Goat Cheese, Bacon, and Apple Salad

I’ve got a fun and fancy salad for you today. This salad has been one of my absolute favorites lately. I love the combination of the tangy goat cheese, the salty and crispy bacon, and the sweet apple. Seriously, it’s so good. Lately, I haven’t liked the store bought bottle dressings and I’m too lazy to make homemade salad dressings This semi-homemade Italian dressing has been the ideal solution. I take a Goods Seasons Italian herb packet and combine it with oil, vinegar, and water. Pretty nifty. This has been my go-to salad dressing for the past three months for …

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Panzanella with Chicken

I’ve been on a salad kick lately. If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve seen a lot of salad pictures in my instastories because I’ve been eating them for lunch almost every day. It’s not often that I crave healthy food so I’ll run with it while I can. Believe me, it’s not all healthy all day. I have my share of chocolate chip cookies or ice cream later in the day. And if we’re being honest salads full of bread or bacon aren’t winning a lot of awards. It’s all about balance. Panzanella is a Tuscan salad with …

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Beans and Pasta Caesar Salad

It’s starting to feel like Spring with warmer temperatures and I’m craving salads. I still crave pizza and ice cream, but it’s all about moderation.  In the meantime, I’m going to take advantage of my salad obsession while it lasts.  I wanted a healthier Caesar salad, i.e. remove the buttery croutons (which is arguably the best part of a Caesar salad).  I replaced them with little pasta shells.  Pasta added to lettuce salad is surprisingly wonderful.  I don’t feel like I’m eating a “salad.”  Keep in mind that this is not a pasta salad though, it’s just got essence of …

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Summer Salad with Parmesan Vinaigrette

I can’t believe how much I love this salad.  Let’s be real, salads usually don’t have the wow factor that something like cookies or pies have (at least not for me).  But there is something about this one that makes it stand out against most salads.  You can even ask my husband, who was a witness to me “mmm” after almost every bite. Perhaps the key to this salad’s awesomeness is that it’s loaded with bacon and Parmesan cheese.  I mean, hello, bacon plus cheese seems to equal heaven, even on a salad. 😉 Maybe it’s really all about the …

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Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Pasta Salad

This is my kind of meal. I cannot tell you how obsessed I am with this pasta salad.  Well, I can try.  😉  Let’s start with the ingredients.  This salad is basically a bowl full of some of my favorite things on earth.  Pasta, avocado, cheese, tomatoes, basil… this is seriously heaven for me.  I could not stuff my face fast enough when I ate it.  (Although it probably did not help that it took me longer to photograph than I expected so I was starving by the time I could eat it.) I love this salad not just for …

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