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Loaded Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt, Bacon & Cheddar

Summertime and its regular picnics and cookouts are just around the corner. Be sure to include a batch of this Loaded Potato Salad! One of my summertime resolutions is to include one picnic meal in our weekly meal plan. I know, big dreams. But, we have so many beautiful parks and beaches nearby, it’s a shame not […]

Chicken Salad Sandwiches

These Chicken Salad Sandwiches are so tasty! With crunchy bits of celery and savory bites of cheddar, this chicken salad is note-worthy, perfect for sandwich night. I’ve always loved a good sandwich. Whether it was the ham-and-cheese-stuffed pitas my girlfriends and I made in high school, the $5 footlong that felt like a splurge, or […]

Delicious Ranch Dressing

Avoid processed, bottled dressings with this easy homemade Ranch Dressing. It’s delicious and made with all real food ingredients. Do you remember mixing up ranch dressing with a dry, powdered mix when you were a kid? I was born before anyone put it in a bottle — or added like 52 million different flavors to […]

Cannellini Bowtie Pasta Salad (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Summer Salads)

Summer salads are a great way to eat well on these hot summer days. Try out this Cannellini Bowtie Pasta that comes together in a flash. A few weeks ago I boasted how moderate the temps are here in San Diego. I spoke too soon. You knew that would happen, right? Last week it felt […]

Sunshine Cole Slaw (URS: Cabbage)

Cabbage can make a tasty, affordable salad, especially when purchased on sale. This cole slaw recipe bursts with sunshine flavors of lemon, carrot, and chive. Usually cabbage goes on sale about this time of year. In anticipation of the folks who actually eat boiled cabbage for Saint Patrick’s Day, you should be able to find […]

Spinach Salad with Oranges, Cranberries, & Sunflower Seeds (URS: Greens)

Spinach Salad marinates in balsamic vinegar before being topped with orange slices, dried cranberries, and sunflower seeds, resulting in a flavorful and sunshiny fresh salad. Since we started subscribing to an organic produce co-op, we’ve been the recipients of all kinds of dark, leafy greens. This is relatively new territory for me. Growing up our […]

Pear and Blue Cheese Salad with Maple Spiced Pepitas

Enjoy a simple but elegant starter with this Pear and Blue Cheese Salad with Maple Spiced Toppings. All of it is make ahead so you can enjoy it to the fullest. I imagine that every family has its share of holiday dinner quirks. A relish tray is common fare in some homes, though it might […]

Easy Taco Salad to Feed a Crowd – Ultimate Recipe Swap

Labor Day is the ideal time to gather a crowd for one last summer hurrah. Host a BBQ or a pool party and just enjoy these last few carefree days of summer. It’s not a great party, though, without some great eats. And feeding a crowd can be a huge undertaking. One of my favorite […]