Apple Pear Waldorf Salad for Fall!

Waldorf Salad . . . with a twist! We have all heard of, and probably eaten, a Waldorf Salad at some time in our lives. It is the salad that is usually made with fresh apples, celery, grapes and walnuts with a mayonnaise dressing, and is quite popular in the fall. Recently I have made two or three different Waldorf Salads, the most recent one is this Apple Pear Waldorf Salad. I decided to add pears and dried cranberries (instead of grapes) to my classic Waldorf Salad after I  bought a bag of beautiful pears at our local Kroger store. Generally I am not a fan of pears, but these seemed to say, "Buy me! I'm delicious!" . . . so I did!!! Obviously, the Apple Pear Waldorf Salad was on the menu that night:) Making the Apple Pear Waldorf … [Read more...]

Autumn Apple Chicken Salad, a fall delight!

Autumn Apple Chicken Salad, the perfect fall lunch! In keeping with my "I love a salad for lunch!" mentality, I found a recipe for an apple chicken salad from It used similar ingredients to those I like to put in my salads, like baked chicken, dried cranberries, feta cheese and pecans. So, I decided to take her recipe and put my twist on it to make my own salad, the Autumn Apple Chicken Salad:) Making the Autumn Apple Chicken Salad . . . I loved the way she placed her salad ingredients in "rows" on the plate . . . kinda like a Cobb Salad. Then, once she poured the dressing on, she tossed the salad. The differences between her recipe and mine are: I substituted sliced apples for the pears. The pecans I … [Read more...]

Apple Congealed Salad, for an “apple a day”!

"An Apple a Day" . . . Fall is upon us. And with fall comes apples! I should say, apple season, because apples are available all year.  But they are better now. And, if you don't want to literally EAT your apples raw, you can eat them in this delicious Apple Congealed Salad! I know that congealed salads have fallen out of favor currently, so my daughter and sister tell me, but both Mama and I love them. So, I'm sharing this recipe . . . just in case . . . there are others like Mama and me . . . who still like congealed salads! Making the Apple Congealed Salad . . . A congealed salad is not difficult to make. In fact, it is fairly simple. It consists of mixing the gelatin with boiling water, mixing that with the chopped fruit and nuts, … [Read more...]

Girls Only Luncheon, a Fall Family Gathering!

Our Girls Only Luncheon, a Fall Family Gathering! Apples are in season now. And with that comes many opportunities to make and create delicious apple salads, desserts, and even breads! Plus, it gives us a chance to celebrate both the change in season from summer to fall. With that in mind, I decided to host a "Girls Only Luncheon" for my Mama, my sister, Jeri, and her two daughters, Amber and Cara, and my two cousins, LaNan and Vicki. I planned for it to be served at Mama's house, because they all live in her hometown, and I would be there anyway on Friday. Since there are so many delicious apples available now, I decided to make the luncheon one featuring this wonderful fall fruit. Therefore, most of the recipes have apples in them. … [Read more...]

Apple Waldorf Salad for Fall!

Apples, apples and more apples . . . I had bought over a dozen Granny Smith and Red Delicious apples, planning, of course to make some of my favorite apple recipes. So, when I planned the "Girls Only Luncheon", I thought about making an Apple Waldorf Salad as one of the dishes. It is delicious, and it uses apples, so I knew it would fit in the "apple" theme for my luncheon. Once again, I looked to my "Katy's Korner" cookbook from the 1980"s, (I know y'all . . . that's a long time ago!), because I remembered a recipe being in it for a Waldorf Salad. I found it, and made this wonderful apple salad. It was SO good . . . full of fresh apples, chopped nuts, celery, and added dried cranberries. We loved it, and so did my picky husband, … [Read more...]