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Broccoli Salad

Yay, broccoli! At least that’s what your family will be saying after trying this salad. I actually don’t know that anyone has ever really used that sentence in a real life situation but I thought I’d see how it sounded. And it sounds a little ridiculous. Broccoli is really good, don’t get me wrong… But it’s definitely not cake. So that’s why in this recipe we trash it up with some other really good stuff and call it a salad… Because it does have broccoli in it after all. I lo

Mandarin Orange Salad

Whenever I get pregnant, the thought of eating sugar makes me feel sick so I apologize for the upcoming lack of dessert recipes around these parts. It kind of made me sad around Thanksgiving and Christmas, when all those yummy treats were abounding, I didn’t want any of them! They only come around once a year, and I was so sick that I didn’t even have a slice of pie on Thanksgiving! Tragedy. Especially because you all know my feels about pie. Anyway, a lot of people have aske

Fall Salad with Maple Dressing

Salads aren’t just for summer anymore. This salad SCREAMS fall and the maple dressing? I die. It’s like four ingredients (plus salt… is that really an ingredient, though? Let’s be real) of magic on the road to Fall-time bliss. The feta adds the perfect salty compliment to the sweetness offered by the dried cranberries, apples and sugared pecans. The crisp bite of the apples and red onions sends this salad over the edge. It’s one of my new favorites! Be warned, though. This sa

Raspberry Pretzel Salad

This is yet another one from the trusty ol’ Thurston recipe book. So have you ever been working on your laptop, and then you take said laptop to a public area and it’s only when you open up the laptop in this public area that you finally notice how disgustingly dirty it is? Like, it seems like every dust mite and smear in the known universe somehow made it’s way to your keyboard during your journey? Then you start thinking to yourself if only those Black Friday deals at Promo

Raspberry Jello Salad

I’ve been going a little bit crazy over raspberries lately. I’ve found myself wanting to put them in absolutely everything. And I basically have… recipes to come. I can’t wait until I get a raspberry plant of my own put in my yard. Let’s be honest though, those raspberries will probably never make it into a recipe because they are just so good. Heck, they probably won’t even make it to the inside of my house after being picked. First I need to learn how to keep a plant alive,

Copycat Olive Garden Salad

There are three things that I really like at the ol’ O.G O.G. as in the original gangster. Or Olive Garden, because I don’t know the first thing about gangsters. All I know is that they have like gold teeth and pants that are 7x too big that drag so low to the ground that the only thing keeping them up are their mom’s prayers. Anyway, this salad is among one of the items that I really enjoy at Olive Garden. This salad, this soup and their breadsticks. YUUM. All of which are r

Italian Salad II

I think I need to come up with a better name for this salad. Italian Salad II just isn’t doin’ it for me. Nom Nom Salad? Veggies for Dayzz Salad? ‘Mater Salad? Any of those would be appropriate, I guess. The best is when Famous Julie has all sorts of fresh veggies bustin’ out of every nook and cranny of her garden. We eat this salad a lot when that’s going down because there is nothing better than a fresh garden tomato. Italian Salad II 2016-01-21 16:18:52 This salad has all

North African Inspired Salmon Salad

I have totally been to Northern Africa before, and I don’t remember eating anything this good the entire time I was there. Of course, I was only 14 years old and probably could have sustained my life solely on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at the time. My taste buds hadn’t matured quite yet. For my 22 year old taste buds though, PB&J’s just aren’t cutting it anymore. So now I have to eat delicious things like this salad. And oh gosh. It is SO good. The recipe doesn’t mak

Cilantro Lime Ranch

Sorry about yesterday guys. I feel like in a way I left you hangin’ with my three word post. I know that’s why you come to this blog. It’s not for the photography or the recipes but to laugh at the hilarity that ensues. At least the pictures were pretty? And it involved nutella, so I guess I don’t really feel that bad… Today’s recipe is awesome too though! It is so versatile, you can use it to drench everything in delicious green goodness. I had a friend in high school who wa

Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Spiced Almonds and White Balsamic Vinaigrette

This might be one of my new favorite salads. And when I say might be… I mean it definitely is. In fact, I am craving it as I write this and the chances that I will still be craving it while you are reading are embarrassingly high. It has recently become my life’s mission to find and make new delicious salads, and oh boy did I hit the jack-pot with this beauty. This vinaigrette is so good and versatile, I’ll be finding other salads to use it on ASAP. Stay tuned, friends. Oh an

Healthy Chicken Salad

Friends, you may or may not know this about me, but I love a nice chicken salad sandwich. It’s hard to justify having one one a regular basis just because it’s basically only mayonnaise… NOT anymore peeps! Check out this recipe featuring greek yogurt and you will never go back to your plain old boring mayonnaise chicken salad. If you don’t like greek yogurt, don’t run away just yet! I am not a huge fan of greek yogurt. I try really really hard to be a fan. I do. I’ve tried it

Apple Feta Bacon Salad

Apples… aight. Feta… you have my attention. Bacon… I am yours forever. This salad contains an ENTIRE PACKAGE of bacon. Yes, you did read that correctly. ONE WHOLE PACKAGE. You know it’s a good salad when you have to battle to find any lettuce. Apple Feta Bacon Salad 2016-01-23 16:30:16 This salad has an ENTIRE PACKAGE of bacon in it. Yeah. Write a review Save Recipe Print For the Salad 1 head of lettuce, shredded 1 apple, diced 1 package bacon, cooked and chopped ½ cup pecans

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Famous Julie tends a mean garden. I don’t know how she does it but pretty much anything she touches grows like a weed. She would argue that especially the weeds grow like weeds, but that just proves my point. One of my favorite things to eat fresh out of her garden are her strawberries. Let’s just say if for some unknown reason her strawberries were the only thing I was allowed to eat for the rest of my life, I would totally be okay with that. She also grows her own spinach,

Italian Salad

You can always tell when I’ve been home. Because I all of a sudden have these really awesome polish pottery dishes to photograph my food on. Famous Julie is, like, totally a hipster and bought all of her pottery way before anyone had ever even heard of polish pottery. I remember going on trips to Poland with her when I was younger, and walking into polish pottery shops and looking through seemingly endless rows of dishes. I wish I had appreciated it then, because I feel like

Pear Pomegranate Salad

Check that out. Pretty, right? That’s the only reason I bought it. Then I had to figure out what to do with it… Pear Pomegranate Salad 2016-01-24 17:00:24 This Pear Pomegranate Salad has luscious pears, sweet candied pecans and salty feta cheese. We love this salad! Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 1 head Romaine lettuce, chopped 2 pears, diced 1 pomegranate, seeded 1/2 red onion, diced 1/2 cup feta Cheese 1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped 1/4 cup sugar Instructions

Pomegranate Salad

Mmmmmhhh…. pomegranates. They are like the prettiest and tastiest of all the fruits. My little brother can eat them by the POUND. A pound of pomegranates seeds…. that’s a lot of seeds, since they weigh approximately, oh… I don’t know… Nothing. Seriously though, Check those out! They are almost too pretty to eat. Key word = almost. They are really awesome in so many things, but you need to try them in this salad. I had never had this fruit salad until I married my husband. It

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