Entries from Baked Alaska tagged with 'Salads'

French Country Dinner by the Fireplace

Last night, I was feeling a little (okay, a lot) blah, and I decided to try to cheer myself up by making a simple French country dinner to have in front of the fireplace with my husband. Good food...

Thai Shrimp Salad

Our Flavors recipe this week is shrimp. For those of you who know me, you know that my husband and I have a boat, which we take out of Whittier in Prince William Sound. We are very fortunate that...

Tropical Lobster Salad

Our ingredient this week is lobster. I thought I would make some type of lobster salad, but then I had to decide what kind. Lobsters are really expensive. I like lobster, but I probably like shrimp as well, and...

Lentil, Walnut & Salmon Salad

This week our Flavors ingredient was lentils. I love lentils and fix them quite often. They're healthy, filling, and I love that I don't have to soak them overnight and they cook quickly. When looking at the complimentary ingredents...

Brussel Sprout and Goat Cheese Salad

This week's ingredient is Brussel Sprouts. I love roasted brussel sprouts. I had a little trouble deciding what to make this week, because I couldn't seem to come up with an unique recipe. I don't know if what I...

APPLE, FENNEL & WALNUT SALAD WITH CAMEMBERT SOUFFLE

Today I chose to make an Apple, Fennel, & Walnut Salad with Camembert Souffle. If you've started following our blog, you know that we need to pick 3 ingredients that are listed as complementary. My complementary ingredients for apples...

Bacon and Eggs and Asparagus Salad

A couple of nights ago I was looking through my copy of the book "Around my French Table" by Dorie Greenspan. I've only made a couple of things out of it so far, and they've all been great. I...

July Daring Cooks - Nut Butters

It seems like I've been late on many of my challenges lately, and this one is no exception. Time for another Daring Cooks Challenge. The July 2010 Daring Cooks’ Challenge was hosted by Margie of More Please and Natashya...

SUNDAY SALAD SAMPLERS WEEK #18 - TORTELLINI SALAD

I guess all good things must eventually come to an end. This is the last week for our Sunday Salad Samplers. We've made 18 salads, and I've loved every one of them. This weeks salad was chosen by Ida....

SUNDAY SALAD SAMPLERS WEEK #17 - SOUTHERN MUSTARD POTATO SALAD

Only one more week left of making salads. I'm going to miss that. This week, Sandi of Whistlestop Cafe chose our recipe. She chose a good, old-fashioned potato salad. I followed the recipe except I didn't have spicy mustard...

SUNDAY SALAD SAMPLERS WEEK #16 - COUSCOUS SALAD

We're almost at the end. Only 2 more salads to go after today. And I think I've really liked every single salad we've made. And I haven't tired of making salads. But I guess eventually all things have to...

SUNDAY SALAD SAMPLERS WEEK #15 - TROPICAL RICE SALAD

We're almost at an end to our salad-making, and wouldn't you know this is the time I get behind. This salad was our chosen salad for last Sunday. It was created by Palma. For those of you who don't...

SUNDAY SALAD SAMPLERS WEEK #14 - THAI BEEF SALAD

Okay, I'm a week behind on this one. Might be the first time all season that I've been so behind. Today is supposed to be Palma's Tropical Rice Salad. I'll post on that in the next couple of todays....

SUNDAY SALAD SAMPLERS WEEK #13 - ISRAELI SALAD

This week's salad was chosen by Terry. She chose a recipe from a cookbook that I've had for many years-Molly Katzen's book, The Enchanted Broccoli Forest. Terry first ate this salad while in Israel, and said they eat salads...

SUNDAY SALAD SAMPLERS #12 - CEVICHE

It's hard to believe we're into our third month of salads. Today's salad was chosen by Candi and it was perfect for the warm weather we've been having. She chose Ceviche. Normally, Ceviche uses fish/shellfish that is "cooked" in...

SUNDAY SALAD SAMPLERS - WEEK #11 - WATERMELON SALAD

This week's salad was brought to us by Nancy. Nancy said she chose a Watermelon Salad because it's 4th of July weekend. But she couldn't decide which recipe to choose, so she gave us 3 different recipes and allowed...

SUNDAY SALAD SAMPLERS WEEK #10 - GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD WITH TARRAGON PESTO

This week our salad was chosen by Marcia. As she was deciding what salad to choose, she received her copy of the April Bon Appetit in the mail and on the cover was a salad-Grilled Chicken Salad with Tarragon...

SUNDAY SALAD SAMPLERS WEEK # 9 - GRILLED ROMAINE SALAD WITH CITRUS CEASAR VINAIGRETTE

It's time for another Sunday Salad Samplers, and this week I was the lucky one who got to choose what we would make. I chose a Grilled Romaine Salad with Citrus Ceasar Vinaigrette. I got the original recipe off...

