Salads

Quick Summer Salad: Healthy Mediterranean Salad with Chickpeas, a recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Quick Summer Salad: Healthy Mediterranean Salad with Chickpeas

Your eyes are not defying you.  I am giving you a Summer Salad recipe today that just happens to be a healthy one.  This Mediterranean Salad with Chickpeas is light, refreshing and just what your summer ordered. I talk A LOT about my love of cookies.  What you may not know is that in order […] Read more…

A Quick Summer Chicken Salad with Grapes and Almonds recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

A Quick Summer Chicken Salad with Grapes and Almonds

This is a recipe for you whether you are looking for a way to use up leftover chicken or want to start by cooking your own.  A Quick Summer Chicken Salad with Grapes and Almonds is full of flavor and ingredients with awesome texture that everyone will love. Growing up, I can remember my sweet […] Read more…

Red White and Blue Fruit Salad for the 4th a July, recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

4th of July Dessert Ideas: A Refreshing Red White and Blue Fruit Salad

Getting festive on the 4th of July with this Red White and Blue Fruit Salad is so much fun!  With an extra special topping, your guests will be asking for more. Disclaimer: This fruit salad recipe may contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission from any purchases you may make from these […] Read more…

Fiesta Wedge Salad

A good wedge salad {in my opinion} can’t be beat.  Cool and crisp iceberg lettuce is piled with toppings.  While the classic is always good, I decided to give it a Mexican twist.  Not only are the ingredients fun and festive but the homemade dressing is SO DELICIOUS!  The best part is that it the […] Read more…

Broccoli Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Summer and fresh salads go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly.  My favorite summer meal is a grilled steak and yummy salad.  I love the simplicity of cooking in the summer.  All of the awesome ingredients, dining outside and grilling are just a few of my favorite things {aside from cookies…of course}.  It […] Read more…

Cucumber and Pickled Shallot Salad

On Wednesday I shared with you my recipe for Pickled Shallots.  Today I wanted to give you a “real” recipe that uses them as a main ingredient.  Sure, you can add them to any taco or burger but in this Cucumber and Pickled Shallot Salad they are a star ingredient.  Most of you have probably […] Read more…

Pickled Shallots

Most of you already know that I am a high school culinary teacher.  I love to cook and bake!  So I am constantly thinking of new ideas for recipes {which is why I have this blog}.  But here is the thing!  I am not very adventurous.  My Darb would even go as far to as […] Read more…

Mexican Street Corn Skillet

Mexican Street Corn Skillet is my favorite side dish of summer!  The second that fresh corn hits the vegetable aisle I am giddy with excitement and breaking out my Bundt pan.  Yes, you read that correctly.  It is the perfect tool to use when cutting corn from the cob {see photos below}.  I would say that […] Read more…