Asian Chicken Salad

A quick salad supper, so easy to make that my friend Ann calls it a "supper saver". The homemade Asian Vinaigrette is bright with cilantro, ginger, lime juice and soy sauce, a welcome departure from typical mayonnaise-heavy chicken salad recipes. Fast & Adaptable. Fresh & Seasonal. Weight Watchers Friendly. High Protein.

Tomato Soup Vegetable Salad

My grandmother's favorite salad from the 1960s, decidedly retro, in fact, "double retro" for today's real-food sensibility. But does it remain a personal favorite? You bet. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ Does a Retro Salad Deserve a Place in Today's Recipe Box? Back in the 1960s when this was my Gramma Kellogg’s favorite summer salad, the "salad" sections in our church cookbooks listed one jello salad after another, many with marshmallows and Cool Whip. Some "salads", eh? At least Gramma's salad included some vegetables, albeit in skimpy amounts, a tablespoon of onion, half a green pepper, half a cucumber, a touch of celery, and so on. But truth be told, I loved her salad too and made it at least once a summer, ignoring its calorie-laden jiggly goodness. Then some time in the 1990s, I adapted Gramma's salad for all the new-fangled "diet" and "healthy" ingredients: sugar-free gelatin, low-fat tomato s

Parmesan Chicken

Oh so perfect for summer! It's quick. It's easy. It's make-now or make-ahead. It's good hot or cold. It's good as is and atop a salad and tucked into a sandwich. What is it? Baked chicken breasts in a light Parmesan crust. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ The Second Busiest Food Holiday for Supermarkets In thousands of hometowns this Independence Day, Americans will place hands over hearts as legions of dignified if aging veterans and their fresh-faced comrades convey our flag along tree-lined main streets. And as day draws to a close, we’ll gather again on blankets and some times in boats to “oooh” and “aaah” as mid-summer night skies unfold a pageant of artistry and spectacle. Between the parades and the pyrotechnics will be family reunions, neighborhood potlucks, church picnics, riverside barbecues and community fairs – all laden with summer bounty! It’s no wonder that food-wise, the Fourth of July is the second-busiest holiday for supermarkets.

Trio of Salad Dressings

Three recipes for easy homemade salad dressings. First up, Buttermilk Balsamic Dressing (pictured below) but there's also My Favorite Salad Dressing that's never the same twice except delicious, it's a classic vinaigrette, the one I make nearly every day. Finally, there's a Traditional Balsamic Dressing. For anyone who's set a goal to eat more salads, start with learning how how to make homemade salad dressing, it makes all the difference! Ah, summer salads. What’s not to love about a plate piled high with fresh greens, zucchini, bell peppers, tomatoes, broccoli and cauliflower? Throw chicken breasts on the grill and the meal is complete. BUTTERMILK BALSAMIC DRESSING is a stock item to keep ready in the fridge nearly year-round. It’s terrific on salads but also works as a pick-me-up for steamed vegetables and grilled meats. You’ll want to use fresh buttermilk and a good balsamic vinegar. And look at the calories – it’s practically a “free” food! TRADIT