• 27Feb

    Spicy Thousand Island Salad Dressing

    • 2 tbsp horseradish sauce
    • 2 tbsp ketchup
    • 2 tbsp relish
    • salt and pepper to taste

    This is a simple version of thousand island dressing with a little kick.  Ketchup and relish make this salad dressing sweet.  The horseradish sauce brings the creaminess as well as the spicy kick.  A fresh wedge of iceberg lettuce with this salad dressing is a great way to start a meal.

  • 25Feb

    Great chefs need great knife skills for all of the chopping, slicing, and dicing they do. However, the home chef doesn’t need to have the same knife skills. That’s why a mandoline is a great tool for the home chef to have in his or her kitchen.

    Literally, within a few seconds, you can turn a cucumber into hundreds of matchsticks. You can thinly slice a potato for chips. A sweet potato can be turned into fries, too.

    There are a few different types of mandolines from the inexpensive to the elaborate. Some come with one blades, and some come with several blades. A really nice mandoline will have a compartment to catch your food.

  • 23Feb

    Creamy Parmesan Peppercorn Salad Dressing

    • 2 tbsp low-fat mayonnaise
    • 1 tbsp parmesan, grated or shredded
    • 1 tsp skim milk
    • 1 tsp horseradish sauce
    • freshly ground peppercorns
    • salt to taste

    There used to be a steak, ribs, and chicken restaurant that served their salads with a creamy parmesan peppercorn salad dressing.  This version brings back memories of that dressing.  The restaurant packed their salads with cheese and onions.  It was a great salad for a great salad dressing.