Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Blog Candy

I am so excited to offer up another Mailbox Greetings set by PTI. I have seen some wonderful creations with this set and look forward to seeing more.

In order to enter, just leave a comment telling me your fav salad recipe OR your all time fav stamp set (any company).
I will do the draw via on Thursday evening and post Friday morning--once I have posted a name/number/comment you have a week to claim your prize before I offer it to the next number drawn.

Have a great day!


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texasjodylynn said...

I am trying my luck and crossing my fingers. :)

One of my favorite salad recipes is an asian chicken salad.

2 cans canned chicken breast
1 can of mandarin oranges drained
1 can of chunk pineapple drained
30 green grapes cut in half
mayo to taste

Mix the above together. Then scoop onto a bed of green leaf lettuce. Then, sprinkle on some chow mein noodles (the crunchy kind in a can). It is super good and very refreshing for summer. :)

Teresa said...

I'm not too adventurous with salads - my fave is plain old lettuce, tomatoes, carrot, cucumber and a few slithers of red onion. Occasionally I add some grated cheese, grilled chicken breast or tinned tuna if it's to be a meal in itself.

Allison said...

Gosh...this is a hard question at 3:15 AM. Lemme see...

When I have ambition, I will make this one from scratch.

When I don't, I buy one from Costco (and pretty much eat it all myself!).


Jenn said...

Favorite salad huh? We don't really make any adventurous salads at our house. We are a straight out the bag family. However this time of year, I LOVE Panera's Strawberry Poppyseed Salad which is "made with fresh strawberries and blueberries, pineapple, Mandarin oranges, pecans and fat-free poppyseed dressing." I think I might have to get one of those today now that you have me thinking of it ; )

cmustopa said...

I just made a yummy pasta salad:
1 pkg. tricolor cheese tortellini (cooked)
1 lg. sweet red pepper, diced
2 cucumbers, seeded and diced
1 can chick peas
1 can rinsed black beans
1 can sliced green olives

Combine all and mix with your own or bottled Italian/vinaigrette dressing. Yum!

Cheryl said...

I have a friend who makes the best cottage cheese salad. I can't seem to reproduce it tho. It is cottage cheese and you chop up green peppers, onions, green olives, salt and pepper. It is very pretty and tastes so fresh and good. It is even pretty healthy. Other than that, I love broccoli salad and I can make that one, but I really prefer Cindy's cottage cheese salad.
As for stamp sets, I love this one (didn't get it yet) and anything else you design. My favorite SU set is Roses in Winter because you can't mess it up.
Thanks for the chance to get this wonderful set of yours.
Cheryl Sims

Lisa & Penny said...

Asian Noodle Salad
adapted from Jamie Oliver
Download Printable Recipe: Asian Noodle Salad
1 packages linguine noodles, cooked, rinsed, and cooled
1/2 to 1 head sliced Napa cabbage
1/2 to 1 head sliced purple cabbage
1/2 to 1 bag baby spinach
1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
1 orange bell pepper, sliced thin (if available)
1 small bag bean sprouts (also called “mung bean sprouts”)
3 sliced scallions
3 peeled, sliced cucumbers (I didn’t have a cucumber for the photos above, but they’re yummy in the salad)
LOTS of chopped cilantro—up to one bunch
1 can whole cashews, lightly toasted in skillet (again, I didn’t have them for the photos, but have used them before and they’re…sublime.)
Juice of 1 lime
8 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons sesame oil
6 tablespoons soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped
2 cloves chopped garlic
2 hot peppers or jalapenos, chopped
More chopped cilantro—LOTS
Mix together salad ingredients. Whisk together dressing ingredients and pour over salad. Mix with tongs or hands and serve on platter.
*Dressing keeps up to three days before serving, WITHOUT cilantro.

This recipe is from the Pioneer Woman Cooks blog! Made it several times and LOVE IT!!! thanks, Lisa K in TEXAS

denean said...

My fave salad mix is romaine lettuce, orange and yellow peppers, zucchini, broccoli, sharp cheddar cheese, dried cranberries (for a perfect hint of sweet) and a few goldfish crackers on top (in place of croutons) with ranch dressing. YUM! I love it packed full of veggies!

Victoria Hassink said...

I like to make pasta salad with any fresh veggies and I always add beans. My favorite stamp set would have to be Out on a Limb PTI.

Thanks for always having such inspiring projects on your blog!

bizzibvee said...

My fav stamp set has got to be Fancy Pants Bella Brush for its ease of use being acrylic, so easy to see where you are stamping and also love the images and words.

CherylQuilts at SCS said...

My favorite salad out is Applebee's Pecan-Crusted Chicken Salad (dressing on the side). My favorite salad at home is a mix of romaine, spinach, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, red pepper, celery, feta cheese, sunflower kernals and dried cranberries. Mix and top with small amount of Raspberry-Walnut Lite dressing. Fabulous and healthy...the best! I'd love this set. It's awesome and has great sentiments. You've done wonderful things with it. TFS!

huntla1 said...

I am so not a cook, so I will just say my all time favorite, go to stamp set is Stampin' Up's Lovely as a tree. It can be used for just about any occasion! Everyone else's salads sound great!

Lana said...

Hi Alli!
My favorite salad this time of the year is Cucumber Salad. It's super easy and we eat it right up in my family! Cut cucumbers, add some peppercorn ranch salad dressing, a bit of milk, and red onions. It's best if you leave it sit in the refrierator for a few hours so the onion flavor gets incorporated!

Thanks for offering up your cool set for blog candy! I check your blog daily and am always inspired!

Happy day!

Kellie said...

My favorite set after Lovely as a Tree, is Petal Prints. I just love the gorgeous water color effects you can get with it.
I want to try some of these salad recipes!!! Great idea to ask for them!
I really love the mailbox set, too :)

Pegg S said...

What a great set! My favorite salad has the basics: lettuce, carrots, cucumbers. Then to kick it up, I love dried cranberries and walnuts! My favorite dressing is the organic balsamic vinagrette from Trader Joe's. But salads made at home NEVER taste as good as at a restaurant! Why is that?! :)

carmen said...

My favorite stamps come PTI ever since i found them thats the only place I go to now...........thanks

Deanna said...

My favorite stamp set seems to be Mixed Messages by PTI, I just love the dainty little sentiments and I find myself using them over and over again!

Michelle said...

My favorite salad recipe is Greek Salad - I really have no recipe, I just "wing it". Green, Red Peppers, Tomatoes, Cukes, Feta Cheese & I make a dressing Olive Oil, Vinegar & some water...yummy!

Traci said...

hmm.. My favorite salad is my pasta salad that I make all summer long-
tri-color rotini
chopped cucumbers and tomatoes
chopped red onion
fat free or low fat zesty italian dressing
This set is cute and i've been holding off on buying it at the moment- so winning it would be perfect :)
Thanks for the chance

broni (waterchild12) said...

Great blog candy, Alli!
My favorite salad recipe is simple. Fresh baby spinach, fresh strawberries (sliced), and almond slivers. Add a little raspberry vinaigrette and enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I think my favorite stamp set might be the new PTI guidelines...I'm kicking myself that I didn't buy it right away on Sunday because now it's out of stock!

Beth said...

My favorite stamp set is batty for you by stampin up!!

llclsu said...

I'm not a big salad person, however, I'm a HUGE stamp person! I have to say one of my favorite stamp sets is Faux Ribbon from PaperTrey. I think I use this alot, just because it has some great sentiments that are a perfect size, and of course, those ribbons add just the smallest 'touch' to some of my cards. I love it! I would also LOVE this new set! Thanks for the chance to win!

Linzi (

jacki jones said...

