Tex-Mex Chicken Salad

Tex-Mex Chicken Salad

We’ve enjoyed a few sunny and warmer days here in the Northwest.  Now warmer for us is 60 degrees. I know that isn’t as warm as some places but I know it is warmer than others!  A little sunshine and warmer temperatures always puts me in the mood for a good salad for dinner. Today’s salad is a recipe I got from my sister in law.  It has been in my pile of recipes for years and I have hung on to because I know it is a good one [Continue Reading...]

Pomegranate Pork Tenderloin Salad

Pomegranate Pork Tenderloin Salad

We were teased with a beautiful 70 degree day in Portland yesterday. Of course it’s back to rainy and overcast today but it was enough to really get me in the mood for some outdoor cooking and firing up the grill! The nicer weather also puts me in the mood for a yummy salad. So today I’ve taken both of those cravings and combined them into one with a Pomegranate Pork Tenderloin Salad. One of our favorite things to cook on the grill is marinated pork tenderloin. The quickest and [Continue Reading...]

Ginger Sesame Chicken Salad

Ginger Sesame Chicken Salad

Do you love food/cooking magazines as much as I do?  I have  piles of recipes that I have ripped out of magazines just waiting to be made.  A small percentage of them ever actually get made but today I am sharing one of those recipes that I found in a magazine and actually made.  And you are going to be glad I made it! This is a delicious salad that can be served with or without chicken.  It has lots of yummy flavors in the marinade and dressing with – [Continue Reading...]

Crunchy Quinoa Salad

Thai Peanut Quinoa Salad

We have been on a bit of a quinoa kick at our house lately.  Quinoa is an ancient seed but has just recently become popular in the culinary world.  It is an amazing source of protein and so versatile.  It is a nice healthy alternative to pasta or white rice. Quinoa might not be the most photogenic food but adds a lovely texture to a dish and is so good for you. Quinoa is easy to prepare – it is cooked just like rice.  Two cups of water to one [Continue Reading...]

Broccoli Pasta Salad

Broccoli Pasta Salad

I served this salad at the tea party bridal shower I recently hosted.  It was a huge hit.  I first has this salad about a year ago at a neighborhood pot luck and asked for the recipe right away.  I never got around to making it.  I wanted to add a salad into our tea party menu and I remembered how much I loved the salad and so did my party guests.  That evening, after the shower, at our neighborhood party, the neighbor who had given me the recipe originally [Continue Reading...]

Grilled Vegetable & Peach Salad}The Chew

grilled vegetable and peach salad

  About a year ago my 83 year old mother (sorry mom for revealing your age) started sending me recipes from a TV show called The Chew that she loved watching.  I had never heard of the show but  after I tried one of the recipes she sent me for  Salt and Pepper Butterscotch Pine Nut Cookies that I shared on the blog, I figured I better check out this show.  Glad I did.  It is such a fun show.  It is the perfect combination of a cooking show and [Continue Reading...]

Copycat Panera Asian Sesame Chicken Salad

panera asian sesame chicken salad.

One of the requests I got on Facebook when I asked what you’d like to see on the blog was one for more summer salads.  I’ve got a good one for you over at Thirty Handmade Days.  It is one of my favorite copycat recipes.  Be sure and go over and get the recipe! Do you have a favorite restaurant copycat recipe you like to make? I’ll be back tomorrow with photos from our trip to Paris!  Can’t wait to share.

Cilantro Lime Chicken Chop Salad

cilantro lime chicken chop salad www.yourhomebasedmom.com

I am not a big fan of mall food  – that is unless we are eating at the Nordstrom Cafe.  A delicious little cafe tucked away upstairs next to the Point of View Department at our Nordstroms.  Their food is wonderful and my favorite dish to order there is their Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad. I was craving it the other day and didn’t want to make a trip to the mall so I decided to create my own version at home.  I needed to take a salad to a St. [Continue Reading...]