Italian Pasta Salad

Day 81 – I am trying to get out and grill as much as possible. We love being outdoors right now and even though it is still a bit cool it is nice to throw on a sweatshirt and sit outdoors. We have a small 3/4 enclosed porch that we have set up to use…

Edamame Salad with Homemade Dressing

Day 80 – Our “Stay Home. Stay Safe” order has been lifted, well sort of. They are doing a gradual phase in. Everything is not opening at once. That is okay with me! We have several little nooks and crannies at our house that we can use as outdoor space. Off of our bedroom there…

Top 5 Blog Recipes for May 2020

People are creatures of habit. The top 5 blog recipes for this past month are basically the same as last month though in a slightly different order. They are all comfort foods, which we are all still craving. I have moved to more summery salads and grilling recipes on my blog but we are still…

Cucumber Cous Cous Salad

Day 73: Finally getting outdoors to do some work. Our flower beds were overgrown with clover and sea grass that we never cut down last fall.  Next is getting some mulch for the beds but that will have to wait for awhile. I am not ready to venture into a big box hardware store just…

Doritos Chicken Taco Salad

Day 16 – We are settling in. I am thinking we need to stop naming days – Monday, Tuesday, etc… and just call them day. They are all blending together. We ask each other all the time, “What day is it again?” We try to tie it to something in our recent memory. But, it…

Orzo, Goat Cheese, and Craisin Salad

Back to school time is tough not only for me but for my kids. They both start feeling a bit anxious before school starts. Thought they have been through this many times now it always surprises us when they start to get moody and acting out a bit two – four weeks before school starts….

Greek Pasta Salad

We had a picnic to go to that was bring a dish to share. I wanted to bring something that was a bit different than normal pasta salad, potato salad, or beans. I had feta, pasta, and some veggies in my fridge so this was the salad. I found an organic Greek salad dressing.  It…

Deviled Egg Salad

I needed a dish to go with our Hawaiian Burgers (click for link to recipe) and my children do not like salads with mayonnaise. I love classic macaroni and potato salads with mayo. So, the trick became how do I get my children to eat this. I go back to when they are little kids….

Loaded Potato Salad

My family does not care for potato salad with mayonnaise. I love it but it is difficult for me to eat enough to want to make it for myself. We had bacon in the refrigerator the other day and my kids wanted loaded potatoes. Well, why not make it loaded potato salad? Both kids were…

Greek Potato Salad

Time for summer salads! I love potato salads but am always looking for new ways to make them. This potato salad is potatoes mixed with Tzatziki which is a favorite in our house. I tend to add MUCH more dill and garlic than is called for in this recipe but I went light on the…

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

When my daughter was deciding what she wanted for her birthday dinner she was considering antipasti, green garden, and then she hit upon a Caprese salad and knew that was what she wanted. She is my vinegar girl. The more vinegar the better something is for her. Verdict: This complete dish was gone by the…

Classic Hellman’s Macaroni Salad

For Mother’s Day I asked my family to spend a day cleaning – without complaining and a picnic dinner. I got both. They did a nice job doing the beginning deep cleaning for Spring. I still need to have them do the windows and baseboards but we are closer to getting it done. The dinner…