Sallie's Kitchen Corner


Cucumber Madness

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All I did was plant three cucumber plants that I grew in water jugs as a garden club project. The wish was first of all to see if it would work (it did), and secondly, to supply a cucumber or two every week this summer. 

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When we returned from a short trip, these tiny little plants had gone berserk. 

Shared Recipes

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Recently I was a guest at a beautiful lady’s luncheon. It was the perfect kind of lunch with sweet tea, chicken salad, and precious cookies iced to look like lady bugs. Everyone looked so snappy. If you were raised by a person like my mother, you would not dare to show up at such an event that without a small hostess gift. …

Summertime Shrimp & Pepper Skewers w Parsley Pesto

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Poor parsley has a lackluster reputation. Mostly it’s just a pretty thing to decorate plates and then get shoved in the trash with the after-dinner scraps. I’m guilty of doing that. It’s in my garden, but somehow, I just walk right past it to the basil, tarragon, and dill. …

School’s Out Dessert

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When Talk of the Town asked for the perfect easy, delicious, and portable dessert for a picnic, I felt like I had just the thing. Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jam Blondies fit that bill to a tee. (CLICK HERE TO VIEW)If you love a good blondie – and who doesn’t – this just takes it to a whole new level. …

Birthday Salad

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We have a “house salad dressing” that makes everyone happy. It’s a sesame dressing with a little bit of this and that to give it both a sweet and tangy finish. It keeps for a long time in the fridge so it’s almost always on hand when needed. 

Strawberry Fields Forever

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Stop by any fruit and flower stand this time of year and you won’t be able to resist the beautiful local strawberries. Apparently, as fate would have it, lots of people couldn’t resist because the place closest to me completely sold out Friday and I had to go back early Saturday morning just to get enough for a few batches of jam. …

A Souvenir

We’ve been on a vacation and had a graduation. Now that we are home and the celebrating is finally over (I think) it’s time to share a vacation souvenir. My favorite thing to bring home from any trip is a new recipe and this one does not disappoint. …

Any Occasion Cookie

Follow the Rainbow

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Nutritionists and diet gurus are always telling us to “eat the rainbow” no doubt meaning, veggies and fruits that are different colors. Well, they should be more careful tossing that phrase around, because I’ve just thought of a terrific way to eat the rainbow that is so much easier than picking out all that expensive produce at

Spring Celebration Salad

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Tennessee in the spring is such a beautiful thing. Wild flowers are everywhere, trees are flowering, bees are buzzing, and some days it’s warm enough to leave the jacket behind. That’s worth a celebration. I couldn’t be the only person craving a gorgeous salad full of colorful fruit and veggies, topped with something from the grill, and dressed with the best Sesame Salad Dressing you have ever had. …

A Nashville Favorite — The Frozen Tomato

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Maybe one of the best salads in the whole world is a Frozen Tomato Salad. It’s hard to describe, and once you read the ingredients you may seriously doubt this, but when all is said and done and you’ve given it a try, you’ll be craving this dish for days. …

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