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I'm Nadine. Thanks for stopping by. The floors are creaky, the kids are loud, but the door's always open and the coffee's always on.

Make yourself at home.

Brr! Even our salad is in layers

Baby, it's cold outside. What the heck?! We're wearing layers today. And eating 'em, too.

Here's my mom's 7-layer salad. It tastes like my childhood.

Unlike her, I did NOT make my own pita bread. (Mom, how on earth did you have time to make pita pockets with three little kids running around?!)

Mom's 7-Layer Salad
Prep time: 20 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 2-3 carrots, shredded
  • 1-1.5 cups chopped celery
  • 16 oz. frozen peas (DON'T YOU DARE COOK 'EM)
  • 2 cups mayonnaise (sometimes less)
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups chopped ham
  • pitas, with pockets
  1. Layer ingredients — in order — in a large bowl. Do not mix.
  2. Cut pitas in half. Stuff with salad.
  3. Eat. And then eat more.

Tastes great made a day ahead and covered in fridge.


Easy as [Peach] Pie

Happy Birthday, Grandma