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Waldorf Salad

The Waldorf Salad recipe is straightforward and delicious and can be made with ingredients from your pantry.  It is ready in 15 minutes and easy for family gatherings or potlucks.   Granny's Classic Waldorf Salad I have been making this classic Waldorf Salad recipe for the holidays and special occasions for years. The recipe comes from my Mother.  It is one of my favorite recipes growing up.   The original Waldorf Salad was introduced on March 14, 1893, at the Waldorf Istoria Hotel in New York by the first executive chef for a charity ball and became an instant success.  In years since, the original recipe, which consisted of apples, celery, and mayonnaise, has taken on more additions.

Simple Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

Simple Broccoli Cauliflower Salad will elevate a meal for Kings or refresh a family potluck dinner.  The perfect salad with only six ingredients, including the creamy, tangy dressing. Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Creamy Dressing My recipe for delicious Broccoli Cauliflower Salad is simple and quick to make, full of fresh broccoli and cauliflower florets, julienne red onions, and tossed in a dressing you want to drink.   Growing up, anytime we had a big gathering, Mother would cook the biggest meal, and the whole family would come.   Recipes like this classic Broccoli Cauliflower Salad totally remind me of those days the love and care my Mother took in hosting all the family and celebrating us. Just like Mother, I keep this salad as simple as possible.  My family loves this salad year-round, especially around the holidays.   This brings up Thanksgiving around the corner, always a favorite.   I know this salad will become one of yours, too.

Spring Asparagus Salad with Tangy Avocado Lemon Vinaigrette

Spring Asparagus Salad with Tangy Avocado Lemon Vinaigrette is a spring salad that comes together quickly with fresh taste with fresh vegetables and zing in the vinaigrette, which makes someone think it is perfect for a side dish.    Spring is on its way!  And I am getting ready with my Asparagus Salad with Tangy Avocado Lemon Vinaigrette.  It is beautiful, fresh, healthy, and so vibrant. My spring salad is made with simple, fresh ingredients, asparagus, cucumbers, and chili peppers.  The salad is drizzled with an amazing avocado lemon vinaigrette.  The dressing only takes minutes to make and adds so much freshness.

Marinated Carrots

Marinated Carrots, a vintage salad recipe, are mainly known as Copper Pennies, Sweet and Sour Carrots, but we know them as Magic Carrots.  Perfect for the holidays, potlucks, and even an elegant dinner. Magic Carrot Salad All the magic happens in these carrots when they are marinated in a sweet and sour mixture overnight yielding a delightful taste of my childhood. Magic Carrots are a unique side dish that brings memories of my childhood.   Back in the day when I was growing up, it seemed mother would bring these carrots out around the time spring came; to me, they screamed Easter.  

Summer Peach and Cherry Salad

Summer Peach and Cherry Salad with Fresh Collard Ribbons and Feta, an elegant salad showcasing fresh seasonal stone fruit.  A beautiful combination of sweet peaches and fresh cherries with the salty taste of feta on a bed of tender collard ribbons. Peach and Cherry Salad On A Bed of Fresh Collard Ribbons This Peach and Cherry Salad is lite and fresh with red onions and a sprinkle of feta on my favorite bed of leafy greens and tender collard ribbons.   Capturing the last of the peach season here in Texas.  We have eaten a ton of peaches this year.   Our favorite orchard is winding down, as well as our local Sams.   The salad is then drizzled with a simple White Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Best Loaded Roasted BBQ Cauliflower Salad

Loaded Keto Roasted BBQ Cauliflower Salad, a low carb version of Loaded Potato Salad, also known as Fauxtato.  Taste just like the standard version with all the flavors and a few carbs. Roasted BBQ Cauliflower Salad The Roasted BBQ Cauliflower Salad is absolutely delicious.  The ingredients are simple and straightforward, cauliflower, bacon, chicken, celery, red onion, red bell pepper, dill pickles, BBQ seasoning, and a dressing of mayonnaise, mustard, and sour cream. Yum.  Traditional potato salad is a favorite around our house for any occasion.  We love it.   It is perfect for potlucks and picnics. You name it, Potato Salad  is going to be on the table. Here recently, my husband has been on a low potassium diet, and potatoes are one of the foods that are very high in potassium.   Wouldn't you know he loves potatoes?   My daughter has been telling me about a delicious faux potato salad.   It is a loaded faux potato salad.

