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Salads

Chicken Salad With Green Peas

Chicken Salad With Green Peas

I am so glad that chicken salad has moved on to being more than a spread between two slices of bread. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy a good chicken salad sandwich now and then. It’s a good use of leftover chicken at our […]

Avocado Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Avocado Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Summer has suddenly come upon us and this Avocado Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing is a good way to keep things cool. Along with warmer days comes the harvest of fresh fruits and vegetables that are certainly a help in the kitchen. They add to […]

Tropical Fruit Salad, A Mama’s Invention

Tropical Fruit Salad, A Mama’s Invention

This tropical fruit salad is so typical of my mama’s delectable kitchen inventions. The citrusy fruit dish gives a light lift to any meal and is a long standing family favorite that comes from the knack Mama has of concocting recipes off of the top […]

Southern Louisiana Coleslaw

Southern Louisiana Coleslaw

  It’s a great day for a cool coleslaw and one that is tossed with a buttermilk dressing always distinguishes itself as a southern salad to me. Having it served for a Sunday dinner along side a plate of fried chicken or rice and gravy […]

Jicama, A Buried Treasure

Jicama, A Buried Treasure

Picking up a few things in my hometown grocery store, Jade Foods, the other day (for a new blog recipe) I was elated to discover it is getting a fresh update in its produce section, deli and cashier lanes. Can’t tell you how exciting this […]

Island Mango Slaw

Island Mango Slaw

  At home is how I felt on Florida’s east coast island called Amelia. It was the place where our dearest friends’ daughter and her fiance’ chose to wed. The drive from the airport to the resort slowly revealed the similar landscape of home in […]

Plain Potato Salad

Plain Potato Salad

Potato salad is always served with gumbo at our house. We like it plain. Nothing fancy or extra in there to overtake the taste of the gumbo. We also like it served with different kinds of meats especially if they are grilled or bar-be-qued. Ingredients […]