Salads

Peach caprese salad

Peach Caprese Salad

When peaches are in season, think peach caprese salad. Peaches are a delicious addition to a traditional caprese salad with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. Most people may think of Georgia or South Carolina when it comes to peaches, but in Colorado our mouths start to water when someone mentions Palisade […]

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 […]