Category Archive: Salads

I love when you’re out at a restaurant, especially any type of Japanese restaurant and they bring you pickled cucumber and ginger with your meal. The acidity and crunchiness break up all the richness of whatever you were eating. It’s a great palate cleanser. And…it’s incredibly easy to do at home! This is a fantastic […]

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Do you people ever have those moments where you do something that you’ve done before but somehow it seems more special or something? That’s how I feel about making fresh croutons. I think maybe it’s the idea of taking something on its way out (old bread) and making it into something fantastic. From there, it’s […]

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Have you ever walked into your kitchen and been legitimately surprised at what you have in there? It happens to me occasionally, and I think I’m going to chalk that up to my (and Mike’s) penchant for impulse buying at the grocery store. However, it is not all bad. Sometimes I look in our pantry […]

It is that time of the year again folks… time for BBQs, watermelons, and unsafe firework handling! For this post, I thought I’d give you a quick list of sure to please favorites that can be made in an hour or less. I myself will be smoking a bunch of stuff on the Traeger, but […]

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Caprese Salad

June 23 , 2014 by Marga Munson - in Main Dish, Salads

I have said it before, and I will say it again….I am in LOVE with fresh, simple flavors. Food doesn’t have to be complicated and include 40 ingredients to be scrumptious. One of my favorite recipes of all time demonstrates just how wonderful simply prepared food can be. It’s also an Italian classic, which brings […]

Last week was busy. As Wednesday neared, I was getting all kinds of anxious prepared for my interview, and time was slipping away from me. So Wednesday, while the Curry in the Crock Pot simmered away and filled the house with its essence, I also made Thursdays’ dinner ahead of time and stuck it in the […]

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Mmm…Sunday. You know how it is, you sleep in a little bit, don’t jump up and shower immediately, and if you’re a lucky one, you got to spend Saturday at your friends’ house, eating delicious food and having a kick-ass time. Yesterday, Evelyn (the goddess of curry) and I, tag-teamed a BBQ and had friends over to […]

So it’s Friday night…and it’s inching closer to Mike coming home from work, so I start on dinner. I had these grandiose ideas of actually setting the table and sitting down for a civilized meal. Did this actually happen? Keep reading.Warm Pasta SaladServes 2 (with leftovers, yay!)Ingredients:1/2 fettuccini 1/4 cup chopped red onion1/4 cup sliced black olives1/2 cup […]