Homemade Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing

  Homemade salad dressing vs. store-bought salad dressing.  No comparison.  Homemade always wins. Every time.  C’mon…we all know it’s true. What do I normally do on a weeknight when it comes to salad dressing, you ask?  I simply squeeze a little fresh lemon juice onto some baby greens, toss with extra virgin olive oil, salt,Continue reading “Homemade Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing”

Mediterranean Farro Salad

  I like to pretend I’m Italian.  I like to pretend I’m living on a Tuscan farm.  On that farm, I’m growing my own fruit, picking my own vegetables, and sun bathing in my beautiful garden.  I like to pretend these things are reality…before I put on my winter coat, scarf, hat, and gloves and trudgeContinue reading “Mediterranean Farro Salad”

Tabbouleh Pasta Salad

  When Autumn arrives, I find myself eating chili, soup, or a rich pasta sauce.  Maybe something slow cooked or braised in my oven.  All  perfect to eat in the fall … all foods we love.  With that said, I was in need of a slight flavor change this week.  Something fresh, and light. IContinue reading “Tabbouleh Pasta Salad”

Charred Corn Salad with Peppers and Feta

  Corn is my favorite vegetable.  Especially fresh, local (Michigan) sweet corn.  As summer is reaching an end, I’ve been stocking my kitchen with plenty of corn, fruits, and other vegetables before they are gone for the season.  It’s impossible to overuse the word “fresh” when describing this dish.  Soo good. So many amazing flavorsContinue reading “Charred Corn Salad with Peppers and Feta”

Lemon Dill Chicken Kabobs & Greek Balsamic Orzo

One of the best parts of summer is barbecuing.  I love sitting outside on a warm evening, sipping on a cold beer or glass of wine, and throwing something yummy on the grill.  The thought of it just makes me smile. This past weekend, we noticed the summer slipping away from us.  It was theContinue reading “Lemon Dill Chicken Kabobs & Greek Balsamic Orzo”

Mexican Rice Salad

  Today, I’m bringing another fresh summer salad to your kitchen.  This salad is a no brainer to pull together.  Simply combine the ingredients, then toss and serve.  When using leftover rice, this dish comes together in minutes.  It also looks quite pretty,  (you eat with your eyes first, right)? Brown rice can easily beContinue reading “Mexican Rice Salad”

Lentil Orzo Salad

  Lentils, orzo, carrots, parsley, red onion, and lemon; what’s not to like about this salad?  It’s healthy,  inexpensive to make, and easy to prepare. Lentils are part of the legume family.  They have many health benefits including lowering cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease, and stabilizing blood sugar.  They are also a goodContinue reading “Lentil Orzo Salad”