I'll name my favorite salad, because I don't think I can decide on the favorite stamp company right now... There are so many great ones. So, it's Taco Salad!

Michelle said...

My favorite stamps are ANYTHING Papertrey... and my favorite salad is a Spinach and strawberry salad. I had it a few years ago at a volunteer appreciation luncheon at my kids school and begged for the recipie. I have made it every summer when the berries come into season.

Cynthia said...

I'm making 2 summer salads today. One is called Texas Caviar and the only one is a cheese salad. Love them both. Yum!!! Cynthia

Krisstee said...

I think my favorite salad has to be potato. It is a toss up as to which potato salad. I do love a traditional salad but lately I have taken to warm German potato salad especially if you are doing pork. Yummy!

Kristine said...

One of my favourite stand-by salad recipes is:
romaine lettuce
mandarin orange segments
almond slivers, toasted
green onions, chopped
equal parts oil, sugar and vinegar
dash of salt and pepper
(sometimes if I have time I will add a crushed clove of garlic to the dressing)
This is a very refreshing salad for those warm summer days!

Anonymous said...

I hope pasta salad counts!!

1/2 pound pasta, cooked, rinsed in cold water, drained
1/2 bottle creamy italian dressing
1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 cup cubed salami
1/2 cup cubed pepperoni
1 sm can sliced black olives, drained
1/2 block mozzarella cheese, cubed


Mendi M

~Lana B.~ said...

No recipes here....fav stamps would be anything PTI releases on the 15th of each month! They always seem to be able to out-do themselves somehow and just seem better and better every single month! How can a girl keep up w/ that? lol Thanks SO much for sharing!

Mom2Men - Val said...

Well, my favorite Stamp Set has to be any Papertrey Set. I love them all.

As far as a Salad goes, my favoite has to be the Spinach, Bacon, Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing.

Mimi Hornberger said...

Wow! I hope I get picked. I didn't order that set, yet. Tee hee.

My favorite salad recipe is a fruit salad. I use all sorts of fruit. Fresh, canned (drained), frozen. Mix it all together and add one cont. sour cream and one bag of melted mini marshmallows. OMGosh! It is so divine!

XO, Mimi

Flossie's Follies said...

I love this set thanks for the opportunity. My favorite salad recipe is an easy one, romaine lettuce and everything that I can find tossed in, strawberries, olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, goat cheese craisins and chicken.

Val said...

My all time favourite salad is the "old fashioned" spinach salad. I love the one where you have the eggs, mushrooms, bacon and then the dressing is just mayonnaise and sour cream. It's great because you can make it low fat and it's just delicious! It's so sad when you can list a favourite salad, but not a favourite stamp set!! I have waaay to many favourites!!

Kim said...

That is awesome blog candy!! I just love this set, and would love to own it! lol

One of our favorite salads is one my husband made up! lol It's very simple and oh so tasty!

1 package of frozen tortellini (3 cheese)

italian salad dressing

parmesan cheese - to taste

chili pepper flakes - to taste

purple onion - 1/2 large

1/2 of each -green and red pepper, diced very small

1 small tomato, diced up very small



Boil the tortellini, drain and put a bit of italian dressing on it, enough so they don't stick together. Put in fridge to cool. When cool add all other ingredients, and enough italian dressing to moisten all the ingrediants. Add salt, pepper, chili pepper flakes to taste. We use fresh parmesan and grate whatever amount we like for taste.

Give it a try, it's really tasty, and a fast salad if you have unexpected guests for dinner! We also do the same salad but with spagetti noodles, tastes awesome! I like mine spicy so I add quite a bit of the chili pepper flakes!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Caesar Here!

Romaine Lettuce (2 hds)- cut into bite size pieces...
1 can (or 2) flat anchovies in Olive oil. Cut into little pieces
Parm cheese - grated!
Oh, about 4 cloves garlic, pressed...
And Caesar Salad croutons.. (I can't spell!)

Put oil from anchovies into bowl,
add cut up anchovies, garlic and about 1/4 t. pepper... MIX
Then add lettuce, Mix.
Put Parm cheese on top.. MIX
add croutons!

This is a fast and easy salad that all my family members eat! Gotta start them young...


Mary Dawn said...

easy peasy recipe, you have to love tomatoes and onions though...

dice 1 large onion fairly small
peel, seed and dice 4 ripe tomatoes
dress with salt, pepper and vinegar and olive oil to taste

it's really simple and delicious with burgers or with fish

it's a dish i learned from a moroccan friend, so i call it mediterranean tomato salad, but she always just called it tomatoes in oil

maiahs_momma said...

hmmm...well, I will have to go with the salad recipe I think.

Mandarin Orange salad

1 pkg of baby spinach
1 tin of mandarin oranges
1 bottle of Renee's Poppy Seed dressing
4 good sized mushrooms

Put into a bowl the package of baby spinach, mix up the mandarin oranges with it. Chop up the mushrooms, thinly sliced and then add them to the salad. Toss...then add the Renee's Poppy Seed Dressing...toss again.

Eat, enjoy :)!


Sue Symens said...

My favorite stamps are letters. All shapes and sizes. And there are so many salads that I love. Taco is one of my favorites. By the way I love the mailboxes! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Cat said...

what a COOL give away. i love this set and all the sentiments, but haven't purchased it yet.

this salad is SO easy to make, and it's pretty to look at. guests will think you worked hard at it!

1 pkg 'spring mix' greens
1 small can chilled mandarin oranges
1/2 cup pecans
1 tub gargonzola cheese

mix the ingredients [you can add a little coconut, sliced strawberries, or use candied pecans too] with enough low-fat/cal raspberry vinegarette.

Charlotte said...

I love making taco salad at home, and it's something my stepdaughter will actually eat! Sometimes I use nacho cheese doritos instead of regular tortilla chips to add some extra flavor--maybe that's why she likes it so much.

Donna said...

My favorite salad recipe is:

1-Get in car
2-Drive to Applebee's
3-Order Oriental Chicken Salad
4-Take it home and eat it

I have seen the recipe for that salad but it is just way too much work for me :)

mudmaven said...

One of my family's favorites -
Ramen Slaw
Mix together:
1 Pkg. Chicken Ramen
1 Pkg. Cole Slaw mix or thin sliced Napa cabbage
3-4 scallions, diced
2 Tbs. Sunflower seeds
½ cup slivered almonds

½ cup canola oil (or vegetable oil)
¼ cup cider vinegar
¼ cup sugar
salt and pepper to taste
pkg. seasoning mix from ramen

I bring this for pot luck dinners as it doesn't spoil like regular coleslaw that uses mayo. To make it more "main dish" you can add shredded chicken to it as well.


Anonymous said...

My favorite stamp set has to be PTI's Out on a Limb. I have the old version and still love it. Thanks and keep up the good work. Angelina

Katie Skiff said...

I don't have a favorite stamp set, I like them all, so here is a favorite salad:
1 head lettuce
3 tomatoes, cubed
2 cucumbers, finely chopped
4 stalk celery, chopped
3 hard boiled eggs, cubed
2 T. mayo
2 T. sugar
1 T. sweet pickle juice

Mix together and top with Savor Salt(Seasoning Salt) Gets yummier the 2nd day!

Jewell said...

Well our family does not get too fancy, but we do like to add a bit of zest to our potato salad. We usually mix some miracle whip with bar-b-que sauce ( and I like to add a bit of dill pickle juice) and then throw in all your favourites. We include potatos, celery, eggs, cheese, tomoatos and cucumber. Hope you enjoy, I know I will be reading all the other comments to see what I can learn for new recipes. BY THE WAY, I LOVE YOUR STAMP SET! I check your site eeryday and look forward to seeing what inspiration you will send our way.

Amanda said...

