Throughout the holiday season, I serve cheese balls all the time: they can be made well in advance, they are easy to serve, and they keep well. A cheese ball is upbeat and (can be) healthy, and appeals to a large crowd. I’ve adapted three approaches to the cheese ball. Enjoy! [by Jenny Cazzola]
God is so good to us, and Thanksgiving is a great time to remember His blessings — and give thanks!
Have you begun planning your Thanksgiving menu? We — the Traditional Cooking School by GNOWFGLINS writers — want to help you by sharing our favorite simple and nourishing holiday recipes. We’ve got you covered from main dishes to treats and appetizers. All simple and nourishing, and oh-so-delicious. [by Jenny Cutler]
People throughout the North and South American continents love salsa. Which might be an understatement! Every culture and geographical area has their own way of making it. Being native Texans, we like our salsa slightly chunky and with the bold and spicy flavors of cilantro and jalapeños. [by Katie Baldridge]
The garden was producing baby greens, green onions, radishes, and herbs. I had cherry tomatoes and cucumbers from elsewhere. That’s how this salad was born. By topping the greens with the vegetable mixture, you get a lovely presentation and greens that stay crisp until they hit your mouth. For the most flavor, texture, and fun, be sure to get both toppings and greens in each bite! [by Wardee Harmon]
Finally, spring has arrived! I’m so glad for the longer days, bright flowers — and that feeling of hope that always comes with the calendar turn from March to April. You know what makes a perfect lunch for these light, breezy, sunshiny days? A salad of salmon, peas, and rice. It’s simple to make, and the refreshing flavor perfectly suits the mood of this new season. [by Lindsey Proctor]
My mother always made layered salad during the spring. She served it in one of her pretty clear glass serving dishes, and it frequently accompanied our Easter ham. I’ve seen many variations over the years, and I recently created my own healthier version, plus I love to serve it in individual dishes. [by Jenny Cazzola]