Dad’s famous blue cheese dressing

I am sharing with you today the recipe for my Dad’s famous blue cheese dressing. It’s simple yet so incredibly good – sour cream, mayo, blue cheese, garlic, lemon and pepper. It’s so good that people who don’t even like blue cheese will like it! This has actually happened. My Dad made a wedge salad… Continue reading Dad’s famous blue cheese dressing

Orange, pomegranate, avocado salad with candied almonds

Y’ALL – this is quite possibly the BEST salad I’ve ever made. It’s so tasty and just bursting with flavor! Sweet orange slices, tangy pomegranate kernels, crunchy toasted candied almonds with avocado and feta on a bed of greens – what’s not to love? I made it just before Christmas and said – this would… Continue reading Orange, pomegranate, avocado salad with candied almonds

Mom’s “Health Salad” – Recipes from home

Growing up, my Mom would always name recipes that aren’t healthy with “health” in front of them. For example, when she cooks bacon, eggs and toast for breakfast, she calls it a “health breakfast”. Another example is this salad – with processed deli meat and cheese in it, it is not exactly “healthy” yet it… Continue reading Mom’s “Health Salad” – Recipes from home

Heirloom tomato salad with black olives, red pepper and barrel aged feta

I made this salad as a side for my pizza night because I had some left over toppings that would combine well to make a Greek style salad. It ended up being very tasty! As I mentioned in the pizza night post, I bought some “fancy” barrel aged feta cheese at a cheese importer warehouse. It… Continue reading Heirloom tomato salad with black olives, red pepper and barrel aged feta

Kale and apple salad with crispy chickpeas and toasted almonds

My Dad was telling me that he kept seeing crispy chickpeas as a snack online and how much he wanted to try making them. Well he started making them and just loves them. He likes making them with just olive oil and some salt and pepper and even with cinnamon and sugar. To make them,… Continue reading Kale and apple salad with crispy chickpeas and toasted almonds

Heirloom tomato and cucumber salad three ways

It’s peak season for my tomato and cucumber plants, so I have a lot of them I have to figure out what to do with every day. One of my favorite things to do is make a simple salad with just cucumbers and tomatoes. They are versatile ingredients that you can adapt to different flavors.… Continue reading Heirloom tomato and cucumber salad three ways