You don’t have to wait until your next visit to a Greek restaurant to get a Greek Salad. It’s colorful, with lots of different textures and flavors. This salad can be arranged for presentation in a large bowl, or deconstructed as a make-it-your-own salad bar. Serves 8 or more.
Fun Fruit Salad with Kids
Using a cookie cutter creates fun shapes for children and adults alike. Watermelons have lots of vitamins and fiber and are a wonderful summer treat. Serves 6–10.
Grilled Summer Corn Salad Recipe
Fresh corn roasted on the grill is a real summer favorite, and this recipe is a nice twist turned into a salad. Make it, and you’ll get requests to make it again. Serves 6 to 12.
Kids Easy Tortilla Pizza
This is a quick after-school snack that children can make themselves. Just be sure an adult is around to place and remove from the oven if the kids are younger. Serves 2 to 4.
Roasted Cauliflower Buffalo Bites
This recipe was one of the winners of the PBS/CreateTV national cooking contest. We’re replacing wings with cauliflower for a healthier version, but it tastes so good that you won’t even notice! We’re keeping all of the flavors but losing all of the fat! Serves 4.
Fresh Blender Salsa
Love salsa but hate that store-bought has so much sodium? Here is a quick and easy recipe that allows you to control the salt and the heat. Serves 2 to 8.
Easy Guacamole Recipe
My wife HATED guacamole until I created this recipe. It’s more like a guacamole salad than traditional smooth guacamole. Chunkier with lots of cilantro, you can serve it with some hearty chips, and it is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Maybe it will convert one of the guacamole haters you know! Serves 6 to 8.
Build a Board
Some people call it charcuterie, which is just a fancy way of saying “a serving of prepared meats.” Others call it antipasto. This recipe is similar to antipasto, which includes cheeses, vegetables, and garnishes, but I lie to call it “building a board.” It’s great when you don’t want a heavy meal or simply need something quick. Often, I add grilled sausages if people are a little hungrier. Try building a large board for a crowd at a party or a smaller version for an easy mid-week ...
Ingrid’s Tomato Salad
As a child, this was my favorite salad in the summer. As an adult, it still is! When my Mom would send me across the yard to the garden to pick some basil, I knew this salad was coming soon. This is how I learned to like tomatoes. I would dip fresh Italian bread in the “juice.” When I made it for one of my sons and he did the same thing, there was a big smile on my face. Use fresh, ripe tomatoes for maximum flavor. Get some from the farmers market or, even better, grow your own. Serves 1 to ...