My favorite stamp set is "Out on a Limb" by PaperTrey.... I can use this set for almost any occasion. I just love it! I would love to have this stamp set too. thanks for the giveaway!

GabrielaD said...

Oh my!! I would love this blog candy. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

As for my favorite salad...

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savitri said...

How fun. Great blog candy!!
My favorite stamp set is probably a Stampin' Up! set, Spring Solitude. I just love it for my cards and also great for my scrapbook page.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh my gosh, I think it would be easier to pick a favorite salad recipe! LOL I LOVE Linguine Salad: Mix 4 cups cooked pasta, 3 1/2 cups chopped fresh vegetables (cucumbers, tomatoes), 1 cup Italian salad dressing and 4 tablespoons Salad Supreme. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Toss before serving. DELICIOUS! Thanks for the chance to win, Alli!

buzzy said...

I adore salads! One of my easiest, but still delicious is baby spinach, toasted almonds, feta cheese, raspberries and red onions tossed with Giraurds Raspberry Vinagrette. The combination of flavors just makes my mouth happy!

Love this set, btw!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oooh...awesome stuff. One of my favorite (and super fast) salads is "pea salad". I thaw petite peas, cube some cheese, mix in some mayonnaise and pepper and it's ready to eat!

typup said...

Favorite set...that would have to be Stampin'Up Lovely As a Tree. I reach for this set alot. It lends itself to lots of applications.


Martin & Wieska said...

ooohh!! i'm so excited for a chance at this set! thank you!
my favorite stamp set is "little lady" by PTI. Actually, I don't have many sets yet... so it wasn't hard to choose!! :)
An absolute favorite salad recipe around here is California Salad:
1 head romaine lettuce
3 oz cheddar cheese
2 green onions
1 bag corn chips
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 ripe avocado, mashed
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp tabasco sauce
1/2 tsp salt
Blend dressing ingredients well. Tear romaine lettuce. Shred cheese; chop tomatoes and onion. Toss all together just before serving.
Mmmmm... Sooo good!!

Terri E. said...

I am not the best salad person, so my favortie stamp set right now is father knows best. I just love the tree images. I am also loving all of Melaine's sets from Gina K.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Amanda H said...

My favorite salad is fairly easy.

Spring Mix Lettuce
Purple grapes
Feta Cheese
Chopped Walnuts
Fat-free rasp vinegarette dressing

Mix together and toss to serve. We always make a huge batch of this for parties. We never have any left. It is so yummy!

Tina said...

My favorite summer salad is a mediterranean pasta salad and since I made this up and don't measure, I'll share the ingredients:

Artichoke hearts, sliced Kalamata olives, roasted red peppers, small onion, olive oil, and pasta. Just chop everything into bite size pieces and add some olive oil for the dressing. I then add some parmesan cheese and enjoy!

Thanks for the opportunity to win this fab set, it is on my wish list!

DeniseLynn said...

Oh I love salads and this one is a favorite all around. All my friends ask for it and everyone begs for the recipe if I take it to potlucks.

1/4 c oil
1/4 tsp salt
dash of black pepper
2 Tbsp Raspberry Wine Vinegar
dash of parsley
1/4 tsp Tabasco
2 Tbsp sugar

*combine the above ingredients and let stand for 1 to 2 hour prior to serving.

Toss Romaine lettuce, 1/2 cup (or more if you like) dried cherries, 4 oz crumbled feta cheese and a large handful of honey roasted peanuts or toasted sugar pecans.

When your ready just shake and pour desired amount of dressing on your salad and serve. I'm telling you even the kids in our family gobble this up! - enjoy

And thanks for the chance to win such a generous gift!!

melissa.flieg said...

My favorite salad to bring to an event is a layered salad. Layer as follows:
1 1/2 heads iceberg lettus chopped
1/2 head califlower chopped
3/4 cup mayo
1 package hidden valley ranch dressing mix
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1 cup bacon bits
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

toss about 20 minutes before serving to mix.

Enjoy and thanks for the chance to win.

Niki Estes said...

I don't make salads much, so I'm going to go the stamp route. You know I love Papertrey stamps. However it is too hard to choose one, so I'm going to pick my favorite of your stamps. :) My favorite is Garden of Life. I love those flowers! Can't wait to see your next set!

Shannon said...

One of my favs is a salad that has spring mix, mango and strawberries then topped with a homemade dressing.

1/2 c strawberries
1/2 of a mango
1/4 c orange juice
1/4 c rice vinegar
1/8 c honey

Elizabeth V. said...

I love a green salad with grilled chicken and some honey mustard dressing...quick and yummy. I also love this stamp set...thanks for offering it as a prize!

Regina Cornelius said...

i am on my knees begging to be picked...did you hear me

the salad that first came to mind is a weight watcher recipe:
snicker salad

1 small container fat free cool whip
small box sugar free/fat free vanilla pudding mix
3 granny smith apples, cut into small pieces
10 mini snickers cut into bit size pieces

mix together and store in refirgerator at least 4 hours before eating.

Inkylin said...

My favorite stamp set would have to be Petals & Stems from Verve Visual. Fresh veges are one food that I cannot eat so no salads for me.

Lyndsay said...

Wow, I'd love to win this stamp set. Thanks for the opportunity! My favorite salad is this:

Romaine Lettuce
Dried Cranberries
Candied Walnuts
Crumbled Feta Cheese
Raspberry Vinaigrette


stampinc said...

OMGosh! I want this set so bad. I will give it a lovely home and feed it regulary with it's favorite food....INK INK INK!
Here is a salad I love and sometime I leave a few of the items out like onions and ham.

Layer Salad
8 cups chopped iceberg lettuce 1 small red onion, sliced, separated into rings 1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen peas, thawed 1 pkg. (6 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Smoked Ham, chopped 3/4 cup KRAFT Mayo Real Mayonnaise 1/4 cup KRAFT 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese 1 Tbsp. sugar 1 cup KRAFT Natural Three Cheese Crumbles 2 small tomatoes, chopped LAYER lettuce, onions, peas and ham in large straight-sided clear glass serving bowl.

MIX mayo, Parmesan cheese and sugar. Spread over salad to seal; cover. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

TOP with cheese crumbles and tomatoes just before serving; toss gently.

Thanks so much for chance at this sweet stamp set.

Rhonda M. said...

I love your blog. You provide wonderful inspiration to beginning stampers like me! My favorite stamp compnay right now is Papertrey Ink, but I am seeing so many wonderful things from so many other companies! I hope to be able to order more stamps soon!

My favorite salad is a yummy sweet summer chicken salad. Everytime I make it I wonder why I don't make it more often!
2 cooked and chopped chicken breasts
1/2c. chopped apple
1/2c. chopped celery
2TBSP chopped green onions
1/4c. raisins
2/3c. mayo
salt and pepper to your taste

Anonymous said...

Love pretzel salad;; it's a salad or it's a desert. A winner every time.

Kerry J. said...

My fave salad is Asian Cabbage Salad.

Equal parts chopped cabbage and bean sprouts.
2 green onion stalks, chopped
1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
3 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
1 pkg ichiban noodles - broken up

seasoning from ichiban noodles
1/2 cup oil
2/4 tbsp soya sauce
3 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Combine salad ingredients in large bowl. Combine dressing ingredients and shake well. Pour over dressing and toss. YUMMO!
Thanks for the chance to win Alli!

Colleen said...

My favorite salad is just organic spring mix and baby spinach with hardboiled egg, bacon bits and almond slivers. Key Lime Mango Poppy Dressing, and I'm set! Yum!

I would love this set you created for PTI.


Gretchen said...

