Patricia Rose’s Bacon & Potato Salad ~ A Real Crowd Pleaser

I tripled Patricia’s recipe to fill this big-ass container for my mom’s birthday party. Friend, Chef Patricia Rose, blogger at Fresh Food In A Flash served this dish at her OWN birthday and it was exactly what I needed for the Mom Gig. I’m thinking it was the TANG that caught my attention. Slurp.

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The Big Salad ~ Men Love This

There was a Seinfeld TV episode where George’s date took credit for bringing a takeout salad to Jerry’s.  She carried it in; George had paid for it. She got the credit. George was confounded. The banter was all about The Big Salad. Not the salad.  The. Big. Salad.  This isn’t that salad, but it’s what […]

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Southwest Chopped Idaho® Potato Salad for Two

As far as I’m concerned, a big bowl of potatoes in any form is a good thing.  Mashed, riced, french fried, au gratin, baked and classic salad call my name.  So when the Idaho (R) Potato Commission asked if I would come up with a chopped salad featuring spuds… heck, yeah.  My result… a Southwest Chopped […]

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Not Yo’ Grandma’s Three Bean Salad

Why does deli Three Bean Salad look Granny?  As in, Don’t Eat That Old Fogey Food?  I LIKE beans. What’s my problem? Maybe it’s ego because the beans are canned. But I LIKE canned beans. AHA!  The funky bottle of White Glaze got me thinking, “this would be awesome on bean salad!”

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Beets with Red Onion Vinaigrette

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There was this family of four crowding the beets at the farmer’s market. Wait, whoa… they planned on buying ALL OF THEM?? ‘Scuze me, ‘scuze me… got the last bunch. Beets with Red Onion Vinaigrette was the recipe I wanted to share with you this week and it almost didn’t happen.

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Creamy Buttermilk-Herb Potato Salad

Calorie-laden picnic food in WINTER? Come on, hasn’t everyone’s Muffin Top made a grand appearance since the holiday season? I, for one, am already back on the LoseIt app to track my calorie intake. But I made this dish because it’s light, and oooh, really tasty still warm from prep– Cooking Light magazine’s recipe for […]

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Salade Lyonnais: a Bacon and Egg Salad. This is About the Egg

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This is an homage to the perfect poached egg atop salads at our Gourmet Club potluck dinner last weekend. Salade Lyonnais: lettuce, quality bacon, homemade croutons, fresh-made vinaigrette and that glorious warm poached egg on top.

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Creamy Pumpkin Dressing for a Romaine & Green Apple Salad

Potluck with fellow food bloggers, there’s a little self-imposed pressure to come up with a yummy dish that’s not a common recipe and also looks good in a photo. This Food Bloggers LA (FBLA) lunch meet-up had a PUMPKIN theme for the food. Think breads, cakes, cookies? Not me… I STILL think a buffet needs […]

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Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

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Here is a yummy Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing recipe. And a little Patti story: in high school, I waitressed at Mr. Steak. This was a working class place. Your salad order came with a simple choice: Roquefort, Italian or Thousand Island dressing. Given those, often a patron would ask, “Do you have blue cheese dressing?” […]

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Warm Greek-Style Lamb Salad

  Warm Greek-Style Lamb Salad. I’ve posted about our Gourmet Club before; themed dinner parties where four couples cook. Apologies to hosts Ricki and John, I hijacked this evening’s theme because a shipment of Superior Farms American lamb was coming and, whoa, it was a generous supply. A rack, a leg and ground lamb. Ricki […]

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Mango Avocado Salad ~ “Food, Fast” Is Much Better Than “Fast Food”

Swear on a stack of bibles, I’m not sucking up to sponsors from Camp Blogaway. We ended our Camp with a HUGE supply of goodies, some ripening quickly. Today, I whipped up lunch in five minutes, made a pretty picture, then sat on the porch swing and savored my fresh Mango Avocado Salad.

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Big Green Salad Moroccan-Inspired, Sort Of

I’m not claiming this to be a “Moroccan Salad.” It is a good example of how to contribute to a dinner party. Friends Chris and Patricia (she’s the chef blogger at Fresh Food in a Flash – and photographer that night) hosted. Patricia was marinating meat in “Moroccan seasonings,” so I said we’d bring salad. […]

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Wurstsalat ~ My Version of Swiss Sausage Salad

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After several years of quarterly dinners, our Gourmet Club is getting VERY creative with themes. Laura and Jeff announced the next dinner to be Swiss, as in “Fondue Party,” and gave Larry and me the salad assignment. !?!  Sure, the Swiss have salads, one on the surface looked just right, a chopped salad with plenty […]

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