Salads and Dressings

Salads and salad dressing recipes.

White Bean Salami Pasta Salad

September 2, 2014
White Bean Salami Pasta Salad | Magnolia Days

There it was in the pantry. A half bag of pasta was nestled between rice and beans. Sure dried pasta lasts a while however it seemed to be calling out to me. It was a bag I found at one of those clearance stores. The pretty pattern and shape caught my attention. Then I realized […]

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Steak and Heirloom Tomato Salad for #SundaySupper

August 3, 2014
Steak and Heirloom Tomato Salad | Magnolia Days

There are too many words going through my head. The excitement of this post has me in a whirlwind of thought. There is so much I want to write and focusing on a storyline is difficult. The only thing I can do is start from the beginning, or rather, base of it all. What am […]

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Meyer Lemon Fingerling Potato Salad

July 7, 2014
Meyer Lemon Fingerling Potato Salad | Magnolia Days

Coincidence, fate, or sheer luck – how do you know which one is why things fall into place so nicely? Could it be a combination? Perhaps it is certain events were destined to happen. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a big event. Even the smallest or things can line up and make your day. […]

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Vegetable Salad for #SundaySupper

June 29, 2014
Vegetable Salad | Magnolia Days

We arrived mid-morning and were ready for the fun of the day. It was one of those perfect summer mornings. The sun was shining, a light breeze blowing, and the smell of roasting pig drifted in the air and awakened hunger. We unloaded the car with our goodies and headed for the kitchen. A spread […]

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Mom’s Fruit Salad for #SundaySupper #ChooseDreams

June 22, 2014
Mom's Fruit Salad | Magnolia Days

It’s amazing how an everyday object becomes part of tradition. A simple serveware piece signifies a special moment. It isn’t that it is fine crystal or china. It is because that piece has been a fixture on your family’s table for as long as you can remember. The moment you see it you know what […]

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Turkey Spinach Salad with Herb Vinaigrette for #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

June 12, 2014
Turkey Spinach Salad with Herb Vinaigrette | Magnolia Days

Summer officially begins in a couple of weeks. I get up each morning and look forward to certain sights and sounds of the season. I open the door to my back yard to hear birds chirping. I look out the window to see how the plants on my deck are doing. The best days are […]

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Southwestern Shrimp Salad

June 5, 2014
Southwestern Shrimp Salad | Magnolia Days

My shrubs have doubled in growth in what seems like overnight. They were trimmed and shaped earlier this year. Apparently the lovely spring weather caused an explosion of new branches and leaves. This is a good thing and it also means another round of trimming and shaping. A full day of lifting and handling a […]

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Chipotle Ranch Dressing

May 22, 2014
Chipotle Ranch Dressing | Magnolia Days

Once again there came a familiar reply: “Sorry, we don’t have that anymore”. It’s great when restaurants change up their menu and add new items. One of those added items could become a favorite. It’s not so great when one of your favorites is no longer available. The good news is that it could be […]

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Creamy Lemon Tahini Dressing

April 8, 2014
Creamy Lemon Tahini Dressing | Magnolia Days

Creamy means comfort to many people. It evokes good feelings or treasured memories of simple pleasures. You warm your soul by relishing every spoonful of a hot and creamy soup on a cold winter day. Each sublime bite of pasta covered in a cream sauce is savored as if it is heaven on a fork. […]

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Radicchio and Orange Salad

December 24, 2013
Radicchio and Orange Salad | Magnolia Days

Mother Nature is a champion of incredible colors and textures. She is also a master of making imperfect patterns into visual perfection. The silhouette of a leafless tree is a timeless example. More examples are veining in marble, stripes on a tiger, and a spattering of clouds in a bright orange sunset sky. Certain foods […]

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