Rainbow Garden Salad
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When the garden gives you a rainbow’s bounty of produce, make a salad worth its weight in gold! This salad is easy to prepare: chop, toss, dress, enjoy. I used a wide variety of vegetables and colors, for two reasons: 1. My mom always said a good meal should contain different colors. 2. I like a colorful dish. Both are pretty good reasons, I think! … Continue reading →

Bacon Pimiento Egg Salad
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Egg salad is definitely a summer time sandwich fixing! Did you know there are many ways to prepare egg salad? Did you know that you can fancy it up a bit? This recipe combines a couple of classics – Bacon & Eggs! Pimientos are included for a dash of flavor and a splash of color. It’s a simple summer sandwich, with a twist of flavor to entice your meat loving family members to eat a protein full meal. My grandma Chase made egg salad sandwiches for my sister, father and I to eat on a return trip from visiting grandma and grandpa in Vermont. Her egg salad was simple. The bread was coarse, New England brown bread.The sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper. Dill pickles were included in our picnic package. Dad loaded my sister and I into the back seat of a rented, four-seater airplane and we took off on about an 8 hour flight. Since the small plane (probably a Cessna) flew slightly faster than we would have driven in the car, the trip was going to be several hours faster by plane. However, we had to stop at a few small airports along the flight plan to … Continue reading →

Broccoli Bacon Cheese Salad
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When planning a picnic, my friend Sharon always includes a broccoli salad. I’ve often thought I need to ask for her recipe, but I’m too busy eating to talk. I designed this recipe based on the flavors in her salad. I call it the BBC Salad. My husband gives this salad his stamp of approval, so I know it’s good. I like this recipe because it only uses four ingredients. You know, I’m all about keeping the food simple! The cold crunchiness of this salad makes it a good dish to serve at picnics, when you’ve got warm sunshine, hot burgers on the grill and family on the deck. If you want to change up the flavor, you could use a salad dressing instead of the mayonnaise. But I like the simplicity of using mayonnaise as the dressing. Broccoli Bacon & Cheese Salad Recipe  Ingredients: 10 oz Broccoli 1 ½ c Cheddar Cheese 3 oz Bacon 1 ½ c Mayonnaise Recipe Directions: Place all ingredients in a bowl. Toss to coat with mayonnaise. Chill 2 hours. Approximate Nutrition Information: Servings Per Recipe: 8, Amount Per Serving: Calories: 195, Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 705g, Total Carbs: 13g, Protein: 6g. Make … Continue reading →