January kind of gets me down. All the celebrations (and food) from Thanksgiving through Christmas and even New Year’s, then that “What have I done feeling” when it’s all over. Then there are the New Year’s Resolutions. And the cold. And even though every day brings another minute or so of light, the dark, dreary winter. But sometimes, there’s an opportunity to inject a little sunshine into your life, and this Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette is just that.
Stop. Put down that Mayo. Really. Make this, instead, this gorgeous, simple potato salad with olive oil and lemon. Served still warm or room temperature, this super easy potato salad shines. Your family and/or guests will appreciate the change, believe me.
Lemon Yogurt Dressing is a simple little made-up dressing that started with a little desperation and quite by accident and has since become a favorite. See, I’m not a fan of bottled Ranch dressing and sometimes, I think I might be the only person in the world who isn’t. But there are times I want a creamy, herby kind of buttermilky type of dressing to offset a simple salad, especially if it’s a crunchy type of a salad or if I’m serving something spicy.
White Bean Dip is such a great dip to have in your reprotoire. It’s such a classic and can be made at the drop of a hat. And of course, it’s not only fabulously frugal, it’s one of the healthier dips.
I was first introduced to Harvest Salad at a friend’s house and immediately took to the crunch of pears and apples combined with the crisp lettuce, the chewy dried cranberries and the lovely dressing…I’ve since “remade” not only the salad but the recipe here in my home and in doing so, made it not only a bit healthier but also the most decadent Harvest Salad you’re ever likely to eat.