Author: Kathleen

Strawberry Salad

With baby arugula, crumbled blue cheese, halved fresh strawberries, and a homemade vinaigrette, Strawberry Salad is light and so berry delicious! Strawberry salad is a simple yet exquisite recipe. It’s so inspiring, you may feel compelled to open a strawberry salad restaurant featuring this one amazing dish! As with all great recipes, there are dozens of delightful variations! For example, there are at least four versions of Taste of Home spinach strawberry salad! Try it with spinach instead of arugula, with a strawberry vinaigrette instead of a plain one, or really mix things up and go for a strawberry...

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Pasta Salad

This classic tri-colored spiral Pasta Salad is full of veggies, cheese, meat, and tons of flavor. The tangy vinaigrette coats every piece to perfection! There’s something positively perfect about Pasta Salad. It’s got tons of flavor, lots of fresh veggies, and leaves you feeling satisfied without putting you into a food coma! I serve it as both a meal and a side- just depending on the occasion. It is one of my go-to make ahead meals when I know I’ve got a crazy day coming up and want something I can grab and go the next day. …Another great...

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Easy Tuna Pasta Salad-Thick Creamy Dressing and Loads Of Goodies!

Tuna Pasta Salad: where the chicken of the sea meets the salad of Southern gatherings! You’re gonna want another serving of this fresh and creamy pasta mix. “Is this the best tuna pasta salad recipe in the world?” you may find yourself wondering, as your offspring lick their plates clean. Well my bias may be peeping through just a bit, but it sure makes some campers happy in this household! Tuna salad works wonderfully as a weekday lunch (just pop that sucker in a Tupperware!), a weekend gathering appetizer, or a main course meal. It comes together in two...

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Antipasto Salad (With Video!)

What’s red and white and delizioso all over? This antipasto salad! Feast your eyes on my olive, salami, mozzarella, basil, tomato, and pepperoncini combo. What if I told you there was a salad that was so flavorful and filling that you’ll forget you’re even eating a salad? Antipasto salad checks all those boxes and more. It’s an awesome starter for your next dinner party, a great dish to take to potlucks, and it’s a perfect side for grilled foods. It can easily be scaled to feed two people or fifty. Plus, it requires no cooking whatsoever—you just chop up...

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Bacon Wrapped Smokies

The combination of gooey sweetness,  bacon, and a little spice in our Bacon Wrapped Smokies creates a perfect paradox of simple and spectacular! Spoiler alert: When you try my recipe for Bacon Wrapped Smokies, you will be taking a pig-in-a-blanket to a new, deliciously indulgent dimension! I mean, how can you go wrong with pork wrapped in pork?! Then, on top of that, a dose of cayenne pepper for the zing that really separates this recipe from other Bacon Wrapped Smokies add brown sugar… oh my. I can’t take all the credit, though, because I am thoroughly convinced that...

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HI, I’M KATHLEEN!

Welcome to Gonna Want Seconds! I’m a home cook and my favorite place to be is in my kitchen cooking up a storm. I’m also a wife, mother, Bernese Mountain dog lover, friend, daughter, sister, and reluctant exerciser. Learn more...