Caramelized Nuts for Salads

Perk up your green salads with these caramelized nuts. I’ve made these with walnuts and pecans, depending on what I have opened. Last night it was walnuts. This recipe is from The Food Nanny, a great book with good recipes and good menu ideas, essentially assigning a category to each day of the week with […]

Russian Salad from Verdura

I picked up a used copy of VERDURA: Vegetables Italian Style by Viana La Place after reading multiple posts on Chowhound about how great the recipes are. I’m quite glad I did. I’ve mostly been making the salads but there are lots of pastas, soups, antipasti and even main dish recipes as well.  This Russian […]

Spinach, Avocado and Mango Salad

Shopping at Costco when you’re hungry and have a veg and fruit loving daughter with you can be dangerous! We have lots of produce to eat up.  When I made the beef spiedini the other night, I also made a large salad with spinach, avocado, mango and red onion.  We completely polished it off and […]

Corn and Black-Eyed Pea Salad from A Gracious Plenty

You could make this with almost any canned bean I think.  I like black-eyed peas but sometimes they can be tricky to find where I live. What’s good is all the crunch of the vegetables with the dressing.  Play around as needed! The recipe is from A Gracious Plenty.  I didn’t do anything to change […]

Cornbread Salad from A Gracious Plenty

I heard about this cookbook on the Chowhound home cooking board. (Warning: This board can do serious damage to your cookbook budget!)  Even though it didn’t win the “cookbook of the month” (where everyone cooks and reviews recipes from the same cookbook), I wanted it. The good news is that it’s old so you can […]