Take-out Tuesday, BLT Tortellini Salad with Pinot Grigio Vinaigrette

This do ahead salad is loaded with garden bounty, but you can make it any time of year You can cook the tortellini, corn, asparagus and snap peas ahead of time Toss together and refrigerate Go ahead and add the dressing and Parmesan Season with salt and pepper When it’s time to serve add chopped … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Cucumber Blueberry Crunch Salad

This refreshing and light salad is perfect for hot summer days~ It’s simple to make and is topped with buttery almonds for crunch and a tangy sweet homemade vinaigrette for flavor Crisp romaine, green onions, cucumber slices and fresh summer blueberries are combined for the salad Saute almonds in butter and brown sugar to caramelize … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Summer Peach Spinach Salad

Last week was so much fun, I had an active group at the beach house for 10 days! Everyone pitched in with the cooking, clean-up and menu planning We didn’t do anything fancy, just had fresh, good food One night I threw some chopped ripe peaches into a bowl of torn fresh spinach, crisp romaine … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Lazy Day Grape Salad

I have shared this recipe before, but its so perfect for summer meals and gatherings, it’s worth sharing again… Grapes are wonderful on their own of course by the handful or perhaps a glass of wine They are a delicious addition to salad Modern Waldorf Salad Even baked on a flatbread! Figgy Bleu Focaccia with … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Asian Peach Slaw, Salad or Pulled Pork Wrap

It’s Peach Season in Alabama! Chilton County peaches are a celebrated summer treat The peach water tower in Clanton Alabama, the hub of Chilton County, is an infamous landmark Sunday usually means BBQ ribs or Pork butt at our house For Monday leftovers I decided to jazz things up with an Asian Peach Slaw to … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Spinach & Watermelon Summer Salad

We had a delayed Memorial Day celebration with our family, the boys wanted to come the following weekend instead for the grand opening of snapper season, so we had a “Memorial Day Delay” They were very successful! Red Snapper season is a very big deal on the Alabama Gulf Coast, it is limited to weekends … Continue reading

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 mustard vinaigrette dressing and pecans … 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