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Kohlrabi Slaw

Initially, kohlrabi was one of the vegetables that my husband and I grew in our garden many years ago out of curiosity. We had little knowledge of it except that it had an interesting shape, was related to the cabbage family, and grew best in the spring and fall (like cabbage). However, it did not […]

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Grilled Fruit Salad With Honey-Mint Dressing

Lighting up your grill may not be the first thing that you think of while your buying fresh fruit, but it is something to consider.  This is especially true if you chose fruit that may not be quite as ripe or as sweet as you would like. Ripe fresh pineapple is delicious, but one of […]

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Egg Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

I went to the grocery store to look for inspiration. I needed an idea for a simple finger food that would be a good sandwich substitute in a semi-formal setting. The first thing that got my attention was a large package of vibrant red on-the-vine tomatoes. They were smaller, but not too small. As I […]

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Simple Pea Salad

A super simple, flexible side dish that is perfect for spring, summer, and salad bars is pea salad. Although there are many, many variations, I like to start with the basic salad bar standard. From the basic recipe, I can add ingredients to fit the meal and the occasion. Other ingredients that go well in […]

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A Better Chicken Salad

It seems I have been making chicken salad quite frequently lately. Not only does everyone like it, but it is simple to make from store-bought rotisserie chicken, leftover herb roasted chicken or other recipes, or quickly cooked chicken in the pressure cooker. Additionally, I now included healthier ingredients like ground flax, sliced almonds, and sometimes […]

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Simple Cucumbers and Onions

This super simple mixture of cucumbers and onions is a refreshing and delicious dish. My mother and grandmothers would often serve it from as soon as the cucumbers ripened in the summer through the early fall. Today, I often make it using the “hot house” or “hydroponic” cucumbers available in supermarket all year round. In […]

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Romaine and Cauliflower Salad

This salad can be made well in advance of serving and tastes great! The combination of Parmesan cheese and romaine lettuce make it reminiscent of a Caesar salad. It is wonderful for when you have guests, cook a meal for a crowd, pot luck, or just a nightly dinner. If your concerned that some of […]

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Cabbage Salad and Freezer Slaw

In my continuing effort to save money and still feed my family well, I bought a lot of cabbage while it was on sale. I started by making my standard dishes of cooked cabbage with bacon and coleslaw. I decided to make another favorite, cabbage salad. It is almost a cross between the cooked cabbage […]

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Black Cherry Jello Salad

One of the family traditions that my mother carried on for my father was to serve her mother-in-law’s black cherry Jello salad at Christmas.  It is one of the dishes that I make for my family at Christmas as well. It can easily be served as a dessert despite being called a salad, especially when […]

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Marinated Mushroom and Olive Salad

This is one of my mother-in-law’s recipes that she was given by another teacher some years ago.  She usually serves it for large family gatherings and none of it is leftover. My husband actually made it for a gathering at our house over the weekend.  As I am not a much of a fan of […]

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