I don't know if this is really a salad but my kids love it for those hot days!
Pistachio salad
1 large can crushed pineapple (undrained)
1 small package instant pistachio pudding
mini marshmallows
8 oz cool whip

mix pineapple and pudding together in large bowl, fold in cool whip and desired amount of mini marshmallows (I use about half a package) refrigerate for an hour and then serve!

Erin said...

I love a homemade cobb salad. No meat for me, but I start with some lettuce, add hard-boiled egg, cheese (any kind), carrots, cucumbers, red peppers, croutons, and any other vegetables you like. Toss with a light honey mustard! Yummy!!

alison said...

Ah! LOVE that stamp set! My favorite salad is super simple and includes:

Tomatoes, slicid in medium sized pieces (usually use about 4 depending on how much I want to make)
Avocados, 2 or 3 in medium sized pieces
Fresh Mozarella, 1 large loaf or two small, also cut into medium sized pieces

Extra virgin olive oil
Balsamic Vinegar
Salt and pepper
(use as much as desired to flavor)

Verna Mason said...

We love Salad Nicoise with marinated potatoes and green beans, olives, eggs, tomatoes and tuna. Healthy too. :-)

Jodi said...

I don't cook much so it will have to be a stamp set! How can I choose, I love so many. I think right now my favorite would have to bethe Kim Hughes Owl set, I can't remember the name of it. Thanks for this fun opportunity.

Beth Mak said...

Favorite salad receip

Snicker Apple Salad
1 container of cool whip
3 large Snicker bars chopped into little pieces
3 Granny Smith apples chopped into chunks
Mix all together & refrigerate
Beth Mak

Melissa D. (SCS honeybee7896) said...

these are the two that my family has become really fond of in the last several months.

I also have to say that I love PTI but for the of the more whimsical stamps I have become very happy with Pink Cat Studio.

Thanks for another chance at Mailbox Greetings. I would love to be able to play with this set a lot.

Linda said...

I make a cold vegetable salad:

Gardener's Salad
1 cup peeled and julienned carrots
1 cup julienned green beans
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 cup julienned green zucchini
1 cup julienned yellow zucchini
1/2 cup chopped white onion
1/2 cup cored and julienned red seet bell pepper

2 tbsp chopped parsley
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
In large pot of simmering water, blanch carrots, beans and peas for a few minutes. Drain; rinse in cold water; drain again. Toss blanched vegetables with zucchini, inion and pepers. Mix togwther dressing ingredients; add to vegetables and toss well.


Charmaine said...

One of my favorite salads to make is a Tri-Color Pasta own made up recipe. You use tri-color pasta, steamed broccoli, artichoke hearts, olive oil, roasted red peppers, sundried tomatoes in olive oil (chopped) and chopped rosemary. Salt and pepper to taste. Very yummy!


Amy said...

So sad, I'm not a cook! But I love anything by Amuse!

Marina Moya said...

My favorite stamp set is bundle of joy by stampin up!


Tamara said...

My favourite salad is a simple one. Mix fresh baby spinach with dried cranberries and toasted almond slivers, toss with a raspberry or mandarin vinagrette. So easy, and so tasty.

I would love to win this set. I haven't been able to afford any new stamps for a while, and this set is so useful.

Kendra Giles said...

Hello Alli! What an awesome set to giveaway - I have been eyeballing it, but have yet to purchase it. I would have to say my all-time favorite set would have to be SU's Like it a Latte - it is one that I will never part with. :)

Mary K said...

Thanks for the chance to win your super cute stamp set!

My favorite salad is a cold pasta salad that my boyfriend makes with:
-tri color spiral pasta
-diced cucumber, tomato, green onion
-grilled chicken
-balsamic vinagrette dressing

It's so easy, but so yummy!

Anonymous said...

My favorite stamp set is bitty baby blessings by PTI.

Shelly Kettell said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Favorite stamps is too hard to pick! I love words.
Favorite salad is hard to pick too! There are so many. This is a fav of mine and it's my dd's favortie too (she's 8).

WonTon Salad

2 heads of lettuce
1 bunch of green onions, chopped
4 chicken breasts; cooked and cut up ( I boil mine and then shred it )
20 wontons fried – break up and add just before serving

2 Tbl. Sugar
½ tsp. Pepper
1 tsp. Salt
1 Tbl. Sesame seeds
3 Tbl. Rice vinegar
¼ cup oil

Double the recipe for dressing if you serve it on the side. It gets used! ENJOY!

Lisa said...

Well, I'm the only one in this house that will touch lettuce so I never make your "typical salad"

So I'll say my step-father's Dream Salad.
Drain a can of fruit cocktail and mix it into 18 oz of cool whip.

My all time favorite set would have to be Roses in Winter from SU.
I LOVE roses and I really like the layers that set has. And I think it's one of the most user friendly "2-step" stamps.

Terri said...

PTI stamps are my favorite stamps right now. I would love to win this set because it is one I don't have.
I love salads but the kind I like are simple. Half spinach, half romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, mushrooms and Newmans Olive Oil and vinger dressing.

Nicole said...

My favorite salad is a fried chicken salad:
the least guilty way I can think of to eat fried chicken :D
thanks for the chance!

Connie said...

Thanks for offering up the Blog Candy! My FAVORITE salad for taking to summer picnics or holiday dinners is Cranberry Waldorf Salad. SUPER easy and no mayo to spoil in the heat. I double and triple this for big crowds.

2 small cored and chopped Red Delicious apples
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 1/2 T chopped walnuts
1/3 Cup cranberries
1/3 Cup Cranberry-Orange Relish (or use jellied cranberry sauce in the can if you can't find this at your store.) Toss together and chill.

Hope I win! I love this set!!!

6 servings.

Shiloh said...

My favorite salad has lettuce, grilled chicken,dried cranberries or apples,blue cheese, walnuts, and balsamic vinigarette. It is soo good especially in the hot summer!Thanks for the contest!

~kelly marie~ said...

My favorite stamp set is Garden of Life by PTI. It's as if someone made it for me! I love it! As for salads, I love added smoked gouda and pieces of apple to any salad. I also especially love dressings that have balsamic vinegar in them. Yum!

MelissaS said...

I love this set and the work that has been done with it! DH just found this recipe that is super-easy and yummy!
1 bunch arugula
cherry or grape tomatoes (cut in half)
grilled corn (grill on the cob then slice off)
lime juice

Throw all ingredients together, then dress with lime juice. I can see adding black beans, chicken, anything else to make it a dinner!

Cindy Holshouser said...

My favorite salad recipe is the one with broccoli, bacon and red onion. I put craisins in it instead of raisins. Fun contest.

Jennifer D said...

My favorite stamp set at the moment has to be PTI's Butterfly Kisses, I just love it's versatility and simple beauty. Love the blog candy, I hope I win, I hope I win!

cricketpe said...

My favorite stamp set is PTI's Snowflake Serenade, mostly because I am having a snowflake themed December wedding, so I plan on using it a lot :)

Casie said...

Here is my famous seafood salad recipe.

1 pkg imitation crab flakes
1# cooked peeled and deveined shrimp
1# box of rotini noodles
1/2 cup chopped celery
4 chopped roma tomatoes
2 cups Miracle whip lite
1 cup kraft shredded asiago, Parmesan & romano blend
Salt & pepper to taste.

Boil noodles, drain and rinse with cold water. Combine all other ingredients, mix into noodles. Chill and serve.

Anonymous said...

My favorite salad is this Rice Salad:

1 box Uncle Ben's Long Grain & Wild Rice
Juice of 1 lemon
4 green onions, diced
3 chicken breasts, cooked & shredded
1 red bell pepper, diced
handful of sugar snap peas
2 small avocados, diced
1 cup toasted slivered almonds


1/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 T. Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp pepper

Prepare rice as directed. Toss w/ remaining ingredients. Combine dressing & toss w/ salad.

