Salads

Almond Chicken Salad

My sister-in-law, Roxanna Zalmanek, made a big batch of this at a family reunion. We all loved it and I asked for the recipe.  To me, it’s the Smokehouse almonds that make this so tasty. The first time I made it, I used extra almonds, which made it too salty. […]

Spicy potato salad

Spicy Potato Salad

Schultz’s Gourmet Hot Sauce is one of my new favorite condiments. It makes a fabulous potato salad if you like things on the spicy side.  This is basically Schultz’s recipe, but I’ve adapted it to my taste and found a few shortcuts for my one-butt kitchen. On my small motorhome cooktop, […]

Pear blueberry salad

Pear Blueberry Salad

Pear blueberry salad with mixed greens has been a favorite of mine for years, but it’s even better with baby arugula. The peppery leaf is a perfect compliment to the sweet fruit.  The first time I used arugula was when we stayed at the Ojo Caliente Mineral Spa and Resort […]

Paprika Vinaigrette

Paprika vinaigrette is a staple in my refrigerator.  I use a small amount in garden salads with salad greens, carrots, tomatoes, sugar snap peas, avocados, and any other veggies I have on hand, toasted pine nuts or slivered almonds, and feta or blue cheese crumbles.   Add some leftover rotisserie chicken […]