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Recipe for Orange Poppy Seed Salad Dressing


2/3 cup unsweetened orange juice
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons sweet, hot mustard
2 teaspoons honey
3/4 teaspoons poppy seeds

Combine juice, water, vinegar, cornstarch, mustard and honey in a saucepan.  Stir well and bring to a boil over medium heat.  Cook for 1 minute, or until thickened, stirring constantly.  Place mixture in a container and stir in the poppy seeds.  Cover and chill.  Makes one cup.

Recipe by Rita Hawkins

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- No salad deserves to be naked.  After all, a dish that can deliver so much taste and nutrition in one meal should always be served with style! With all the healthy convenience items available in supermarkets, it's easy to liven up a lonely bowl of lettuce.  Here are some easy ideas from Mrs. Cubbison's Test Kitchens:

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Baja Fish Taco Style Salad - Place baby salad greens in a bowl and spoon bottled black bean salsa over the top. Sprinkle grilled fish fillet pieces over the salsa and top with shredded cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream and Seasoned Restaurant Style Croutons.

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