Orange Cranberry Pretzel Gelatin Salad

Orange Cranberry Pretzel Gelatin Salad

This Orange Cranberry Pretzel Gelatin Salad is sure to be a hit at your Thanksgiving table. I love Thanksgiving. Today I am part of a fun thanksgiving blog hop.  I have joined up with a group of over 25  lovely bloggers to make your Thanksgiving menu planning a snap!  We’ve got an amazing line up of Thanksgiving recipes for your Thanksgiving menu. Be sure to check out my recipe then hop on over and visit my friends! Thanksgiving for us usually means a trip to Utah for a Wilkes Family Thanksgiving. [Continue Reading…]

Spicy Sesame Salad

Spicy Sesame Salad

Summer is winding down.   Cali, my teacher daughter has her first day of school today and Tessa heads back to BYU in Utah today for her senior year.  Jim and I are back to being empty nesters after having at least one child home the last five weeks.  I miss them already. Summer was all about salads at our house and many times a salad was the main attraction at dinner. I served today’s Spicy Sesame Salad as a side dish but you could easily dress it up for a main [Continue Reading…]

Cubby’s Apple Pecan Chicken Salad

CUbby's Apple Pecan Chicken Salad

Last week I shared with you one of my favorite salads I get at a Provo, Utah restaurant I visit on my frequent trips there to see my kids.  I fixed it for dinner several times in the last few weeks.  The last time I served it my daughter, Tessa, who is home for a little bit this summer informed me that although she liked the Tri Tip Steak Salad her favorite Cubby’s salad was the “chicken one.” So of course I had to oblige and fix her favorite salad [Continue Reading…]

Cubby’s Tri Tip Steak Salad

Cubby's Tri Trip Salad

Many of you know that I spend a lot of time in Provo, Utah.  Up until early this year all of my children lived in Provo.  But they are growing  up, moving up and out and graduating and this fall just the girls will be in Provo. One of my favorite things to do in Provo other than see my children is to check out the restaurant scene.  When mom comes to town that means one thing  – the kid’s get to eat out and mom pays!  Maybe one of [Continue Reading…]

Brussels Sprout Salad

Brussels Sprouts Salad

It always seem strange when I write or type the word brussels.  It seems like it shouldn’t have an s at the end but it really does – it is brussels.  I have kind of fallen in love with these cute little fellas.  I am even growing them in my garden this year and they have been so fun to watch.  If you have never seen a brussels sprout plant before the leaves are huge and it seems like nothing else is going to happen until the little round sprouts [Continue Reading…]

Willamette Valley Salad

Willamette Valley Salad

I am lucky enough to live in the Willamette Valley.  The Willamette Valley stretches from Portland in the North to Eugene in the South.  The fertile valley is also the home to Oregon’s state nut.  The hazelnut.  Did you know there was a state nut?  Does your state have one?  Well, Oregon has the hazelnut.  Today’s salad gets it’s name – Willamette Valley Salad because it uses delicious hazelnuts.  The hazelnut is the star of this salad so don’t leave it out! I love hazelnuts and if you haven’t tried [Continue Reading…]

Caesar Pasta Salad

Caesar Pasta Salad

Don’t forget to enter the Caitlin Wilson Textile giveaway for two pretty pillows!! Yesterday I shared with you some amazing Main Dish Salads – hope you didn’t miss them!  Be sure and check them out.  Today’s salad recipe was given to me by a friend that is a vegetarian.  This friend has since moved away and we’ve lost contact but I always loved attending potluck parties with her because she always brought such delicious things.  Caesar Pasta Salad is one of those things.  Don’t you just love a good potluck! [Continue Reading…]

BLT Salad

BLT Salad

It actually hit 80 degrees here in Portland last week. Although it is back to cooler and rainier days this week it totally put me in the mood for a good salad for dinner.   I love today’s salad recipe because it takes an all time favorite sandwich combo and turns it into a salad.  Makes it a little more diet friendly and not so carb heavy!  Since my husband is eating gluten free I can just leave the croutons out of his.  I took this to our empty nester family [Continue Reading…]

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…]