val’s roasted chicken salad

                                  “chicken delight” by artist Peg Franken         This isn’t your typical “chicken salad”… you aren’t drowning it in a mayo base binder ~ it isn’t laden with jarred sweet pickles or relish ~ this chicken…

salad to go ~

What a Christmas! While missing Mom & Dad, brother and sisters-in-law, the bustle of nieces and nephews, we had a full house with all three kids and our Grandson, Levi Gabriel! We took a little side trip to Jackson, Wyoming, where we enjoyed tubing, the incredible scenic views and an educational sleigh ride through the…

Salad ~ the Italian way!

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. – Voltaire Once you try insalatina di petto di pollo e verdure con guanciale all’aceto balsamico, you may never go back to what you knew salad to be ~ no, really!  It is…

Victory Garden

plant a victory garden. Our food is fighting. A garden will make your nations go further. From a National Garden Bureau poster, circa 1939-1945 In wartime, patriotic families cultivated “Victory Gardens” to promote self-sufficiency and help the war effort. Backyard Salad 4 c greens 1/4 c fresh dill 1/4 c fresh flat-leaf parsley 4 large…

Avocado-citrus salad with lime-poppy seed dressing

I saw this fabulous recipe on a fellow blogger’s site: You wash…I’ll dry (cute);my family and I can’t get enough avocados- we eat them halved with a spritz of lime juice, drizzle of olive oil, salt & crushed red pepper, in a bisque, on my grilled tacos… This is another way to round out your…

The Bull and Lettuce

“Never mind love, have a cup of tea.” favorite British saying Ok, The Bull and Lettuce may only be what we had for dinner last night (steak salad with horseradish cream), but it would be a GREAT pub name!  If the Brits can have The Butt & Oyster (what?!?), why not the Bull and Lettuce?    …

let them eat leaves…

Being a military spouse, we are always called upon to cook for one event or another ~ I have been fortunate to have been stationed with some amazing men and women these last 22 years ~ and most have shared their yummy recipes! (yea!)  The Napa Salad recipe was shared by Kathryn Banks, and the…