Salads

Creamy Broccoli Salad – Great BBQ Side Dish

Creamy broccoli salad

This creamy broccoli salad is the perfect side dish to serve along with BBQ recipes.  It is very easy to make and full of healthy goodness and flavor. The traditional version is loaded with cheese and has extra sugar. I omitted the dairy and added both cranberries, plump raisins and nuts to give it sweetness…

Cucumber Melon Salad – Refreshing Summer Treat

Refreshing cucumber melon salad

When summer hits and the temperatures rise, the last thing I want to be doing is cooking in a hot kitchen.  \For me, summer time means lots of different salads.  They are refreshing and light and make use of the plentiful fruits and veggies that are in season in the summer.  This delicious cucumber melon…

Asian Sesame Seed Dressing

Asian Sesame seed dressing

We eat a lot of salads in our house.  I have been trying to keep carbs to a minimum and having a big salad instead of pasta, rice or potatoes for my evening meal fills up the plate and pleases our eyes as well as our stomachs.  I get very tired of store bought light…

25 Tips for Using Lemons

tips for using lemons

20 Creative Tips for Using Lemons. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, or so goes the saying.  But think again! There are lots of other ways for using lemons in your everyday life.  For a start, lemons are a great kitchen helper.  So, get out the citrus and see how you can put them…

Citrus Salad with Chicken and Walnuts

Citrus Salad with Chicken and Walnuts

I came home from the grocery store yesterday with a huge bag of grapefruit instead of the oranges I thought I was buying.  I do like grapefruit but at 1/2 a fruit in the morning, these babies will take a long time to disappear.  This Citrus salad with chicken and walnuts uses them beautifully, and…

Chicken Cranberry Salad with Nuts

Chicken Cranberry Almond Walnut Salad

Salads are the easiest of 30 minute meals.  One bowl, a few minutes and you have yourself a delicious chicken cranberry salad with nuts. Making this chicken cranberry salad is a cinch! This salad combines left over chicken with the tart taste of dried cranberries for sweetness.  Walnuts and slivered almonds give some extra protein…

Broccoli and Bacon Salad

Broccoli and Bacon Salad

Looking for a great salad for a barbeque or pot luck supper? This broccoli and bacon salad is hard to top. The salad is so easy to make and the bacon and cheese will please even the fussiest of vegetable eaters.  I served this tonight with my loaded baked potato and chicken casserole, and the…