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Mayfair Salad Dressing – Better than Caesar

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Mayfair Salad
Mayfair Salad Dressing has long been a favorite in St.Louis where it was the house salad dressing for the Mafair Hotel.  Think of it as a better version of Caesar dressing.  It is thick and creamy, encasing the ingredients so every bite includes the dressing.

When Mike and I were very young (read that very, very young) and first married we would buy a pint of the salad dressing and eats salads all week long.  We thought we had gone to heaven. Continue reading

Greek Tomato Salad

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Greek Tomato Salad

Greek Tomato Salad was featured on my original blog, “The Ardent Cook” which posted more food recipes than baking and pastry.  It was also a TV segment during my TV days.  This is super easy to put together and while, best the first day, I have been known to eat leftovers a couple of days later. The feta cheese and calamata olives give it a distinct Greek influence and the simple dressing doesn’t overtake the other ingredients.

As you can see I can’t get enough tomatoes and basil, especially in the summer when they are fresh and plentiful.  Just looking at the colors when the Greek Tomato Salad is finished picks up my day. Continue reading