Apple Snicker Bar Salad

October 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

Anyone else grow up eating this classic?

This is picnic and potluck food at its finest. It’s not high-class cuisine by any means and you won’t find it served at any formal event. But it’s easy, it feeds a crowd, it calls for chopped candy bars and it’s still considered a “salad.”

Continue reading

Healthy Chicken Kale Salad with Grilled Peaches

January 12, 2015 / 2 Comments

Healthy eating: week two – let’s do this!

I think it’s safe to assume the majority of Americans are still sticking to their annual weight loss resolutions, mostly because the majority of Americans were at the Y last night.

It was no small feat to find a parking spot at my local YMCA, despite the fact that the place was a ghost town just 12 days ago.

Continue reading

Healthier Broccoli Salad

June 9, 2014 / 2 Comments

Broccoli salad is one of those summer picnic classics that’s easy to tote everywhere at this time of year. It blends a handful of mismatched ingredients into something surprisingly tasty: broccoli and grapes, vinegar and sugar, cauliflower and bacon…sufficient doses of sweet, salty, healthy…and not-so healthy.

I like to make a version that’s slightly less artery-clogging.

Continue reading

Blue Pear Salad with Sugared Pecans and Dijon Vinaigrette

August 19, 2013 / 0 Comments

I hate nuts.

As a kid, I refused to eat them, and although my taste buds have grown more adventurous as I’ve gotten older, they’re still not my favorite. I’m a texture eater. I know some people love the added crunch of walnuts or pecans in brownies and cookies, but to me, that destroys a perfectly good, smooth baked good.

Continue reading