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Honey-Roasted Almond Vinaigrette

With the onset of Spring, I have once again started making some of my favorite salad dressings that I insist on only making from the freshest of herbs – the ones that come right out of the garden!

For the above salad of field greens, tomatoes, goat cheese and herbs, I threw together the Honey-Roasted Almond Vinaigrette!

Honey-Roasted Almond Vinaigrette

2 tbsp honey

10 tbsp olive oil

juice from 1 lemon

1/2 cup honey-roasted almonds, roughly chopped

salt and pepper to taste

Place all the vinaigrette ingredients (except salt and pepper) in a screw-top jar. Shake vigorously! Taste to determine how much salt and pepper to add. Shake again. Serve immediately or keep in fridge 3-4 days.

Enjoy!

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From the Refrigerator: Gorgonzola Dolce Dressing

I am a sucker for homemade salad dressing, in fact, I can’t remember the last time I bought salad dressing (other than Marie’s Blue Cheese for homemade Buffalo Wings). I frequently throw together whatever ingredients I have to make a dressing for whatever salad or vegetables I am serving for dinner. And tonight it was Gorgonzola Dolce Dressing for a Cobb Salad.

My favorite thing about this frequent player on the menu at our house is that I always seem to have all the ingredients on hand.

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Gorgonzola Dolce Salad Dressing

4 oz. cream cheese (softened)
1/3 cup sour cream
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 dashes Worchestire Sauce
1/4 cup half and half (or whipping cream or whole milk – whatever you have on hand)
4-5 oz. Gorgonzola Dolce (crumbled) – or similar cheese, I like the smoothnes and sweetness of Gorgonzola Dolce
salt and pepper to taste

With an immersion blender or blender, mix together all ingredients except Gorgonzola Dolce until smooth and consistent. Slowly add half of Gorgonzola Dolce until almost smooth. Finally, whisk in the rest of the cheese. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving for flavors to meld together.

Enjoy!

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