Category: Salads & Dressings



New Twists on a Familiar Theme -Alice Osborne The familiar theme? Salads served up in a salad bowl. The new twist? Layered, sog-free salad in a canning jar! This isn’t […]

Mason Jar Salads






Dennis Weaver With the exception of the picture of the Tetons, the landscape images were taken in Eastern Idaho by Debbie Frantzen. This is our favorite time of year for […]

How to Have Great Picnics in the Fall


Dinner is a challenge. It’s not that we don’t know how to cook but after a long day at work and with a dozen things to do at home, it […]

Four Steps to Easy Dinners



This is my favorite time of year, September and early October.  I love the cooler weather, the crisp bite in the mornings.  I love the mountains in the fall, the […]

Fall Picnics | Ideas for Great Fall Picnics


I’ve never been to a bad block party. The best seem to be small where with plenty of opportunities to get to know your neighbors and you can keep track of […]

How to have a Great Block Party



Strawberry Cream Brownies
Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies Make Strawberry Shortcake Brownies. Add fresh sliced strawberries and whipped cream.  Consider Orange Cloud Whipped Cream.  Orange and chocolate is a surprisingly delightful combination. Here’s what you’ll […]

Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies


Chocolate Turtle Cake
Discovering the Foods of The Twin Cities St. Paul’s Best Chocolate Cake Grand Avenue is grand.  It’s on the St. Paul side of the river, the Mississippi River. If you have […]

How to Make a Fine Chocolate Turtle Cake




We love taco salads served in either a flour or corn tortilla shell.  As with most other salads, you can change the ingredients for endless variations.  This one is made […]

Chicken Taco Salad Recipe




This is a main dish salad, a salad with chicken and cheese.  Chicken and cheese can turn many side salads into main dish salads.  This is a very good salad. […]

Honey Apple and Chicken Salad



Home made dressings are better.  You can make them just the way your like them and you decide what to put in them.  And they don’t have preservatives. We like […]

How to Mix and Store your Salad Dressings


If you like fresh tomatoes, this is a great salad.  Plus, it’s easy to make.  This recipe makes a side salad for four. Ingredients red-leaf lettuce or other greens 2 […]

Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe



Make the tortilla or taco bowls. (It’s easier to make pretty little tortilla bowls with tortilla pans but they can be made in ovenproof bowls.) Place the tortillas in the […]

How to Make Taco Salads


It’s easy to snack and snack some more on the road. You eat whatever is in the car. You stop for gas and succumb to the quick-stop junk food. You’re […]

Roadside Salads



This is the traditional bread salad from Italy. Ingredients olive oil red wine vinegar 1 slice toasted bread cut into cubes (see notes) 1 tomato cut into slices 1/8 of […]

Tuscan Bread Salad


Bread salads have three components: Greens, meats or cheese for protein, and bread chunks.  Add whatever dressing that you like.  The bread chunks play the role of croutons only there […]

How to Make a Bread Salad