Salads and Dressings

Balsamic Vinaigrette (6/25/2012) - We’re back from vacation and I’m happy to report that I’m just about unpacked (I’m still avoiding the beach bag full of sandy towels sitting in the laundry room.) While we were at the beach, we ate at a restaurant on the boardwalk which served the most yummy balsamic dressing. My first order of business … Continue reading Balsamic Vinaigrette
Broccoli Salad Broccoli Salad (9/5/2015) - As the summer draws to a close, I'm letting my favorite salads have one last hoorah. I made this one for a bonfire picnic we attended last weekend. Thankfully, the weather's still hot and this salad is a welcome treat when all you want is something cold.
Copycat ‘Ohana Chicken Marinade (4/30/2012) - This time last year we were headed down to Orlando, Florida for a family vacation at Disney World. *sigh* I’m a bit of a Disneyphile. I think I may enjoy our vacations there even more than the kids do! Hubberman’s two brothers their families joined us last year, as well as their dad. It was … Continue reading Copycat ‘Ohana Chicken Marinade
My Not Exactly Fuji Apple Salad (4/7/2012) - The Fuji Apple Salad is one of my favorite things to order at Panera Bread (my most favorite thing on their menu is their broccoli cheese soup, but that comes with a side of guilt, so I’ve been trying to stick to the salad.) I got one the other day and it inspired me to … Continue reading My Not Exactly Fuji Apple Salad
No-Cook Cranberry Relish (11/14/2012) - Welcome to day three of Thanksgiving Prep Week! This recipe goes back a long way. It was 1994. I was engaged to Hubberman (I guess he was “Fianceman” then,) still living with my folks, planning a wedding, and preparing for life as a married woman. One night, in a particularly frenzied display of neuroticism, I … Continue reading No-Cook Cranberry Relish
Quick Quinoa Salad (8/7/2012) - That pretty purple pepper from my Purples and Greens post found its way into this salad last week. I made this salad with what I had on hand. Quinoa is such a versatile salad base. You can add whatever is fresh from your garden – squash, cucumber, cooked limas – all kinds of veggies would … Continue reading Quick Quinoa Salad
Ranch Dressing (5/10/2012) - Ranch dressing, the favored condiment of elementary kids everywhere, needn’t be store bought. This super-easy homemade ranch dressing tastes a gazillion times better. The best part? I know every single ingredient that goes in it. No Polysorbate 60 needed, thank you very much. ½ cup mayonnaise ½ cup sour cream ½ cup buttermilk 1 tablespoon fresh chives, finely chopped 1 tablespoon … Continue reading Ranch Dressing
Red Cabbage Slaw (5/25/2012) -   Remember that cabbage photo I posted earlier this week? He now looks like this: This is my new favorite slaw – made with what I happened to have on hand that seemed to work together. 🙂 Red Cabbage Slaw Ingredients: 1 small red cabbage, thinly chopped in strips 1/2 cup sweet corn (I used … Continue reading Red Cabbage Slaw
Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette (6/4/2013) - Never go to the market when you’re hungry. Isn’t that what they always say? My daughter and I went to the store to pick up a few things we needed for our family’s dinners this week. Right at lunch time! Both of us were very hungry, so needless to say, we picked up our share … Continue reading Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette
Shhhh…Don’t Tell My Arteries. (7/16/2012) - I’m a from-scratch kind of girl. If I make it from the beginning, I know what’s in it. Simple as that. Normally I eschew all forms of box mixes except a select few that I know are all natural. I’m also an artery-conscious kind if girl. Both my husband’s cholesterol and mine have a tendency … Continue reading Shhhh…Don’t Tell My Arteries.