Pasta Salad Bar

Serving a Pasta Salad Bar is a cool and easy way to serve a crowd of varying tastes. Provide cooked pasta and toppings so each can make his own pasta salad. I tend to serve dinner one of two ways: individually plated or buffet style. Our years of having babies and toddlers at the table […]

Asian Chicken Noodle Salad – Very Make-Ahead

Cool off with this super easy, super make-ahead Asian Chicken Noodle Salad. It’s full of crisp, crunchy veggies, hearty chicken, and a delectable dressing. I remember when I was growing up we ate a lot of chicken. Often it was simply Baked Chicken with crisp, salty, peppery skin. Yum! Other times Mom mixed chicken into […]

Cannellini Bowtie Pasta Salad

Summer salads are a great way to eat well on these hot summer days. Try out this Cannellini Bowtie Pasta Salad that comes together in a flash. A few weeks ago I boasted how moderate the temps are here in San Diego. I spoke too soon. I should have known that would happen, right? The last […]

Santa Barbara Cowboy Caviar

Santa Barbara Cowboy Caviar is a delicious bean dip that acts like a salsa. It’s perfect with chips, to top tacos or enchiladas, or even to serve simply on rice. I went to college at UC Santa Barbara. It was known as the party school back then. It may still be known as the party […]

Sensational Side Salads to Feast On this Summer

Summer is salad season! Try one of these sensational side salads at your next picnic or cookout. They are cool, refreshing, and full of flavor. When I was in college, my church would hold potluck fundraisers, called “Salad’s On!” Everyone would pitch in some salad dishes and then you ponied up a little money to […]

Tuna Macaroni Salad

Enjoy this Tuna Macaroni Salad as a cool main dish this summer or as a substantial side dish at your next barbecue. It packs super well for lunch on the go. As I type, I’m craving this salad. I took the pictures yesterday. The salad was scarfed down over the last 24 hours and I […]

Easy Greek Pasta Salad

Cool off tonight with a delicious make-ahead easy Greek pasta salad with feta, tomatoes, and kalamata olives. It’s hearty without feeling heavy. I love a good pasta salad. It’s hearty, it’s filling, and it’s very make-ahead. It’s also a great excuse for me to getaway without adding meat to the meal. While I know that […]

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

Forget the bottled dressings. Why would you EVEN bother when you can make tasty Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing in just minutes? I’ve been a SUPER FAN of Blue Cheese Dressing for as long as I can remember. And I’ve stayed true blue, despite the teasing and taunts of school kids and wrinkled noses of my own progeny. […]