Here we are a few days after Christmas and I feel like I want to eat vegetables for the next month. I never thought I would say this but I think I had entirely too much rich food. Sure there were vegetables but they tended to have cheese on them. Don’t get me wrong it all tasted great but now as we get closer to the new year, my body is begging for something a little bit lighter. Enter this sesame vinaigrette. Poured on a simple green salad it makes for a very flavorful and light lunch.
I know I mentioned that in the time leading up to New Year’s I would be sharing appetizers that would be great for your New Year’s Eve parties. And while this would not fall in the finger food category like most appetizers, most cocktail or buffet style parties will at least have one salad. Generally said salad comes with ranch, blue cheese or a simple vinaigrette. Why not give your guests another option with this nutty dressing?
A sweet and salty snack loaded with popcorn, peanut butter cups, marshmallows and graham cereal.
A traditional Filipino dish of pork, soy sauce, vinegar, peppercorns and bay leaves. Cooked to perfection in the slow cooker.
Penne pasta tossed with savory sausage, slow roasted tomatoes, roasted garlic and sweet basil.
Chicken brined with peppery summer savory, dusted with flour and fried until succulent and golden brown. Fried chicken perfection.
For the last few years, I’ve planted a garden each Spring. I’ve watered, weeded and harvested. I’ve picked different vegetables and herbs almost every year to try to get a feel for what we use most. Aside from tomatoes and basil. One must always have tomatoes and basil in a summer garden. This summer, in [...]
A spicy twist on the classic hot dog with andouille sausage and a spicy coleslaw.
My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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