SUNDAY SALAD SAMPLERS WEEK #8 - SHRIMP SALAD

Okay, it's not Sunday, and for those of you who checked, I didn't post a Sunday Salad Samplers recipe this past Sunday. I still wasn't up to standing long enough to cook. But I'm back to being able to...

SUNDAY SALAD SAMPLERS WEEK #7 - ROASTED CORN AND WILD RICE SALAD

Time for another great salad. This week's salad was chosen by Deborah of Old Shoes, New Trip.. She chose a salad that she found on the internet years ago. It's a wonderful Roasted Corn and Wild Rice Salad. My...

SUNDAY SALAD SAMPLERS WEEK #6 - FAJITA SALAD WITH CREAMY CILANTRO LIME DRESSING

This week it was Kim's turn to choose the salad. She had a little trouble deciding on which to choose-would it be a Cashew Chicken Salad with Mandarin Oranges, or a Chicken Ceasar Salad? In the end, she chose...

SUNDAY SALAD SAMPLERS WEEK #5 - GRILLED TUNA SALAD NICOISE

This week our salad was chosen by Debrah. She chose Grilled Tuna Salad Nicoise. I love Nicoise salad, so I was happy with this choice. But...it was Saturday evening, and my husband was out of town. I was feeling...

SUNDAY SALAD SAMPLERS WEEK #4 - THAI CHICKEN SALAD

This week our salad was chosen by Jerry of Jerry's Rants, Musings, and Recipes. He chose Thai Chicken Salad. The recipe was modified from one he learned to make at a cooking class he took. If you like the...

SUNDAY SALAD SAMPLERS WEEK #3 - RAW ASPARAGUS, PEA, AND ARUGULA SALAD

Another Sunday, another salad. This week's salad was chosen by Amy of Amy's Travel Blog-Destination Anywhere. She chose a delicious spring salad containing asparagus and peas. It was unusual in that the stems of the asparagus were raw. I...

SUNDAY SALAD SAMPLERS WEEK # 2 - BLACK BEAN SALAD

Time for the second week of Salad Samplers. This week our recipe was chosen by Judy. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, she chose a recipe for a Latin flavored Black Bean Salad. This recipe was given to her...

SUNDAY SALAD SAMPLERS WEEK #1 - FORAGING THE CITY SALAD (OR GREEN SALAD WITH BLOOD ORANGES)

It's now Spring, and time to move away from the weekly endeavor of making soups. It is now onto salads. Today begins the first week of our new Spring/Summer Endeavor- Sunday Salad Samplers. This week our recipe was chosen...

NOODLE SALAD WITH SHRIMP

I love to try different types of jams and jellies, and I bought a new one the other day-Papaya Orange Habanero Preserves. I thought it would be good to glaze shrimp with. So while I was out and about,...

VALENTINE'S DINNER - CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY MARTINI AND CAPRESE SALAD

We started the evening with Chocolate Raspberry Martinis. The recipe (from a Chambord brochure I had) called for 1 part of Chambord, 1 part of Creme de Cocao, and 1 part of Vanilla vodka. Although they tasted great, they were...

POACHED PEAR SALAD

We had friends come over for dinner this past weekend, and I wanted to try a different salad. I had eaten salads in the past that had poached pears in them, and I really enjoyed them. I went to...

WHAT'S FOR DINNER? NICOISE SALAD

I couldn't decide what to fix for dinner last night. Then I remembered that I had one jar of tuna left that my husband's cousins had given us from their catch in Mexico. So I decided to fix a...

GRILLED ROMAINE SALAD

GRILLED ROMAINE SALAD I was having friends over for dinner last weekend, and I wanted to start with a salad. When my husband and I were in Glenn Ellen, CA last month, we had a great grilled ceasar salad....

Salad with White Nectarines, Proscuitto, and Brown Sugar Croutons

I fixed this salad for the dinner where I served the Osso Buco-Style Halibut. I made the salad up, so I don't have any specific recipes. And I forgot to take a photo, but I enjoyed it so much I...

Tonight's Dinner - Bruschetta, and Orzo Pasta with Shrimp,Roasted Vegetables, and Goat Cheese

Tonight we started out with Bruschetta with tomatoes, olive oil, basil, and Pecorino Romano cheese. My husband and I love bread, and eating this is one of our favorites, savored with a nice glass of red wine. I just...

Island Pork Tenderloin Salad

Tonight I wanted to fix a light dinner. I haven't fixed this salad in a while, but have always enjoyed it each time I've made it. It has a nice combination of spicy, sweet, and tangy. The pork is...