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25 Halloween Costumes w/Your LBD

The easiest way to create a last-minute or inexpensive Halloween costume is to start with things you already have. I do it every year, because I get so frustrated with how expensive yet poorly-made most Halloween costumes are. I'd rather use what is already in my closet, or spend a little extra on accessories or a new dress that I can wear anytime of the year. A little black dress is the easiest way to use what you have to create a Halloween costume with a few inexpensive accessories and other accessories you probably already have in your closet.Pictured Above: Halloween Black Mesh Dress


1. Black Cat - This is the easiest way to use your little black dress on Halloween. I know it's pretty much the most generic costume in history, but for good reason - it's just so easy and affordable. It's the perfect last-minute costume for women, because you could really use any black outfit even if you don't have a little black dress. Pair it with your black flats or heels and a…

25 Summer Salads That Double as Side Dishes


Grilled Corn, Poblano and Onion Salad by For the Love of Cooking, #1 Below

Summer is the season for salads. They're quick, easy and typically low-fat and low-calorie, depending on the dressing. When our grill is going practically every weekend in the summer, salads are also my quick go-to for an easy side dish. By adding pasta or extra veggies, you can serve your summer salads alongside the main course. Here are some of my favorites from various food bloggers.


2. Curried Chickpea Salad with Apetina Cheese by Look Who's Cooking Too

3. Loaded Potato Salad Recipe from Matilda's Summer Garden Party by The Cottage Home

4. Roasted Beet and Fennel Salad with Balsamic Glaze by Real Food Forager

5. Asparagus Potato Salad by GenY Foodie

6. Black Bean, Mango and Quinoa Salad by A Kitchen Muse

7. The Ultimate Macaroni Salad by Hungry Couple

8. Armenian Cucumber Salad by Katherine Martinelli

9. Green Panzanella Salad by Jul's Kitchen

10. Zucchini and Squash Ribbon Salad by Vanilla Latte

11. German Potato Salad by Magnolia Days

12. Greek Salad with Creamy Dressing by Curry and Comfort

13. Tortellini Spinach Salad by The Comfort of Cooking

14. White Bean Quinoa Salad by Eating Bird Food

15. Lemon Lentil Salad by eat.live.travel.write.

16. Summer Corn Salad by Lemons and Anchovies

17. Snow Pea Salad with Sesame Dressing by A Thought For Food

18. Curried Potato Salad by Rosemarried

19. Italian Hoagie Salad by Pass the Sushi

20. Refreshing Pea Salad by Steph's Bite by Bite

21. Watermelon Salad with Champagne Vinagrette by Peanut Butter and Peppers

22. Stuffed Blue Cheese Portobello Mushroom Salad by Mama's Blissful Bites

23. Lemony Chickpea Salad by Eat Yourself Skinny

24. Broccoli Salad by Brown Eyed Baker

25. Asian Noodle Salad by The Klutzy Cook

Comments

  1. Thanks for these salad ideas, Christina. I got some chick peas ready for action right now!

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  2. I love salads! Some of these look really appealing!

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  3. I'm quite a fan of macaroni or potato salads.

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  4. Nice choices. Gave me some ideas. I love broccoli salads. I have a recipe for broccoli and avacado salad that is so good.

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  5. I have to be careful with salads now.

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