Basil Lemon Pasta Salad

This is the perfect summer pasta salad, light and refreshing! Highly recommend! Even though things are starting to open back up around here, we are still being cautious as one of the members of our family has had multiple heart issues. I’m trying to find ways to still bake and cook that don’t make all … Continue reading

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad with Artichoke Hearts

Another yummy dinner for day 60 of social distancing/quarantining/sheltering in place, whatever you want to call it! 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 1 pound 7 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 3/4 pound pasta 1 1/4 cups canned, drained artichoke hearts, rinsed and cut into 6 wedges each 3 scallions … Continue reading

The Best Caprese Pasta Salad

The highest praise I can give a recipe is that I will make it again.  This one will be made over and over and over again! salad 16 ounces pasta 8 – 16 oz mozzarella pearls 1 1/2 – 3 cups halved grape tomatoes 1/4 – 1/2 cup thinly sliced basil dressing 1 cup olive … Continue reading

Loaded Smoked Potato Salad

I bought the hubs a Traeger Smoker and he made these amazing “baked” potatoes on it and I started thinking how tasty those would be in a potato salad so for 4th of July I decided to give it a whirl and it was delicious! 3/4 cups light mayonnaise 3/4 cup fat free sour cream … Continue reading

BBQ Chicken Salad

I made this salad for dinner the other night and we’ve been eating it for lunch too.  It’s so easy and delicious, full of all kinds of flavors. salad 1 (12.5 oz) can chicken, drained and broken up 8 cups chopped lettuce 1 tomato, diced 1 can corn, drained 1 can black beans, drained and … Continue reading

Tomato Salad with Pancetta Crisps

This salad is an easy and yummy way to use up some garden produce! 6 thin slices pancetta or bacon 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil salt and pepper 3 large tomatoes, chopped 1 English cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced 1/2 red onion, chopped 1  Preheat oven to 350.  Place pancetta or bacon … Continue reading

Rocky Road Fluff Dessert Salad

And another dessert salad for the books!  If you love chocolate, pretty sure you’ll love this! 1 (3.9 oz) box instant chocolate fudge pudding mix 1 cup milk 1 (8 oz) tub Cool Whip, thawed 1  1/2 cups mini marshmallows plus extra for garnish 3/4 cups mini chocolate chips plus extra for garnish 3/4 cup … Continue reading

Mandarin Orange Cookie Dessert Salad

Some of Bob’s family came over the other night to have a little sendoff for our niece Abby who is headed to France to serve a mission for our church.  I decided to make some dessert salads for the occasion and this was one of them along with a Snickers Caramel Apple Salad too.  They … Continue reading