Green Apple Cole Slaw

It thrills my soul that I have fallen in love with salads. I can honestly say that some days I actually crave salad. What is going on? Why am I wanting salads? The old me would have settled for a great slice of cherry pie or chocolate cake and been on my merry way. All I know … Continue reading

Pimiento Arugula Pasta Salad

Notice that I am posting salads. I’m thinking that the lighter the meal, the more we can splurge on desserts..almost like drinking diet cola alongside that piece of chocolate cake. Save calories when you can, allowing us to end our evening on a much loved dessert. Am I the only one that thinks like that? … Continue reading

Dole Chipolte Cheddar Salad

Am making dinner tonight for some new friends, parmesan chicken, rice pilaf, green beans, salad, Sister Schubert Rolls, of course, and lemon delight for dessert. On Wednesday I catered a luncheon for 9 ladies and served a salad that each time I serve it, people want to know what it is. So I thought I … Continue reading

Cornbread Stuffed Tomatoes

We picked up a few tomatoes yesterday that had the most delicious flavor. As much as I love Fall, I will miss the tomatoes that we have in the summer. This recipe is a great way to enjoy the last tomatoes of summer. 4 ripe tomatoes 2 cups crumbled cornbread 1/2 cup mayo 4-6 slices … Continue reading

Shrimp To The Rescue

We have been invited to a steak cookout next week where I was told to bring an appetizer. Since my blog is mostly about cooking, I felt it necessary that I should bring something more than a can of bean dip and a sack of Fritos. I googled “appitizers” and up popped a whole page … Continue reading

Whole Wheat Orzo Salad

Taken from Taste of Home, this is such a pretty & colorful salad, full of flavor and perfect for these spring dinner luncheons or dinners. My sister-in-law just finished making it to take to a party and let me have a spoonful. Trust me on this one…it is a keeper! 2 1/2 cups uncooked whole … Continue reading

Cranberry Congealed Salad

We cannot have Thanksgiving without a cranberry salad. This recipe, taken from Paula Deen Magazine steps it up a notch. You could even use if for dessert if you wanted. It is delicious.  Such a gorgeous red color that is such a complimentary side to the turkey. 1 cup flour 1 cup chopped pecans 1/2 … Continue reading

Frozen Strawberry Salad

In 2002, after moving back to Dallas from California, our house became the meeting place of several ladies groups for luncheon’s. I loved the opportunity to not only cook for a large gathering, but to grab the chance to show friends how much fun it can be to have people in your home. Cooking for … Continue reading

Sesame Chicken Noodle Salad

This is the second one I couldn’t wait to post. 8 oz uncooked angel hair pasta 2 cups cubed chicken breast 1 1/2 cups coleslaw mix 1 can (11 oz) mandarin oranges, drained 1 medium sweet red bell pepper, julienned or finely chopped 1 cup fresh sugar snap peas, trimmed and halved 2/3 cup reduced-fat … Continue reading