Feta Tomato Spinach Salad in a Jar

I’ve been waiting for this day. This day when I finally used my new OXO International Good Grips Little Salad and Herb Spinner. Right away, the size is perfect. My little two-person household doesn’t eat much salad so using a full head of lettuce or other greens can lead to waste.

Last week I bought a set of 4 oz. canning jars. They’re the perfect serving size for us. For desserts, a special beverage, and yes, even salads. I’ve been planning to make my Feta, Tomato and Spinach Salad since I bought them. Enter the ease of OXO.

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RECIPE: Mocha Flavored Coffee Mix

This is one of my favorite recipes. This is what every coffee drinker in my family gets each year. This is what gets me through the holidays.


That’s right. I said it. And I’ll say it again.


For weeks, I’ve been working on my Holiday Gift Basket Giveaway: scrounging up sponsors, writing reviews, and just plain getting into that Ol’ Holiday Spirit.

It can’t be avoided… and I don’t want to.

I’ve spent the last week reorganizing my kitchen, and today we decorated for Fall. I’ve tweeted it, Facebooked about it, and shown my beautiful dishes on Instagram. … read the rest. . .

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Recipe: Asparagus Wraps

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

This recipe was inspired one rainy afternoon while I watched Paula Deen on The Food Network. They sure have some great eats on that network! I was trying to think what I could make with my last roll of phyllo dough, and I caught a glimpse of her sautee’ing asparagus. Voila! Another recipe was created.


Phyllo dough is essentially easy to work with, but it is delicate. It’s important to follow the directions on the box to keep it from drying out.

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Recipe: Baked Frittata

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

Frittata is basically a baked omelet. You can add whatever ingredients and seasonings you like. They can be served for breakfast, brunch, dinner or snack. You can add salsa or marinara, depending on the ingredients. This is my favorite blend:



8 large eggs
1 cup milk
3/4 cup shredded 4-cheese blend
1/2 cup chopped or mini pepperoni
1/3 cup diced tomatoes
1/3 cup diced green chilis
1/3 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 green pepper, diced
1/2 red pepper, diced
1/2 large onion
Salt, pepper, oregano, and other Italian seasonings to taste

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