Fruit and Cheese Salad

Fruit and Cheese Salad WMThis fruit and cheese salad is perfect for brunch, a light lunch or as a side dish.  A friend of mine invited me to lunch at a local tea room many years ago and we enjoyed a salad similar to this.  It is delightful served alongside quiche, chicken salad, with a sandwich or just about anything when you want a departure from the run-of-the-mill “garden” salad.  I serve it with creamy poppy seed dressing and it’s always a hit with the ladies and gentlemen, alike.  Even kids like it because of the fruit and how sweet it looks.

I love the versatility of salad; the combinations are endless and you can change it up depending on what is in season.  What’s your favorite salad when you want to change things up?

Ingredients

  • 6 Cups Shredded Lettuce
  • 1/2 Cup Pineapple Chunks
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Strawberries
  • 1/2 Cup Orange Segments
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Poppy Seed Dressing, to taste

Directions

  1. This is nice presented on four individual salad plates.
  2. Place 1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce on each salad plate.
  3. Arrange the fruit and cheese on top.
  4. Serve the salads and pass the dressing to allow each person to dress their own salad, to taste.

 

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No-Bake Cookies – My Very First Recipe

No bake cookies picture WMI thought it only fitting that I share these cookies with you since this was the first recipe I made in home economics class in junior high school.  It is still a family favorite and my sister includes these on a cookie platter she brings to our holiday gathering each year.  This is the perfect recipe to make when you are having a major chocolate craving – they are quick, easy and delicious!  I would love for you to share your first recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter, creamy
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Sweetened Coconut
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Cups Quick Cooking Oats, uncooked

 Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring the first four ingredients to a boil over medium-high heat and boil 1 minute.
  2. Remove from heat and add the peanut butter, coconut, salt and vanilla extract and stir until combined; add the oats and blend well.
  3. Immediately drop from a tablespoon or small scoop onto waxed or parchment paper.
  4. Work fast because these set up quickly.  See tip below for multiple batches.

Tip:  Because these set up so quickly, I would recommend preparing them in separate batches if you are cooking for a large crowd.

Hope you enjoy them as much as we do! 

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Welcome chairHave you ever thought it would be great to have some simple and delicious recipes to make when you are in a hurry?  Do you also want some recipes that will be fun to create when you have a little extra time?  I know I do.  It is not my intent to amaze you with fanciful, complicated creations.  I just plan to share a few of my favorite old and new recipes and invite you to share your favorites, too.  We will make dessert, appetizers and everything in between ­– my sweet tooth explains the order in which they are listed.

Small scale gardening and DIY projects are a few other hobbies, so we will be creating things in and around the kitchen as well as cultivating things indoors and out.  I am blessed to be married to a great guy with many wonderful talents and fortunately for me, photography is one of them.  I hope you will join me in learning some techniques that will help us create pictures that capture the beauty in the extraordinary that we encounter each and every day.  Please come along on the journey as we let our creativity bloom!

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