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Salads

Sweet And Savory Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

Sweet And Savory Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

The Classic Salad The Broccoli Cauliflower Salad has been served around our tables for years. There are many different recipe versions out there. They are found in cookbooks, written on pieces of paper passed from hand to hand, and now on websites around the world. […]

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing

These summer days are hot, hot, hot here in the south and one way to keep cool besides living in the swimming pool or standing in front of an opened freezer door is with a cold salad tossed with Homemade Ranch Dressing.

My Mardi Gras Salad

My Mardi Gras Salad

We’re Not Just Tossin’ Beads For Mardi Gras, Mista’ Well, hey there, on this Mardi Gras day! Fat Tuesday always brings memories of celebration, parades, and preparation for the lenten season. It also reminds me of a recipeĀ I discovered years ago that I want to […]

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. This citrusy fruit dish gives a light lift to any meal. It is a long-standing family favorite that comes from the knack Mama has of concocting recipes off the top of her […]

Southern Louisiana Coleslaw

Southern Louisiana Coleslaw

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

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 […]