Light Italian Chicken Salad with Roasted Garlic

Italian Chicken Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing

There’s a recipe in my cookbook for the best egg salad in the world, where I finally figured out how to do use Greek yogurt properly. Before that, I just cursed my mother. I was a mayo girl. I had tried for years to swap yogurt for mayo, but the tang was always too detectable. I even tried sour…

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Salmon with Yogurt Dill Sauce and Cucumber Feta Salad

salmon with dill sauce

You know when you make a meal you’re sure you’ll start making all the time? Something easy enough that it doesn’t require you to buy a million ingredients, but also flavorful and impressive enough that you’d be happy to serve it to friends? That’s my favorite. Does it happen all the time? Ehh no. But when it…

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Summer Shrimp Salad with Grilled Peaches and Fresh Corn

Summer Shrimp Salad with Grilled Peaches and Fresh Corn

I don’t want to miss things before they’re already gone, but it’s kind of my specialty. I’ll be two bites into a cookie — already mourning it, or on a vacation, like I was last May with Kate and Sabrina, staring into turquoise water, sipping a piña colada, and at least a tinge of my blissed-out vacation high…

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15-Minute Spring Zucchini Ribbon Salad

spring zucchini ribbon salad

Friends! What’s new? Life update before the recipe: I’m in the copyediting phase of the cookbook, which, as far as my hands-on involvement goes, is nearly the final stage. Tomorrow I’m planning to write acknowledgements and a dedication. I had to tell Mom that this book wasn’t going to be for her, and she said, “Oh…

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Pistachio Peach Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

pistachio peach salad with honey vinaigrette

This is the summery mix I made last week for Mom. Since then, it has quickly become my new favorite salad. Sweet ripe peaches, grilled chicken, salty pistachios, creamy goat cheese, and a homemade honey vinaigrette. Enjoy!   PrintPistachio Peach Salad with Honey Vinaigrette Yield: 4 Servings IngredientsFor the honey vinaigrette: ¼ cup apple cider vinegar…

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Fourth of July Red, White, and Blue Salad

red white and blue salad

I would love to say that I was feeling especially patriotic while making this salad, but really? I was thinking about Panera. My friend and I ate there a few days ago, following our usual business meetings: TJ Maxx, coffee, Target, Nordstrom Rack…you get the idea. It’s vigorous—not for the faint of blood sugar. By…

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Arugula Avocado Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

arugula avocado salad

OK, I admit it; this recipe is simple. It’s light, too, and that whole fluffy-puffy-pile-of-greens state of existence is just generally not for me, because my salads? They rarely weigh less than, oh I don’t know, say, a half-pound cheeseburger? Just a guess. So this fairly dainty plateful is a far cry from the norm….

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Blackened Chicken Salad with Light Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

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It has been far too long since I’ve shared a salad with you. The ones I toss together at lunchtime tend to be either too bizarre or too boring to merit a proper recipe, but this one? It deserves attention. Crisp romaine topped with bold and spicy blackened chicken, drizzled in homemade buttermilk ranch dressing….

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