Cowboy Caviar Salad

I just recently learned the history of Cowboy Caviar – along with the original recipe. The earliest recipes were basically pickled black-eyed peas with a bit of onion and garlic! While we’ve come a long way since then with all kinds of additions, bottled salad dressing just isn’t one I approve of! But then you probably already knew that if you’re a regular reader! Simple dressings like this are so easy and inexpensive to make at home and there are no worries about strange additives.

Cowboy Caviar Salad
Cowboy Caviar Salad

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Shaved Broccoli Salad with Apple & Tarragon

I try to eat healthy, fresh vegetables all year ’round, paying attention of course to pricing and seasonality when I can. This year, though, when summer finally hit I felt like I emerged from the house into the sunlight like one of the old-time pioneers I’ve read about, looking for anything green to eat. I’ve learned to trust my cravings, and this Shaved Broccoli Salad helped satisfy them.

Shaved Broccoli Salad with Apples & Tarragon
Shaved Broccoli Salad with Apples & Tarragon

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Eton Mess – Healthier Version

Awhile back I made some lovely Meringue Nests and had two left over. The went in an airtight container on top of the fridge. In my defense, I can’t really see the top of my fridge and I certainly don’t look up there very often. Once when I had the parents of friends over and learned the Dad was quite tall, I felt obligated to pull up a chair and clean it off for fear he might see all sorts of shame up there! But mostly, other than a bread box that’s sat up there for years, the top of my fridge is ignored.

Eton Mess
Eton Mess

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Classic Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad

I was at a picnic not too long ago and someone had brought this old-fashioned salad along. You wouldn’t believe how fast it went. Sometimes these simple, old-fashioned recipes really hit the spot; they’re almost a welcome relief! Of course, I had to show it to my to my son and his girl friend. It’s a great little recipe to have on a hot summer’s day for home or to bring somewhere.

Macaroni Salad
Macaroni Salad

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Rhubarb Streusel Coffee Cake with Vanilla Sauce

I posted the recipe for a Classic Streusel Coffee Cake not too long ago but every spring I hafta make this coffee cake. This is not just any old coffee cake, it’s my Rhubarb Coffee Cake with a Vanilla Streusel and to top it all off, a Vanilla Sauce. Did you get all that? It’s a one, two, three punch of sweet tart goodness. Over the top and out of bounds, hands down, this is one of my all time faves.

Rhubarb Streusel Coffee Cake
Rhubarb Streusel Coffee Cake

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Chicken & Fruit Salad with Raspberry Dressing

I’ve been making this Chicken & Fruit Salad for years, originally culled from Cooking Light. It’s just such a gorgeous salad, full of all kinds of great things and it’s all set off by a creamy raspberry dressing. It’s one of my favorite ways to make sure I get some fruit in my diet along with a few greens. On a hot summer day, there’s nothing better.

Chicken & Fruit Salad
Chicken & Fruit Salad

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Miracle Goop Pan Release

I dutifully save my butter wrappers in the freezer for when I want to quickly grease a pan for a cake, but sometimes you just need more. You need to grease and flour. Heck, for some cakes you’ll grease, add parchment, then grease and flour!

Miracle Goop Pan Release
Miracle Goop Pan Release

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