinaigrette and fell in love… You can whip up this Orange Marmalade Vinaigrette in a minute, just 4 ingredients you probably have Just put everything in a jar, season with salt and pepper and shake it up~ Crisp greens, fresh berries AND a grilled ham & … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Summer Salad with Magic Blueberry Dressing

Want to know why I call this Magic Blueberry Dressing? You take some blueberries top them with some diced apple and crumbled bleu cheese and bake them in the oven and it turns into a magical melty mess Just slide the magic off the foil into a bowl of spinach and crisp romaine topped with … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Smokey Chipotle Pasta Salad

I am participating in the Mystery Ingredient Club over at Rattlebridge Farm today.  The mystery ingredient this time is chipotle. Once I started looking around, I found chipotle in so many different things…I ultimately decided to try a pasta salad recipe from the Pioneer Woman.  I did change a few things, if you want to … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Spring Roll Wraps with Sweet Chili Peanut Paste

Here’s what I love about spring rolls~  the fresh vegetables and wonderful colors peaking through the transparent paper wrapper. Here’s what I hate about spring rolls~  often they are hard to eat, and when you dip them, the sauce always seems to drip down my chin everywhere and the roll falls apart Soooooo, I re-invented … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Fresh Vegetable Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

The May Paint Bucket, my recipe bucket list, provided the inspiration for this Fresh Vegetable Salad Mary over at Home is Where the Boat is has a recipe for Cobb Salad Boats with Buttermilk Basil Dressing I wanted to make a side salad, instead of a main dish salad, so I decided to try this dressing … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Vegetable Patch Quinoa

This is guaranteed to get you dreaming of summer garden vegetables and how healthy and energetic you will be once you eat this You will be dancing out to your garden singing and digging planting and planning all the tasty dishes you are going to create with your summer harvest like this Vegetable Patch Quinoa … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Summer Comfort Sides

After last weekend’s party, and all that wonderful food we had, I couldn’t wait to whip up some light summer vegetable dishes. My idea of comfort food is casseroles, especially veggie mixtures in a creamy or cheesy sauce.  Hmmmmmm, that doesn’t sound very light does it? This zucchini dish was heaven and it was basically … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Red White & Blue Recipes for You!

Here are 2 easy, do-ahead recipes that would be perfect for your 4th of July celebration, and some fun cupcakes for your summer events.   Whether you are traveling or staying at home, going to a picnic or a family reunion, a day at the lake or a beach weekend, these patriotic dishes of red … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Lemon Chive Butter & Pear Raspberry Vinaigrette

These are lovely little tasty touches to your everyday roll,  vegetable or salad.  Easy to make, divine fresh flavor to infuse your food.  Either one of these would make such a thoughtful and appreciated little gift! A little thought, and a little ribbon and a delightful treat is born… With a ripe pear this dressing … Continue reading

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