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    Balsamic Italian Dressing

    Sometimes its good to mix things up. So here is a variation on the Italian Dressing Recipe I use. Italian Dressing 2 Tablespoons Italian seasoning mix 1/4 Cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 Cup water 1/2 Cup extra virgin olive oil Combine all ingredients in a bottle and shake. Shake again prior to serving. Store dressing the fridge and use within 5 days. If you have a pre-measured salad dressing bottle, use the marks on the bottle to measure your vinegar and olive oil. This recipe allows for variety mix up each type of vinegar.

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    Pasta Salad

    Now that it’s warm we are cooking out and eating chilly foods. Today I am sharing a recipe for a really simple and great pasta salad that I always serve at a cookout. Ingredients: Tri-color pasta – 1 box or bag 1 Can black olives, drained and sliced 2 Cups cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced 1 Green pepper, chopped Cheese, cut to small cubes Italian salad dressing 2-4 Tablespoons salad supreme seasoning Method: Cook pasta according to box, drain and rinse with cold water. In a large bowl, add pasta, vegetables, dressing and seasoning, repeat and stir. I try to layer this step so that everything is equally distributed. Chill…

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    Cucumber Salad

    In the spirit of last week’s Caprese Salad, I’m posting a similar summer recipe. This cucumber salad is light and refreshing. It’s also incredibly easy and incredibly delicious. Ingredients: Cucumber, sliced or chopped (peeled if not organic) Super red ripe tomato, chopped into bite sized chunks Red onion, sliced very thin, optional Italian dressing (use this recipe – forget the bottle) Warm, crusty bread – for serving Method Combine all vegetables in a bowl Coat with dressing and mix thoroughly Marinade overnight or for a few hours in the refrigerator Serve on or with warm, toasty bread. Enjoy! This is a really easy recipe and is perfect for a summer…

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    Caprese Salad

    Today’s recipe is a simple yet delicious one. This is a perfect salad to accompany a barbeque meal on a hot summer’s day. I must say, I think this salad tastes ten times better when my ingredients come from our local farmers market. The tomatoes are bright red and the basil is deep green. Well without further ado, here we go! Ingredients: Fresh mozzarella cheese (the kind in water or wrapped in plastic wrap), cut into bite sized pieces Super ripe, red tomato, sliced Basil, rinsed and torn into pieces Balsamic vinegar Extra Virgin Olive Oil Fresh ground pepper Method: Arrange mozzarella, tomato and basil in an even arrangement on…

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    15 Salad Toppings

    Finding your salads boring? They can be, so spice them up! Today I’m listing 15 foods you might not to think to your salad but will really add personality and flavor. Strawberries – Strawberries are amazing with spinach and balsamic vinegar. Crasins – Add a little bit of sweet to your salads, crasins pair well with a nut like walnuts. Mushrooms – I am a big mushroom fan, I can add them to just about anything. Pecans – Add a little protein and flavor when you put nuts on your salad. Walnuts – Ditto. Apples – Sliced or diced apples can add a surprising crunch to a salad. Green apples…

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