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.

Green goddess dressing

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

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Lemony Tarragon Chicken Salad

Lemony Tarragon Chicken Salad it has a clean fresh taste, with a positive upside; Lemony Tarragon Chicken Salad is so easy to make in a matter of minutes; combining  diced chicken breast meat, freshly roasted chopped red peppers, crisp green celery, chives, mayonnaise, freshly squeezed Florida lemon juice, garden fresh Mexican tarragon, a little kosher salt and freshly ground peppercorns.Lemony Tarragon Chicken Salad it has a clean fresh taste, with a positive upside; Lemony Tarragon Chicken Salad is so easy to make in a matter of minutes; combining diced chicken breast meat, freshly roasted chopped red peppers, crisp green celery, chives, mayonnaise, freshly squeezed Florida lemon juice, garden fresh Mexican tarragon, a little kosher salt and freshly ground peppercorns.I know y’all love a good recipe for Chicken Salad and this Lemony Tarragon Chicken Salad is just what the  doctor ordered to chase the winter blues away. Besides It’s citrus season in The Sunshine State and frankly,  it’s the perfect time to bring out the non-mama-drama recipes that y’all love and crave.
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Garlic Parmesan and Herb Bread

Garlic Parmesan and Herb Bread is a deliciously savory, crusty on the outside warm and soft in the middle garlic bread recipe with a ton of flavor from home-grown fresh organic herbs straight from my herb garden. So many times I have counted my blessings to be able to live in Sunny Florida vs the snow belt of North Eastern Ohio that I came from over 16 years ago.

My herb garden grows all year long;  so today I am going to make use of an abundance of herbs in my herb garden. I know some of you may be growing potted herbs in your house while some of you may not have that option. In your case, many of the well-stocked supermarkets have fresh herbs in the produce section that can be picked up at a fair price.

Garlic and Herb BreadI know some of you may be growing potted herbs in your house while most of you may not have that option.  In any case, many of the well-stocked supermarkets have fresh herbs in the produce section that can be picked up at a fair price or worst case scenario you can still make a great Garlic and herb bread by simply using dried herbs and cutting the amount herbs in half. Continue reading

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing – DIY

My Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing – DIY is one of the best Ranch Dressing recipes you’ll ever get your hands on to date; combining buttermilk, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, fresh herbs such as chives, parsley,  dill weed, tarragon, and  basil. It’s so good your going to be giving away the store brand you’ve been using.

I’m a firm believer in Homemade Ranch Dressing; you can’t go wrong eliminating all those chemicals and preservatives the store brands contain….Can you? Absolutely not friends and loving readers.

I love Ranch Dressing and have been known to privately dump it on almost anything  if you don’t watch me, vegetables, meats, chips, pretzels and a few times a slice of pizza…Yes, I know that’s just plain crazy isn’t it?  I can’t help myself, I told you I love Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch DressingA little fact on Ranch Dressing:  Ranch dressing has been the nation’s best-selling salad topper since 1992 when it overtook Italian Salad Dressing in the United States. Can you believe that? I sure can because it’s my favorite go-to dressing for my vegetables and salads. Continue reading

Leek & Potato Soup- leek agus prátaí anraith

Irish Potato and Leek Soup by The McCallums Shamrock Patch Blog Leek & Potato Soup- leek agus prátaí anraith; is such a wonderful traditional Irish food and the perfect luncheon item to roll out in celebration of the beloved St. Patrick combining fresh leeks with potatoes, shallots, Traditional Irish Style boiling bacon, heavy cream and perfectly seasoned in a simple timeless manner.

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Cilantro Lime Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Cilantro Lime Baked Sweet Potato Fries is a remarkably delicious and simple New recipe take on plain old sweet potato fries; baked to a healthy perfection with a wild and delicious splash of flavor including cumin and lime in a delicious dipping sauce of Cilantro Lime Ranch.

I bet you are all wondering “How in the heck did cilantro and lime get in this mix?” You absolutely have to try this winning combination of delicious Baked Sweet Potato Fries with a hint of lime and cumin in a cilantro lime Ranch sauce to believe how awesome those flavors  work together- Seriously try them!

Cilantro Lime Baked Sweet Potato Fries

 

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