Stain Glass Fruit Salad

Stain Glass Fruit Salad, fresh pineapple chunks, fresh strawberry slices, and fresh blueberries tossed all together in a strawberry pie filling, homemade or canned.    Light and fresh...who says it can't be for dessert!   The night before any celebration we are having, I make Celebration Salad.  I like another quick fruit salad  I make from my childhood using canned fruit, but this is our favorite. I try to use fresh fruit as much as I can.  Especially now, while the strawberries, pineapple, and blueberries are in season.   We have some that are not a fan of bananas in this salad, so we leave them out but feel free to add them along with any other fresh fruit.  I think Kiwi and grapes would be another delicious addition or even peaches.   If you add peaches, a homemade peach pie filling is a great combination.

The Secret to Making the Best Old School Pea Salad

Old School, Pea Salad,  a classic salad made with  simple ingredients, crunchy pieces of onion, chopped dill pickles, and boiled eggs with a coating of mayonnaise.  A n easy summer salad perfect for potlucks and gatherings.    Pea salad is a classic summer dish.  It pairs well with ham and chicken dishes or any grilled meat.  There is a secret to making the best recipe.

How To Make The Best Roasted Little Tomatoes

Roasted Little Tomatoes , place little tomatoes on a rimmed baking sheet, lightly drizzle with avocado oil and give a generous sprinkle of coarse salt and pepper, cooked in the oven until caramelized.  Simply delicious! As soon as the holidays were over and I started back on the healthy eating plan I have been on since 2017, I knew I wanted some of these Roasted Little Tomatoes on my menu rotation.   They are super easy to make and a bonus, they are super delicious too!  haha! I like to roast these up and keep them in the refrigerator for a healthy snack, flavorful salad, in addition to a tasty hamburger and a topping over mini meatloaves.  I have found the ideas for the lovely jewels are endless.

Homemade Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Whole Berry Cranberry , fresh cranberries, pomegranate juice, chopped dried cherries, and chopped pecans.   The pectin in the berries brings it all together in an amazing dense sauce. Homemade Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce has been on our Thanksgiving dinner table for years. You may be asking the question why homemade?  Believe me, you will never buy canned ever again.  Mother use to make it from the recipe on the back of the bag of cranberries. I decided a couple of years ago that I wanted to enhance the sweet tartness of the cranberry flavor. So I added pomegranate juice and chopped dried cherries along with some chopped pecans for some crunch.

Weeknight Family Supper Meal: #5 Spaghetti Pie

Weeknight Family Supper Meal,  an inspiration for a meal any night of the week that may include ideas how to make part of the meal ahead, how to freeze any leftovers or how to make leftovers into a makeover for another meal.   With Valentine's Day next Wednesday, I thought you might like a meal for the special occasion.  When my children were small, we chose to celebrate the moment with our children at the family table instead of a quiet romantic meal just husband and me.  I would set the table with the fine china, crystal tea glasses, real cloth napkins and well the silverware was our everyday. I would serve a one pot dish, like Shrimp Creole over buttered rice, green salad, and for dessert, we would have chocolate cake.  Oh, the memories are flooding in.  sniff sniff!

Weeknight Family Supper Meal: #4 Salmon Croquettes

Weeknight Family Supper Meal , an inspiration for a meal one night of the week that may include ideas how to make part of the meal ahead, how to freeze any leftovers or how to make leftovers into a makeover for another meal.   Most people don't know how easy it is to make salmon croquettes.  Mix up a few ingredients, mince onions, egg, and seasoning in a bowl, roll them into small little rolls, roll them around some saltine cracker crumbs and fry in oil.  Voila, salmon croquettes.   See how easy, and oh! so delicious.  Perfect for a weeknight meal.

