Hawaiian Cole Slaw

Here’s the thing with cole slaw – when I hear that there will be cole slaw on the menu, I get images of soupy, creamy, standard mayo based…maybe too sweet, or in general, ‘I’m not sure if I want to order this because I’m not sure what I am going to get’ cole slaw. This…

Three Bean Vinegrette Salad

Lunches during the workday can be a challenge for me…I don’t want to order in and I don’t want the same thing every day, but at 6:30 in the morning, if I haven’t planned ahead, it is going to be one of those two options. That is why I like this recipe. The salad is…

Sriracha Lime Chopped Chicken Salad

There is something truly fun about living in the midwest – when the seasons start to change, the weather releases the last bit of over night frost and SUMMER has arrived! Grilling becomes second nature during these months. I’m often envious of those who have outdoor kitchens in warm climates who can grill and entertain…

Artichoke, Olive & Feta Pasta Salad

This is my nod to desiring spring to be here soon.  Looking for light and fun things to make that will help along a warmer season.  I know that it isn’t spring yet because there is still snow on the ground and it is much colder outside than you would think by looking at the…

Summer Pasta Salad

This is a recipe that came not from entertaining others, but more in trying to find something different for lunches during the work week.  Believe it or not, I actually take frozen meals for lunch.  They are just easy, but I’m not really a fan of them.  My typical other options would be leftovers of…

Honey Soy Porkchops with Light Salad

There is nothing better than cooking a great meal for family and everyone REALLY enjoying it.  Could’ve been that it was a great summer evening as well.   This meal was simple to put together and great to present.  It was one of the few times I was cooking with the other white meat (pork),…

Spicy Raspberry Steak Salad

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the temperatures are slowly but surely on the rise.  What does this mean???   It means that salad season is upon us and it’s time to fully bust out that grill.  This recipe allows for both grilling and enjoying the freshness of summer vegetables.  I can’t wait to…

AntiPasto Salad

AntiPasto’s literal translation is ‘Before the Meal’ and is a traditional Italian starter course for meal time.  And I can’t think of a better way to start a meal than with mouth watering cheeses, cured meats and the perfect vinaigrette dressing.  The dressing in this recipe truly makes the meal.  Just the right mix of…

Grilled Romaine Salad

I have always believed in hard work, especially when it comes to my career and definitely when it comes to my cooking.  Where I may have had a shortcoming is with my eating….I’m sure you’re all aware at this point that I LOVE FOOD!  And, not just the actual food, but the concept, the presentation,…

Caprese Salad on a Stick

Caprese salad goes back century’s as a staple appetizer for many Italian families, but it was not until the 1950’s, when on the isle of Capri, it was served to an Egyptian king. Most of the time, the presentation includes layering large slices of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil leaves around a platter and topping with…