Easy Potato Clam Chowder

This is by far the easiest “semi-homemade” chowder recipe I’ve ever made. You will be amazed at the rave reviews for this soup! No one will be able to tell how simple this was to prepare. Serve warm with hot sauce and chowder crackers.

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

This is one of my son’s favorite dishes. I make it often in the winter. It’s quick and easy to prepare, using premade roasted chicken. I love the combination of chicken broth and beef broth. This soup is delicious served with shredded parmesan cheese.

Baked Potato Soup

I made this recipe for the first time several years ago, and everyone loved the flavor of this soup. The toppings make this soup extremely flavorful, and very filling. This recipe has been adapted from a Woman’s Day recipe.

French Onion Soup

This soup is savory and delicious. The sweetness of the onions and the creaminess of the cheese is a wonderful combination.

Spiced Pumpkin Soup

I always like to incorporate something seasonal into my menu.  A spiced pumpkin soup or butternut squash is perfect during the beautiful autumn weather.

Karen's Butternut Squash Soup

This is Karen’s favorite butternut squash soup recipe.  She has been making this figure-friendly version for years. 

Dad's Clam Chowder

This is a very hearty soup dish.  Dad uses fresh clams that he rakes up in the bay behind his home…it’s hard to simulate that type of freshness!

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Spinach Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Almonds & Feta

The mandarin oranges added to this spinach salad, along with the nuts and cheese really makes this salad a treat. This salad looks great on a holiday buffet.

Green Salad with Monterey Jack Cheese & Candied Nuts

This salad is really delicious. I often make this recipe when I am entertaining a large crowd. It’s simple to make, and the combination of fruit, nuts and cheese with the salad greens and dressing makes this very savory. I rarely make the candied nuts…these are easy to purchase premade (stores sell in the salad/crouton section).

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

I often make this orzo salad, especially during the summer when seasonal vegetables are so fresh. The flavors are delicious together, especially when topped with the lemon juice dressing.

Pear, Gorgonzola & Hazelnut Salad

This is a delicious salad, combining the sweet taste of the Bartlett pear with the creamy texture of the gorgonzola cheese.  The combination of the mixed greens and baby arugula pair well with this salad, and the toasted hazelnuts add great flavor.

Roasted Beet Salad with Arugula & Goat Cheese

I enjoyed this salad at a local restaurant.  The sweet roasted beets combined with the peppery arugula and the creaminess of the goat cheese is a real treat.  The dressing is a fig balsamic vinaigrette, complimenting all the flavors in the salad.  Enjoy!

Fried Eggplant Tower with Arugula Salad

I recently enjoyed a dinner with friends, Jeff & Lois Miller, at a restaurant on Long Beach Island, NJ.  They served an incredibly delicious fried eggplant tower, topped with a creamy blue cheese dressing and a wonderful side arugula salad.  This is definitely worth trying!

Steak Cobb Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

This is another arranged salad that tastes great and looks even better.  Your guests will be sure to enjoy!

Potato, Sausage & Arugula Salad

This is a delicious alternative to the traditional salad.  This salad has elements of Italian Potato Salad, mixed with the delicious flavors of Italian sausage. Make sure that the potatoes and sausage are still warm when tossed with the salad dressing so they absorb the maximum flavor of the dressing. 

Mom's Waldorf Salad

Mom used to make this salad often when we grew up.  I always thought the combination of ingredients seemed strange, but the resulting flavor is really delicious.  

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