Easy 7-Layer Chicken Taco Salad

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~ This showstopper 7-Layer Chicken Taco Salad takes those potluck-classic layered salad recipes to whole new heights (literally!). Piled high in a trifle bowl, it’ll be the “Oooooh … who made that?” hit of the picnic, but we’ve got shortcuts and make-ahead tips to ensure that it’s quick and simple, too! … Continue reading

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

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~ All the great flavors of buffalo chicken dip, in a satisfying tortellini pasta salad! It’s perfect as a main dish salad, or as a hearty side for picnics, cookouts, tailgating and potlucks, and it’s sure to win raves every time you make it! Plus, it’s easy to prep ahead and can even … Continue reading

Easy Cranberry Sauce with Apples, Pecans and Pineapple (5 Minutes and No Cooking!)

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~ An all-time, family-favorite cranberry sauce recipe – perfect for Thanksgiving and the holidays! It’s so quick and easy, and bursting with wonderful sweet-tart flavors and great texture! Plus, it takes just a few moments in your food processor and can even be made in advance! ~ Do you remember last week, … Continue reading

53 Best Thanksgiving Recipes (All the Side Dish Recipes You’ll Ever Need!)

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When it comes to a perfect Thanksgiving dinner, we love a big, delicious feast as much as the next guy (or, well, the next gal …)But we love two other things even more:1) Spending time with our families, and2) Having no regrets after that big, delicious meal!Are you with us … Continue reading

Salad with Goat Cheese, Pears, Candied Pecans and Maple-Balsamic Dressing

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Thanksgiving Salad (Perfect for Holidays … or Any Day!) ~ An incredibly delicious, yet really easy salad recipe! Absolutely perfect for Thanksgiving and the holidays … but quick enough for busy-night family dinners, too! ~ In all this big, wide world, I have two absolute-favorite leafy green salads. (You’ll notice I … Continue reading

17 Spook-tacular, Healthy Halloween Treats, Snacks and Beverages

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Halloween is a notoriously UN-healthy holiday. Overflowing treat bags brimming with chocolate bars, suckers and gummy candy … But it doesn’t have to be that way! There are plenty of fiendishly fun foods that are actually healthy, too! We’ve got oodles of great recipes for you from some of our favorite, really creative … Continue reading

Easy Homemade Applesauce (With a Deliciously Healthy Twist!)

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~ You’ll be amazed! This easy applesauce uses only a tiny amount of added sugar! Super-nutritious dates stealthily add plenty of rich sweetness, and also pair perfectly with the cinnamon and vanilla to create loads of delicious fall flavor! ~ I love dates! A romantic night out with my hubby always makes me … Continue reading

Hearty Fruit and Nut Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing

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~ A refreshing fruit and nut salad with a luscious Greek yogurt dressing. Filled with hearty grains and loaded with protein, and so quick and easy! It’s perfect at summer picnics, but also at fall potlucks and Thanksgiving … delicious as an exciting twist on overnight oats, but also a … Continue reading

Easy, Healthy Chicken Salad with Quinoa, Tomatoes, Lemon and Basil

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Judy’s Quinoa Salad ~ This gorgeous salad is perfect as a main course, or as a hearty side! Fabulous served warm or totally chilled, it can even be adapted for vegetarians. So easy and incredibly delicious – it’ll quickly become a favorite at picnics and at dinner! ~ Let’s take a little walk. Down … Continue reading

Easy Grilled Polenta with Fresh Mozzarella and Balsamic Tomatoes

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~ A super-easy appetizer or side dish! Packaged polenta is grilled (or broiled), topped with creamy mozzarella, and heaped with balsamic tomatoes and basil. ~ Even though the official first day of summer isn’t for a few more days, Father’s Day always (always!) seems like summer. Mother’s Day is definitely … Continue reading

Kale Chopped Salad with Berries and Freekeh (or Quinoa)

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~ An easy, vibrantly delicious salad featuring kale, blueberries, dried cranberries, walnuts and feta. Perfect with freekeh or quinoa. Loaded with healthy superfoods, yet so good no one will even notice that they’re eating something this incredibly healthy! ~ At least as far as we’re concerned, this is actually called “Celebration … Continue reading

Mediterranean Confetti Quinoa Salad

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~ A healthy, beautiful and wildly delicious quinoa salad! Quinoa and confetti greens are accented with sun-dried tomatoes, basil, pine nuts, cheese and a fabulous balsamic vinaigrette. ~ I’ve been making various versions of this salad for years, and it’s always, always the showstopper. As in, everyone at the party … Continue reading

Roasted Green Beans with Balsamic-Browned Butter

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We’re gonna cause you deep embarrassment with this recipe, so we’re just apologizing right up front. Your family and friends will be unabashedly licking their plates. Oh, Miss Manners would be so appalled! Truly, it’s worth it, though … you’ll see … Browned butter is magical stuff. It’s like the … Continue reading

Four-Ingredient Grilled Corn Salad with Nonfat Chili-Lime Dressing

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~ Smoky-sweet grilled summer corn is balanced by tangy lime juice and a pleasant, tingling heat from cayenne pepper. No added fat and so easy to make ahead! ~ The kids are back in school, the calendar says September, and most people are shifting gears for fall – apple picking, … Continue reading

No-Cook Fresh Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad

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Candy-sweet, fresh summer corn. Bright, perfectly ripe tomatoes. Mmmmm … and buttery, melt-in-your-mouth avocados. So simple, yet bursting with so much flavor. Kinda like poetry for your mouth. (But good poetry – not some of that weird stuff I had to read in high school.) Sweet corn lovers (and I think that includes pretty … Continue reading

Corn, Edamame and Quinoa Salad with Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette

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Salad or Cowboy Caviar Salsa Dip? You Decide … (Hint: It’s Both!) ~ This unique salad doubles as a delicious salsa that’s a fun spin on the ever-popular Cowboy Caviar! Lemon-dijon soy sauce dressing highlights the red pepper, corn, edamame, black beans, cilantro and quinoa. So delicious, so healthy – … Continue reading