BrenDid Seven Seas Chicken Salad

Emily’s Seven C’s Chicken Salad (AKA Bren’s Seven Seas Chicken Salad)

My friend Emily makes the most delicious chicken salad I have ever tasted (in addition to being a great decorators, extremely creative, a supreme ikebana coordinator, thrift shopper extraordinaire, and a medical school graduate – yeah, my friends ROCK!) I asked her for the recipe after one bite and she said it was called “Seven C’s Chicken Salad.” As a Navy wife I of course interpreted this homophone as “Seven Seas Chicken Salad.” I was very confused as I could not identify any seafood in the recipe, until Emily graciously explained my mistake. … [Read More...]

BrenDid Toasted Oatmeal Shortbread

Toasted Oatmeal Shortbread  

I love tea; I especially love a piping hot cup of British style tea made with milk and sugar. When I’ve been having a stressful month I love nothing more than a quiet rainy day with a nice cup of tea and a few hours of Pride and Prejudice (the miniseries with Colin Firth is… 

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BrenDid Healthy Oatmeal Muffins (No Flour No Sugar No Oil)

Healthy Oatmeal Muffins (No Flour No Sugar No Oil)

Muffins are an easy breakfast choice on a busy school morning or on a weekend full of activities. Unfortunately the amount of sugar and oil found in most muffins puts them firmly in the junk food category. I developed these muffins from my Better Banana Bread recipe… but tried to make them even healthier! I… 

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Barley and Beet Salad with Gorgonzola Cheese and Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Barley and Beet Salad with Gorgonzola Cheese and Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

I love a delicious main dish salad full of a variety of ingredients. I used to think I could eat a Cobb salad everyday! Recently I have been experimenting with salad combinations that deliver all the taste and variety of typical restaurant salads but eliminate some of the more sinful ingredients such as bacon. This… 

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BrenDid.com Evergreenn Scented Vinegar

Evergreen Scented Vinegar

I’ve been making scented vinegar to use in my cleaning for a few years, my favorite has always been orange vinegar but I recently started to get a little bored. I was thinking about some of the most popular cleaner scents available (and which could be recreated with natural ingredients) and decided that pine might… 

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