Balsamic Chicken, Date, Feta and Grain Salad

Several years back, I never thought I’d enjoy fresh dates. In fact, up until about 10 years ago, I had never tried a fresh date. A good friend of mine always has them at her house and had me try one and I fell in love with dates. I love them so much, that every…

Marinated Grape Tomatoes, Arugula and Oregano Chicken Salad

Grape tomatoes are just like candy to me … I love them and they are as much of a staple in our home as cloves of garlic. I also love the mini heirloom tomatoes and cherry tomatoes … I’m not picky! Dennis loves to pack any of these types of tomatoes in his lunch and…

Roasted Chicken and Grilled Artichoke Salad

Artichokes are such a great vegetable, full of antioxidants and low in calories and fat. I decided I’d make a salad for dinner tonight consisting of nothing more than chicken that I’d roast in the oven, mixed greens, grilled artichokes and shaved parmesan cheese. I started by cutting the top inch and most of the…

Summer Salad

It’s been beautiful in San Diego this week, even a little on the warm side if you are inland a bit. Since it’s been so nice and sunny (what happened to “June Gloom” this year?), I was craving a salad for dinner. I knew I wanted roasted chicken in my salad and fresh strawberries. I…

Balsamic Grilled Chicken Salad

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t enjoy making salads. I love to order one when I’m out, but it’s not something I make at home very often … except a small salad to accompany our dinner. That being said, I was thinking about grilled chicken on a salad all day so that’s…

Cucumber, Tomato and Red Onion Salad

Sometimes a forgotten, old favorite is a good choice. That’s how I felt as I was preparing my salad to go with our Gnocchi we were going to be having for dinner tonight. As I was pulling the ingredients for my salad out of the refrigerator, I stopped at just the cucumber, tomato and red…

Cinnamon Chile Roasted Chicken and Butternut Squash Kale Salad

Butternut squash isn’t something I grew up loving, but as I started to cook for myself, and especially once I started hosting Thanksgiving, I found a real appreciation for it’s flavor. The other night, I prepared a roasted chicken and butternut squash kale salad for my dinner. I do like a salad better when there…

Balsamic Chicken over Mini Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

It’s almost the end of summer, but it is still summer. School is starting up soon, if it hasn’t already for some kids. I keep hearing on t.v., “summer is almost over”, and I think to myself “where did the time go”. This year, summer seemed to fly by. I think in part, for me,…

Summer Farm Stand Salad

My dear friend is hosting a pool party this afternoon. She wanted to bring everyone together before our kids start heading off to college in the next few weeks. Some of us have known each other since our kids were in kindergarten. It’s so hard to believe that they will be starting college in the…

Prosciutto Burrata Arugula Salad

Tonight was the annual pumpkin carving pizza party with our fabulous neighbors, Joe and Laura and their three kids, Sean, Calvin and Chloe. This is something we do every year and really look forward to. Laura and Joe ordered the pizzas and I made this prosciutto burrata arugula salad. I can’t believe that my daughter,…