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 … 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 … 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