Croutons (For Soup or Salad)

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Apr 092017
 

There is nothing like freshly made croutons to add the perfect finishing touch to a soup or a salad. I’ve been making these for a while and never thought much of it. I recently made them with soup for my friends Danielle and Bill. When they called me for the recipe, I knew it was time to add it to the website, so here we go. The trick is to use a good quality bread and extra-virgin olive oil.

My friend Adrienne had a good idea. When you have leftover ends of loaves or bread that is going stale, cube the bread and put it in a zip-lock bag in the freezer. After a while you’ll have a good supply of pre-cubed bread to quickly make croutons. No thawing needed! just throw them in the pan.

The World’s Best Salad

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Nov 242013
 

For the past few years we have attended a Food & Cooking Expo that usually happens in November. There are booths set up where you can sample the wares of different food vendors, exhibits of kitchen utensils and cookware, and best of all, the cooking demonstrations. At the demonstrations a chef prepares a dish before the audience, and while he is making the recipe on stage, the staff in the back room is making a lot more and everyone in the audience gets to sample the finished product.

This salad comes from one of these expos. The flavors blew me away and I call it “The World’s Best Salad. Now, it’s  a bit more work than a simple salad, but it’s worth the effort  for holidays or a special occasion.

 

Hilary’s Chinese Chicken Salad

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Mar 262013
 
Hilary's Chinese Chicken Salad

Hilary’s Chinese Chicken Salad

For Jared and Izabella’s wedding shower, Natalie’s sister, Valarie, made a wonderful chicken salad that came from her daughter Hilary’s recipe. There were many requests at the shower for the recipe, so here it is. This is an easy-to-make healthy recipe that can easily be scaled up for a crowd.

Valarie says that the salad is also delicious when served in taco shells.

Hungarian Sour Cream Salad Dressing

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Sep 102012
 

This is the only salad dressing that I ever knew when I was growing up. It’s especially good on cucumber salad, but I never ate cucumbers back then. As my mother said, “I didn’t know what I was missing.” It’s a simple recipe and I give you both the original version and my spiced up version.

Red Cabbage Coleslaw

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May 252012
 

Here’s a light summer recipe that’s a colorful and delicious main dish accompaniment for summer grilled