Overloaded Chicken Salad (or Tuna) with Greek Yogurt Garlic Ranch “Mayo”

Before I get to this incredible, overloaded, dreamboat of a chicken salad (or tuna), a brief and kinda corny rambling is in order.

I wrote a long preface to this post, but was told to ditch it. Too personal, too revealing, too much apologizing for being gone so long, they said. So, I gave in and ditched it. All that matters is that I’m finally here, so let’s celebrate with sandwiches or wraps, whichever you prefer.

Jam-Packed Loaded Chicken Salad (or Tuna Salad) with Greek Yogurt Garlic Ranch "Mayo"Messy and blurry, but oh so good.

Did you just hear the dull, hollow thud after I said that? Yeah, it’s there, an apropos response to sandwiches after 8 months away from blogging, not counting my last post, and my brief appearance to pay tribute to my dear, late friend, Lis.

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Creamy Tomato Alfredo Linguine

Is anybody still out there? I hope so.

I’m so sorry for my exceedingly long absence from blogging. I truly feel awful about it, and I’m so happy and relieved to finally get something up, especially since it’s a favorite cheesy, LUSH, creamylicious, tomato-y linguine dish of mine.

As many of you know, I’ve been sick for some time, and it’s been extremely difficult to pull off even the most mundane tasks.

Creamy Tomato Alfredo Linguine with or without Peas and ProsciuttoA Beautiful Plate

Since last June, for about 5 months, I could barely write, much less peel a carrot. I was able to get in a paragraph or two maybe once a month, and that was what I called a good month. Around late January, I felt a little better so I started writing a little more, and now I’m here. For how long, I don’t know, but I’m here.

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A Shocking Loss. Farewell, Sweet Lis.

I know I haven’t been around in a long, long time, and I do owe you all an explanation, but for now, there’s something more important I need to touch on.  I will be back..and definitely back soon with the end of the BBFL story, but today I need to talk about a wonderful, amazing lady.



If you’re a regular reader of my blog, when I’ve put up Daring Bakers or Daring Cooks challenge posts, you’ve probably seen me talk about my friend, Lis, on occasion; the co-founder of The Daring Kitchen; the girl I jokingly referred to as wifeypoo.

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