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Honey's Potato Salad

Honey’s Potato Salad

Posted on May 11, 2016
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I had a great Mother’s Day, I hope you did too.  After the exhausting move, I went home to Chicago for my mom’s BFF’s 80th birthday party and then brought mom back to St. Louis for a long visit and Mother’s Day.  Honey is like a second mom to me.  I’ve known her all my life …

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Red Cabbage

Red Cabbage

Posted on Mar 25, 2016
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Happy Good Friday!  That means Easter is Sunday.  No big dinner this year, the kids are all busy with their spring break plans and Meathead and I are busy packing, we move next week.  Yikes!  I think sides are the best part of holiday meals, and this red cabbage is one of my favorites for …

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Baked Sweet Potato Wedges

Baked Sweet Potato Wedges

Posted on Mar 18, 2016
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I have always loved sweet potatoes, my family not so much.  Oh well, what do they know.  Anyway, I have discovered purple and white varieties, right next to the regular old orange-fleshed ones.  The purple color is outrageous and I have to think something in there is very good for you.  I’m going to say …

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Winter Spinach Salad

Winter Spinach Salad with Honey Cumin Dressing

Posted on Dec 10, 2015
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Holiday entertaining is on my mind these days.  Yours too, I bet.  This is a salad I used to make when I entertained around the holidays.  Usually, I made a pear and blue cheese salad, but once in awhile I made this salad.  Fresh sliced oranges, red onion and chèvre, with a smoky honey cumin vinaigrette.  And …

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Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Posted on Oct 18, 2015
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Fall is finally here and so are pears.  They just started popping up in the grocery stores.  Seasonal stuff is always so good.  This is definitely the best time for winter squash and sweet potatoes.  And pears. I was thinking the other day about a salad I used to make all the time when I …

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Black Bean and Rice Salad

Posted on Jul 15, 2015
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This is the other recipe I wanted to share in honor of our good friend Carol.  I just shared her balsamic berry sauce and this is the black bean salad she made at the same dinner party.  I’m pretty sure we were there for some sort of summer grill dinner and this was one of …

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