Salads

Pennsylvania Dutch Chow Chow Recipe

Chow chow is a Pennsylvania Dutch pickled vegetable salad. It is usually made at the end of the summer or beginning of fall when the gardens are about done producing. My grandma Reitz made it and my mom made it when I was growing up. Now my mom and I make it together every year […]

Dill Cucumber Salad #CookoutWeek

I am seriously loving #CookoutWeek! So many yummy recipes are being posted by fellow bloggers, and have you entered our giveaway yet? $300+ worth of cookout goodness. Today, I’ve got a simple recipe for you, but this is perfect for any outdoor event – Dill Cucumber Salad! It’s especially good if you’re serving something spicy, […]

Caprese Salad with Sweet Balsamic Reduction (Plus a Giveaway!) #FoodBloggerLove

When I think about Valentine’s Day, I think about chocolate and strawberries and… salad? Okay, I usually don’t think about salad… but what if it is a luscious, decadent caprese salad with a sweet balsamic reduction drizzled over thick slices of ripe tomato, fragrant basil leaves, and of course, fresh, creamy mozzarella cheese. Now that […]

Budget-Friendly Seafood Salad #HotSummerEats

I love fresh seafood salad in the summer. It makes such a perfect lunch alone or stuffed in a pita pocket. But… Seafood is expensive. I’d love to eat seafood several times per week, but our monthly food budget would be maxed out in a week if we did that. When I joined #HotSummerEats (read […]

Kale Salad with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

As you can probably tell by our archives, we like cookies better than salads. But this salad is the bomb diggity. People still say “bomb diggity,” right? In our last post, my mom talked about how she works at a winery and we posted an awesome wine jelly recipe that you really need to check […]

Wild Greens and Quinoa Salad – #EatSmartVeggies

Okay, I’ll say it: Salads are way too high-maintenance. Come on, we were all thinking it. Unless you want a boring bowl of sad lettuce, salad requires you to purchase extremely perishable ingredients that need to be washed, chopped, and tossed before eating. And you need to eat those same ingredients several days in a […]

Mushroom Bacon Spinach Salad

Food blogging is all about trying new recipes, but sometimes the old favorites are what we crave most. The other day I made some chili and wanted a salad to go with the chili. I like to make the Strawberry Spinach Salad that was posted here on The PinterTest Kitchen about 2 years ago. It […]

Sweet Summer Slaw: My Favorite Cole Slaw Recipe

I have a confession: up until a few summers ago, I didn’t like cole slaw. In fact, I hated cole slaw. I blame this complete lack of good taste on the fact that all I’d ever hate was the generic, vinegar-y, soupy mess that most people call cole slaw.  You know, the type you can […]

Copycat Recipe: Chili’s Honey Mustard Dressing

Chili’s is one of my favorite chain restaurants, and 99% of the time I eat there, I get something that includes their honey mustard dressing dipping sauce stuff. Seriously, I request it even if the recipe doesn’t come with it. It’s goo on salads, on chicken, on burgers, on just about anything. So when I […]

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Did you ever make a new recipe for your husband and he looked at it and said, “What the heck is that?” That’s what happened when I made this Strawberry Spinach Salad the first time. So I replied, ” Shut up and eat it.” My husband put some salad on his plate and soon he […]