12 Fabulous Salad Recipes

12 Fabulous Salad Recipes

I always eat more salads in the summertime!

Thanks to Janelle at ComfyInTheKitchen.com  

and Clare at Peak 313.com -

I have 12 Fabulous Salad Recipes for you today!

1. Strawberry Spinach Salad with Homemade Poppyseed Dressing

salad strawberry spinach

2. Easy Taco Salad (this recipe has been pinned over 274,000 times!)

salad easy taco salad

3. Fancy but Easy Wedge Salad with Homemade BlueCheese Dressing

salad fancy easy wedge

4. Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans

salad chicken salad 2

5. Easy and Refreshing Cucumber Salad

Salad cucumber

6.  Cottage Cheese Salad

salad cottage cheese

7.  Egg-cellent Egg Salad

salad egg-cellent egg

8. Grilled Veggie Salad


salad grilled veggie

9. Harvest Salad with Walnut Crusted Chicken

salad harvest walnut crusted chicken

10.  Italian Orzo Salad

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11. Quinoa & Radicchio Salad with Dried Cherries & Pistachios

quinoa salad

12. Orange and Red Onion Salad via Peak313.com

orange and red onion salad

And 3 Bonus Dessert Salads!

1. Pistachio Marshmallow Salad (aka Watergate Salad)

salad pistachio marshmallow

2. Snicker Apple Salad

salad snicker apple

3. Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Salad strawberry pretzels

**Chime In:  What is your favorite salad recipe? Tell us how you whip it up or share a link to it in the comment section.

Walk with the King,

Courtney

Breakfast Bagel Egg Sandwich

breakfast bagel

 

Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen is back with a breakfast bagel egg sandwich recipe!

Janelle writes:

The other day I shared on my personal FB page that I had made “Eggs in a Nest” for the kiddos. One of my friends mentioned that she made the same thing, but with bagels! By golly-how convenient- they already have holes! So, I had to try it her way. I added some cream cheese to the top half of the bagel and made them into sandwiches. Needless to say, they were a hit.

Seriously. So good.

(GF option: Use  Udi’s GF bagels.)

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Start off by heating a skillet on medium-high heat.  Melt butter and place both side of your bagels onto the skillet.  Crack an egg and place it in the bottom halves of each bagel. Let cook for approximately 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper. Flip.

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Let cook on the other side until done.

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Add cream cheese to the top sides of each bagel.

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Place on top of the egg slices….Mmmm……

Breakfast Bagel Egg Sandwich

Ingredients
  • 4 bagels
  • 4 eggs
  • cream cheese
  • butter
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat skillet to medium-high heat.
  2. Add butter.
  3. Place both sides of the bagels on the skillet.
  4. Add an egg into the bottom half of the bagel.
  5. Let cook for approximately 3 minutes. Salt and Pepper. Flip.
  6. Let cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  7. Add cream cheese to the other side of the bagel and combine into a sandwich. Mmmmmmmmmm

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speakerJanelle Nehrenz

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com Follower her on facebook at Comfy In The Kitchen Follow her on Twitter at ComfynKitchen

Peanut Butter Nutella Fudge – YUM!

Peanut butter nutella fudge

Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen has a mouth watering dessert recipe for us today! Hooray!

Janelle writes:

Now you see it….now you don’t! That’s the best way to describe this simple, yet delicious Nutella fudge. My sweet friend Katina thought to bring this to me last week….what a gift! I honestly have never seen a dessert vanish so quickly, haha!!! When she told me it had only 3 ingredients, I about fainted! You must try this one Ladies….it’s a keeper.

*Gluten FREE! Great to make with kiddos.

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This is it! Just 3 ingredients…check that out.

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Microwave frosting for approximately 45 seconds, then combine with other ingredients in a bowl.

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Mix well, spread in an 8×8 pan, and refrigerate for 30 mins until set.

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Bada bing. DEEEEElish.

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Nutella Fudge (SO Easy!)

Serves:8-10
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Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Nutella
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 16 oz Container Vanilla Frosting
Instructions
  1. Take the lid off of frosting and microwave for 45 seconds.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl-it will start to thicken.
  3. Spread into an 8×8 pan.
  4. Refrigerate for 30 mins until firm.

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speakerJanelle Nehrenz

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com Follower her on facebook at Comfy In The Kitchen Follow her on Twitter at ComfynKitchen

How to Make Mini-Crescent Dogs

 

Mini Crescent Dogs

I’ve never made Mini-Crescent Dogs but I’ve eaten a bunch of them at playdates! Lol!! This is the perfect snack to serve when little ones are coming over to play and adults love them too!

Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen writes:

Looking for an easy appetizer for the (big and little) football fans in your life? Look no further, because these “Piggies in a Blanket” always get a touchdown! I’m so serious when I say -there are NEVER any of these left! lol! Serve with ketchup, mustard, and/ or BBQ sauce…and most of all, a side of fun!

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Open crescent rolls and press edges together to make a full rectangle.

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Slice with a pizza cutter into smaller squares like so..

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Place a piggie in the center of each rectangle and bring up the opposite sides, twist and pinch together. Place on a prepared baking sheet and bake in a 375 oven for 12-15 mins until golden brown.

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Dig in!

How to Make Mini-Crescent Dogs

Serves:12-15
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Ingredients
  • 1 Package of Lil Smokies
  • 2 (8 oz) cans of crescent rolls
  • Pam (for preparing baking sheet) or you can use parchment paper.
  • Condiments (ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, etc)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Drain lil smokies in a colander.
  3. Open 1 crescent roll container at a time – make a full rectangle out of each by pressing together the perforations.
  4. With a pizza cutter, slice vertically and horizontally to make small squares.
  5. Place a Lil Smokie in the center of each square, pull up opposite corners, twist and pinch.
  6. Pepare a baking sheet, place Lil Smokies on top, bake for 12-15 mins.
  7. Serve with your choice of condiments!

 

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speakerJanelle Nehrenz

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com Follower her on facebook at Comfy In The Kitchen Follow her on Twitter at ComfynKitchen

How To Make Summer Peach Tea

If you love tea then Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen has the perfect recipe for you.  I must admit, I’m not a big tea drinker but my husband is!

Janelle writes:

Oh, how I adore iced tea! There isn’t anything that sounds more refreshing to me on warm Summer day. This tea is infused with sweet, ripe peaches-they are on sale now, wohoo! A simple, yet special drink to serve your friends and family. Enjoy!

4 regular tea bags, 4 peach tea bags.

Microwave 2 cups of water for 2 mins. Steep tea bags in hot water and add baking soda {a trick that takes out the bitterness}

After tea bags have steeped for approximately 30 mins, take out an add sugar to warm water.

I purchase frozen fruit from a local farm market. You can tell these were very fresh when they froze them! I love having them on hand! Frozen fruit is excellent in tea…it cools and adds flavor!

Place concentrated tea and peaches in a carafe and add water.

Add ice.

Ahhhh….

Summer Peach Tea

Serves:8
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Ingredients
  • 4 regular tea bags
  • 4 peach tea bags
  • ⅛ tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups frozen or fresh peaches
  • 6-8 cups cold water
Instructions
  1. Microwave 2 cups of water in a pyrex cup for 2 mins
  2. Add baking soda and all tea bags.
  3. Let steep for 30 mins
  4. Pour concentrated tea in a large container
  5. Add sugar and stir well until dissolved
  6. Add peaches
  7. Add 6-8 cups of cold water
  8. Add ice
  9. Serve in ice-filled glasses and enjoy

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speakerJanelle Nehrenz

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com Follower her on facebook at Comfy In The Kitchen Follow her on Twitter at ComfynKitchen

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Easy Side Dish – Oven Roasted Vegetables

Looking for an easy and healthy side dish?  Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen has an easy recipe for you!

Janelle writes:

I get asked all the time about sides…sometimes we just get “stuck in a rut” making the same side dishes with our meals (mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, etc…I know the drill). That is why I love these roasted veggies- they are so easy to make, delicious and versatile….you can serve them with just about any main course! You can also add any veggie of your choice to change it up a bit!

Wash and cut veggies of your choice. Here I used broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and red potatoes. Drizzle with oil, add garlic powder, salt and fresh ground pepper. I microwaved the red potatoes for 2 mins prior (make sure to pierce them with a fork!) and sliced them in half-saves time and it helps the other veggies from becoming too roasted.

Place in a oven heated to 425 and turn on the timer for 8 mins. Stir with spatula and put back in another 8 mins.

If your main meal isn’t quite done (I was grilling steaks on the grill) you can simply cover with foil to keep warm.

Whala! Guess what? This is a gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free meal. Not so bad hu?! This was served with my husband’s favorite- NY Strip Steak (from the butcher of course!)

