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Salmon Salad Appetizer

I owe this recipe to my son Jacob.  He told me my Pistachio Crusted Salmon recipe is the best Salmon recipe I make.  Since I always have extra Salmon at the end of dinner, his comment got me thinking and  I came up with this little doozy.  It’s simple to pull together and is a […]

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Grilled Romaine and Blue Cheese Salad

My husband always orders the “Wedge Salad” at one of our favorite steak house restaurants.  I am not a big fan of ice burg lettuce, it has no nutritional value, so I exchanged it with grilled Romaine lettuce.  A much better and healthier choice! 2 heads of Romaine Lettuce, cut in half 3 strips of […]

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Happy 4th of July! Red, White and Blue Salad

Now that my boys are older we don’t do as much to celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, beside the typical grilling out, eating and going to the local firework display.  Wait that’s what most of us do! 🙂 When the boys were younger my husband would organize a Dad and […]

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Orzo and Black-Eyed Pea Salad

I have fallen in love with this simple little salad.  It is loaded with yummy healthy vegetables, plus the peas (which are actually beans) gives this dish protein and iron.  So you can eat this alone or as a side to a main course.  I dug into the leftovers for lunch the next day, very […]

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Fava Beans & Manchego Crostini

I had this dish at a local Latin Restaurant here in town and loved it, so as I am apt to do I went home and started trying out the recipe at home and came up with this little doozy.  I love the Manchego cheese, which is salty with the nutty flavor of the Beans. […]

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Caprese Salad Skewers

For a outdoor garden party what better way to say “summer has arrived” than tomato, mozzarella, basil and sweet balsamic glaze salad?  I ended up making 30 skewers – not one was left! To serve this as an appetizer I decided to go mini-size on a skewer.  However, with the summer tomatoes around the corner […]

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Mom’s Egg Salad

Happy Mother’s Day Mom! Growing up I was an extremely picky eater so their is a handful of things that I remember eating that I really loved.  One of those was my Mom’s Egg Salad. My hubby was asking me to make Egg Salad so I called my Mom to ask her for the recipe. […]

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Grilled Asparagus & Onion with Balsamic & Blue Cheese

This tastes so good you won’t believe it is good for you!  The figs, sweet onion and blue cheese, OH-MY! I always serve this with a steak or a chop, you definitely need something big & bold to accompany something so sweet & savory! 1 pound of asparagus, trimmed 1 medium sweet yellow onion, trimmed […]

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Grilled Vegetables with Herb Vinaigrette

This dish can come together with any leftover vegetables that you have in the refrigerator or on the counter I always seem to have a few Green Onions, Spears of Asparagus, a single Pepper or Zucchini lying around.  Alone they can’t make up a dish, but together they make a beautiful healthy salad or side. […]

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Chopped Italian Salad

This salad is a beauty!  It tastes as good as it looks and is great for you too! It takes no time to throw together and accompanies any main dish. On top of this salad being filled with large amounts of vitamins A and C, as well as calcium, iron and numerous trace minerals.  The Lemon […]

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