Roasted and Pickled Beets

Cook's notes: the beets are so good this way, but the dressing -- oh my! Delicious. 3 medium beets, scrubbed and trimmed Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat beets lightly with olive oil. Wrap beets in aluminum foil, place on a baking sheet, and roast in the oven until cooked through, approximately 45 to …

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Apple Harvest Salad with Maple-Balsamic Dressing

Cook's notes: I made this salad recently for a Grilled Cheese Housewarming Party. The hosts asked everyone to bring a kind of grilled cheese sandwich or a compatible dish. It's a pretty salad ... and it goes well with grilled cheese. The recipe is easily cut in half. Salad 6 cups mixed green lettuce 6 …

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Pear & Chickpea Salad with Lemon Dressing

lemon dressing: whisk together 2 Tablespoons olive oil 2 Tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon dijon mustard 1 teaspoon dried scallion 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon dried herbs 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper   salad: 2 cups mixed greens 1/2 ripe pear, cored and chopped 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed …

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Best Recipe: Small Batch Italian Dressing

Makes about 2.5 oz (5.2 Tablespoons; about 3 servings). Serving size is 1 to 2 Tablespoons. Favorite Italian Dressing 3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon mustard 1/2 teaspoon honey 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon Italian herb blend without salt (such as Penzeys Pasta Sprinkle, which …

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