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Broccoli Salad

One of my favorite dishes for potlucks, holiday dinners, or, well…anytime is broccoli salad.  It is versatile, colorful,  delicious, and not complicated to make. Although I usually buy broccoli by the bunches to make the salad, I found a great deal of pre-cut broccoli florets that were fresh. Despite my trimming many of the florets […]

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Cranberry Salad

There have been very few holiday meals in my life that have not included my mom’s cranberry salad.  In fact, I was surprised to discover on my first Thanksgiving with my in-laws that not everyone made cranberry salad as part of all of their holiday celebrations and ate the stuff out of a can instead. […]

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Wilted Lettuce Salad with Bacon Dressing

Wilted lettuce salad used to be something that I would only have in the spring, early summer or early fall when I could harvest the leaf lettuce from our garden. However, today I can buy great leaf lettuce almost year round at a hydroponic grower in our region making wilted lettuce salad a year-round treat. […]

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Yummy Potato Salad

I blame my mom. Yes, you read it correctly…I blame my mom. What for you ask? My dislike of almost every potato salad made, except those using her recipe. I am just thankful that she taught us how to make it and actually shared the recipe for her potato salad dressing with several family and […]

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Simple Pasta Salad

A wonderful side dish for any cookout, picnic, or barbecue (or any meal if you like it as much as I do) is pasta salad. It is an easy, versatile dish that can be made well in advance. You can use your favorite type of pasta and vegetables to make it the way you like […]

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Retro Food: Veggie Jell-O Salads

My maternal grandmother made Jell-O salads for every holiday meal.    I think she may have started serving a couple of them as  a way to get my father to eat his veggies 🙂 Easter always meant carrot and pineapple Jell-O salad.  However, I think it may have been her favorite as she fixed it […]

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Classic Creamy Coleslaw

  Creamy coleslaw ( or cole slaw) is a great side item with salmon or other fish, ham, barbecue, and hamburgers.  I also think it is a must-have topping for hot dogs and pulled-pork barbecue sandwiches. The taste and texture of the coleslaw is influenced by the type of dressing and the cut of the […]

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Waldorf(ish) Salad

Super easy.  Very tasty.  My mom often made this salad.  A true Waldorf salad contains walnuts.  I use pecans, thus I call it a Waldorf-ish Salad. I also don’t measure anything in this salad.  I think you should add the ingredients to taste.

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