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Chinese Pickles

Chinese Pickles

Throwing together a good dinner that won’t heat up the kitchen on these hot summer evenings can be a real pickle. But when life gives you such a pickle, I suggest making Granny’s Chinese Pickles. They are quick, flavorful, and pretty as a picture. These […]

Cucumber Salad with Cream Cheese

Cucumber Salad with Cream Cheese

After pickling a batch of cucumbers, making cucumber sandwiches, and loading up salad with cucumbers, I sometimes still find myself buried under a massive pile of cucumbers. Each week these refreshing green veggies make up a good portion of our  CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box of local […]

Fully Loaded Hot Dogs

Fully Loaded Hot Dogs

If we were to play an impromptu word association game with the word beanie weenie, I bet I could guess your word. Is it ketchup? Ball game? Cheap? Can? Kid food? Fatty? Or did you just crinkle up your nose? Come on, don’t be snobby. […]

Tomatoes Vinaigrette-A Summer Salad You Can Bank On

Tomatoes Vinaigrette-A Summer Salad You Can Bank On

If I had a nickel for everytime someone asked me for the perfect tomato salad recipe, I would have no nickels. Luckily, the ingredients for Granny’s Tomatoes Vinaigrette recipe won’t break the bank and the result is solid gold. This recipe is simple, easy, and […]

Antipasto Pizza – The Pizza Topping to Top all Toppings

Antipasto Pizza – The Pizza Topping to Top all Toppings

Antipasto pizza – a pizza with salad as its topping – might sound like a complete oxymoron. But think about it. Antipasto pizza is really just a delicious pile of veggies, meat and cheese that you scoop into your mouth with a crispy, yummy crust as the vehicle rather than […]

Drunken Fruit Salad – Have a Serving and Call an Uber

Drunken Fruit Salad – Have a Serving and Call an Uber

Remember our Blueberry Cake? What we didn’t tell you before is that when  you top it with whipped cream and this Drunken Fruit Salad, it will be the best thing you have ever eaten. The blueberry cake is delicious, and the cream and the drunken […]

Ham and Veggie Salad with Salsa Vinaigrette – Hi Hammy

Ham and Veggie Salad with Salsa Vinaigrette – Hi Hammy

This ham and veggie salad was quite the pleasant surprise. This is a don’t-judge-a-book-by-its-cover situation. It is not much to look at, but I can promise you it is worth a try. I love ham, but I really only considered it a holiday meat, or […]

Pesto Pasta-A Summer Flavored Pasta Salad

Pesto Pasta-A Summer Flavored Pasta Salad

Picnic season is right around the corner! For some people, anyway. My New England picnic would have to include layering up, wearing knee socks, hot chocolate, and a thermos full of soup. Or I can keep making and devouring Granny’s pesto pasta. Despite my love […]

Stir Fry Salad – The Best Salad ‘Overall’

Stir Fry Salad – The Best Salad ‘Overall’

Who even knew you could stir fry salad? Granny had a binder of recipes in addition to her main recipe box. This recipe was on the very last page of the binder, and I initially thought that was a good place for it. I thought […]

Ambrosia-Fit for the Gods and Your Dinner Table

Ambrosia-Fit for the Gods and Your Dinner Table

The first time I had Ambrosia salad was at an all-you-can-eat buffet with Granny. It was probably an early bird special kind of buffet. And, I’m wondering why people make jokes about these early bird buffets. All the food you want, including dessert, before 6 […]



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