Arugula Salad With Honey Pecan Vinaigrette


I have a confession to make. Although I love to cook and can happily spend hours chopping fruit to make marmalade, I hate making salad. I mean the kind of salad made with iceberg dressing, carrots, onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and so forth. Not only do I dislike chopping all the vegetables, but
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Homemade Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette

Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette with Shallots

Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette with Shallots

Early spring salads are so delicate that they only need the lightest and freshest of dressings.  I love to make a salad from tiny baby lettuces and arugula, fresh herbs, and shallot scapes. The addition of a little goat cheese, cracked peppercorns, a few strawberries and toasted pecans is welcome,
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It’s the New Year, and most of us are thinking about losing the few (or more) pounds that we gained over the holidays. So I decided to start with a healthy salad when my daughter came for a visit. She’s gorgeous, by the way.  I’m just saying!  She recently shed about 30 pounds, which must have
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The Best Caesar Salad Dressing

Crispy Romaine and Red Sails Lettuce

Crispy Romaine and Red Sails Lettuce

I swear I could live very happily on steak and caesar salad. I would eat it every day if I could.  Even for Thanksgiving, but my family wouldn’t accept it.  It’s my go-to meal, whether I’m celebrating a happy event, having friends over for a casual evening, or just getting
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