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Salad Side Dish

Butternut Squash Salad

If you followed the last post regarding roasting your Fall vegetables, then this salad will be easy! ¬†It is the quintessential salad for Thanksgiving: ¬†lots of bright greens, deep orange squash and radiant red fruit. ¬†Simple to put together and it can be prepared the day before or even several days before you need the …

Egg Salad Yogurt

Greek Yogurt Egg Salad

¬† Book Update: ¬†Currently, I’m reading “The Great Beanie Baby Bubble: Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute.” ¬†Really interesting book on how an “investment” (collecting stuffed animals) became a vehicle for money. ¬†Ty Warner apparently was crazy. ¬†He started the company and created beanie babies. ¬†But, he also created a company that lied …


Harvest Salad

Book Update: ¬†I started reading “Killing Jesus” by Bill O’Reilly (and some other guy). ¬†Though only several chapters in, I am enjoying the book. ¬†It is a lot of history that surrounds Jesus’ life that I wasn’t taught or simply forgotten about. ¬†The writing is fluid and information easy to process. ¬†When living in today’s …

Apple Salad

Red Onion and Apple Salad

Book update: ¬† Hmmm… does anyone read this part? ¬† ūüėČ Recipe Update: ¬†I have an abundance of apples from my bushel purchases at my co-op. ¬†Plus spinach is sooo good for you and so cheap at Aldi that I buy more than we can eat. ¬†This recipe helped me solve both problems. ¬†I have …

Fish Salad

Healthier Open Faced Tuna Melts

My favorite sandwich at Panera/St. Louis Bread Company is the tuna salad sandwich. ¬†Eating out just seems to be getting more and more expensive especially with both kids now eating their own kids’ meals. ¬†$4.50 for a PB&J anyone? ¬†Soo… I started going back to one of my favorite cookbooks: ¬†Comfort Food Makeovers by America’s …

Fruit Salad

Antioxidant Spinach Salad

This salad is topped with my favorite snack food from Trader Joe’s: ¬†Antioxidant fruit and nut mix. ¬†It is a mixture of almonds, walnuts, cashews, dried cranberries, dried blueberries, and dried raspberries. ¬† Here is a recipe for this salad and a few other salads that are my favorites. ¬†Costco sells a huge bag of …

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