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Sweet Pickle Macaroni Salad with Circulon Cookware

Make a picnic style lunch, this macaroni salad, sandwiches and some fresh fruit.  Throw a blanket down in the backyard or living room and celebrate Mom!

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crunchy ramen salad
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Crunchy Ramen Salad

For potlucks and picnics, this ramen salad is always a winner.  If you want to make sure it’s super fresh at an outside gathering, bring the veggies, dressing and almonds/sunflowers/noodles separate and then shake them all up together when it’s time to serve.

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Fruit Salad Salsa

This sweet fruit salad salsa with berries and pears makes a refreshing dessert.  We paired it with shortbread cookies.

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Apple & Walnut Flavorful Salad with Spicy Mustard Dressing

Looking for some tasty, healthy ideas for the New Year to help shed those holiday pounds?  Then here’s a flavorful salad that’s easy to mix…

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Hillshire Farm Naturals Ham Salad Wraps

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Weave Made Media®, and  Hillshire Farm®, but all my opinions are my own….

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Cucumber & Chickpea Salad
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Cucumber and Chickpea Salad

The Very Healthy Spiral Slicer by Varietyland adds a healthy twist to your dishes by turning ordinary vegetables like zucchini, carrots and squash into healthy…

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Party Fruit Salad Recipe

party-fruit-saladThis northern girl is LOVING that the heat of summer is in full swing here in Texas.  One of the things I’ve been loving about living here is the abundance of fresh produce available all year long and most of it is sold at reasonable prices.

We’ve been eating our fair share of fresh fruit around here.  We love eating watermelon, peaches, pears, bananas, strawberries..well you get the idea. You know what I don’t love though?

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Refreshing Honey Cucumber Salad

I’m so ready for winter to be over and the warmer days of spring and the hot days of summer to arrive.  Fresh veggies call my name and cucumbers scream the loudest. 

This cool, light, refreshing spring/summer salad takes little work to prepare so you can make it in no time at all.  It’s easy to throw together for a potluck or grill out.

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Chicken Salad
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Chicken Salad with Apples & Radishes

Amber asked for Chicken Salad the other day for lunch.  “But not just boring chicken salad Mom, make it interesting.”  So I did some searches and found a recipe to adapt from on  It seems lighter than a traditional chicken salad due to the sour cream I think, and if you’re like some of my readers who think mayo is of the devil, I would think you could substitue the small amount of that with more sour cream also.

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Marinated Slaw Recipe

Hard to believe it’s July 4th already, isn’t it?!  This is one of my favorite days of the year.  But this year it will be bittersweet. 

For the past number of years now we’ve celebrated the 4th with Amber’s best friend’s family…whose mom also happens to be my bestie as well.  We hang out, the girls do their thing, we eat, we eat some more, then we eat s’mores, and then her husband puts on a fireworks show for us all.

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