Thanks for the chance to win that adorable set!! Jackie

Becky (my4kidzmom) said...

My favorite salad is a fruit salad from my aunt. She used to have a great catering business in Salt Lake City.

Orange Honey Mint Fruit Salad

* 1/2 c. orange juice
* grated rind from 1 medium orange
* 1/4 c. honey
* sprig of fresh mint, minced, or 1 t. dried mint
* Cut up fruit: grapes, strawberries, fresh pineapple, etc.

* In small saucepan, warm honey and rind until thin over medium heat. Mix in other ingredients.
* Just before serving, add dressing to fruit and toss.

Dressing can be doubled, but make sure you have half as much honey to the amount of orange juice. Delicious!!

Mary Duffek said...

Yeah for some awesome Blog Candy!!!

I really lovey CHF and I also really like PTI, they have to be my all time fav. companies.
My favorite salad is oreintal chichen salad...super easy to make. NO recipe needed.

Thanks for a chance to win your stamp set!!!

Kristin Orth said...

Yum, I've seen some good recipes here today! My favorite sald is Apple Walnut Chicken Salad at Applebees! "Grilled, marinated chicken breast crowns this fresh mix of greens, crisp Granny Smith apples, crumbled bleu cheese and sweet candied walnuts. Tossed in our tangy balsamic vinaigrette." I should learn to make it at home! Thanks for a chance to win your awesome set!

Kathy M said...

My favorite salad is an Asian Salad that is so easy!
1 shredded cabbage (or package of pre-shredded cabbage for used for Cole Slaw)
1 pkg Ramen Noodles - Oriental flavored
1/4 c Olive Oil
Black Pepper
Sunflower Seeds
Sliced Almonds

Dump cabbage in a bowl. Break up the noodles from the Ramen pkg and add to cabbage. Mix seasoning from Ramen noodles and black pepper with Olive Oil. Drizzle over noodles and cabage and toss. Top with sunflower seeds and almonds. To make into a meal, I add cut up sesame chicken.

Sounds a bit odd with with uncooked Ramen Noodles, but is delicious.

Sally said...

Our favorite summertime salad is with all the yummy fresh fruit we can get now. I cut up strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, toss in grapes and blueberries. Great tasting and good for you, and easy for the kids to snack on. Thanks for sharing these adorable stamps!

noelani said...

Lately my favorite salad is the greek salad at Sammy's woodfried pizza! I love it and can't seem to recreate it at home. I love past salad too that I go tthe recipe for off of becky higgins is a pizza pasta salad!

Rebecca M. said...

strawberry noodle salad

slice strawberries, mix with sugar - let sit a couple of hours

add warm, friend noodles...


Jennifer Bradley said...

My favorite stamp set is SU! "Sweet Herbs". I love coloring the pots of herbs!

The One and Only said...

My favorite stamp set? Actually I just bought it and it is in route now to my house. I haven't used it yet, but I KNOW I WILL!!! It's the guidelines stamp set by PTI. To be able to make your own backgrounds or focal points is fantastic and I cannot wait to try it out.....If I had to choose a current set it would have to my bellas from Stamping Bella.....but guidelines will become my favorite as of Friday (when I get my order!!). Thanks for the offering of fantastic blog candy!!

leenda said...

Fruit salad
1 can chunk pineapple
1 can manadrin oranges
Any fresh fruit you want to add. Then the topping is a can of peach pie filling. I always like to have the canned items chilled.

Regan said...

Well I love this Orzo salad my husband makes but I have NO idea what he uses!!

My Fav stamp set....hmm...probably Paper Tray I use it ALOT!!

Robyn said...

This is one of my favorite salad recipes and I had it for the first time at my first ever stamp camp.

Curry Chicken Salad
2 Cooked chicken breasts, shredded
¼ Cup light mayonnaise
¼ Cup green onion, sliced
2 Tablespoon golden raisins
2 Tablespoon slivered almonds, toasted
1 Teaspoon curry powder
1. Mix all ingredients until well blended; cover.
2. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
3. Serve with assorted crackers and mini pita halves. Or, serve in Boston or red leaf lettuce cups.

Makes 4 servings, ¾ cup each and 162 calories.

Teri said...

commitee salad from the best from the best of bridge cookbook! it's fabulous!

Anonymous said...

My favorite salad is a strawberry spinach salad. It is fast and easy. All you need is fresh spinach, slivered almonds, sliced strawberries, and a strawbery vinaigrette salad dressing.
My favorite stamp set is sweet love by papertrey. It's great.
laurie r

Jocelyn said...

I'm just a beginning stamper so I don't really have a lot and none to call a favorite yet. But I have to admit I'm loving all the PTI stamps and CHF Kim Hughes collection. I just need to save up for them first.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Ooh, this would be a fun to set to have! Thanks for the chance, Alli! My favorite salad is the Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad at Bob Evans! YUMMO! In fact, that just might be on my agenda for lunch tomorrow now that it's on my mind! :)

Christine Mcmullin said...

yummo! great ideas on here. Right now my favorite salad is "leftover taco salad" - made with any suitable mexican inspired leftovers and lots of crisp lettuce. I am currently loving this one because our 15 yo son is currently loving it - and it is one of the few ways I can get veggies in him without any complaints :)

happiness blooms said...

This set is SO adorable!
My favorite (and o'so easy!) salad recipe is Summer Chicken Salad from
I serve it on a lettuce leaf or on a croissant. Yum!

1.5 lbs boneless chicken breast halves; cooked, cooled and cubed
1 8oz can mandarin oranges, drained
1 8oz can pineapple tidbits,drained
½ cup chopped pecans
1 cup light mayo
2 tsp dried dill weed
2 tsp sugar

In a large mixing bowl, combine chicken, oranges, pineapple and pecans.
Wisk together the mayo, dill, and sugar. Add to the chicken mixture, toss well and refrigerate overnight so flavors blend.

Aimee said...

My all time favorite stamp company would have to be SU but I still play with papertrey, mft, and hanna at times

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Oooh -- I think this may be the only set by you that I don't have yet! Okay -- Law of Attraction -- I have already won this set, and yes, it feels good! LOL! Okay... favorite salad recipe.

This is one that I kind of "made up" based on memory after having it in a little Greek hole in the wall near the condo we stayed at on a vacation in (drumroll, please...) Vancouver, BC! Your neck of the woods! Anyway, we just refer to it around my house as 'that Greek salad' even though I'm sure it's really called something else. Here goes. You need:

*several Roma/plum tomatoes, cut into bite sized pieces
*about half a cucumber, sliced and then quarter the slices
*about half a white onion, chopped
*Feta Cheese

1/4 c. red wine vinegar
1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Mix it all up, cover, put in the 'fridge for a couple of hours to let it marinate.

Yummy!!!! If you like tomatoes, that is!

Michelle H in NY said...

This isn't really a recipe but it's my favorite salad to throw together and take with me to work - spinach leaves, craisins, goat cheese, pecans and raspberry dressing. Throw in some chicken if you want a little more protein.

I LOVE the Mailbox Greetings set and just this week found out I'm moving so I could make some adorable moving notices using this!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Mollie said...

My favorite salad is oh so healthy! Hahaha...just kidding. But it sure is yummy:o)

Pistachio Salad

1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 (3 ounce) package instant pistachio pudding mix
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/2 (10.5 ounce) package miniature marshmallows

In a large bowl, combine the pineapple and dry pistachio pudding mix. Fold in thawed whipped topping and marshmallows until well mixed. Refrigerate until chilled and serve.

Ghazal( said...

