Bacon Barbecue Ranch Salad for a California Pizza Kitchen Gluten-Free Pizza Night

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Yum When it’s pizza night in your house, you want to keep things simple and fun. Just put a California Pizza Kitchen Gluten-Free Crispy Thin Crust pizza in the oven, then get inspired by this recipe and all of the food and drink pairing ideas on CPKFrozen.com. After you’ve stirred up a simple dressing and… 

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15 Spiralized Salad Recipes

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Yum Zoodles, squoodles, cucumber noodles – spiralizing vegetables is all the rage, especially in the summer when you can take advantage of fresh product from your garden, CSA, or local farmers market, and don’t want to heat up your kitchen. Spiralized veggies make light, healthy and super delicious meals and sides, like these 15 Spiralized… 

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Mango Chicken Mason Jar Salad with Lemon Blueberry Chia Vinaigrette

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Yum Sweet and savory with freshness and crunch, for an easy and tasty make-ahead lunch with so many flavors of summer, chop and layer a Mango Chicken Mason Jar Salad with Lemon Blueberry Chia Seed Vinaigrette. Mango Chicken Mason Jar Salad with Lemon Blueberry Chia Seed Vinaigrette Everyone says you should take some time one… 

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Lemon Blueberry Chia Seed Vinaigrette Salad Dressing & Blendtec Giveaway

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Yum Fresh, fruity, and zesty, and it blends up in seconds – add some zing to your salads or marinate chicken in this velvety Lemon Blueberry Chia Seed Vinaigrette Salad Dressing. Want a Blendtec of your own to make this and many more delicious dressings and marinades and more? Enter my giveaway HERE. Lemon Blueberry… 

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Strawberry, Bacon and Blue Cheese Wedge Salad

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Yum A burst of sweet, juicy seasonal berries adds a summer flavor to a classic dish, and a homemade dressing made with Greek yogurt lightens it up. Throw a steak on the grill and forget the steakhouse price tag when you make this Strawberry, Bacon and Blue Cheese Wedge Salad. Strawberry, Bacon and Blue Cheese Wedge… 

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Creamy Greek Yogurt Maple Dijon Salad Dressing

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Yum Creamy Greek Yogurt Maple Dijon Salad Dressing is slightly sweet, tangy, and full of flavor, with a smooth, rich texture, but lightened up by using Greek yogurt.  It’s wonderful for topping your salads, slathering on wraps or sandwiches, pouring over some chicken or turkey or dipping veggies.  Making your own homemade salad dressing couldn’t… 

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Farmhouse Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

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Yum This dinner-worthy salad is topped with hearty ingredients like tender-crisp asparagus, sautéed chicken, chickpeas, and sharp cheddar cheese. Your new spring and summer staple will be this Farmhouse Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette. Farmhouse Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette Yum

Sesame Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) for #SundaySupper

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Yum As we transition from summer into fall, now is the time for all things squash, so #SundaySupper is throwing our very own Squash Fest, with recipes for everything from zucchini to spaghetti and butternut to pumpkin. Sesame Noodles are an old favorite, and Zoodles are all the rage. No cooking is required when you… 

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Vermont Meets New Jersey Ultimate Cobb Salad #LegacyRecipe

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Yum Inspired by my home and my “home away from home” where we vacation every other year, I took the classic Cobb Salad, incorporated local, seasonal vegetables from the Garden State, and added some ingredients produced in the Green State to create the Vermont Meets New Jersey Ultimate Cobb Salad with Creamy Greek Yogurt Maple Dijon… 

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Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

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Yum Sweet and tangy, and made with fresh blueberries, forget the bottled stuff and add a burst of flavor to any salad with this easy and tasty Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing. Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Yum

Whipped Feta & Grilled Peach Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette for #SundaySupper

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Yum As the days start to get just a wee bit shorter, #SundaySupper and Gallo Family Vineyards are getting together for one last summer party for Labor Day. And I am celebrating some of my favorite late-summer flavors with a light, fresh salad that complements one of my favorite summertime wines. Pour a glass of… 

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Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) Greek Salad

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Yum Fresh, light, and healthy, with juicy tomatoes, briny olives, crumbly feta cheese, and a light lemon and oregano dressing, all the flavors of the Mediterranean shine in Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) Greek Salad. Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) Greek Salad Yum

Buffalo and Blue Cheese Chicken Salad for #SundaySupper

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Yum The mercury is rising, so #SundaySupper is here with an entire menu for Summer Chillin’ – meaning food served cold to help you beat the heat. And who says a cool lunch or dinner can’t heat you up with a kick of spice? Get your favorite hot wings flavor, including the carrots and blue… 

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Bella & Brie Steakhouse Salad – #FWCon @RosenHotels Recipe Contest

