How to Make Oriental Ramen Broccoli Salad

We recently hosted a graduation party at our church for the high school seniors. We do this every May to honor this special milestone. I always enjoy decorating and planning the menu for this annual event. The simple menu includes pizza (lots and lots of pizza), salads and desserts. The church provides the pizzas and […]

Easy to Make Tropical Cheesecake Fruit Salad

My 30-something-year-old son loves fruit salad. Whenever we’re having a family get together, I send out a group text asking the kids if they have a special request. He always asks for some type of fruit salad and this Tropical Cheesecake Fruit Salad is his favorite. Mine, too! Fruit Salads are relatively easy to make. […]

How to Make Chunky Chicken Salad for a Crowd

Technically, summer doesn’t end until September 22nd.  So, it’s still prime summertime party season here in the south. I’m in North Myrtle Beach this week enjoying a last-hurrah family beach trip. I call it our goodbye-to-summer see-ya-next-year trip. My husband has already stated that he sure hopes I’m making my chicken salad. No worries. I’ll […]

Meatless Monday with Gardein

Do you ever do meatless Mondays?  It’s actually a thing.  And it’s pretty cool and hip and all that good stuff. I’m celebrating Meatless Monday with Gardein (garden + protein) today!   And I never thought I’d get my husband on board, but he actually loves both meals I’m about to share with you. I […]

Easter Menu

Easter is neck and neck with Christmas in terms of being my favorite holiday.  And why not?  These two celebrations represent the birth and later, the death, burial and resurrection of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! And, of course, the song “Celebrate” is running through my mind because you know I have a song […]

Grandma Fisher’s Brunswick Stew & Pink Cloud Salad

National Grandparents Day is Sunday, Sept. 8.  I’m so glad that grandparents have their own special day, but to me, every day is grandparents day! My grandparents are all deceased, but that doesn’t stop the precious memories from flooding my mind.  If I taste a certain food or hear a special song that reminds me […]

Basil Bean Salad

This Basil Bean Salad is another favorite summertime salad of mine.  I love all bean salads but this one helps me use up my overabundance of basil.  It’s everywhere, it’s everywhere! Helpful Hints:  My recipe calls for chilling for several hours or overnight, but in the past, I have thrown this salad together and served […]

A Garden Party – Featuring Grape Salad

My grandma Elrod was an avid gardener.  I believe she knew the common name of every flower on the planet.  And she could grow anything.  Ditto for my mom and her sisters, as well. Me, not so much.  In my case, I thought the apple had fallen far from the tree when it came to […]

Sauteed Veggie Salad

Sauteed Veggie Salad with homemade balsamic vinaigrette is a recipe that I created after tasting something similar at a restaurant.  It is simple, delicious and my hubby voted it as “a keeper.”  The veggies can also be cooked on the grill.  Just use a grill pan. Save Print Sauteed Veggie Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette   […]

Lemon Cilantro Avocado Salad

I found Lemon Cilantro Avocado Salad on Pinterest.  The salad is overflowing with flavor and textures that make my mouth sing!  I doubled it for Sunday lunch and was pleased that there was just enough left over for my dinner.  Yes, I called the leftovers!  I have already received a request for the recipe.  It’s […]