Mixed Greens & Blueberry Salad

So, I’ve made it to Texas. I’ve been hunkered down here in this big ol’ house, hanging pictures, decorating, arranging the kitchen.  It’s been 12 days now – but it seems like so much less. Time is FLYING.  Soon, Seven and my mom will be here (one week from today!) and we JUST got their […]

Loaded Barbeque Baked Potato Salad

I created this fun and summery recipe for a new-to-me brand of mayonnaise – Blue Plate® Mayonnaise. I was thrilled that they wanted me to experience and use their new Blue Plate® Light Mayonnaise with Greek Yogurt, as I’ve been itching to make a potato salad again, and mayo is exactly what I needed! Summer. […]

Dole Takeaways…Gourmet Salad on the Go

I’ve become quite the salad person.  Because I have opted to live a low carb lifestyle, I find myself eating salads very regularly – sometimes twice a day.  Luckily, restaurants tend to have a great variety of options, from deluxe and creamy Chicken Caesar Salads, to light and fresh tossed salads with nuts and fruit […]

Honey Walnut and Shrimp Salad Bites

I travel a lot, as you may already know, and when I do?  I find inspirations for recipes in so many places.  Bakeries, food trucks, Mom & Pops, and of course, fine restaurants.  So, when SeaPak asked me to develop a new recipe for their Shrimptacular celebration of all things shrimp this month, I already […]

Easy Buffalo Chicken Salad

This recipe name may have you thinking it’s going to be complicated.  Having to make a sauce, and cook, and chop, and well, spend time in a kitchen. But that’s where you are wrong. This salad couldn’t be simpler, thanks to Al Fresco, a company that asked me if I’d like to test out a […]

Blackberry Ginger Pasta Salad

Do you ever surprise yourself with your own creativity? Me either. But, one fine day, Jon called home and begged me to make a “yummy pasta salad.”  And I was like, Heck no, I only want to make a nasty pasta salad.  Because that’s how I roll. Yucktastic is where it’s at. I kid, I […]

Baby Greens and Strawberry Salad…Get Up and Grow with Dole

I have become a salad addict. Addict, I tell you.  Sometimes twice a day, but at least once a day.  Salad, salad, salad.  And though I am still living on minimal carbs with my new diet, I am a huge fan of tossing in fresh fruit…especially strawberries.  A few candied nuts, some creamy, tangy goat […]

Garden Fresh Summer Pasta Salad

Corn. Tomatoes. Cucumbers.  Fresh greens and herbs. What could spell out summer any better? Well, you could add pasta. Summer is all about ease.  Easy eating, easy prep, easy clean up.  It’s hot, y’all, so let’s keep it simple.  No one wants to be trapped indoors over a stovetop or scorching oven.  So what do […]

Grilled Chicken & Strawberry Salad

Yes, friends…I am posting yet another salad.  On MY blog.  This time, a Grilled Chicken and Strawberry Bacon Salad. I had to, you see.  My life is changing. You may not be aware of this, but towards the end of the summer, I went on a diet. Oh lord…the dreaded D word. But you see, […]