Sonoma Steak Salad

The Tavern restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas is one of my my favorite places to eat and the Sonoma Steak Salad is what I order almost every time I’m there – it is everything I love in one dish! I decided that had I to try to replicate this delicious salad to satisfy my constant craving and I think I’ve pretty much nailed it at last…

A Perfect Summer Salad

This is the time of year when I start to crave a perfect summer salad, full of all the things that speak of the season…except the heat. If you live in Texas (like me) it is hot – and I don’t mean just a tad warm. These are the days when we tend to keep the shades drawn, the A/C going full blast and the food a little lighter. We drink tea by the gallons and count the days until the temperatures…

24 Hour Pasta Salad

My 24 Hour Pasta Salad recipe is an old classic of my mother’s and will forever remain my very favorite summer salad. It’s always a hit whenever I take it to a party, everyone loves it and it never seems old fashioned even though it’s been around forever. The spaghetti gives it a unique “twist” and letting the flavors mingle overnight makes a big difference. The original recipe called for…

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad

When dining out, one of the first items on a menu that always catches my eye is a Blue Cheese Wedge Salad. I can’t really enjoy a steak dinner to it’s full potential without a wedge salad as a warm up. My typical routine is to only eat half of my salad and then ask the waiter if I can please hold on to the rest when my steak arrives because I like the way the two go together so well…

Amazing Nutty Broccoli Salad

This amazing nutty broccoli salad was passed along to me by a coworker, he said his wife had made it and it was absolutely delicious. He knew I was a cook of sorts and he said this was a very nice, refreshing salad with just the right amount of “crunch”. After giving it a try I had to agree, it’s absolutely delicious and I love the dressing… it’s fantastic with the broccoli and walnuts…

Ranch House Layered Salad

My “Ranch House Layered Salad” has been a family favorite for years. I first made it back in the early 80’s and it was a recipe that I was given by someone from somewhere that has totally escaped my memory. Sorry to whomever you are! As the years went on it became a tradition on Christmas Eve at my house and my kids grew to expect it with a honey baked ham and my potato…