Gorgeous Greens!

SPINACH CHEESE BAKE This is a beautiful way to eat your veggies!  Moist, full of flavor and good for you carbs – it’s a great side dish or a vegetarian meal on it’s own. I’ve added cooked, chopped turkey bacon to this before also, and any variety of cheese I happen to have on hand. …

Go to the Mediterranean for a change of pace…

GREEK-STYLE EGG SALAD I love egg salad – any shape and form!  My favorite way is simply with mayo, salt, pepper, and a little splenda (YES…just a pinch…brings out the flavors!) So, it’s hard for me to change when I like the status quo.  But this one sounded so good and since I no longer…

For the Popeye in you…

CREAMED SPINACH A silky, cheesy side dish that goes perfectly with roasted chicken, salmon, and tender steaks.  Or leave the meat and serve along side a mound of softly scrambled eggs. I like the crispy top from the hot oven, but if you’re in a hurry, you don’t have to bake it.  Stir the spinach…

Chinese Cabbage Salad…Skinny-fied!

CHINESE CABBAGE SALAD Well, somebody had to do it…poor little thing was drowning in oil, salt and sugar. I kept all the same flavors, but reduced the oil by almost ALL (the original recipe called for 1 cup…AKKKK) and used a whole lot less salt. Still super crunchy and flavorful, but now lightly dressed instead…

Delicious deep freeze!

FROZEN FRUIT SALAD (Some of my photos go way back – before I knew what I was doing with a camera!  Disregard that…just know that this is much more gorgeous tasting than it looks!!) This is an old favorite that my mom used to make for special meals. She served it as a salad, but…

Pretty in Pink!

FLUFFY CRANBERRY SALAD Light, sweet-tart, and creamy…another way to enjoy those gorgeous cranberries! This salad has been on my Holiday tables for years and it’s always a hit. My mom made it one Thanksgiving and I fell in love.  She got it from her neighbor who had submitted it to their hometown cookbook – you…

Love the taste of potato salad, but not the carby spuds?

CAULIFLOWER SALAD (Mock Potato Salad) This gorgeous salad recipe is from my friend Amy Michelle (thanks, doll…smooch!).  I LOVED IT, so much that I have to include it here. It’s got the same ingredients as a regular spud salad, only cauliflower subbed for the potatoes.  Which means you could take YOUR favorite recipe and do…

A great alternative to Garlic Mashed Potatoes

MASHED WHITE BEANS WITH GARLIC & ROSEMARY I’m pretty sure I got the inspiration for this from a blog, but I can’t for the life of me remember where.  If it was yours…THANKS (and let me know)! This tastes just like garlic mashed potatoes.  It’s creamy, salty, garlicky – the rosemary gives it a wonderful…

Gorgeous way to get your veggies!

CAPRESE-INSPIRED SALAD This salad would be great to spoon on top of chicken breasts, baked fish fillets, or on top of burgers.  It’s easy to put together and the addition of the white balsamic vinegar keeps it pretty! Add some marinated artichoke hearts and brined olives for a different taste. I get my white balsamic…

Wonder Seed…Quinoa!

Good carbs!  From a seed that also gives you lots of protein.  If you haven’t tried this, DO.  It’s super easy to cook – just like long-grain rice – and can be used anywhere you use that.  FAB. Vary the veggies and seasoning you put in this salad…add in some diced chicken or even shrimp…