Southwest Pasta Salad

Liven up your next pasta dinner with this Southwest Pasta Salad. It’s got all the fun south-of-the-border flavors with the ease of a noodle salad. If you make a pasta salad with rice noodles… …you’re gonna want some beans to go with. And if you’ve got beans and rice together, well, naturally you need to […]

Baby Greens Salad with Turkey, Cranberries, & Blue Cheese

Enjoy a restaurant-quality entree salad at home with this Baby Greens Salad with Turkey, Cranberries, and Blue Cheese. Super easy, simple, and delish! I’d like to make the case for salad. You see, salads are pretty much happiness in a plate. You can mix so many different flavors, colors, and textures into a salad, that […]

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’ve always been big on salads. Ever since I was a little kid and I packed a green salad with Italian dressing in a […]

Asian Chicken Noodle Salad – Very Make-Ahead

Cool off with this super easy, super make-ahead Asian Chicken Noodle Salad. It’s full of crisp, crunchy veggies, hearty chicken, and a delectable dressing. I remember when I was growing up we ate a lot of chicken. Often it was simply Baked Chicken with crisp, salty, peppery skin. Yum! Other times Mom mixed chicken into […]

Cannellini Bowtie Pasta Salad

Summer salads are a great way to eat well on these hot summer days. Try out this Cannellini Bowtie Pasta Salad 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. I should have known that would happen, right? The last […]

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 […]