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The Best Rotisserie Chicken Salad

Posted on Aug 20th, 2019

The best easy Rotisserie Chicken Salad Recipe starts with the best shortcut: store-bought rotisserie chicken! A bright and creamy dressing + plenty…

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The Best Easy 5 Bean Salad

Posted on May 16th, 2019

The Best Easy 5 Bean Salad is perfect for potlucks, cookouts, and picnics. It's inexpensive to make, easily feeds a crowd, and if you have leftovers…

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A forkful of my Favorite Italian salad. The dressing is a creamy Italianj made with white vinegar and plenty of cheese.

My Favorite Italian Salad

Posted on Feb 4th, 2019

My Favorite Italian Salad is a little like an Olive Garden Italian salad knock-off, but better. The dressing is creamy enough to coat the veggies,…

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Brussels Sprout salad with Farro and Walnuts Recipe

Brussels Sprout Salad with Farro and Walnuts

Posted on Nov 2nd, 2016

Brussels Sprout Salad with Farro and Walnuts is crisp and fresh. Grains, cranberries, and walnuts set this holiday salad apart from your other…

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Balsamic kale Power salad

Fast Food Friday – Balsamic Kale Power Salad

Posted on Aug 5th, 2016

Kale, quinoa, chicken, radishes, and sliced tart apples. This Balsamic Kale Power Salad is loaded with protein and goodness.   A photo…

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Lemon Basil Potato Salad

Posted on Jul 19th, 2016

A simple creamy pesto dressing is what sets this Lemon Basil Potato Salad apart. It's fast, fresh, and sure to please at your next cookout! You…

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5 Easy Salads That Won't Make You Hate Your Diet

5 Salads That Won’t Make You Hate Your Diet

Posted on Jan 4th, 2016

When you are trying to clean up your food act and all your options seem sad and disappointing, there's not much flavor incentive to stay on track.…

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Copycat Panera Power Salad

Copycat Panera Power Kale Caesar Salad

Posted on Aug 12th, 2015

This healthy recipe is one we make often! You'll love how easily you can make this Power Kale Caesar Salad at home in less than 30…

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Cherry Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Cherry Almond Chicken Salad

Posted on Jul 24th, 2015

Fresh cherries are tossed with baby greens, sliced red onions, and grilled chicken. Cherry Almond Chicken Salad is topped with lightly salted almonds…

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Creamy Ham and Cheddar Pasta salad

Creamy Ham and Cheddar Pasta Salad

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2015

An easy pasta salad recipe that makes the perfect summer side dish. Creamy Ham and Cheddar Pasta Salad has a simple 3-ingredient dressing, shredded…

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Hot Bacon Vinaigrette Salad

Hot Bacon Vinaigrette

Posted on Jun 11th, 2015

Spinach salad is topped with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, hard boiled eggs, and bacon! Tossed with a Hot Bacon Vinaigrette Dressing, this…

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Copycat Bonefish Grill Quinoa Salad

Copycat Bonefish Quinoa Salad

Posted on May 13th, 2015

 An easy, fresh, homemade version of the quinoa salad at Bonefish Grill. Copycat Bonefish Quinoa Salad is healthy and filling! Goes great with…

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Balsamic Chicken and Strawberry Salad

Easy Balsamic Chicken Strawberry Salad

Posted on May 7th, 2015

Pan-seared chicken is cooked with balsamic vinegar for the perfect complement to the sweet strawberries in this Easy Balsamic Chicken Strawberry…

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Asian Chicken Crunch Salad

Asian Chicken Crunch Salad

Posted on Mar 12th, 2015

This Asian Chicken Crunch Salad is my ABSOLUTE favorite! It's loaded with crispy baked chicken, almond slivers, crunchy chow mein noodles, mandarin…

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Big Bad Buffalo Chicken Salad

Big Bad Buffalo Chicken Salad

Posted on Dec 18th, 2014

A Zaxby's copycat Buffalo Blue Zalad but BETTER. This Big Bad Buffalo Chicken Salad is loaded with crisp greens, crumbly blue cheese, grilled chicken…

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Pomegranate Quinoa Salad with Orange Maple Vinaigrette

Pomegranate Quinoa Salad with Orange Maple Vinaigrette

Posted on Nov 19th, 2014

This easy Pomegranate Quinoa Salad is tossed in a fresh and citrusy Orange Maple Vinaigrette to make a completely healthy and delicious side to any…

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Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wrap Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Posted on Oct 8th, 2014

Lightened up breaded baked little chicken bites tossed in delicious buffalo wing sauce, wrapped with quinoa and fresh veggies in a leaf of buttery…

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Crisp Apple Pecan Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Crisp Apple Pecan Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Posted on Sep 3rd, 2014

A celebration of apple season! This Crisp Apple Pecan Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette is loaded with fresh, tart apple slices, toasted pecans,…

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Pasta Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing and No Mayo

Healthy Creamy Summer Pasta Salad

Posted on Jun 18th, 2014

This quick summer side dish has a creamy sauce WITHOUT mayonnaise! The dressing is made with Greek yogurt and avocado for a protein-packed, superfood…

