Buttermilk Ranch Dressing from Simply Salads

I’m posting this recipe for buttermilk ranch dressing from Simply Salads (affiliate link) for my youngest. This is her most often-requested recipe. She especially likes it as part of a barbecue chicken salad from the same book. The salad has a black bean and corn salsa, avocados and lettuce and is topped with grilled chicken […]

Easiest Blue Cheese Dressing with Three Ingredients

First the recipe. I spotted this three ingredient blue cheese recipe in The Food Lab (affiliate link) right after I’d gone through the cheese drawer and noted that I had two things of blue cheese.  I had also just bought buttermilk so voila! It tasted great! It’s definitely the easiest blue cheese dressing I’ve made. […]

Creamed Corn from Lost Recipes

I enjoy playing around with different herbs and spices, but sometimes the simplest seasonings let you really appreciate an ingredient, like this creamed corn from Lost Recipes (link to Amazon) by Marion Cunningham. Of course, you could go even simpler and just eat corn on the cob! (If you opt for that, I like to […]

Arugula, Radish and Carrot Salad

When I have people over to eat, I try to get as much done ahead of time as possible. This is easier in the summer when you can make salads like this Arugula, Radish and Carrot Salad a bit ahead of time. I usually prepare the vegetables but don’t put the dressing on until I’m […]

Orange and Olive Salad

It sounds strange but this Orange and Olive Salad is the best tasting salad–and pretty to look at, too!  It came from Alice Waters’ The Art of Simple Food. Oranges, red onions and black olives with a simple vinaigrette. I’ve since seen it in many different forms in different cookbooks but I like her simple […]