RE-RE-REMIX! Deconstructed Antipasto Salad Skewers

Before the advent of Pinterest and the widespread information sharing of the internet, people learned their recipes from Betty Crocker and Better Homes cookbooks, neighborhood women that shared family favorite recipes (usually casseroles or something with Velveeta), and recipe cards that sat in little boxes in your mother’s pantry. In the ‘90s I remember every…

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Slammin’ Salmon: a sweet and spicy meal prep

Growing up, we never ate a lot of fish. My mother hated it. And to be honest, I don’t really blame her. It is hard to get fresh fish in Nebraska – so by default I never really knew I even liked fish. It wasn’t until later in life that I really began to love…

Welcome to Food Gal Al!

Hi Foodie Friends! Welcome to my new blog, Food Gal Al. I’ve always had a healthy appreciation for food – not only because of the pure joy and flavor that food provides, but also the way that food brings people together from all around the world and how it fosters traditions among families and friends. Back…

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burgers with Southwest Greek Dressing

Being a Midwestern – Nebraska – native I am under no illusion that a veggie burger will ever be a real burger. It just won’t. And I’m ok with that, because I think veggie burgers should be appreciated for what they are. I prefer to actually call them “cakes” because it gets the *idea* of…