So, give this a try, it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser!
I smoked half of a pork loin this past weekend and had plenty of leftovers. My wife had another one of her brilliant ideas! Whenever you see a healthy recipe on this site, it was my wife’s recipe. Or at least she had a big part in it.
As soon as she said what she would put into this dip, I knew we had another winner. The apple chunks really puts this over the top! And of course for me, that smoky flavor of the pork is the real kicker that makes it unique compared to the standard dips out there.
If you can’t smoke your own pork loin or tenderloin, and can’t buy it, then you could certainly use pork cooked in the oven, and I’m sure it will still be very tasty!
This salad got its name from the famous Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Created in 1896 by the maître d’hôtel Oscar Tschirky, the Waldorf salad was an instant success. The salad became popular enough that Cole Porter featured it in his 1934 song “You’re the Top“.
Since then, this salad recipe has experienced many additions and subtractions. Most changes it seems are caused by the typical and favorite foods of a particular region. In the case of this recipe, the regional influence is the southwestern part of the United States. Namely Texas and Louisiana.
I was so excited when my sister and family came over a week ago for a cookout, and my sister not only made and brought my Mom’s Waldorf salad recipe, but she brought me my Mom’s entire hand written recipe book. There are some real gems, and blasts from my past in that recipe book that I’ll be sharing down the road on this website!
So try this one out, a true southern rendition of the “Waldorf Salad”. A definite comfort food of mine, and a very happy trip down memory lane every time I eat it!
I was at my in-law’s 4th of July party recently, and Joan, a friend of the brother and sister in-law showed up with this interesting salad made mostly of peas. I’m not usually a big salad guy, but as I went past all the choices set out on the food tables, I thought I’d give that one a try.
Wow, I couldn’t believe how tasty it was. The peanuts in there gave it a nice crunch, and the dressing had a delicious flavor. I had to go back for seconds on the salad!
I couldn’t leave the party without asking Joan for the recipe. Within a few days, my wife and I had the recipe in our hot little eager hands.
Joan said she added cheese, and doubled the mayo and Italian dressing, so my recipe here has been slightly modified, but I still want to give credit to the Taste of Home website where the original came from.