Beans, corn, scallions, bell peppers and onions are mixed together and napped with a vinaigrette dressing that has had a few niceties added: cilantro, pepper, cayenne and cumin. Toss and let sit overnight. Wonderful!

Beans, corn, scallions, bell peppers and onions are mixed together and napped with a vinaigrette dressing that has had a few niceties added: cilantro, pepper, cayenne and cumin. Toss and let sit overnight. Wonderful!

It’s just one of those salads that was created on a gorgeous summer evening with a bunch of stuff I had in the fridge. Grilled asparagus is tossed with spinach and parmesan cheese. My husband and I love it!

It’s just one of those salads that was created on a gorgeous summer evening with a bunch of stuff I had in the fridge. Grilled asparagus is tossed with spinach and parmesan cheese. My husband and I love it!

Great-Grandma Maida Dixon made this salad for family gatherings. I think of her every time I make. It’s sooo good. It needs to be placed in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to meld. It really is worth the wait.

Great-Grandma Maida Dixon made this salad for family gatherings. I think of her every time I make. It’s sooo good. It needs to be placed in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to meld. It really is worth the wait.

First come the raspberries and raspberry gelatin layer. Then comes the sour cream layer. Then the crushed pineapple, cranberry sauce and cherry gelatin layer. Then come the raves from your eight dinner guests.

First come the raspberries and raspberry gelatin layer. Then comes the sour cream layer. Then the crushed pineapple, cranberry sauce and cherry gelatin layer. Then come the raves from your eight dinner guests.

Three yummy layers make this a delightful salad/dessert surprise. There ‘s a gelatin and strawberry layer, a creamy cream cheese and whipped cream layer, and finally a crushed and sweetened baked pretzel layer. Serves ten.

Three yummy layers make this a delightful salad/dessert surprise. There ‘s a gelatin and strawberry layer, a creamy cream cheese and whipped cream layer, and finally a crushed and sweetened baked pretzel layer. Serves ten.