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Yum Inspired by the menu from A Land Remembered at the Rosen Shingle Creek resort, home to the 2014 Food & Wine Conference, covered with sliced beef, sautéed mushrooms, slightly melty cheese, toasted pecans, and a Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette, this salad definitely makes a meal. Use any leftover steak from your barbecue in this Bella… 

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Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

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Yum Sweet and tangy, with a flavor that will complement salads and sandwiches with fruits and vegetables that are in season at all different times of the year, it only takes minutes to blend up this Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing. Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Yum

Strawberry Lime Quinoa Chicken Salad

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Yum This healthy and satisfying, sweet and savory dish is ideal for a portable lunch or a light dinner, especially in the heat of the summer. A new favorite in my house, we all loved this Strawberry Lime Quinoa Chicken Salad. Strawberry Lime Quinoa Chicken Salad Yum

Strawberry Mango Avocado Salad and @OXO #TheIncredibleHull & @DriscollsBerry #Giveaway

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Yum A light and refreshing mix of sweet and tangy, creamy and crunchy, healthy and satisfying, perfect as a lunch or side dish, or add your favorite protein to make it a meal, spring and summer are the seasons for strawberries and this Strawberry Mango Avocado Salad with Pine Nuts & Goat Cheese. Strawberry Mango Avocado… 

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Creamy Greek Yogurt Honey Lemon Lime Salad Dressing

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Yum It’s Improv Challenge day for May, and this month’s theme is the perfect refreshing combination for this time of year that works in sweet and savory dishes alike – Lemon & Lime! Sweet and tangy, light and creamy, and perfect for all of your summer salads, it’ll take just minutes to shake up a batch… 

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Roasted Butternut Squash, Pomegranate & Goat Cheese Salad

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Yum I love when a perfect flavor combination is also a perfect color combination. Not only does this Roasted Butternut Squash, Pomegranate & Goat Cheese Salad with Creamy Greek Yogurt Maple Dijon Dressing have just the right medley of taste and texture, but it’s also gorgeous, don’t you think?! Roasted Butternut Squash, Pomegranate & Goat Cheese… 

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Waldorf Fruit Salad

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Yum Whether you need something a little lighter for your Christmas morning breakfast, or just want something to go along with your waffles or overnight French toast or breakfast casseroles, Waldorf Fruit Salad is a sweet and juicy mixture of seasonal fruits lightly coated with a honey Greek yogurt “dressing” and some toasted walnuts for… 

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Autumn Turkey & Apple Salads or Wraps for #WeekdaySupper #FamilyDinnerTable

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Yum Do you remember that succulent Slow-Cooker BBQ-Rubbed Turkey Breast I shared with you on Sunday?  And that I told you I managed to get SIX meals out of it?  For today’s #WeekdaySupper, I am sharing the first reinvention of those leftovers – Autumn Turkey & Apple Salad or Wraps, topped off with my Creamy… 

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Blueberry Almond Salad with Fresh Orange Vinaigrette – Guest Post from Pepper Lynn

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Yum As I am easing (umm, “easing”) back into the whole blogging thing, I have a few foodie friends taking an occasional turn in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips kitchen.  I can’t thank them enough.  Head on over to Pinterest, too, where I will be pinning all of these awesome recipes on my Guest Posts… 

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General Tso Chicken Salad – Guest Post from Mom’s Test Kitchen

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Yum As I am easing back into the whole blogging thing, I have a few foodie friends taking an occasional turn in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips kitchen.  I can’t thank them enough.  Head on over to Pinterest, too, where I will be pinning all of these awesome recipes on my Guest Posts board, plus… 

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Avocado Quinoa Salad – Guest Post from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

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Yum While I am wrapped up with feeding an infant, changing diapers, feeding an always ravenous preschooler, putting in a Toy Story DVD, chasing the aforementioned preschooler while holding the aforementioned infant, and all the other insanity that comes along with a new baby, my foodie friends are taking turns in the Cupcakes & Kale… 

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What’s in the Lunchbox Wednesday (Top 10 Salads for Healthy New Year Lunches) – 1-2-13

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Yum Obviously, with winter break and all, I haven’t packed lunch in awhile.  So for this week’s “What’s In the Lunchbox Wednesday”, I though I’d share the Top 10 Salad Recipes I posted I 2012, for healthy lunch inspiration for all of us as we detox from the holiday excess.  I used to bring lunch… 

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Winter Fruit & Feta Salad with Cranberry Balsamic Dressing

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Yum I’ve told you, oh, about eleventy billion time how much I love salad with fruit and cheese.  Well, just because the cold weather is here doesn’t mean I stop eating my salads, especially for lunch.  I just switch up what I put in them.  While in the summer, you’ll find lots of berries and… 

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