A fresh Broccoli Grape Salad

A couple weeks ago I wrote about a luncheon I hosted with some old friends and mentioned one of them brought a Broccoli Grape Salad.  Well Kay, the salad maker, sent me the recipe and is graciously allowing me to share the recipe with you.  It is a super easy recipe that can be prepared in just a few minutes with only a few ingredients.  It’s a healthy salad that even the grands gobbled up.  I made a couple of substitutions to the dressing but had everything else I needed either in the fridge or pantry to make it. 
Broccoli Grape Salad
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Day dreaming about a warm vacation...

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Texas rarely gets a snowy winter like the one we’ve had this year and though I enjoyed the beautiful bounty of it I am ready for some spring weather and maybe an affordable Florida vacation.  I’ve been day dreaming about beaches and warm sunshine.


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I don't know about you but here in the states we've spent a lot more time indoors than usual waiting out the frigid polar cold fronts.  I have perused and made a lot of Pinterest finds.  At a luncheon for friends last week I made several recipes and created one of my own.
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Soup, Salad and Sandwich luncheon with Hummingbird Cupcakes

I took an opportunity to rekindle some old friendships since I moved to the country and invited several friends from my younger days to have lunch in our renovation project home.  I settled on a menu that included a Creamy Broccoli Soup, Croissant Sandwiches, a fruity  Romaine Salad and decadent Hummingbird Cupcakes topped with PinWin pineapple flowers.  All of the recipes are easy to prepare for an informal luncheon with old friends that left me stress free so I could enjoy the visit with them.


Shamrock crust on a fruit cobbler

When my son was about 3 years old, we sat together in the back yard having a snack of fresh apricots.  I showed him how to break it in half and then explained how God planned for more apricots by leaving a seed in the fruit to plant.  Of course he asked if he could plant it, and off he went.  He pushed the seed into a crack he found in the dirt next to the privacy fence.  We were both delighted the next summer when it came up!  My son is 30 now and that tree is a mature fruit bearer. 
Shamrock crust on peach or apricot cobbler