Smoky BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on May 21, 2013

in chicken/turkey, pasta, simple recipe

The time has come in the school year when there are a whopping three things on everyone’s minds: How many days are left in the school year (11, not that I’m counting) OMG ITS SO HOT IN HERE!!! There are only ___ days left in the school year. In relation to the 2nd thing on […]


Maple Soy Sesame Salmon Salads

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on August 28, 2012

in fish or seafood, vegetables

I’ve always had a bit of a phobia cooking fish at home. Sure, I can lightly bread and oven bake a tilapia filet just like the next person, but cooking fish well freaked me out. The anxiety increased the more expensive the fish is. Tilapia = low anxiety Wild-caught salmon = fairly high anxiety A […]

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I’m not usually one to post a salad recipe because, really, a salad isn’t a recipe. It’s a bunch of green stuff thrown in a bowl, usually topped with a bunch of stuff to make it sort of unhealthy, and then topped with more stuff to make it even unhealthier. I tend to think that […]


Nutty Chicken Salad

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on October 31, 2011

in chicken/turkey, family recipe, simple recipe

When I was younger and still living at home with my mom, there were a few things she’d make that I just couldn’t keep a fork or spoon out of. One was her tuna salad. Another was chicken soup with matzo ball soup. And another was her chicken salad. Usually sometime not long after she […]


Long-Name Salad

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on September 27, 2011

in simple recipe, South Beach Diet, vegetables

There was a time, very early on in my blogging days, where you would’ve been greeted with a post entitled: Wilted spinach salad with bacon, red onion, cashews, dried cranberries, bleu cheese, and roasted garlic balsamic vinaigrette. Ouch. I would’ve frantically posted a dark, slightly grainy, slightly overcorrected photo of said salad, apologized for the […]