My favorite salad is Macaroni salad.
1 (16 ounce) package macaroni
4 eggs
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup pimento-stuffed green olives
1/4 cup chopped sweet pickle
2 carrots
2 tablespoons celery seed

Cook pasta in boiling water. Place eggs in a saucepan, and cover completely with cold water. Bring water to a boil. Let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, and cool.
Mix together mayonnaise, sour cream, dry mustard. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
Combine pasta, celery, sweet pickles, carrots, celery seeds, and eggs. Stir in dressing, and mix well.

Anonymous said...



Angie said...

Salad? Well, I love babyspinach leaves with a few chopped mushrooms and balsamic vinagerette dressing. Simply and yummy! To me anyway, lots of people don't like spinach or mushrooms...
As far as a favorite stamp set, I could never choose just one!

sharon d said...

My favorite stamp is the large mum flower from SU's Fabulous Flowers. I seem to be obsessed with it. I'm loving all these salad recipes and plan to try a few of them! Thanks for the chance to win!

Betty said...

Yea, salads! I eat a salad every day, sometimes, two. My favorite salad is
whatever greens are in the fridge
chicken or deli turkey slices
pineapple tidbits, mandarin oranges,
sliced strawberries
raspberry viniagrette
chunk of whole grain bread
OR just go to Panera Bread and buy the Strawberry-Poppyseed Salad! Yum!
Love Mailbox Greetings!

Becca said...

Favorite salad...yum!

green leaf lettuce
sliced pear
gorgonzola cheese crumbles
and your favorite vinaigrette (I prefer Trader Joe's Cranberry, Walnut & Gorgonzola dressing)

Love the mailbox greetings! Pick me! Pick me!

Anonymous said...

Brocoli, Cheddar and Bacon Salad

1 large bunch brocoli chopped
6 slices of cooked, crumbled bacon
1 c shredded cheddar

Dressing- 1/4 c mayo, 1/4 c cider vinegar, sweeten with either sugar or splenda to taste. (Splenda is great!)

Toss. It is better if chilled for a few hours before serving!

Shaz Hank said...

Broccoli Salad
2 stocks of Broccoli
1/2 cup dices sweet onion
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 cup Mayo
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar

chop up the broccoli (Strip the stalk before adding to salad) and mix with the onion cranberries and sunflower seed.
Mix the dressing it will be a bit thick. Pour over salad. Taste best when served right away.

It is a family favorite.

The stamp set I love the most is CTMH "playful letters" I use it ALL the time.

katestamps716 said...

Mmm...I love salads in summer! I like cucumber salad.

2 large cucumbers, peeled and sliced paper thin
1/4 c thinly sliced vidalia onion
1/4 teaspoon dill weed
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup white vinegar

Combine and chill for at least 2 hours. YUM!

My favorite stamp set lately (it changes often) is PTI Little those ladybugs!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm I have to agree with shaz, that broccoli salad recipe is the same as mine and I love it!!!
Judy Rozema

Mom22RedHeads said...

My favorite salad is chicken salad--chicken with mayonaise to your liking, then you add grapes, pecans and gorgonzola cheese. Server over lettuce bed with fresh italian bread--delish

Jess said...

Well, I pretty much never make or eat salads, so I guess I'll go with my favorite stamp set! This was a tough call, but I'd say PTI's Mixed Messages is up there just for its sheer versatility!

Anonymous said...

My favorite stamp set has got to be Out On A Limb by PTI. I love the branches overlay and the wonderful sentiments! It's appropriate for all occasions.


Lisa said...


Strawberry Spinach Salad.

2 bunches spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces
4 cups sliced strawberries
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds

1. In a large bowl, toss together the spinach and strawberries.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, sugar, paprika, sesame seeds, and poppy seeds. Pour over the spinach and strawberries, and toss to coat.

xiumaiyuki said...

My favorite stamp set is Papertrey Polka Dots Basic. It's very versatile and easy to use. I love how everything lines up together and creating my own background.

Jeanie W. said...

Wow, I never really thought about a favorite set (I love so many) but I guess it would be the CHF set, U R A Hoot by Kim Huges. I LOVE that set! Those are the cutest owls ever! Thanks for the chance to win some really great blog candy!

Tammy said...

Thanks for the chance to win this cute stamp set!! I'm a pretty "plain" salad person, so I just buy a package of:
-already shredded lettuce
-shredded carrots
-Fat Free Cheese
-Fat Free Ranch Dressing
Fill my plate and much away:)


DawnieJae said...

I'm thinking coleslaw counts as a salad, so here goes:

BAKED Coleslaw (yep, you're reading that right: BAKED):

2 tbsp butter, softened
8 oz Cole Slaw mix (bag version)
3/4 cup coleslaw dressing (Marie's)
1 1/4 cup shredded cheddar jack, divided
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3/4 plain bread crumbs
2 qt baking dish

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
combine coleslaw mix, dressing, 1 cup of the cheese, salt & pepper
mix until well blended
spoon evenly into baking dish
stir together bread crumbs, 1/4 cup of the cheese and the softened butter - mix well until blended and crumbly
spread evenly over slaw mixture
bake 15-20 minutes (should be golden w/bubbly edges)
let stand 5 mins & serve warm
(makes 6 servings)

Susan said...

Oh boy, a chance to win!
My fav salad is the good old iceberg wedge

An iceberg lettuce wedge
cooked/crumbled bacon
crumbled blue cheese
blue cheese dressing

That's it! Simple but sooooo good.

Kristy C. said...

Not a big salad person - Caesar Salad is my favorite when I do have.. Hard to choose just one set.. Right now I am loving the the Imaginesce Penguin dude and Penguin chick. PTI Out on a Limb is another..

Glorie said...

We don't do salads very often in our family. But I love crunching on sliced cucumbers dipped in vinegar mixed with a little bit of sugar and pepper. Sort of crunchy, sweet, tangy and spicy at the same time.

Love your stamp sets ... I hope I win.

Anonymous said...

My favorite salad is the one with cranberry and walnut. mmmmmmmm
Come to think of it, I need to get the recipe. When I do, I'll email you.
One of my favorite sets is this one and the Billy Set from Pink Cat Studio.

Karen said...

My fav stamp set??
Hard to say but I am going to go with Technique Tuesday's Provence alphabet - it is both gorgeous and useful

rubber stamper said...

Love all the salad recipes which I will have to copy. Love a fresh fruit salad with a little dressing on the top of the delicious fresh fruits we have in California. The dressing is composed of a little orange juice, sour cream, and powdered sugar. Yummy. Hope I win the set. Love it!
Shirley L.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Well, I think I'll go for the stamp set - Natural Beauty (SU). I don't think I'll ever get tired of that one.

IamDerby said...

My favorite salad is oh so easy! You need:
1 pound spiral pasta (cooked and drained)
1 can of sliced olives (2 cans if you really love olives)
1 small pkg of shredded carrots
1 red bell pepper chopped
4 celery ribs chopped
1 green bell pepper chopped
1 bottle of lite italian salad dressing (I like wishbone)
Mix it all together and chill. You can add lots of other stuff too... sometimes I put in grape tomatoes, cubed mozzarella cheese, cooked broccoli, parmesan cheese... lots of great options.

Jen said...

I love salad. Salad is my favourite thing to eat. If one of my coworkers at lunchtime has salad and I don't, I get so jealous. I eat salad for my bedtime snack. I can't pick one favourite salad, but I probably eat greek salad most often--chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, vidalia onions, variety of olives, red peppers, crumbled feta, oregano, salt and pepper, tons of lemon juice, a little bit of olive oil and a dash of balsamic vinegar. MMMMmmmm, my mouth is watering.

Libby Hickson said...

