Rainbow Macaroni Salad

I grew up in New York and we New Yorkers love our delis, I mean REALLY love our delis.  So much so they are on almost every corner of every street.   You have Italian delis and Jewish delis.  Both have their specialties, it just depends on what you’re looking for. The Italian delis have the […]

Tomato, Cucumber and Mozzarella Cheese Salad

A fresh crisp caprese salad with vine ripened tomatoes, cucumbers and fresh mozzarella cheese in a light vinaigrette served with fresh basil ~ an explosion of summer in a bowl! There really aren’t 2 flavors I love more together than tomatoes and basil.   Well, ok maybe 3 … when you add the mozzarella cheese! […]

Coleslaw with Apples, Cranberries and Almonds

A great twist on an American staple summer food.   Coleslaw is combined with crisp apples, dried cranberries and slivered almonds added in. Yogurt, mayo, honey and vinegar make this dressing stellar! How in the world can you have a bbq without coleslaw?  I mean it’s creamy, it’s crunchy and it’s best when it’s ICE […]

Cowboy Caviar

Whatever you do this summer, you simply MUST make this salsa!!! HOW in the world it got the name ‘Cowboy Caviar’ is beyond me.  It’s kind of mix between a salsa, a side dish and a dip. But whatever you want to call it, it has fast become one of the most VERSATILE salsas I’ve […]

5 Delicious Plant Based Salads To Welcome Spring

Happy April my friends!!!  Spring is in the air and you know what that means!  SALADS !!!!  Lots of fresh green SALADS! With each new season comes a new fresh perspective and loads of inspiration.    I just love seeing all the beautiful colors in the supermarkets this time of year, from the bright greens of […]

Waldorf Salad

I know what you’re thinking !! She’s going to use the word AMAZING  A-G-A-I-N when it comes to one of her recipes. But this time it’s DIFFERENT !!! Really! I have NEVER seen a fruit salad go so FAST in my entire life !!! I knew deep down right away.  You know that feeling when you’re making […]

Classic Caesar Dressing

Yum There simply are NO words to describe this Caesar dressing.  Well, ok, maybe a few. Like: creamy bold cheesy delicious addictive With summer in full swing now, salads are a big part of our diet and Caesar salad happens to be a one of my all time favorites! As much as I adore leafy […]

Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Avocado & Chicken with Orange Poppy Seed Dressing

It’s been quite a while since I’ve been THIS excited about a recipe!   This spinach salad is truly THE BOMB!! Certain foods just belong together like peanut butter and jelly, and that would be spinach and strawberries.   Add to that the combination of cranberry and orange and I’m telling you THIS is one amazing salad! […]

Spinach Salad with Apples, Feta and Bacon

A local restaurant has this Spinach salad I actually crave.  Do you ever crave food?  You know when you can actually taste it?  You can feel the texture in your mouth.  You can visualize yourself taking the first bite, closing your eyes and going “mmmmm”. That’s what I am like with this salad.  I am so […]

Caprese Salad with Fried Eggplant

I never thought I liked eggplant.  I remember having it as a kid I think in like a parmesan kind of dish.  I remember it being mushy or rubbery, I can’t remember.  Obviously since my memory of this food was so vague it was time to try it again. My husband and I went out […]

Panzanella Bread Salad

I had never heard of Panzanella Bread Salad before the other night.  Have you? Yum We went over our friends house to sit on their beautiful new porch for appetizers and drinks.  My friend Suzy is a great cook and I always enjoy going over their house to try something new she has whipped up and […]

Greek Salad Dressing

Yum Greek salads ROCK, don’t you think?  But there seems to be a little controversy over whether Greek salads contain lettuce or not.  What do you think? In order to uncover the truth behind this, I consulted with the professionals, one of my best friends (hee hee) who just so happens to be Greek and here’s what […]