This Japanese inspired cool, crisp salad is as elegant and
well balanced as it is simple.
The contrasting flavors and textures of crisp, sweet
watermelon and creamy, tangy goat cheese are magical partners.
Top with sliced grilled chicken to make it a meal.
This version of the chain-restaurant favorite has fresh
flavors and a healthy nutritional profile. Vary the heat by
varying the type of salsa you use.
This delicious bleu cheese and bacon salad is old-school and a sure-fire hit with the whole family. Try Catherine Newman's crowd-pleasing recipe today.
No-cook and grilling recipes are something you'll be hearing from me about all summer long. Not only do I appreciate the no-cook solution, I also enjoy the ease of few ingredients, and any recipe that passes those two requirements is high on my list of "must try." Recipes that have five or less ingredients are great, but a mere three is awesome, especially if there's no cooking involved.
Deli roast chickens are available almost everywhere nowadays. I pass them at the deli counter and then again in heated bins at the check-out at my favorite store. These are good for so many things and a quick alternative for nights when everything seems to be running behind. This is one of the tastiest ideas I have for these birds.
I think, in honor of my 39th birthday today, I'll go and pick the green tomatoes and get started on one of my favorite tomato dishes, Fried Green Tomatoes. For the ones left over, I'll make a green tomato salsa. I'd love if they were red and ready to be eaten as is, but that's part of that versatility that I so love about tomatoes.
Usually at our house I use spinach fresh in big green salads or on sandwiches instead of lettuce. Several of the kids really like creamed spinach, so I make that too. The Pennsylvania Dutch make a hot bacon dressing that they most often pour over dandelion greens. I like to have it over spinach. This recipe is the "real deal" and it's worth a try.
Saturday was my husband's work picnic, and we took the five youngest kids while the two older girls hid in their rooms to read the newest Harry Potter book. The picnic was fun, the kids playing in water and jumping around in a 'moonwalk' bouncer. It was nice to sit and have someone else cook for a change! I did, however, bring a really good tortellini salad to share.
Caraway and cauliflower are a match that brings to mind
wursts, kraut and foamy, cold mugs of beer. Alas, not everyone
loves that caraway flavor so leave out the caraway seeds if you
preferthe salads wonderful either way.