Wow so many yummy recipes on here, I'm going to have to bookmark this post for future reference. :-) My fave salad is a fresh corn salad - corn cut off the cob, cherry tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella, scallion & dressed with olive oil, wine vinegar & salt & pepper. Sooo yummy! Love your set - my fingers are crossed. :-)

Paper doll said...

Broccoli Salad

4-6 heads of fresh broccoli
1 cup cup of red onions
4-6 boxes of raisens
sun flower seeds
1lb Bacon
Mayonaise coat until super creamy

Once you coat the broccoli let it sit for at least 1 hour, to allow the broccoli to absorb the mayo.

retiredheather said...

My family loves the ever normal ceasar with chicken. Sometimes I cook the chicken in honey garlic sauce for some added spice and they do love the pine nuts and raisins I also put in the salad.
Thanks for the blog and all the great salad ideas in the comments.
Retired Heather

ElyBlair said...

My favorite salad is easy! Lettuce, corn and bacon- yummy!

melanie said...

I don't have a favorited salad, but looks like I could probably find one in all the previous comments! As for a stamp set, that one is easier! It has to be Out on a Limb by Papertrey Ink.

Kim Ross said...

My favorite salad of all time is my mom's potato salad. I just made it a few days ago for a cookout we had.

Linda Anderson's Special Potato Salad

6 lbs. potatoes (similar size & type)
1 bunch stick/green onions or scallions
1/2 jar Hellmann's/Best Foods mayo
7 slices bacon
3 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
2 pats of butter

Wash potatoes and place them in pot of water, deep enough that they are all covered by the water. Salt the water if you wish, and boil until cooked. Fork
should slide in and out when they're ready.

While potatoes are boiling, prepare bacon. Take slices of bacon and cut them into very small 1/4" strips. Cook these strips in the pats of butter and add parsley. Drain the oil. Then put the bacon and parsley mix onto a paper towel to finish draining.
It's nice to be able to set this aside for ten or fifteen minutes before handling it again, because it's hot!

When the potatoes are ready, drain out all of the hot water and replace it with cool water and a few ice cubes. Let the potatoes cool.

Get your prep area ready. Bring bacon/parsley mix, potato pot, onions, mayo jar, spoons, knife, cutting board, butter knife and trash bag along with a nice
big bowl for your salad.

Peel a few potatoes and cut them into the big bowl one at a time. After those few potatoes, add a spoonful of mayonnaise to the bowl. Chop a scallion and add
it. Then finely chop a scoop of the bacon/parsley mix and add it to the bowl. Mix. Then repeat this potato and ingredient mixing until you are out of potatoes.

Refrigerate salad until it is cool. Serve & smile!

NOTE: It is important to continue mixing the salad throughout the process, because it will be very
difficult to mix thoroughly otherwise.

Diana said...

Wow, I just read the salad recipes and am so hungry now; I love salads! Can't wait to try some of these recipes. I don't really have a favorite, but mostly make one with Romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, Feta (love it) and Caesar dressing.

Bunny B said...

Mmmm.... salad! I love fruit salads! I use watermelon, oranges, apples, strawberries and grapes. I eat it just like that, but you can add any sweet dressing you like :)


bunnybox9 at gmail . com

Takisha said...

hey alli,
i'm not much o a salad person but i have enjoyed this post. there are several salads that sounds tasty!
as for my fav stamp set, i would have to say it's "say it in style" by CTMH. i use that set with just about every card i make.
thanks for the opportunity - i have been eyeing that set since i saw all of the artwork being posted last week!

Elaine said...

green salad with really good olive oil, some balsamic vinegar, pine nuts and baby corn - add a little barbqued chicken and it's a quick lunch!

CrazyCurl said...

My all time favorite stamp set is Birthday Basics from Papertrey. I looked for the perfect "Happy Birthday" sentiment stamps for such a long time and this is definitely it!

Lorraine said...

My favourite stamp (my salads are very ordinary) is the "sweet love" set from Papertreyink. It is so versatile. Thanks Alli.

PS my daughters name is Alisa, son-in-law Alistair and grand daughter is Ellie. Surely with names so similar to yours it is a sign.

Elaine said...

I don't see my simple green salad posted...I went through to read everyone else's recipes and nowhere do I see my green salad...just greens, pine nuts, babg corn and barbeque'd chicken! Quick and easy! Add some really good olive oil and balsamic vinegar to give it a little 'dressing'

xiumaiyuki said...

I can't cook for beans so I have to go the stamp set route. My favorite set of all time is Stampin' Up Artfully Asian. It's so elegant and because I love to color, the lined images are perfect for me. Next one on my list is Natural Silhouette by Kim Hughes. what can I say, I love floral images.

Dizzy Broad said...

My favorite salad is the kind you can order from Islands restaurant (located in Southern California) called China Coast. It has chicken, mandarin oranges, fried noodles and this wonderful salad dressing that has sesame oil. Wish they'd sell me the dressing! Thanks for the great blog candy offer! This is one set I have not purchased from PTI!

princess said...

My favorite salad is this one from a local store, Island Ahi Salad. It has blackened fresh tuna,mango,strawberries,shredded coconut,avocado,green onions and bean sprouts with Mango Vinaigrette. It is so good!

Anonymous said...

My favorite salad is a Greek salad. I love feta cheese. It's very difficult to pick a favorite stamp set, I love them all. Thanks for the chance.
Pattie Brown

Aunt T said...

I make a quick and easy salad -

cut two cups of grape tomatoes in 1/2
slice one cucumber
slice 1/2 small red onion

add all to a bowl
cover with red wine vinegar
add 1 teaspoon black pepper
and 2 tablespoons (or more if you please) grated parm cheese

Mix and serve. Yummy!

Thanks for the chance to win.


Carol said...

My favorite salad is Apple Salad

5-6 red delicious apples, grapes, nuts, celery & small marshmallows

top with the following dressing: 3 beaten eggs, 1 cup sugar, ¾ cup pineapple juice, ¼ cup apple cider & 2 tablespoons flour. Cook on stove ( I bring to boil) cool and then put over the above items.

Tami said...

well, my fave salad is to just go to Texas Roadhouse and order one because they have the best salads! However, I do love the chicken taco salad that is at a local restaurant where my parent live in Indiana. YUM! Thanks for the try!

Lisa H. said...

I love salad and can think of many combinations to toss together. My favorite is mixed greens with almonds, dried cherries, gorgongola or goat cheese tossed with a creamy balsamic vinegrette!

Rebecca V. said...

Yum- I'm reading all of these favorite stamp set is one from PTI I should be gettting in the mail today - it's Boards and Beams. I can't wait to start playing with those stamps. Thanks for the candy!

Heidi Gore said...

My favorite stampset is from SU. It is retired now and is called Wildflowers. Thanks for offering the blog candy and for all the creative things you post daily for all of us to enjoy.

Sandy Knecht said...

Yum is right. I may have to come back to these comments to write down some of the recipes. My favorite is spinach leaves, strawberries, feta cheese, chicken and Vadalia Onion dressing. You can put any kind of fruit in or mix it up. Thanks for a chance at your blog candy. Yum, Yum!!!

sarah said...


I know you asked for a salad recipe, but here's something authentic:

1 grated cucumber,
finely chopped mint,
3 Spoons of olive oil,
1 yogurt.

mix it all togther, add a few ice cubes, and wa-lla! a great israeli-turkish salad dressing.

We also drink it as a cold soup in worm days...

love your blog! and exuse me for my poor English...

Sarah, Israel :)

Mary Campbell said...

I don't do much salad so I am going to name my favorite stamp set. It is Stampin up's Heartfelt Thanks. Thanks for sharing a great set.

Anonymous said...

My favorite salad is a basic one.
sweet onion
hard boiled egg

My favorite dressing is called Garlic Expressions!

