Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad
My son graduated and we threw a huge party this weekend. It was so hot and everyone was going to be in and around the pool. I didn’t want any mayonnaise based dressings so I opted for a vinegar based dressing. It was very delicious and no one missed the mayo at all… although my son did break my camera which is the reason for the not so good picture.  Continue reading

Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad

Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad
Linda and I decided that we would share two versions of Caprese Salad this week…since soon we will have way too many cherry tomatoes to count, mine is made with an abundance of cherry tomatoes…I love this version of a Caprese Salad. It’s simple, marinated, can be made in advance and is great for a summer side, plus I have a little tip that makes the cherry tomatoes even better. I made it to eat for my Honey while we played Chinese Checkers. Just us and a toothpick! Continue reading

Grilled Tomato Caprese Salad

A Caprese Salad is one of my favorites…and if you’ve never tried grilling the tomatoes before layering them into the salad then it’s time you did…the grilling brings out the sweetness of the tomatoes…truly delicious! Heidi will be sharing another version of Caprese Salad on Thursday…it’s amazing how different a small change can make! Continue reading

Chopped Cobb Salad

For lunch today I’ve prepared a hearty delicious salad. The traditional Cobb salad is typically made with chopped salad greens, tomato, crisp bacon, boiled, grilled or roasted chicken breast, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, chives, Roquefort cheese, and red-wine vinaigrette. I’ve substituted grilled chicken thighs for the breast and added my own twist with a Parmesan Peppercorn dressing…very tasty! Continue reading