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Amethyst Ring and Valentine Kisses

Amethyst Ring and Valentine Kisses

Amethyst Ring and Valentine Kisses My mom was born on Valentine’s Day. I often wondered what it would have been like to be born on this special day that is set aside each year for love and romance. Valentine’s Day celebrates romance and love, making 

Easy Cheesy Turkey Meatballs

Easy Cheesy Turkey Meatballs

Easy Cheesy Turkey Meatballs  Easy Cheesy Turkey Meatballs are made with the classic Italian seasonings found in most meatballs and lean ground turkey. After the meatballs are rolled into balls, they’re browned in a small amount of olive oil, in a medium skillet, over medium 

Bacon Lettuce Tomato Salad with Avocado

Bacon Lettuce Tomato Salad with Avocado

Bacon Lettuce Tomato Salad with Avocado

Looking for a super delicious salad that’s quick to make and good for you too? Bacon Lettuce Tomato Salad with Avocado is calling your name. Smoky bacon, fresh tomatoes, crisp baby greens and creamy avocado are the ingredients that turn this simple salad into a super salad. Top with your favorite bottled buttermilk ranch salad dressing or you can even make from “scratch” buttermilk dressing. Either way, this recipe is impossible to pass up.

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Another Pinterest Recipe

You can find some of the best recipes on Pinterest! I can spend hours on Pinterest drooling over all of the yummy food. BLT Salad with Avocado is one such recipe. This particular recipe is from Skinny Taste. BLT Salad is super easy to prepare and is big on flavor. For maximum flavor though, use fresh tomatoes, whenever possible. If tomatoes aren’t in season where you live, like here in Wisconsin, use store bought. We like to purchase “tomatoes-on-the-vine.” Bring them home from the grocery store, let them hang out for a few days, laying in the sun on the window sill, upside down or stem side down.

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Fresh is Always Best

Fresh is always best, but not always possible. Winters can be long here in Wisconsin and “fresh” produce is few and far between. Of course we have access to grocery store fresh fruit and that’s great in all but still not the same as just picked. Store bought fruit lacks that robust fresh flavor that only fresh fruit can deliver. The same goes for vegetables, fresh is always best but once again not always possible.

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That’s probably why as soon as farm stands and farmer’s markets are open for business here in Wisconsin anyway, area residents come out in droves looking for anything “fresh.” Rhubarb, asparagus, spring peas, spring onions and fiddlehead ferns are the first to appear, along with tulips, daffodils and chives. Fresh tomatoes arrive in late July and then it will be time to make this salad again and again and again.

The Dressing

The original recipe called for using light mayonnaise and the tomatoes to make the dressing. For some reason, that sounded odd to me so we went with our favorite buttermilk ranch salad dressing by Mazaretti However, I’m positive the salad would be delicious with the mayonnaise dressing. It’s not that I dislike mayonnaise, in fact, I’m a huge fan of both Hellman’s mayonnaise and Miracle Whip salad dressing. Both serve a purpose in a multitude of different recipes. But, having a love/hate relationship with mayonnaise, in which I love mayo but it hates me, buttermilk ranch dressing seemed the safest route for me.

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