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Creamy Loaded Taco Pasta Salad

Creamy Loaded Taco Pasta Salad

Sometimes, a yummy recipe idea flashes into my thoughts and before even tasting it, I just know — this one’s gonna be a winner. That’s what happened with this recipe – standing in the middle of aisle 4 at the grocery store.

Tomato Avocado Spinach Salad w/ Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Tomato Avocado Spinach Salad w/ Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Here in Oklahoma, we are in that seasonal blur between summer and fall, some days feel just like mid-July and other days whisper of change with gray overcast skies and cool breezes. Yes, it’s time for something a little different but while while summer keeps 

Dean Fearing’s Cheese Croutons

Dean Fearing’s Cheese Croutons

You ay have noticed that I have been doing a lot of summer reading lately! A few good books, but mostly vintage cookbooks like my current favorites – Baking with Julia, German Baking and Cooking and the cookbook this recipe came from – Dean Fearing’s The Mansion on Turtle Creek. Continue reading Dean Fearing’s Cheese Croutons

4-Ingredient Frito “Salad”

4-Ingredient Frito “Salad”

I admit, there may be a liberty taken in the name of this recipe – but we’ll get to that in a minute. First, let me just say “WHEW”. Is it that time of year or what?! I honestly don’t think I have cooked a 

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

The last time I made this recipe, I made it for David’s grandpa – Ken. The truth of the matter is, he’s my grandpa too. I just love him. He loves many things; outdoors, hard work, hunting, but his most treasured possession is family. He 

Lemon Nectarine Fruit Salad with Fresh Mint

Lemon Nectarine Fruit Salad with Fresh Mint

This simple salad is one of my favorite summer treats and it comes to mind at just the right time! Our summer days are packed with swimming and sweating it seems. And who has the time, energy or desire to slave away in the kitchen?? Not this girl!  Continue reading Lemon Nectarine Fruit Salad with Fresh Mint

BLT on a stick with Homemade Buttermilk Herbed Dressing

BLT on a stick with Homemade Buttermilk Herbed Dressing

BLT — it is my most favorite sandwich. Toasted white bread, a smear of mayo, thick cut salty bacon, crisp iceberg & a juicy slab of ripe, juicy summer tomato.  I am just not sure it can get any better. That is why I was 

Extraordinary Green on Green Salad

Extraordinary Green on Green Salad

Okay, I hear you: “Green salad…EXTRAORDINARY??? Really??” Yes! I mean it — it is really extraordinary!

Mom’s BEST (simple) Cranberry Salad

Mom’s BEST (simple) Cranberry Salad

Well, mom told me it came from Laura’s mom – but since Laura’s mom is a mom and the cranberry salad is so very simple, I’ll still call it “Mom’s BEST (simple) Cranberry Salad”.

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Mustard Dressed Radish & Cilantro Slaw

Mustard Dressed Radish & Cilantro Slaw

On this week’s menu, I made one of my busy night “go-to slow cooker recipes”: Curry Beef and Butternut Squash!! It is a meal that ((surprisingly)) pleases everyone & is so easy to make. Somehow, I managed to find a few spare seconds in the 

Nectarines + Lemon = Sunshine Salad

Nectarines + Lemon = Sunshine Salad

Is it really nectarine season??  I thought nectarines were a summer fruit?? Our Oklahoma Spring has lasted longer than any I can remember ((YAY!!)). As a matter of fact, our Winter was crazy long too ((Yippee!!)). So, my mind just can’t comprehend that Summer is around the 

Lime Cilantro & Jalapeño Salad ((serve with curry…if you please))

Lime Cilantro & Jalapeño Salad ((serve with curry…if you please))

I recently invented the wheel. It was hard but somebody had to do it…Life will be so much brighter & simpler for all of humanity. Okay, as you know, I did no such thing – but even three days later, I am still beaming about the recipe I created: Thai Buttermilk Curry & Apricot Glazed Grilled Flap Steak. It came from a combination of no time & necessity. Continue reading Lime Cilantro & Jalapeño Salad ((serve with curry…if you please))