Now for the favorite stamp company that is way too hard! I am starting to branch out a bit so I have been buying PT1, kitchen sink and Bellas! Thanks for the chance to win!

yana said...


here is me salad recipe

500 gr of pasta (shell shape)

2 spoon of olive oil

250 gr of feta cheese

30 cherry tomatoes sliced to small cube

15 klementa olives

6-8 chopped anchovy filet

for the gravy:

1/3 cup olive oil

3 spoons of viniger

2 chopped garlics

1/4 cup of finely chopped basil

salt and pepper

1.mix all dressing ingridians and keep in the fridge for a night

2.cook the pasta with salted water, as manufacture's order add 2 spoons of olive oil and chill

3.put the pasta in a big bowl add the cheese, olives, tomatoes and anchovy

4.mix everything with the dressing add salt and pepper

decorate with fresh basil

bon appetit!


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luvzenkm2 (Leea) said...

Sorry my other post had gobbly computer stuff on my is a fruit salad I love (to eat and sometimes make)


* 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks
* 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
* 1 cup sour cream
* 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
* 2 medium ripe bananas, sliced
* 2 cups fresh blueberries or frozen blueberries, thawed
* 2 ripe peaches, peeled and sliced
* 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
* 1 cup seedless green grapes
* 1 cup seedless red grapes
* fresh mint


1. Drain pineapple chunks, reserving juice; refrigerate pineapple. add water to juice if necessary to measure 3/4 cup. In a bowl, combine the juice, crushed pineapple, sour cream and pudding mix until blended. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
2. In a large bowl, combine the bananas, blueberries, peaches, strawberries, grapes and pineapple chunks. Spread pudding mixture over the top. Garnish with mint if desired.

Diana H said...

Does anyone really have a favorite? There are so many! I think mine changes with whatever season or project I'm working on at the time. Who can narrow it down to just one!

Sarah A said...

I love the Playful Flourishes set by Close To My Heart. I use it for backgrounds, decorative, etc. I've even stitched over one of the larger designs on my sewing machine for the corner of a scrapbook layout that I loved.

Candy said...

I eat my salads at Panera. Their Bistro steak salad can't be beat. As far as a favorite stamp set goes -- once I get my stamps I separate them by theme so I don't have "sets" to speak of -- so -- my favorite stamp collection is fishing. I use them all the time. (PS -- those mailboxes look just like mine -- I surely could get some use out of them with my neighbors). Thanks for giving me a chance to win.

So beyond on projects! said...

Easiest Bean Salad Ever:

A can each: kidney beans, green beas, wax beans, corn
1 green pepper, chopped,
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
1 C white vinegar
1/4 C sugar

Combine veggies and beans. Separately combine everything else and pour over the beans. For best results, let sit over night to combine the flavors. Great for picnics and potlucks!

Joan said...

Today my favorite stamp set is Green Thumb by Papertrey Ink. Tomorrow it will be different! :)

loyaz said...

For years it was SU "In Full Bloom" but that has no been replaced with "Embrace Life". What beautiful, elegant cards come to life with this great set.

Robyn said...

I really love Cobb Salad but I have never made it....just order it when I'm out! I also love all PTI stamps. Having our box opening party this pm as my combined order with friends arrives! Can hardly wait!

Anonymous said...

Loooove the stamp set!

My favorite salad (my mom makes it for us) is:

4 c. shredded cabbage
6 green onions
1 pkg. oriental flavor Ramen noodles
1 sm. pkg. slivered almonds
2 c. cooked, cut chicken breast (optional)

Mix cabbage and cut up onion. Set aside. Mix flavor packet from noodles with 2 teaspoons vinegar, 1/4 cup oil, 1/3 cup sugar and pepper to taste. Brown almonds at 400 degrees (5 to 7 minutes). When ready to serve, mix salad with dressing. Crush uncooked noodles and almonds on top. Stir in and serve.

Anonymous said...

...just love these mailbox greetings!
My favorite salad recipe is really just that because my 6 year old son loves it. (He doesn't eat a whole lot of salad other than ceasar and this one.)

TACO salad

red leaf or romaine lettuce
tomato (either grape or chopped whole ones)
sweet pepper, chopped

browned ground beef (1 lb for a large salad) +
1/2 package taco seasoning mix

crunched nacho chips (I always use the whole wheat Tostidos brand, but you can use any, or even cheesy Doritos)

Toss above with your favorite creamy salad dressing and serve.

Voila! Have a great day!
Betty-Ann W.

Sharon said...

I love this set and would love to win it. I worked for the postal service for about 30 yrs. so it would be very appropiate. Broccoli salad is a favorite, the one with raisins and sunflower seeds. I like all kinds of salads.

Jenny said...

fave salad--easy! There is a super yummy summer salad at Panera that I'm now making at home. I've made a few changes to make it my own.
romaine lettuce, spinach leaves, strawberries, blueberries, mandarin oranges, candied walnuts & Brianne's Poppyseed dressing. And if you want to make it a meal instead of a side add grilled chicken
Oh Yum! makes me think that this is what we'll be having for lunch today

Donna said...

any kind of salad is good for me!!!! :-) my favorite stamp set at the moment is embrace life by SU!

Sammie said...

My favorite salad is Ambrosia Salad and it's so easy to make.
8 oz. tub Cool Whip
2 11-oz. cans mandarin oranges, drained
20 oz. crushed pineapple, drained
3 cups miniature marshmallows
2 cups coconut
Combine all ingredients.

Lastel said...

One of my favorite salads is a fruit salad made with a can of fruit cocktail with juice , a can of mandrin oranges with juice , bananas , apples , grapes and any other fruit you like , mix in a container of whip topping and a package of vanilla instant pudding mix or you can use any flavor of jello mix instead of the pudding mix , oh so yummy !

Jennifer Love said...

I love salad! Spinach salad that is...not a fan of salad made with lettuce. I know! So picky!

Anyway, I use spinach, red onion, cucumber, real bacon smooshed up, some sunflower seeds or those walnuts they have for salads, and top it with Girard's Champagne dressing. Goodness! I'm hungry just typing about it! LOL

Margaret said...

Favorite summer salad: Creamy italian pasta salad. It's a pasta salad with green pepper, tomato, onion, black olives with a tasty mayonaisse based salad dressing. It's great as a side dish or add pasta to it and make it a main dish.

Pick me!!!! And I'll post the recipe on my blog. :)

Margaret said...

Okay; addendum/correction: add CHICKEN to it and make it a main dish.

(shaking her head: add pasta to a pasta salad; think before you typo, girl!!!)

Dana said...

What an awesome way to give out blog candy! I've already read the comments and gotten SEVERAL great recipes! My fav salad is simple. Baby spinach, sliced strawberries and fresh blueberries with a raspberry vinagrette! YUM!

Mary said...

Anything from Stamping Bella is my favorite. Bella is just so cool! Mary Pickett

Sue in Grapevine said...

I just love a good taco salad:
fritos or tortilla chips
taco seasoned ground beef
grated cheddar cheese
sliced green onions
chopped tomatoes
chopped lettuce
guacamole or chopped avocado
hot sauce
Layer it up any way you like. Add or subtract things according to taste.

apron girls said...

my all time favorite stamp set is gridlines by PTI - because i love to create backgrounds

Lilian said...

my favorite stamp set is still green thumb by PTI. it's so versatile, for all occassions, i find myself reaching for it all the time. :)

thanks for the chance to win, i LOVE this mailbox set!!

safaricat said...

My favorite salad is Greek. I make my own dressing using olive oil, some red wine vinegar and the greek seasoning from costco. I always have a jar of the dressing in the fridge so I only need to add cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red, green, yellow & orange pepers and feta then if I have it I throw in some of the tinned whole black olives.

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