The Beauty of Raw Greens in Winter

A salad is a dish of raw or cooked foods, seasoned and dressed with a sauce of some type. Salads are divided into three main categories: The tossed garden greens, marinated salads, and composed main dish salads.

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Homemade French Vinaigrette with Dijon and Shallots

Invite anyone from France to dinner and they will be horrified if you take out a bottled dressing for the salad. Ohhh mon dieu! It is part of the dinner preparation ritual to have someone at the counter mixing the vinaigrette.

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Favorites From Not Your Mother’s Weeknight Cooking

Can you share five recipes from your book Not Your Mother’s Weeknight Cooking and tell us why you like these recipes for busy weeknights.

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Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker-Revised Edition Recipes

Creamy Kheer Oatmeal

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Rice kheer is a beloved cardamom-scented pudding dessert in India. It is so special it is also served for weddings. There are many regional household versions since it is homemade. Here the kheer moves…

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Fattoush-Toasted Pita Bread Salad with Falafel Balls

Fattoush-Toasted Pita Bread Salad with Falafel Balls

Bread salads are not only filling but tasty and economical. I always seem to have pita bread around, so this salad is a great way to use up day-old whole wheat pitas. This…

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Duck Breast Salad with Blueberries, Walnuts, and Currant Vinaigrette

Main dish salads are good all year round and yet reflect seasonality by their components. There are many exceptional main dish salads and you only need to know two and you are a wiz in the kitchen. Here is a very special main dish salad with spring in mind and its source of protein is duck.

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Favorite Summer Salads and Slow Cooker BBQ Chix

Summer means barbecue and casual outdoor eating. Growing up meant family BBQs at my Great Aunt Helen and Uncle Perry’s rural home in upstate New Jersey on Labor Day Weekend and 4th of July with a crowd of at least 50, all immediate family related.

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Chinese Chicken Salad

There might be a riot if there was not a Chinese chicken salad in the Weeknight Cooking book; it is that popular a salad. Chicken salads on the whole are immensely popular, but this dish tops them all since it combines sweet, crunchy, spicy, cold, and sour all in one.

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Mediterranean Greek Salad

A well-made combination salad is an irresistible delight. Especially on a hot night. It is healthy eating at it’s best and appeals to all types of eaters, fitting all palates (those on special diets appreciate lusty main dish salads they can dig into with abandon as well).

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Baked Crab Cakes with Caper-Dill Sauce and Red Pepper Coulis

Crab cakes, once down home food in seaport towns, are the darling of the restaurant scene these days. They are so very easy to whip together, especially if you keep a can of premium crab meat on your shelf, although fresh is always just that tad more tasty.

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