Archive for the 'Soups and Salads' Category

Fresh Strawberry Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

on May 30th 2013

Here is a perfect side dish for a potluck, a special brunch, a baby or wedding shower, a light dessert, and a refreshing summer time treat – Fresh Strawberry Fruit Salad wih Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing.  Nuts and mini marshmallows are optional but delicious additions. 2 cups fresh strawberries (washed, stems removed, and sliced) 1 […]

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Fresh Strawberry Greens Salad with Fresh Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing

on May 17th 2013

Here’s a refreshing salad to kick start spring – Fresh Strawberry Greens Salad with Fresh Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing.  I used a mix of kale, spinach, and baby Romaine but you certainly could vary the greens to suit your tastebuds.  The cold English cucumber, pecan pieces, and Feta cheese nicely compliment the greens and berries. […]

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Fresh Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing

on May 17th 2013

I am excited to be working up some recipes for Lester’s Farms.  With the coming of May and strawberry harvest, I’ve created a Fresh Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing.  This dressing compliments Fresh Strawberry Greens Salad as well as Fresh Strawberry Fruit Salad.  This dressing is perfectly tongue teasing, being just sweet and tangy and light […]

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Crunchy Cucumber Salsa

on Apr 24th 2013

Looking for a healthy and cool summer side dish?  Give Crunchy Cucumber Salsa a try.  This recipe is GLUTEN FREE, packed with veggies and spice.  It can be served with carrot sticks or corn chips for dipping even pita chips if you don’t mind the gluten.  This recipe passed the kid and the hubby taste […]

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A New Me A New You – Verde Chicken Chili

on Dec 26th 2012

This is a first post in what I hope will be helpful recipes for those striving to make some healthy changes.  This recipe is packed with flavor, is quick to make, and is low in fat.  Verde Chicken Chili is made with a deli style chicken and canned ingredients, this recipe can be whipped up in […]

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How Did I Make This???

on Jan 18th 2012

Take a look at this salad.  I recall making this last summer.  I did not have a recipe to follow.  I just got in the kitchen and threw some things together that I thought would be tasty.  I remember making a saucy dressing and that I served it chilled.  Looks like I put some olives, […]

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WOW, I Could’ve Had V-8 Soup!

on Jan 17th 2012

Are you worried about providing a healthy meal in as little time as possible?  Here’s a recipe loaded with vegetables, AND V-8 Juice and is our younger son’s favorite soup.  The juice gives the soup an amazing flavor and the soup can be ready in under 30 minutes.  Or all the ingredients can be tossed in a crock pot […]

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Cheesy Broccoli Potato Soup

on Jan 1st 2012

Cheesy Broccoli Potato Soup is a hearty crowd pleaser. I recently prepared this soup for a teacher luncheon and it got rave reviews.  Kids love it, girlfriends love it, and it’s hearty enough to satisfy the males in my life in spite of the fact that it is a meatless soup.   It’s perfect to […]

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Western Black Eyed Peas

on Dec 30th 2011

Although I’m a southern gal, this is my favorite way to eat black eyed peas.  You could also add a cup of country ham pieces if you are partial to the west and the south!  Happy New Year! For this meal, I started with one pound package of black eyed peas and cooked them according […]

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Cousin Pam’s Curried Pumpkin Soup

on Nov 10th 2011

Here’s another soup recipe that is a nice addition to the fall rotation Cousin Pam’s Curried Pumpkin Soup.  It’s quick and easy to whip up and creates a festive look served in a pie pumpkin or bread bowl.  My cousin Pam and I used to hang out in Granddaddy’s tobacco barn when we were young. […]

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