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 […]

Is Your Salad Dressed to Kill?

I well remember the days, er, years when I would automatically order a great big salad every time I went out to dinner.  And I was always so proud of myself.  Until . . . the public demanded that restaurants share the nutritional value of their meals.  I have a love/hate relationship with Eat This/Not […]

Blue Olive by Chef Xavier

The hubs and I visited the Blue Olive Restaurant and Wine Bar for lunch one day while shopping in Rodney Bay, St. Lucia.  I had read about it in a travel guide, so when we happened upon the restaurant while deciding where to do lunch, it was a no-brainer!  We didn’t need reservations since it […]

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 […]

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 […]

My Everyday Salad

Today I’m sharing my favorite lunch.  It’s quick.  It’s easy.  It’s filling.  It’s portable.  I’m trying to see how many sentences I can start with the word it’s.  And it’s healthy.  It’s my super-lunch and I eat it several times a week. Let’s get real.  I eat it just about every day in the spring […]