7 Layer Salad ~ Dairy & Egg-Free Options
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7 Layer Salad ~ Dairy & Egg-Free Options

This 7 layer salad is the most requested salad I have ever made. It’s also my favorite dish on Thanksgiving and Easter. All the flavors and textures are absolutely perfect together, and to be quite honest, I can hardly put down my fork in between bites!   Think big when you choose a bowl to…

How To  Pick And Cut A Watermelon – No-Fail tips
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How To Pick And Cut A Watermelon – No-Fail tips

How to pick and cut a watermelon…   There’s nothing quite like a sweet juicy watermelon but sometimes selecting one can be tricky business. With that said…I wasn’t very good at picking a sweet, juicy watermelon. My mom is a pro at this. She thumps on a few of those big round, sometimes oval shaped…

Zesty Italian Pasta Salad  ~ Gluten & Dairy-Free Options
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Zesty Italian Pasta Salad  ~ Gluten & Dairy-Free Options

  I love colorful food like this Zesty Italian Pasta Salad.  This is one of our favorite recipes. Every bite is full of different textures and flavors…it keeps the meal interesting and delicious.   Pasta salad is perfect for any picnic or barbecue. Of course, it can also be a meal on its own with…

 Old Fashioned Potato Salad  ~ Gluten & dairy-free options
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 Old Fashioned Potato Salad  ~ Gluten & dairy-free options

My grandma, like so many grandmothers…made the best old-fashioned potato salad! I use to love picking the extra big chunks of potatoes out of the salad when I was little. A creamy, homemade salad dressing is a “win-win” as you will find with this potato salad. The dressing is actually my mom’s recipe, and it…

Macaroni Salad ~ Gluten & dairy free options
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Macaroni Salad ~ Gluten & dairy free options

 This is your basic macaroni salad…nothing fancy just good old fashioned taste.  This delicious recipe can be made gluten-free as well, just substitute your macaroni and check the label of your dressing. Miracle Whip is gluten-free and lactose-free. Add some crumbled bacon or sliced olives for variety and pizazz.   Even though this macaroni salad…

Trio-Color Quinoa & Beans ~ Gluten-free & heart healthy
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Trio-Color Quinoa & Beans ~ Gluten-free & heart healthy

Trio-Color Quinoa and red quinoa are my two favorite varieties of this popular superfood. All varieties of quinoa are highly nutritious. Quinoa is gluten-free, non-GMO, and believe it or not, it’s actually not considered a grain. That’s right, it is actually a seed that is prepared and eaten like a grain. Quinoa has a high…

Grandma’s Coleslaw ~ Gluten-free, vegan option
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Grandma’s Coleslaw ~ Gluten-free, vegan option

  My Grandma’s coleslaw was the only coleslaw I think I ever liked, besides KFC. Coleslaw is really a “must-have” with pulled pork sandwiches! What is the big deal you might ask… try it, I think you will agree. If you haven’t made coleslaw before, not to worry! It’s simple, especially since you can buy…