Mom’s Creamy New York Fruit Salad

Equal parts sweet & savory, Mom’s Creamy New York Fruit Salad is a wonderful accompaniment to any meal. I’m excited to share a side dish from my Mom’s recipe box today – Creamy New York Fruit Salad.  Growing up in the Midwest, family gatherings and holiday meals always included a fruit or jello salad of […]

6-Ingredient Fiesta Salad

Using pantry staples and a few fresh produce items, 6-Ingredient Fiesta Salad is perfect for your summer cookouts & picnics.   Now that summer (and the heat!) has officially arrived, I’m all about making meals that don’t require turning on the oven or stovetop.  In addition to not wanting to heat the house up any […]

Easy Slow Cooker Butternut Squash – No Cutting, No Peeling

If you dislike cutting and peeling squash as much as I do, my post today is just for you.  Easy Slow Cooker Butternut Squash – No Cutting, No Peeling eliminates all the hassle of prepping squash, making the prep time just 5 minutes.  Yes, just 5 minutes!  No more excuses for not eating your squash. […]

Orange Salad

Today I am sharing a Family Favorite recipe – Orange Salad.  My sister-in-law (Hi Cheryl!) shared the Orange Salad recipe with me a long time ago and it’s made an appearance at all our holiday and special occasion meals since then.  It has a mousse-like texture and the taste is reminiscent of a Dreamsicle. I’m […]

Easy Cranberry Sauce

If you are still searching for a last minute side dish for Thanksgiving, try Easy Cranberry Sauce.  This delicious little side dish comes together in under 30 minutes and can be made a day or two in advance.  I try to include a few make-ahead dishes with every holiday meal to lessen my time in […]

California Slaw

I had a cabbage left from my Bountiful Basket and wanted to use it before I get my new basket this weekend.  The typical mayonnaisey (that’s a word, right?!) coleslaw didn’t sound appealing so I went on the hunt for a different preparation.  My recipe box coughed up this golden oldie – California Slaw.  I’ve […]

Favorite Pasta Salad

This is my “go-to” pasta salad recipe, and the one I usually take if we are going to a potluck party.  Favorite Pasta Salad is easily adaptable to use what you have on hand or to accommodate your family’s taste buds.  While I prefer Favorite Pasta Salad loaded with veggies, my Teens prefer it more […]