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The most important thing in my life is my family. I love my dear husband and 4 wonderful children (ages 11 through 18). I am a stay-at-home mom (my dream job!). Some of my favorite things to do include cooking (and eating!), photography, reading, piano, flute, watching my favorite TV shows, swimming, traveling, and most recently...using the rip stick with my kids. I would love to attend culinary school someday & fit my love of photography in with that somehow. My dream vacation is Italy - something I was recently blessed to experience! I'd love to return and see more of that beautiful and DELICIOUS country! My days are usually full of running kids to and from activities - scouts, sports, music and church. Sometimes I have to remind myself to breathe, but I absolutely LOVE my crazy life and the people I am lucky enough to share it with!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


I love the combination of salty and sweet flavors. It is very common in the South to sprinkle salt on your watermelon, so the idea of a salty watermelon salad is not that out of the ordinary for me. Substituting watermelon for the tomatoes in a traditional Greek salad is a great way to add a twist to a classic and surprise the taste buds of your dining partners.

For the salad:
6 cups romaine lettuce, torn into pieces (from about 2 hearts of romaine)
3 cups cubed seedless watermelon
1 cup cubed feta cheese (about 4 ounces)
1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives (about 2 1/2 ounces)
1/2 medium red onion, very thinly sliced

For the dressing:
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Pinch of dried oregano
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

In a large salad bowl, combine the romaine, watermelon, feta, olives, and red onion.

In a separate bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients until well blended.

Toss the salad with the dressing and serve immediately.


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