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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Italian Bread Salad

I really love Panzanella…especially in the summer time when I'm looking for recipes to use up my garden tomatoes.  And I also enjoy recipes that are flexible with ingredients and allow you to use up things taking up space in the fridge…of course it has to taste good too!  Here's tonight's recipe which I'm serving with salmon.  You want everything in the salad to be in bite sized pieces. Roughly 4...

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Grilled Corn Salad with Scallops and Prawns

  I love this summer time dish because you be very flexible with the ingredients and it's a great for dinner on a warm night in Seattle. Marinade (if you want to…or just skip this step) 1 pound of prawns, shells removed and 1 pound of sea scallops in 4 tablespoons of Dijon mustard, 1/4 cup of olive oil, 2 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh is best) and a couple dashes of hot sauce. Shuck and soak 4 ears of sweet...

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