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Garden Lettuce Dressing
Salad, Sides

Garden Lettuce Dressing

This Garden Lettuce Dressing is super easy to make with just three ingredients. Toss with your favorite fresh garden lettuce for a refreshing summer side dish! When we moved into our new home this spring, I was worried I was going to be too late to plant a garden. And being so last minute, I […]

orange jello salad in a small glass jar
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Orange Jello Salad

With just a few ingredients, this light and fluffy Orange Jello Salad is super easy, kid-friendly and perfect for any gathering! Wanna know what I love about living in the midwest?? First off, I love the wide open spaces – it means room for the kids to run, room for a garden, and clear skies […]

Macaroni Salad in a white bowl
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Sweet Macaroni Salad

This easy recipe for Sweet Macaroni Salad is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy! It’s a go-to recipe for parties, barbeques, potlucks and family gatherings! I love our definition of a salad here in the Midwest. Like really, let’s think about it….Snicker’s Salad? Yup. Strawberry Pretzel Salad? Love it. Jell-O Salad? Sign me up. […]

Balsamic Vinaigrette
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Balsamic Vinaigrette

This quick and easy balsamic vinaigrette is full of flavor – so good that you’ll never buy store bought again! I get it. Salad can be BORING – super boring. Have you ever brought a salad to work for lunch and almost dreaded eating it?? Been there, done that. It doesn’t have to be that […]

Tortellini Pasta Salad
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Tortellini Pasta Salad

Cheese-filled tortellini pasta brings a fun twist to a classic side dish! This pasta salad with Italian dressing is as easy as it gets and oh so tasty! Hello, sweet, sweet summertime! It’s SO good to be reunited with sunshine, warm weather, patio drinks and get-together’s with friends! Well, I guess these days gatherings are […]

Mexican Street Corn Salad
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Mexican Street Corn Salad

This salad is light, fresh and full of bright flavors. Grilled sweet corn, peppers, and onions are tossed with a cilantro-lime dressing making it the perfect side dish (or chip dip!) for taco night! When most people think of Iowa, they think of one of two things: pigs or corn. We have more pigs than […]

Salad

Cranberry & Pecan Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

When I was a sophomore in college preparing for the career fair, I closely examined all of the food companies that would be in attendance that day. I was determined to land an awesome internship for the upcoming summer. I remember my adviser recommending that I stop by the companies that were lowest ranking on […]