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Salads

Chicken Enchilada Bowl with Red Chili Sauce

Chicken Enchilada Bowl with Red Chili Sauce

Tender chicken simmered in a vibrant red chili enchilada sauce that’s loaded with spice. Dish it up on a warm tortilla and share the bowl with steaming rice, black beans, roasted corn and a bevy of colorful fresh toppings. It’s a delicious deconstructed enchilada bowl! […]

Cracked Wheat Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Cracked Wheat Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Take tender bites of cracked wheat and toss them with a medley of fresh veggies, nuts and mint – creating a simple salad with pops of color that are tangy and sweet, nutty and fresh and full of flavor. This is a variation of tabbouleh, […]

Egg Salad with Currants and Toasted Pecans

Egg Salad with Currants and Toasted Pecans

Overheard from my engineer – “What’s this? Is it any good? Oh, it is!” Egg salad – that classic comfort food that’s ridiculously easy to make. Take tender eggs, give them a gentle chop then toss with a blend of creamy mayonnaise and tangy Dijon […]

Roasted Asparagus with Herb Vinaigrette

Roasted Asparagus with Herb Vinaigrette

Asparagus roasted just until it’s tender crisp then dressed with notes of parsley and tarragon in a luscious vinaigrette. Added tang from lemon and capers then topped with chopped hard-boiled eggs – this chilled side is as beautiful to the eye as it is to […]

Fennel, Arugula and Orange Salad with Orange Pecan Vinaigrette

Fennel, Arugula and Orange Salad with Orange Pecan Vinaigrette

Take the brightness of fennel mingle it with peppery arugula and toss with sweet orange, creamy avocados, toasted pecans and fresh Parmesan and Fontina. Then dress it with orange pecan vinaigrette – absolutely wonderful for a midweek meal! It’s a simple salad with a gorgeous […]

Hot Chicken Salad

Hot Chicken Salad

An old twist on the traditional chicken salad served hot! This dish brings plenty of crunch along with loads of tender chunks of chicken – a delicious savory chicken salad. Quite possibly your Mother or Grandmother made this classic chicken casserole – mine certainly did. […]

Kale and Orange Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Kale and Orange Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

A beautiful contrast between the clean, brightness of lemon and the gentle sweetness of fresh orange brings a simple kale salad to life. Toss with Parmesan cheese and toasted pecans and simple becomes quite delicious! Kale is a sturdy green that has been grown in […]

Roasted Beet and Orange Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Roasted Beet and Orange Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

This is a breath of brightness and beauty in the middle of winter – roasted beets served with juicy oranges and piquant red onions perched atop peppery arugula and fresh greens. One of my many favorite things in popping in for a visit with Emily […]

Watermelon Feta Caprese Salad

Watermelon Feta Caprese Salad

To say it’s hot in Texas would be an understatement. But it is summer and it is July and this is Texas, so something cool and refreshing seems to be perfect for the menu. Look no further than watermelon – the quintessential summer fruit! We […]

Salad Niçoise – A Classic Salad for Summer!

Salad Niçoise – A Classic Salad for Summer!

Hot summer days can make meal prep a struggle. Salads that bring together the freshness of the season combined with pantry staples are a welcome option. Salad Niçoise [nee-swahz; French nee-swaz]  is a beautiful summer salad said to have been created in Nice, France in the early […]

Strawberry, Spinach and Arugula Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Strawberry, Spinach and Arugula Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

If it’s true we first eat with our eyes, then this salad is worth a look! When I was catering with my dear friend Jane we were always looking for great salads. This is a spinoff of a salad that was frequently requested and one […]

Spinach and Arugula Salad with Roasted Beets and Apple Cider Dressing

Spinach and Arugula Salad with Roasted Beets and Apple Cider Dressing

Mother’s Day is around the corner and what better way to celebrate than to acknowledge the wonderful women in our lives? This is a nod to my Grandmother – Tassie Mae – one of the women in my life who taught me about food, family […]



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