Cold Pea Salad with Almonds

I love a “good” pea salad and I decided to make one for my contribution to our Easter Brunch.  I think cold pea salads sing of sunny Spring. Since we’re going to be having ham, I opted for a recipe without (gasp!) bacon.   This recipe is a variation from one I found at Simply Recipes, which I doubled for our brunch and substituted canned water chestnuts for sweet red peppers. I Quickly rinse salt of two 6...

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Antipasto Pasta Salad

Here's one of the dishes I made for my son's graduation party. It's a crowd pleaser that can be made a day or two ahead of time.  If you're serving it right away, just mix it all up and enjoy! NOTE: I'm getting ready to make this for a Mother's Day potluck.  I'm happy to see that I started this post almost a year ago…and now I have an opportunity to finish it.  Happy Mother's Day to all...

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Gourmet Hot Dog Party

A few weeks ago we celebrated my son's birthday and decided to have a gourmet hot dog party with plenty of toppings for guest to chose from.  Here's a photo of my dog: yes… there's a spicy hot dog down there somewhere!  The party was a lot of fun…I wish I would have taken photos of the other creations or had cameras available for others to.  I made a couple of "menus" (aka The Weiner...

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Bon-Fire Dinner and a Movie

We're enjoying a beautiful end of summer in Seattle this year and we decided to celebrate with having some friends join us for dinner. It all began the night before at our fire pit when the cave-men husbands were talking about how cool it would be to cook dinner over the fire.  We agreed to bring dishes to cook on the open flame at our house the next evening at 7:00.    My husband and I decided to roast shrimp over the fire...

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Graduation Party

We're planning a high school graduation party for my son this weekend. Here's the menu: Pulled pork sliders Cole slaw Teriyaki Meatballs  Mexican Layer Dip and Chips Three-Cheese Mini Macs Antipasto Pasta Salad Deconstructed Ceaser Salad (centerpiece for a veggie tray) Sliced melons with berries What am I forgetting?  We'll find out soon!  Desert will be s'mores by the fire and chocolate cake.  Seattle...

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