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Waldorf Salad

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Today’s lesson does not involve pilgrims or Native Americans as one might expect, but rather the history of the delicious side dish common to Thanksgiving gatherings known as Waldorf salad. It was first created in the 1890s at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City. The man who is supposedly responsible, Oscar Tschirky, has a more »

Lazy Avocado & Grapefruit Cocktail


It’s avocado week here at The Back Burner. But I am in a lazy summer mood. Too lazy to think up an avocado cocktail. I’m not even sure I want an avocado cocktail. At least not one with alcohol. So I thought I’d stretch the word cocktail and use it more like the idea of more »

Colorful Autumn Quinoa Salad with Cider Vinaigrette

Autumn is – without a doubt – my favorite season of the year. Cool temperatures, apple picking, pumpkin carving, cider drinking, cozy sweaters, excitement about the upcoming holiday season… …and the gorgeous vividly hued leaves.Orange. Yellow. Red. Gold. The flame-colored trees are fleeting, so I try to take time each year to appreciate and relish more »