POTATO SALAD WITH ARUGULA, PEAS, & DILL

Potato Salad with Arugula, Peas, and Dill is a fantastic potato salad perfect for any season; made with sliced Red Potatoes, Peppery Arugula, Red Onions, Feta cheese, Sweet Peas, garden Fresh Dill weed,  dressed in a creamy deliciously thick Greek Yogurt sauce.

A few years back my friend and Author of Erica’s Recipes Blog made a wonderful potato salad that I used in a Blogger Roundup called, “20 Salads to remember this Summer” on my blog. I fell in love hardcore with her salad called Spring Potato Salad with Arugula, Peas, and Dill to the point of instantly being inspired to make a revamped version of my own for you guys.

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Erica was brilliant combining  Red Potatoes, Peppery Arugula, Sweet Peas, and Fresh Dill weed herbs,  those, of course, would stay. Heck, those are the ingredients that drew my attention from the start after seeing her recipe. Continue reading

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Green Goddess Dressing

Green Goddess Dressing is a beautiful minty colored green blast from the past made with plain Greek yogurt, buttermilk, Duke’s mayo, chervil, chives, anchovy, tarragon, lemon juice, and freshly ground pepper. It’s perfect for your Springtime freshly made salads.

It has been said in the past that Green Goddess Dressing’s origin points to the Palace Hotel in San Francisco in 1923 when the hotel’s executive chef Philip Roemer wanted something to pay tribute to actor George Arliss and his hit play, The Green Goddess. He then concocted this dressing, which, like the play, became a hit.

I have to admit I am an avid collector of anything vintage, including recipes.This dressing is right up my alley and definitely a delicious blast from the past on a wonderful crisp and cool salad. I adore the natural minty tinted color as well as the flavor of this dressing.

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I bet a few of you are wondering a few things…

What is Chervil? : Chervil, aka French parsley, is a delicate annual herb related to parsley.It is commonly used to season mild-flavored dishes and is a constituent of the French herb mixture fines herbs. Continue reading

WALDORF CHICKEN SALAD Recipe

Waldorf Chicken Salad recipe is a delicious update to the original New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel’s recipe for Waldorf Salad combining Dukes mayonnaise, Greek Plain yogurt, lemon juice, diced chicken breast, Honeycrisp apples, seedless  sliced Globe grapes, celery, fresh sweet basil, toasted walnuts, and simply seasoned with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.

Waldorf Chicken Salad recipe is a delicious update to the original New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel’s recipe for Waldorf Salad combining Dukes mayonnaise, Greek Plain yogurt, lemon juice, diced chicken breast, Honeycrisp apples, seedless sliced Globe grapes, celery, fresh sweet basil, toasted walnuts, and simply seasoned with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.

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Chicken and Berry Salad

Chicken and Berry Salad is an amazing way to wrap up summer with a beautiful bang. It’s so simple and budget friendly to make this amazing salad combining leftover Mojito Chicken or any of your favorite grilled chicken, fresh juicy, succulent blackberries and strawberries and a fresh spring mix with a wonderful refreshing Blackberry Mint Balsamic Dressing to tie it all together.

Labor Day is coming and we will soon be heading into the season of Everything Pumpkin, Homemade Soups, and of course the everyday casseroles that the cooler fall weather brings. While I do love the fall weather I want to be able to still enjoy and a delicious summer salad with fresh berries and grilled chicken, don’t you?

Chicken and Berry Salad is such stunning and fabulous way of making the most of your leftover chicken combined with fresh juicy, succulent blackberries and strawberries and a fresh spring mix with a wonderful refreshing Blackberry Mint Balsamic Dressing to tie it all together.

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The History of Caprese Salad {Insalata Caprese}

The first mention of  the beloved Caprese Salad {Insalata Caprese} was in the early 1920s, Caprese Salad appeared on the Hotel Quisisana menu;  where  Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, founder of Futurism, in the summer of 1924 protested  pasta calling it “outdated”.

Many years later, in the 1950s, it is noted that King Farouk, having requested a menu item that would be light on his stomach, as an afternoon appetizer, was served a bread encasing fresh mozzarella, vine ripened tomatoes and the fresh herb basil.

THE HISTORY OF CAPRESE SALAD {INSALATA CAPRESE}Caprese Salad {Insalata Caprese}is definitely one of the discoveries of the twentieth century; with vast tourism taking place, the Caprese no longer would be called a Capri recipe, it became an international dish. Meanwhile, the Caprese Salad would become very much so improved when the traditional vaccine mozzarella was replaced with bufala mozzarella, a dairy product typical of Campania, Italy. Continue reading

Creamy Spinach and Bacon Pasta Salad

Creamy Spinach and Bacon Pasta Salad is so simple to make; it takes about 20 minutes from start to finish to have you out of the kitchen in no time flat. Made with fresh spinach, artesian lettuce, crisp hickory smoked bacon,  grape tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, red salad onions and a creamy pasta.

I am all about simple to make dishes in the dead of summer here in Florida, that heat is something else,  trust me when I say, I am totally against  making dishes that require me to stand over a hot stove for long periods of time. That’s why I love making this wonderful creation, I call Creamy Spinach and Bacon Pasta Salad. Who doesn’t love the idea of a 20-minute side dish?

Creamy Spinach and Bacon Pasta Salad is so simple to make; it takes about 20 minutes from start to finish to have you out of the kitchen in no time flat. Made with fresh spinach, artesian lettuce, crisp hickory smoked bacon, grape tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, red salad onions and a creamy pasta.Yesterday, for the 4th of July, I decided to take a few shortcuts in my kitchen since it was about 100 degrees in the shade and my Creamy Spinach and Bacon Salad was actually one of the sides I made for the holiday. Besides anything made with bacon gets my husbands approval and vote. When he’s happy, we are all happy. Continue reading

Easy Creamy Italian Salad made with Suddenly Salad + Cash Giveaway

Learn to make this Easy Creamy Italian Salad in about 20 minutes or less for your next last-minute Summer gathering using your favorite ingredients like crisp romaine lettuce, capicola ham, pepperoni, ripe grape tomatoes, garbanzo beans, black olives, green olives, sweet pepper rings, hot pepper rings,  grated Romano cheese, and Suddenly Salad.

You’ll love how easy peasy and light this recipe for Easy Creamy Italian Salad made with Suddenly Salad is to make when you have a last-minute Bbq or impromptu dinners with friends. You’ll find yourself spending less time indoors in your kitchen and more time outdoors with your friends and family members. After all summer grilling is about being outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather, isn’t it?

Life is too short not to have a little extra time to enjoy our surroundings on a beautiful warm summer day; so let’s gather some of our favorite yummy Italian ingredients, a box of Creamy Italian Suddenly Salad, and make a delicious favorite summer recipe + plus enter to win a CASH giveaway!

Learn to make this Easy Creamy Italian Salad in about 20 minutes or less for your next last-minute Summer gathering using your favorite ingredients like crisp romaine lettuce, capicola ham, pepperoni, ripe grape tomatoes, garbanzo beans, black olives, green olives, sweet pepper rings, hot pepper rings, grated Romano cheese, and Suddenly Salad.Have you ever been invited to a last minute Bbq with little or no time to plan your side dish? Ugh that feeling of despair not knowing what to make! I know we have all been that situation more than once; so I want to share my fast version of one of my Italian salads, it’s s been a huge success time after time at Bbq’s, gatherings, and potlucks, it’s my Easy Creamy Italian Salad made with all our favorite Italian-Style fixings and Suddenly Salad. Continue reading