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Category: Salad Dressing

Warm Spinach and Potato Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

One “date night” my dear friend Donna and I decided to surprise our husbands with a cooking class at Sur La Table. The guys were not too thrilled until they saw the menu and found out they got to eat what they made. One of the dishes we prepared that night was this Warm Spinach and Potato Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette. Recently I served it as a side dish with my Butterflied and Marinated Leg of Lamb and…

Mixed Field Greens with Arugula Oil and Lemon Vinaigrette

Joel could eat salad everyday! Although he would be okay with the same salad every night, I on the other hand, have to have some variety. I guess foodies just like to experience different flavors and ingredients. Anna assigned me “Mixed Field Greens with Arugula Oil and Lemon Vinaigrette” as the salad for her “Nantucket” themed Gr8 dinner. I was excited to get this recipe and have another salad dressing in my repertoire. This dressing is…

Gr8 Goes Green!

Back in 2010, it was time again for Joel and me to host our 12th Great Eight Dinner. First item on the planning agenda is always to decide on a theme. After eleven years of gatherings, no one had yet featured a “color” as a theme. How easy would that be? Hence, Gr8 Goes Green We couldn’t think of a better color to incorporate in the invitation, on the table, and of course we included green drinks, green appetizers…

Roasted Baby Beet Salad with Candied Kumquats

I love our Gr8 Dinners because we get assigned dishes and recipes that maybe we would never have tried. And we each stretch ourselves a bit. This Roasted Baby Beet Salad with Candied Kumquats was definitely a stretch for me. Kyle and Joel’s recent Gr8 invitation to their “Baby Shower” themed Gr8 dinner was so fun because each dish had “baby” in the name. Vince and I were assigned a salad of baby greens…

Simple and Fresh Papaya and Avocado Salad

The first time I served this Papaya and Avocado salad was for my Cinco de Mayo Great 8 dinner in 1999 and I have continued to serve it quite often since. There are only a few ingredients and it is so fresh and vibrant in color; a fun salad to serve in the summer time or anytime!. When serving eight people it is also good to have recipes that are somewhat easy and can be prepared ahead of time. This…

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