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  • Ham and cheese creates a different salad
    Ham and cheese creates a different salad
    When the lunch hour comes at work or school, those who take their lunch daily often pack a favorite....ham and cheese. This classic combination is a long-time favorite and is about as popular as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! With the...
  • Fruited Chicken and Rice Salad for a Crowd
    Fruited Chicken and Rice Salad for a Crowd
    Having a crowd for a hearty lunch or a casual dinner while you watch a play-off football game? This recipe is a perfect choice. It can be made as is or pared down for a smaller gathering.Layer the salad fixings atop a bed of baby spinach or...
  • Spinach Salad with Tortellini
    Spinach Salad with Tortellini
    Another delicious salad to lighten the diet as we enter the New Year. This layered spinach salad still has some protein in the tortellini but is not as dense as a typical chef salad style meal.Fresh baked rolls or a loaf of French bread round out...
  • Layered Salad with Basil Dressing
    Layered Salad with Basil Dressing
    After all of the celebrating and delectable food consumption over the holidays, perhaps it is time to lighten upalittleand try a salad for dinner tonight. This is a new take on the traditional chef's salad.Usinglight ingredients helps to...
  • Goddess of Youth and Cupbearer Hebe and Eagle of Zeus
    The nectar of the gods or the best ambrosia recipe?
    Ambrosia refers to the sustenance of the gods of Olympus in ancient mythology. Nectar was another term for the food or drink that gave these beings their immortality and power, and it was thought to be served by Hebe the cup bearer, a daughter of...
  • Turkey leftovers made Mexican
    Turkey leftovers made Mexican
    Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving and that you took time to count your blessings! If you're like most of us, you have plenty of turkey and other trimmings left from yesterday that you're ready to do something with. Many times, I find...
  • Pour home-made salad dressing over fresh cut lettuce for a yummy appetizer
    Dorothy Lynch and French salad dressing recipes
    If you go down the salad dressing section of your favorite grocery store, you’ll find many choices. In our family, we love the Dorothy Lynch salad dressing and French dressing. However, the prices on those little bottles are often very high...
  • Delicious Dish: butter leaf lettuce salad at Taqueria 27
    Delicious Dish: butter leaf lettuce salad at Taqueria 27
    I wrote about this salad some years ago when I reviewed the original location of Taqueria 27 (T27 as most fans call it). An additional location (plus another on the way) and a few years down the road, I’ve still never stepped foot inside...
  • Harvest in the Garden Salad
    Leadership is like my salad...
    LEADERSHIP IS LIKE MY SALAD: As a White House Military Chef it's going to be the best salad that I serve you - and all the time. The purple Peruvian potato chip, the hand shucked and grilled corn, an infant carrot trimmed and gently poached...
  • Eating light in the drive-thru - McDonald's
    Eating light in the drive-thru - McDonald's
    McDonald’s has gotten a lot of bad publicity about their ingredients, lawsuits from people who claim it is McDonald’s fault they are overweight and unhealthy, and even a documentary showing how a man gained weight by eating nothing but...
  • Disguising corned beef as ham
    Disguising corned beef as ham
    There aren't many people I know that don't enjoy ham. It's always been associated as the main course at Easter, though of course, it's good all throughout the year. Ham has its drawbacks, unfortunately. Unless you're serving it...
  • POM Wonderful's Kale Salad
    Fall and Winter freshness: POM Wonderful's Kale Salad
    Fall is upon us and it's time to focus on the bounty of seasonal produce that has been waiting patiently for us to partake in them. Squash, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, greens, pumpkins, spinach, sweet potatoes and of course...
  • Salad with the color of fall
    Salad with the colors of fall
    At this time of the year, it's traditional to think of the colors orange and black, since of course Halloween in just around the bend. We see these colors just about everywhere as we prepare for this fun time for children. Even after Halloween...
  • Unforgettable dining at Spaghettini in Seal Beach, CA
    Unforgettable dining at Spaghettini in Seal Beach, CA
    Laurie Sisneros and Cary Hardwick have mastered the recipe of a successful restaurant. Celebrating its 26th anniversary this year, Spaghettini is located (very) conveniently off of the 405 freeway and Seal Beach Boulevard. During the lunch hours,...
  • Pad Thai salad
    Vegetarian cookbook: Self Magazine's Pad Thai salad recipe
    Although the original recipe doesn't call for it, I made the dressing about an hour in advance and refrigerated it. Great flavor!Dressing1 1/2 T peanut butter (I used natural Smuckers)1 T rice vinegar2 t fresh lime juice2 t roasted sesame oil1...