Tag Archives: Lettuce

Winter Salad with Avocado, Pomegranate & Maple Glazed Pecans

This Winter Salad is stuffed with everything good - but don't save it for a Holiday - it's just too good for that!

Thanksgiving. It’s over. Or is it? If you need Leftover Turkey ideas, be sure to see my 12 Days of Turkey, which is now a collection of over 40 recipes for T-Day leftovers. Hopefully, you had a big salad like this Winter Salad with Avocado, Pomegranate & Maple Roasted Pecans for Thanksgiving. If not, maybe make it, now. And toss some leftover turkey in it if you’d like.

Winter Salad with Avocado, Pomegranate & Maple Glazed Pecans
Winter Salad with Avocado, Pomegranate & Maple Glazed Pecans

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Instant Pot Greek Gyros

Instant Pot Gyros: Under 30 minutes for the best Gyros made at home.

Okay, so the other night I was just hanging out at the Instant Pot Community Facebook page (can you say cooking nerd? and proud of it!) when my friend Tonya messaged me. We got to talking about what we wanted to make in the IP (we’re both exited about our IP’s) and she suggested Gyros.

Instant Pot Gyros - beyond delicious!
Instant Pot Gyros – beyond delicious!

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Fruited Chicken Salad with Honey Dijon

fruited chicken salad with honey dijon by the frugal hausfrau

Way back when, my sister and I were discussing what should be on the menu for a family get together and we got down to the salad dressing. “Honey Dijon?” I asked. It was kind of a new thing then. “No one likes that,” she said. But I didn’t say, “I do, I do!” And goodness help me, I do.  Home-made at least. Don’t tell my sis!

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Fruited Chicken Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing

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Watermelon & Tomato Salad

watermelon tomato salad: fresh, delicious & easy. If you love them on their own, you'll love them together!

So a few days ago I posted the most marvelous Peach Glazed Pork Tenderloin. It was a huge hit at our house. What wasn’t a hit was the Watermelon and Tomato Salad. So I tinkered (and after the tinkering) loved it. And I made it again, today, just to be sure.

Watermelon and Tomato Salad
Watermelon and Tomato Salad

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Asian Turkey (or chicken) Lettuce Wraps

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

I don’t know if I can think of a better beat the heat, quickie dinner for a hot, muggy summer day than these Asian Turkey (or Chicken) Lettuce Wraps.

Asian Turkey (or Chicken) Lettuce Wraps
Asian Turkey (or Chicken) Lettuce Wraps

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Bulgogi (Korean Beef)

Korean Bulgolgi, I'm talking about wafer thin slices of tender beef, marinated overnight. Then grilled (or in this case) cooked in a skillet until the edges caramelize This is insane!

Is it just me or is Korean food trending, now? It’s hard to tell sometimes because when I crave sumpin’, I seem to see it everywhere! I’m blaming Momofuku. I keep hearing so much about the restaurants and books and owner/chef David Chang.

Bulgolgi, I'm talking about wafer thin slices of tender beef, marinated overnight. Then grilled (or in this case) cooked in a skillet until the edges caramelize
Bulgolgi, I’m talking about wafer thin slices of tender beef, marinated overnight. Then grilled (or in this case) cooked in a skillet until the edges caramelize.

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Serious Bleu Cheese Dressing & Wedge Salad

Hot August days, cool crunchy salad, with a serious Bleu Cheese Dressing. There’s not much better!

Bleu Cheese Dressing
Bleu Cheese Dressing

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Spring Mix Salad with Lemony White Balsamic Dressing

I love mixed salads and you’ll see a lot of salads on my blog – many with wonderful dressings and an array of gorgeous ingredients. This salad is a simple side salad, and every bit as scrumptious.  Spring lettuces, barley (or another grain of your choice) a few herbs, and a little Parmesan to dress it up.

Spring Mix Salad with Lemony White Balsamic Dressing
Spring Mix Salad with Lemony White Balsamic Dressing

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Spicy Chicken Sandwich, BA’s Best

Yanno, I’m always trying new recipes and this Chicken Sandwich from Bon Appetit’s March issue caught my eye. See, I was just down in Georgia and had an opportunity to eat at Chick Fil A for the second time, ever. I think it’s the best fast food – and I don’t usually quite lower myself to eat fast food! I know, I know, I’m a snob about some things…life is just too short for mediocre food.

Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich
Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich

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Dried Cranberry, Walnut & Avocado Salad

This dressing!! OMG!!

AARP. Who knew? I’ve been a proud member, according to my card, since 2015, but looking back I wish I would have signed up earlier.

Dried Cranberry, Walnut & Avocado Salad
Dried Cranberry, Walnut & Avocado Salad

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