Weeknight Family Supper Meal: #2 Leftover Ham with Bowtie Pasta and English Peas

Weeknight Family Supper Meal , an inspiration for a meal one night of the week that may include ideas how to make part of the meal ahead, how to freeze any leftovers or how to make leftovers into a makeover for another meal.   After Christmas, we always have plenty of ham leftover.  This Christmas was no different.  I usually buy a whole ham for Thanksgiving and a spiral ham for Christmas. I love to dice leftover spiral ham.  The cuts are all uniform and the perfect thickness.  They look pretty in ham salad or a pasta dish like Leftover Ham and Bowtie Pasta.

Roasted Sweet Potato Cobb Salad with Walden Farm's Honey Dijon Salad Dressing

Roasted Sweet Potato Cobb Salad, golden roasted sweet potatoes, chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, purple onions and avocados on a layer of fresh collard green ribbons and arugula salad greens and drizzled with honey dijon salad dressing.  I'm keeping it Southern! Do you ever have a few sweet potatoes needing to cook before they go bad?  Well, that is where I am, and two sweet potatoes are not enough to make a pie.   Now I could put them in a casserole or bake them, but that means lots of butter and cinnamon and sugar.  That's how I like my baked sweet potatoes, so I opted for a healthy version, roasted sweet potatoes. 

Creamy Brown Sugar Grape Salad

Creamy Brown Sugar Grape Salad , crunchy juicy grapes folded in a sweet-tart creamy dressing.  To send it over the top sprinkle with brown sugar and pecans.  Oh! My. I must say I just now have made this glorious salad.  I have been seeing it on the social media sites for several years and just never got around to making it.   Now I make it all the time.  It is fabulous.  I can't get enough of it.  My husband loves it, my grands love it, everywhere I take it they love it.  

Watermelon Kiwi Feta Layered Salad

Watermelon Kiwi Feta Layered Salad , crisp watermelon layered with kiwi fruit, a few blueberries, and sprinkled with a heavy dose of Feta cheese. Then wait...drizzled with a balsamic blueberry syrup! Oh! my.    A  summer obsession that will rock your world.  Remember the watermelon puzzle that took Pinterest by storm several years ago?  

Super Bowl Party Eats

Football Party Food , a collection of our favorite game day food we enjoy!   I have included good eats from all spectrums, appetizers, main dishes, sandwiches, sliders, salads, and don't forget the sweet treats.   Are you ready for some football this weekend?  If you are having a Super Bowl Party or headed to one, these football eats are sure to wow your guest.  Enjoy!

Weeknight Supper Meal: Old Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie

Weeknight Supper Meal , an inspiration for one of your meals for the week including how to make most of the meal ahead of time, how to freeze leftovers and a couple of sweets for the Super Bowl Party! Chicken Pot Pie is the quintessential comfort food in the south.  We love a savory blend of, tender chicken, mixed vegetables in a creamy sauce and blanketed in a flaky pastry.

Weeknight Supper Meal: Crusty Pork Chops

Weeknight Supper Meal,  an inspiration for one of your meals for the week including a way to makeover leftovers into another meal. These Crusty Pork Chops are my go to recipe when I want a super crunchy breading around the pork chop.  I must tell you that I love to pick them up right off the plate and biting into them....who needs silverware?  They are absolutely scrumptious.

Weeknight Supper Meal: Roasted Hamburger Steak Dinner

Weeknight Supper Meal,  a weekly feature here on Cooking with K to help with an idea for one of your meals for the week.  Planning meals can be daunting at times, but planning meals ahead is the secret to less stress, overspending on groceries, and having more family favorites at your meals. I love simple and easy meals on busy weeknights.  These Roasted Hamburger Steaks are cooked in a sheet pan with the vegetables all roasted together and just before serving add a pat of butter for the finishing touch.