Sharing is hard.

Brittany is leaving me soon.  I know.  It is kind of rude.  So before she moves back to Alaska I am taking full advantage of our last days together.  

It was a hard day of going to the pool followed by a trip to our special place.   

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Brooke has turned into a little crawling daredevil.  It feels like overnight she all of the sudden wants to explore everything and climb all over the place.  I love it.

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We had a girls’ night last night.  

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The theme was the best one yet.  SALADS.  

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Pasta salad, greek salad, potato salad. quinoa salad and a southwestern salad.  It was the best salad bar I have ever been to.

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Of course I had to bring a dessert salad.  This is where the title comes into play.  I am usually really good at sharing but after I tasted this when it was all finished I had a really hard time bringing it to the party.  In the long run I am glad I shared so that I could spread the happiness that THIS Snickers Salad brings.  Since it has apples in it I think it will be perfect for breakfast this morning.  

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We also had a COOKIE salad and it was incredible.  

Salad theme is a very good theme.

Try it.

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If you could have any dinner you wanted for dinner tonight…. what would it be?!?  

What is your favorite season?

-Summer and it kind of feels like summer here now.

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I agree summer!!! What’s in cookie salad?! Seems like something I need in my life ASAP. For lunch we are going to chick fil a (I know it’s not dinner) but their spicy chicken sandwich is heaven!

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Awesomeness! I’m going to lunch at chic-fil-a today too, with my twin sis! Love their lemonade, although it is very sweet.

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CHICK FIL A is the best!! ENJOY GIRLS!!

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Can I jump on the chick-fil-a order please? Waffle fries!!

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Chic-fil-a lemonade! Aaah!

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That’s a cool theme. Cookie salad, though? I’m intrigued. You might want to share that recipe…

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I agree!!

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Seriously! That was unfair to tease us by mentioning the Cookie Salad with NO RECIPE!! ;-)

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HAHAHA I just asked my friend to send me the recipe and I will put it in the next post! Thanks girls!

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OMG Dessert salad!! Delicious :) Looks like an awesome salad bar. Brooke is getting so big. It is amazing to watch her grow through your blog!

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Wow – now that’s a salad I would love to eat. Definitely Mexican – all your posts make me so jealous that you make such yummy Mexican food. I will have to be a better cooker (as my 3 year old calls it) to make something similar.

Absolutely summer for me too – coming into winter here… Booo!

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Salad theme night that’s an amazing idea!!!!!!!!! Cookie salad??? You need to post that recipe.

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I’m a spring girl- born then and I have always loved watching the world bloom!

For dinner I’d opt for my mom’s manicotti. I’d normally prefer veggies and rice, but for some reason, I miss the manicotti.

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Hm, if I could have anything for dinner? I don’t even know! I think a stir fry from The Mongolie Grill would be perfection. But I’m having beef & broccoli so that’s a pretty good alternative.

Also, I have to admit… I hate salad. It terrifies me. Seems like you guys had a great time, though!

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A salad theme is the best! Would love to try that snickers salad, especially!

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I would have a loaded baked potato and a grilled steak, nothing extraordinary, but it would be delicious! I think I like every season except for Winter, and even then I can appreciate the Winter months if there were fewer of them!

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Chicken curry with jasmine rice please. Dang it. I wish I was prepared and was making that for dinner tonight. Perhaps I’ll put it on the menu for next week.

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Summer!! And I WISH it felt like that here now!

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YUM! I had to pin that Snickers salad immediately. That sounds like a salad my kids will actually eat! :) Fall is my favorite….but I live in Florida so after 8 months of hot hot hot summer, a few weeks of Fall is welcome :)

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A few weeks is all we get lol

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Snickers Salad? COOKIE SALD??!! Oh my, Dyin’!!!

