a little over a year ago, my other half took me to a cooking class at whole foods for a birthday present. it was, truly, one of my favorite gifts he has ever given me. we went together, after leaving the girls at home with my parents, and cooked an incredible menu with about 5 other couples….
homemade ranch dressing
during the summer, my husband directs a family kamp. on saturday mornings, not many people are around and the pool is almost deserted. so we take the opportunity to crash the pool, bringing friends, floats, and snacks – trying to last as long as we can until the kids are all melting down for naps….
homemade caesar dressing (anchovy-free)
i am not a huge salad person. yeah, i know i’m a girl and so i should order salads all the time and think they’re awesome and be like “oh, all i want is a salad”. but honestly, i’d rather have a steak. and bring me some A1 sauce. but there are a few exceptions…
pear & blue cheese salad with champagne vinaigrette
this is such a refreshing summer salad and one that i crave often. maybe it’s the crisp pears. maybe it’s the creamy blue cheese. methinks it’s probably the sweet & tart champagne vinaigrette that marries so perfectly with everything. if possible, don’t substitute anything else for the champagne vinegar – it is so worth it….
asian vinaigrette with sesame oil + black pepper
this weekend, i made this dressing because i was in serious need of change from the regular dressing stock in our fridge. and, i need to confess, it was because we had no fresh garlic and no fresh herbs – things you uuusually need to make a fresh vinaigrette. so i grabbed my trusty dressing…