Grilled Mango and Blue Cheese Salad and the Art of Balancing Flavors

  I love a good salad with my meal! (Especially if someone else is doing all the washing and chopping. Doing the prep work is the one thing I too often let stand in the way of me enjoying more salad in my diet.) One think I’ve learned from watching Food Network is that great […]


Easy Cranberry-Orange-Apple-Walnut Relish

Refreshing and palate-pleasing, a bite of Easy Cranberry Orange Apple Walnut Relish is the divine soulmate to a bite of turkey. It’s also the perfect foil to so many of the *heavy* fat-laden dishes, that cause our heavily-laden Thanksgiving tables to groan under the weight thereof. An additional reason I adore this dish is because […]


Thanksgiving-Worthy Salad: Apple-Pear Salad with Maple Pecan Bacon

I went to a slumber party with my wonderful girlfriends, and came home with the salad of my dreams: Apple-Pear Salad with Maple Pecan Bacon in a Cranberry Vinaigrette!  OK, the truth is, nearly all of us bugged out after Bible study, dinner, and the hot tub, and went home to sleep in our own […]