Wartime Iowa Pea Salad

This is a perfect salad for Thanksgiving! Iowa Pea Salad was a favorite during the wartime when food was being rationed. It is an inexpensive yet delicious way to use pasta, bacon, green onions, cheese and peas. Any type of sweet baby peas can be used in this recipe (canned, fresh or thawed frozen) but chances are, during the war, […]

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Wartime French Dressing

During World War 2 they made this dressing either with melted chicken fat or vegetable oil, I used vegetable oil. I’m sure the chicken fat gave it a great flavor but it has to be warmed before each use. They also used either lemon juice or vinegar for two totally different tastes. The idea for this dressing came from a […]

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Broccoli Apple Bacon Salad

What a delicious combination with broccoli, onion, apples, cranberries, sunflower seeds and did I mention there is an entire 1/2 pound of bacon!!! All that goodness tossed with a homemade sweet and sour dressing made this a wonderful salad. This was another recipe from a class that I attended.   Ingredients   In a large bowl add the broccoli.   […]

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Buffalo Chicken Salad

If you love Buffalo sauce like I do, try my Buffalo Chicken Salad. Packed full of Buffalo Chicken, lettuce, jalapeño pepper, green pepper, cherry tomatoes, Mexican shredded cheese and lime. You can add or remove any of the vegetables to make it to your own liking. There is so much flavor in the Buffalo Chicken it really doesn’t need a […]

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Taco Lettuce Wraps

Simple yet exploding in flavor! Ground beef simmered with taco seasoning, onion, taco sauce and more. All that yumminess placed on top of large lettuce leaves then topped with cheese and your favorite toppings. A wonderful way to have a taco by skipping the taco shell and replacing it with lettuce.   Ingredients   In a large frying pan over […]

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Cobb Salad

This Cobb Salad is full of bacon, chicken, eggs and vegetables then tossed with a homemade salad dressing that pairs perfectly with the Romaine lettuce. This made a fabulous meal.   Salad Dressing Ingredients   Salad Ingredients   In a small bowl whisk together the Salad Dressing Ingredients, set aside.   Place the lettuce into a large bowl.   Pour […]

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Classic Balsamic Vinaigrette

Balsamic Vinegar is one of my favorite flavors. Using this delicious Classic Balsamic Vinaigrette on a salad is better than any store bought salad dressing, it costs just pennies and only takes a couple minutes to prepare. It can also be used as a marinade. Source: Olivina Taproom   Ingredients – Also add lettuce and any other vegetables you love.   […]

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German Cucumber Salad

I made this German Cucumber Salad to use with our home grown dill that needed to be picked. You can make this in about 10 minutes and serve it immediately. This creamy, crunchy flavorful dish is a new favorite in our house. Source: http://www.cooktoria.com   Ingredients   In a small bowl, place all of the ingredients except for the cucumbers. […]

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