Catalina Macaroni Salad

This delicious salad was prompted by a post on What’s For Dinner Moms? blog.  I love pasta salads but using straight mayo tends to get boring.  I do love Catalina Dressing so this recipe tickled my fancy.  I hoped it would tickle my tongue!  It’s summertime and we eat a lot of cold salads with burgers or sandwiches for dinner.  After a long day for both my P.S. (Patient Spouse) and I like to have dinner ready fast. Continue reading

Pineapple Cranberry Cole Slaw {Made in Minnesota}

Pineapple Cranberry Coleslaw

Pineapple Cranberry Coleslaw

I often say I make the BEST cole slaw.  And I believe I do, having spent a few years working on my master recipe that I think is a good copycat version of KFC’s cole slaw.  But this year, I was stunned when I tried a new version that rivals my own.  With pineapple!  I’d never have thought to add pineapple to cole slaw.  I think of cole slaw as a vegetable salad, not a fruit salad.  But it does work.
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Avocado Lemon Salad Dressing

Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

I ran a search and was amazed at how many recipes for avocado salad dressing or vinaigrette contain cilantro.  I avoid cilantro in anything but I wanted a good avocado dressing for our dinner salads.  Good grief, there are so many seasonings you could add to a dressing, why automatically reach for the cilantro?  Not that I have any in my fridge anyway!  I could have ventured out on my own but was playing it safe. Continue reading