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Bacon Caesar Pasta Salad by;

Bacon Caesar Pasta Salad

Posted on May 17th, 2014

Need a quick dinner or a side to take to a cookout or BBQ? This Bacon Caesar Pasta Salad is IT. You can even make parts of it the day before in…

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Homemade Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette via

Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Posted on Mar 24th, 2014

Welcome to my lunch every day for the last week. Really -- I'm not even exaggerating. I am totally addicted to this salad/dressing/hopeful…

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Tangy Greek Dressing

Greek Chicken Salad with Tangy Greek Dressing

Posted on Feb 26th, 2014

Tangy. That is my favorite word of the day. I was so happy to type out the name of this recipe. I mean... it's really the little things, you guys.…

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Black and Blue Salad

Black and Blue Salad

Posted on Jan 29th, 2014

I think I am doing this all backwards. It is freezing cold, half the country is covered in snow and ice, you probably want soup, and I am giving…

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Southwestern Chicken Salad

Posted on Sep 26th, 2013

  Southwestern Chicken Salad is loaded up with all your favorite Tex-Mex goodness! It's easy to make, totally nutritious, and extremely…

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Cool and Creamy Tuna Casserole

Posted on Sep 6th, 2013

Wait!!! Stick around! The Tuna Casserole got a makeover! I realize that Tuna Casserole is one of those majorly polarizing foods but I promise…

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Chopped BBQ Chicken Salad

Posted on Aug 21st, 2013

I keep talking about the boys heading back to school and having a quiet house for a few hours a day to get things done, but there are still 3 girls…

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The Best Dang Egg Salad Ever

Best Dang Egg Salad Recipe Ever

Posted on Aug 14th, 2013

The Best Dang Egg Salad Recipe Ever! Separating the whites from the yolks is what makes this egg salad recipe something super extra special. Add-ins…

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Pecan Chicken Salad

Pecan Chicken Salad

Posted on Jul 17th, 2013

Lately I've been watching that show Kitchen Nightmares while I cook and test recipes and do my daily thing. In case you're new here or just missed…

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Grilled Romaine and Southwest Shrimp Salad

Posted on May 24th, 2013

I grilled the lettuce! It smells delicious. It tastes even better than it smells. But it's the smell-factor I want to address for just a…

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Strawberry Balsamic Wedge Salad

Posted on May 22nd, 2013

Well, I'm here. But I lost a whole entire day. Let's talk about what happens to a food blog when the internet dies. Actually... let's talk…

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Buffalo Croutons

Buffalo Croutons

Posted on May 7th, 2013

I'm taking a quick break from all the sweet happiness I've been blasting your email boxes with to share one of my other great true food loves:…

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Warm Quinoa Salad with Brussels Sprouts + Pecans + Cranberries

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2013

Remember my sister-Asheville-restaurant binge last week? Well. We had dinner at a place called Posana Cafe. It's a farm-to-table posh kinda spot,…

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Dill Potato Salad on a pretty plate; close up shot with lots of fresh dill

Baby Dutch Dill Potato Salad

Posted on Apr 1st, 2013

    As soon as I started sifting through these photos for editing my mind went straight to one place: High school. So I…

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Caesar Salad Pitas with Light Caesar Dressing

Caesar Salad Pitas with Lightened Up Caesar Dressing

Posted on Mar 1st, 2013

I thought it might be nice to reassure you that I actually don't just eat cakes and cookies all day. As much as I would LOVE to exist solely on…

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Surprise Recipe Swap- Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Salad with Goat Cheese Pastries

Posted on Feb 20th, 2013

I am super extra excited today. And not just because I am loaded up on fresh greens and goat cheese. I signed up this month to do something fun and…

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Five Fast Weeknight Meals

Posted on Jan 14th, 2013

What had happened was... I had every intention of sharing something new and delicious with you today. I've made it several times. Worked out the…

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Cranberry Apple Almond Chicken Salad

Posted on Jan 7th, 2013

Ladies. I need your expertise!   My little boy is smitten with a little girl. This is serious. So here's what happened. Andrew came…

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Spicy Chicken Salad with Roasted Vegetables

Posted on Nov 7th, 2012

It is FALL. Like full speed ahead, I should be thinking about Thanksgiving, my kids are giving me Christmas wishes, and the lawnmower has turned into…

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Black Bean Confetti Salad

Posted on Oct 9th, 2012

Let me share with you what I've been eating for three straight days: this Black Bean Confetti Salad. I mentioned yesterday that I got to spend…

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This Is A Test…

Posted on Jul 12th, 2012

This is a test. Sugar Dish Me is conducting a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. Remember this is only a test. I am out of the kitchen…

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Chopped Southwest Salad

Posted on May 11th, 2012

                This looks like an awful lot of dressing, I know. But it's just…

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Best Pasta Salad Dressing

When the Weather is Warm

Posted on Mar 8th, 2012

The countdown to spring has begun- Easter baskets and cute little stuffed chickies (and chocolate bunnies!) have been lining the shelves of every…

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