St. John Salad

On a trip to St. John, in the USVI many years ago, I enjoyed this salad at the Caneel Resort in an open-air cafe. Wow!  It was truly delightful. Not wanting to lose that distinct mixture of  flavors, I recreated the recipe shortly afterward, bringing a memorable taste of the Caribbean back home.
This salad is a wonderful and unique combination of flavors that is fresh and delicious, perfect for a summer afternoon or light evening meal. It’s fast and easy, as well. Serve it with a loaf of fresh baguette, lemonade, and chewy chocolate brownies for dessert, and you’ve got a perfect picnic.

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Thai Pasta Salad

This is a versatile cold salad that goes well with any dish — sandwiches, chicken, or beef.  It’s also filling enough to be a vegetarian main dish alone for a light summer meal. It’s very quick to make, but does take a small amount of preparation in the time it takes to cook and chill the pasta.  Well worth the wait, too!

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Herb Stuffing

Everyone seems to have a favorite stuffing recipe for their holiday turkey. If you’ve got a favorite, you may have to make room on your “favorites” shelf for another one — this stuffing is addictive. Tangy, savory, and delicately spiced, this stuffing has been known to change the minds of people who previously felt they didn’t like stuffing. It cuts some corners by using a pre-packaged Herb Stuffing mix, but you can substitute your own mixture of breads if you’d prefer to make the whole thing “from scratch.”

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Crunchy Hash Browns

A lovely cake of crunchy hash browns is possibly the closest things to ultimate satisfaction you can find on a breakfast plate. Or a dinner plate, for that matter. OK, it’s great at lunch, too. It’s just plain good. Good and crunchy, that is. If it’s done right, with flavor AND crunch, you will never again have to slog through mushy potatoes. Frankly, your morning meal deserves a solid crunch along with your cuppa. It’s just the right combination to make the day go well.

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