2 Make Ahead Salads for Your Easter Table: Napa Cabbage with Ramen Crunch Salad & Broccoli and Bacon Salad

Hello! I hope everyone is having a great day! Although it certainly doesn’t look like it here in Minnesota, spring is around the corner. Not only is spring on it’s way, but Easter will be here before we know it. So Easter menus and plans need to be made as soon as possible. Since winter has seemed far too long this winter, I wanted something fresh. But days get so busy around Easter, so I need something I can make the night before. And of course the easier the better. So I decided to add two salads to my Easter menu: a Napa cabbage salad with ramen crunch and a broccoli and bacon salad.

Two Make Ahead Salads: Napa Cabbage and Broccoli & Bacon

While these are two very different salads, they can both delicious and can be made ahead. The blend of crisp Napa cabbage and crunchy toppings is a delight for Easter. Oh the other hand, there is a blend of crunch and creaminess in the broccoli and bacon salad. The sweetness of raisins adds another yummy layer this salad that your Easter guests will devour.

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Buttermilk Biscuits with 3 Flavored Butters

It’s June and to me that means summer has really begun. If it has not already started, it will very soon be summer vacation for kids. This means outdoor barbecues, trips to the beach, and camping, each I’m really looking forward to this year.

With Father’s Day just a few weeks away, barbecues are getting fired up and I wondered what would be perfect with steaks and sweet corn. Checking my vintage recipe drawer, I found a recipe for flaky buttermilk biscuits. I whipped up a batch, and I know they will be very popular at any barbecue. the 3 flavored butters I whipped up as well go perfectly with these delicious biscuits.

These are really easy to make. The recipe makes about 2 dozen biscuits so you will have enough for backyard parties. They also keep well in a resealable container. Make up a batch and watch them disappear during supper.

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Sweet and Savory Corn Bread Stuffing

As I was planning my Thanksgiving feast, I was thinking of my family and all the traditional food we have. The turkey, pies, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce (out of the can, ridges and all), and of course stuffing or dressing.

If it is cooked inside a turkey: it is considered stuffing. If it is cooked separately outside a turkey: it is considered dressing. Whatever you call it, it is delicious!

You will always find my plate loaded with stuffing…or dressing,

So I decided to look through my old box of family recipes for a version of this savory side dish.

I found my great grandmother’s recipe for Corn Bread Stuffing.

Sweet and Savory Cornbread Stuffing Recipe - Home with Heartland

 

 

Score!

It has a slightly sweet taste along with the savory, which is a welcome surprise from all those very savory dishes at Thanksgiving.

From our family to yours here is my great grandmother’s recipe for Corn Bread Stuffing.

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