Category Archives: Salad Dressings

Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

One of my favorite combinations, pears and blue cheese, makes for a pretty terrific salad, too, with pistachios and dried cherries and red onion. The sherry vinegar and zippy mustard vinaigrette isn’t too, too bad, either. Paired with a baked … Continue reading

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Blue Cheese Basil Vinaigrette

I’ve had issues, in the past, making a vinaigrette I really liked. I watch friends and family toss a few things into a bowl or container and, voilà! Tasty vinaigrette. Me? Not so much. But this vinaigrette? With zingy gorgonzola … Continue reading

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Jeanette’s Salad Dressing

Who is/was Jeanette? I have no idea, and, sadly, I neglected to note where I came across this interesting take on the classic French dressing, so… Thanks, Jeanette, whomever and wherever you may be, you make a fine salad dressing. … Continue reading

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Black Bean Taco Salad

Today, we’re paying another visit to Nellie and Joe’s Famous Key Lime Juice. Yesterday, I adapted a recipe from their web site to make a very nice marinade for shrimp (it’ll work a treat on chicken and fish, too); and … Continue reading

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Parfait! Thousand Island Dressing – HoJo’s Style!

I have published several Thousand Island Salad Dressing recipes, here, here, and here, for a start, so, why revisit the concept? I mean, I already have a recipe I consider to be The Best, but then… I came across Ask … Continue reading

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Swiss Style Salad Dressing

I came across a discussion on the interwebs of a Swiss version of the traditional French Salad Dressing (not my creamier, tomato-y version) – made with mustard. The notes I found said that a brown mustard would be more traditionally … Continue reading

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Asparagus Salad With Blue Cheese and TWO(!) Dressings

We love asparagus; roasted, grilled, steamed, or, as here, blanched, then tossed into ice water to lock in that lovely green color, then dried and tossed in a salad – preferably with some blue cheese and thinly sliced red onion … Continue reading

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Broccoli and Date Salad

I was looking for a salad to make for Thanksgiving. It needed to be “special” because of the day, but I wanted to try to keep it light-ish, because of all the other food. Then, going through my pantry (oh, … Continue reading

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Sweet Chili Sauce With Grilled Halloumi

Most of us have our go-to chef resources; my sister is currently relying on Giada and the barefoot contessa. I tend to bounce around a bit, lately coming to appreciate Giada’s work, also lately coming into a deep respect and … Continue reading

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Besterer! Southwestern Ranch Dressing/Dip/Sauce

So, YEH, I realize that close to three years ago or so, I posted  about the “Best” ranch dressing – and, YEH, it WAS, AT THE TIME. But, now? I’ve been on the hunt for a mostly REAL, no extra … Continue reading

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