3 Salads for 4th of July

Three Salads for Fourth of July

Your Independence day barbecue needs more that just hotdogs and hamburgers, right? Maybe you could add a salad, but it might not be well received. I’m here to tell you that there’s no reason for your salad for the Fourth of July to be boring, and there’s no reason to leave a salad off of your table because it doesn’t go with the theme. Check […]

kidney bean and corn salad

Corn and Kidney Bean Salad

This salad was supposed to be made with black beans, but I made a little mistake.  When I was preparing the salad, I inadvertently grabbed and opened a can of kidney beans instead of black beans.  With that one error, this salad changed from what I had imagined to something deliciously different.  I used the techniques from my faux homemade salsa recipe to give the […]

Crab Louie Salad

Crab Louie

Summer is synonymous with salads in my house. During the hottest times of the year, it’s not uncommon for us to have large salads for dinner topped with meat cooked outside on our grill. Sometimes, it can be a challenge to create salads different enough that my family doesn’t become bored with the menu. We try to follow the guidelines for building a healthy salad. […]

Grilled Chicken Salad wiht Watermelon

Grilled Chicken Salad With Watermelon?

It all started with a bunch of inexpensive watermelons.  Watermelons are the perfect summer food.  They come in their own package.  They’re loaded with juice which helps to quench your thirst.  They’re low in calories, and you only need a knife to cut them up so you can eat them.   More civilized folks might want to consider using a bowl and a fork, but […]

Lemony Celery Salad

Lemony Celery Salad

This salad made me think of a silly riddle that I read many years ago. It was one of three or four riddles that were in a little book inside a box of Cracker Jack’s.   For some reason, I still remember it.  Here’s the riddle. Question:  How did the farmer pay his bills? Answer:  With his Celery (Salary) I heard that groan, but it’s OK.  […]