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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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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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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Roast Beef Rice Noodle Salad for #WeekdaySupper

November 28, 2013
Roast Beef Rice Noodle Salad | Magnolia Days

You look at the clock and know what time it is. It’s mid-afternoon and before you know it you will be doing something about supper. It’s been a hard day and the idea of standing over a stove is not appealing. You are simply not in the mood to cook. Dining out is not an […]

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Shrimp Soba Noodle Salad

August 20, 2013
Shrimp Soba Noodle Salad | Magnolia Days

The mall directory offered the same dining choices. Hopes of finding a new restaurant vanished. I stood there gazing up and down the list wondering if one would call out to me. The fast food court was quickly eliminated from the options. Full restaurants would take too much time. I opted for the least previously […]

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Salmon Spinach Salad With Orange Miso Dressing

August 13, 2013
Salmon Spinach Salad with Orange Miso Dressing | Magnolia Days

It took a split second. A glance to the side to check ingredients diverted my attention away from the task. Onions were sliced and sitting in a bowl next to the cutting board. Jalapeño peppers were to join them soon. A smash on the knife blade crushed the garlic clove. The peel released easily and […]

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