Cucumber Fennel Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing

I always enjoy when Cheryl picks out recipes for Sunday Dinner.  It’s kind of like a mystery ingredient box, I don’t know what she’ll pick and she usually picks a recipe or two we’ve never tried.  This past weekend she picked up the Food & Wine magazine I hadn’t even read yet and decided a…

More Summer Salad: Cucumber, Zucchini, and Tomato Salad

Been pretty hot lately so this Cucumber Zucchini Tomato Salad is a great cooler for those days you want to beat the heat.  Yeah that’s right, it’s another freaking salad.  It’s been heat wave, cool down, heat wave here in Chicago this summer which has made it interesting cooking-wise.  One week I want nothing to…

Green Bean Salad – Delicious Easy Salad for a 4th of July Picnic!

This green bean salad is one of my favorite summer salads.  My grandfather always had a garden and he’d always have baskets of green beans he couldn’t give away (or eat) fast enough.  My grandmother would make this salad all summer long and I’d eat it all summer long.  Never got tired of green bean…

White Bean Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

I warned you there’d be more than a few cold salads during the summer.  This is one I’ve been cultivating for a few years and it’s getting very near perfect (for me at least).  Many different kinds of bean salads can be found on picnic tables throughout the summer; sweet ones, vinegary ones, baked beans…

Summer Lentil Salad

Hot summer days require something cool to go with whatever you’re grilling.  Cold salads fit the bill nicely.  As you’ll see, I like making a lot of different salads in the summer.  They can be made ahead in bulk and chilled in the fridge, ready to be served or packed up and taken on a…