Clean My House or Make Alice’s Delicious Broccoli Salad?

I used to really, really like to clean my house.  I loved starting with some dusty shelves, really shine them up, standing back and feeling totally satisfied with a job well done.  👏 Mopping floors? No problem! Love it!  The nice clean smell when it was all done and the beautiful hardwood and shiny tile and…

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Going For The Gold – A Winning Cherry Coca Cola Salad
Every bite flavor packed!

Going For The Gold – A Winning Cherry Coca Cola Salad

This morning, my friend Gaye gave me the gift of time.  Here is how it went down: It is 5 AM and from an early morning sleepy fog,  I can hear my cell phone ringing in the other room. Once awake I jump up and run to silence the phone. It is my neighbor Gaye's…

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Cucumber & Tomato Salad
Cucumber Tomato Salad

Cucumber & Tomato Salad

In the spring I visited my son Cory, and he introduced me to Blue Apron meal delivery service.  The Sumac-Spiced Salmon he made for us was outstanding.  Recently he sent me an invitation to try Blue Apron and they sent me one free delivery of 3 meals for 2 people.  One of the meals was for Empanadas de…

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Family Favorite Fresh Veggie Salad

When our entire family meets every two years for a week of family reunion fun, we all take turns cooking.  Each family is responsible for one meal.  Lunch is usually prepared by one family and dinner is prepared by two families that team up for lots of kitchen fun and exceptional food! This salad was new…

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Sweet and Salty Corn Salad

When my Nebrasaka-friend Cheryl said, "do you have a good corn salad recipe?" I answered her with a questions, "do you?"  She said "I sure do!" Cheryl and I share a love for cooking and a love for experimenting with new recipes.  When we get together we always talk recipes.  In Nebraska things are done pretty…

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My Mixed Cultures Pasta Salad Made For A Crowd
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My Mixed Cultures Pasta Salad Made For A Crowd

This is the time of year that farmer's markets are plentiful around the United States and other areas of the world that are enjoying summertime!  If you aren't in the habit of shopping your farmers market I might say you are missing some of the best summer has to offer.  Most generally the vegetables and…

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Not Your Mama’s Potato Salad

God just winked at me.  I am where I am supposed to be, doing what I am supposed to be doing.  It's a wonderful feeling.  Peace comes over me. I've been recruited to make potato salad for 85 hungry folks that will show up in about 8 hours for the 4th of July BBQ lunch.…

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It’s A Salad Time of Year

It is that time of year when heating up the kitchen ends up heating up the house ... at least it does when you live in southern Tennessee!  A salad lunch or dinner often times is just right.  But on Thursday what does the lettuce or spinach look like that you bought on the weekend? …

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Spring Is In The Details

This is the cave spring that feeds the little creek that runs in front of our home.  The cave is located on our neighbor's property.  Lucky for us she doesn't mind us walking down her lane and across her front yard so that we can view this lovely spring.  During the winter everything surrounding the…

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Thai Peanut Chicken Salad

This past summer the Brown Eyed Baker posted a recipe similar to this one, sans the chicken.  I like Thai peanut flavoring and was on a salad kick trying to get in shape for eating myself silly on an Alaskan cruise with The Chief and my sous-chef dish-washing mom! This salad made for a wonderfully…

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Strawberry Pretzel Salad

I am doing it again. Posting a recipe to share because I typically lose my copy of the recipe and can't find it at the moment I need it. Now I will have it on my blog -- forever. Well, at least for as long as I need it! I adore this salad and/or dessert.…

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Cucumber and Onion Salad

As I sit with my computer on my lap, poised ready to write about cucumber and onion salad, I am brain-dead.  Truth is, I am posting this recipe for myself.  Yep, it is true. Selfishly, I am thinking of all the time I spend looking for the recipe note card, sorting through recipe files on…

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