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Dawn’s Recipes: Honey Mustard Chicken Salad

Yesterday, my son Michael, who lives in Chicago traveling for work, passed through Madison and stopped for lunch.  Nothing makes me happier than to cook for my family.  I saw this recipe and knew Michael would love it as he likes to eat healthy.  This salad is fresh, sweet, savory and packed full of flavor.  Continue Reading

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Crispy Parmesan Chicken with Spring Greens and a Lemon Vinaigrette

Crispy hot tender chicken topped with cool spring greens tossed in a lemon vinaigrette and freshly grated parmesan cheese – makes for a simply delicious meal.  I do recommend using smaller chicken breasts because once you pound them flat they can become as big as a dinner plate!   Ingredients 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (after pounding Continue Reading

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Dawn’s Recipes: Homemade Croutons

I was never a crouton lover until I started making them at home.  Homemade croutons are the easiest thing to make and so much better than store bought.  No bread goes to waste as I make these golden, crunchy nuggets for our daily salads.  Now that fall weather is here I can’t wait to make Continue Reading

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Peach, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

When summer produce is at its peak this simple salad is summer on a plate! I just got a box of 12 peaches at Costco and they are so good, firm but ripe, juicy and so sweet.  Perfect for this salad as each ingredient needs to be at it’s best.  I also got some wonderful Continue Reading

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Dawn’s Recipes: Avocado Chicken Salad

 I’ve had this recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen tucked away to make this summer, once corn is in season.  The other day I was shopping at Aldi’s and they have sweet corn (on the cob) and thought why wait for summer.  The corn was actually good and combined with so many other great flavors and textures, this Continue Reading

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Cucumber, Tomato and Avocado Salad

I’ve only made this for my husband and I so I haven’t followed the full recipe.  I just cut up enough ingredients for the two of us then drizzled with olive oil, squeeze of lemon juice, and sprinkled with some salt and pepper.  It’s that easy!  Ingredients:  cucumber, avocado, tomato, red onion cilantro, lemon juice, Continue Reading

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Dawn’s Recipes: Ranch Dressing

For lunch, I make a salad for my husband and I at least 4 days a week.  Eating salad each day, for us, is more about getting our nutrients and fiber from raw veggies than about being a diet food.  Our salads differs each day depending what’s in the fridge.  At the beginning of the Continue Reading

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Dawn’s Recipes: Classic Wedge Salad

I love a classic wedge salad and often order it at a restaurant but never think to make it at home until today.  It tasted so good!  I don’t use iceberg lettuce in most salads but it’s a must for this classic.  So when making this salad use cold iceberg lettuce quarters, good ranch dressing, Continue Reading

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