Easy Side Dish — Oven Roasted Vegetables

Serves: 4-6
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Ingredients
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 4 carrots
  • 6 red potatoes (microwaved for 2 mins then cut in half)
  • 2-4 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 425
  2. Wash and cut veggies
  3. Foil line a baking sheet and add veggies
  4. Toss in olive oil and sprinkle with seasonings
  5. Roast for 8 mins-turn with spatula and roast another 8 mins. Enjoy!

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speakerJanelle Nehrenz

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com Follower her on facebook at Comfy In The Kitchen Follow her on Twitter at ComfynKitchen

Easy & Refreshing Cucumber Salad Recipe


{Cucumber Salad shown with shrimp scampi and creamy parmesan rice; a gluten-free meal}

Janelle from Comfy In the Kitchen is here with a refreshing Cucumber Salad Recipe!

Janelle writes: I make this simple Cucumber Salad as a side all the time. It’s easy, refreshing, delicious and my entire family loves it! This makes a great dish for picnics…multiply the recipe as needed!


Peel an English Cucumber like so; Why? Because it’s pretty.


Slice in thin slices.


Slice a sweet Vidalia onion into thin slices.

Mix water, white vinegar and sugar together.

Pour over cucumbers and onions and let marinate for at least 2 hours {you may make ahead of time in the morning}.

Delicious!

Cucumber Salad Recipe

Serves:4
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Ingredients
  • 1 English Cucumber
  • 1 Vidalia Onion
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup white vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • salt, pepper, and/or dill weed optional}
Instructions
  1. Peel cucumber leaving some decorative peel in tact.
  2. Thinly slice cucumber and onion.
  3. Whisk water, vinegar and sugar together and poor over cucumber and onion.
  4. Let marinate for at least 2 hours or make ahead of time in morning.
  5. Add seasonings to your liking.

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speakerJanelle Nehrenz

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com Follower her on facebook at Comfy In The Kitchen Follow her on Twitter at ComfynKitchen

New York Strip Steak on the Grill

 

Quick & Easy Summer Dinner

Have you fired up your grill yet?  My husband got me a new grill for Mother’s Day so I’m excited to try all the grill recipes I’ve been pinning on Pinterest! Lol! ;)

Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen has the perfect summer meal:  New York Strip Steak with onions, Corn on the Cob, Smashed Potatoes, and Watermelon. Mmmmm this makes my mouth water!

Janelle writes:

I purchased the New York Strip Steaks from a local butcher. Can’t you see the difference? These steaks have slight marbling, but mainly the fat is on the outside-which cooks and adds flavor and and makes the steaks nice n juicy! Take your steaks out of the refrigerator for about 20 mins before grilling.

I keep it simple with steak- fresh ground pepper, garlic powder, and seasoned salt.

Sprinkle it on

Heat grill to med-high heat. Place the steak on the grill, wait 2 mins and turn the steaks slightly to give that nice criss cross pattern. Cook for another 5 mins. Then, turn over and repeat. 7 mins a side will get you medium for a thick steak. Take off grill with tongs and let sit for a couple mins to let the juices soak through.


Smashed Potatoes

Corn on the cob- I purchased this sweet corn at a local farm. YUM! Look for a multi-colored corn (white and yellow) All you do is husk it, place it in a pot of cool water, turn on the heat- when it boils the corn is done! Butter and salt!

I also sliced and sauteed onions in a pan with butter, salt and pepper. The only thing that would make this dinner better for my hubby is adding sauteed mushrooms- I love him, but I have yet to make these because I just.don’t.like.mushrooms.

 New York Strip Steak on the Grill
  • 4 NY Strips (butcher preferred)
  • Seasoned Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • 1 Onion sliced (optional)
  • Mushrooms (very optional)
  • 2 Tbsp butter for sauteing
Instructions
  1. Take steaks out of refrigerator for 20 mins
  2. Grease and heat grill to med-high heat
  3. Place steaks on grill for 2 mins and turn sideways, cook for 5 mins longer
  4. Flip over and repeat
  5. Take off of grill with tongs and let sit for 5 mins
  6. While steak is sitting, heat a pan with butter and add onions/mushrooms. Salt/pepper. Takes 5 min
Notes – Steak is a ton easier to make than people think…especially when you have a good cut from a good butcher. Try it!

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speakerJanelle Nehrenz

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com Follower her on facebook at Comfy In The Kitchen Follow her on Twitter at ComfynKitchen