Archive for Salads and Dressings

July 14th, 2014

Jalapeno Coleslaw

Jalapeno Coleslaw

 

Coleslaw is always a personal favorite with BBQ.  I love this classic Coleslaw Recipe, but if you want to add a little kick to your slaw, I highly recommend this Jalapeno Coleslaw.  It’s got all my favorite ingredients, but with an added kick from diced jalapenos and cilantro.

 

Jalapeno Coleslaw

 

You can serve your slaw as a side dish to any summer grilling menu, but I especially like to add it to a pulled pork sandwich.  This Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork is the best!  Make a big batch for a crowd, or freeze dinner portions for fast and easy

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June 30th, 2014

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

loaded baked potato salad

 

What’s a summer picnic without potato salad?  If you are gearing up your 4th of July menu, here’s a fabulous Loaded Baked Potato Salad you’ll want to add!  This salad combines all the yummy flavors of a baked potato into a crowd-loving salad:  Potatoes, Sour Cream, Bacon, Onions, and Cheddar Cheese – plus Ranch Dressing!  I should note here, that in Texas we eat Ranch on almost anything, so if you’re not a fan just substitute mayo.

 

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Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Ingredients

3-4  Russet potatoes, baked, cooled and diced*
1 small onion, chopped
3/4 cup ranch

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June 16th, 2014

Crab Louie

Crab Louie

 

Last summer I was with my sisters at a restaurant on the Seattle water front  that served the most beautiful Crab Louie- wow, how beautiful!  I hadn’t seen or had that salad in so long.  The Crab Louie is a west-coast favorite made with fresh Dungeness Crab .  I grew up in Washington State, but  I’ve lived in Texas so long I forgot all about this amazing dish.  What a shame because this is one beautiful and one delicious salad.  I decided I needed to make them this year for fresh and cool summer suppers.

 

Crab Louie

 

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June 3rd, 2014

Asian Cabbage Salad

Asian Cabbage Salad

I had the opportunity to take my oldest on a little weekend getaway visiting other extended families and the state of Utah. It was a lot of fun to have all that one on one time with my oldest that just never seems to happen at home with all the crazy going on. We ate out for every meal, which was delicious but now my body feels like it needs a little detox if you know what I mean. So this week we are eating a lot of “light” meals. This Asian Cabbage Salad is perfect alone or with some

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June 2nd, 2014

Mexican Cucumber Salad

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This past weekend Jocelyn and I had the chance to be together  at a beautiful wedding and spend time with lots of family we don’t get to see often.  Summer offers so many opportunities for family reunions, summer celebrations,  and backyard cookouts – you just gotta love it!

This Mexican Cucumber Salad is perfect for such gatherings – it goes great with burgers, chicken, or whatever you’ve got on the grill.   The veggies are fresh and crisp with a light dressing to compliment them and the colors are so beautiful you just can’t help but dig in!  It will

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