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I must admit I am getting quite jealous of seeing your pool and froyo days. I am currently trying to talk the fiance into letting me stay home when we get married and he can go to work. I don’t think he’s buying it lol….might take a little loner then I thought :)

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I love the idea of a dessert salad! That is brilliant.

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That salad bar looks like my version of heaven. I need to hear more about this cookie salad. Favorite season is summer, obviously… grilling, flip flops, watermelon, seasonal fruits in general, finally getting rid of my ghostly white color, sunglasses, BBQs, baseball, I mean I could keep going but since you already said summer for you I don’t think I need to convince you.

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I love the idea of your salad party. I would probably have brought a seafood inspired salad…..speaking of dinner tonight. If I could choose anything, I would have an artichoke for an appetizer and eat lobster for dinner.

I love when summer turns into fall when the colors are changing BUT the temperature is still warm and beautiful. I’m lucky if I get two weeks of it all year!

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That salad looks so good! Favorite season is summer! can’t wait!

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omg snickers salad?!?!? I can’t ever decide between summer and fall, but I guess here in Chicago it’s all about summer since we don’t get much of it! Still feels a little wintery here… but getting some spring…

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Hmm, tonight? Maybe Subway, lol I am so boring!
Fall, but Summer is a close second!

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My favorite season is a mix between summer and fall I think.
Spring is nice too lol
Ugh I can’t decide.
I love Summer for my birthday
and I love when it gets hot
because then it’s maxi dress season
however living in Florida there’s not many seasons to truly choice from.
Salad theme. OMG. Genius!!
Cookie salad? Snicker salad?
LET ME AT EM!
Sounds so yummy!
Any dinner.. hmmmm
I’d love some BBQ ribs and baked mac & cheese.
Yum.

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I want a salad now. Sounds like an awesome dinner. I’ve seen that Snickers salad on Pinterest and need to try it. I think its the perfect combo. My fav. season is summer. I love going to the pool. And speaking of the pool, I am going to try pool running, thanks to you! It sounds great. The neighborhood pool is not open yet but I’m patiently waiting. Babies grow up so fast! Brooke is always a doll! Have a good weekend.

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What a cool theme for a party! Summer is by far my favorite season! I would love to be eating at Kona Cafe in Walt Disney World!

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I’ve heard of dessert pizza, but never of dessert salad – sounds brilliant. And summer is definitely the best season, but right now even the meager little hint of spring that we’re getting is bringing a huge smile to my face. As long as it’s not snowing and blowing, I’m a happy camper!

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What an awesome dinner theme! I definitely might have to steal that idea for one of my girls nights

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I’m sorry your friend is leaving. Everyone I’ve become close to on post is leaving too. Every single one of girlfriends will be gone by January. My best friend and running buddy is leaving next month to New York, another one to Japan in August, one to Kentucky in June and another to Washington. I hate thinking about it because they are all friends with my children and not only will my friends be gone so will my kids friends. So sad.

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My husbands family makes cookie salad for every holiday….it’s SO yummy!!!

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Those salads look amazing!! I love love love fall, and everything that comes along with it. I’ll never complain about summer though! :)

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I’ve really been craving burgers lately. I think I’m going to have to go get one after my long run tomorrow. I’m running 25 miles for my 25th birthday!!

My favorite season is Fall. I’m not a huge summer fan – heat and running do not mix well for me and the humidity over here on the East Coast is killing me (I’m from Colorado where it’s nice and dry). Fall means the end of summer, beautiful changing leaves, and reminds me that ski season is not too far off!

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Can you please explain what a cookie salad is?! It sounds wonderful. If I could have anything for dinner tonight, it would be sushi. I love it. My favorite season is spring. Summers in Florida are just too hot to be enjoyable :/

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Oh my goodness your Snickers salad looks HEAVENLY. Also, the salad idea is genius. Reminds me of Whole Foods’ extensive amounts of salad a little bit. And we all know how good Whole Foods’ salads are. :)

If I could have anything for dinner tonight, I’d have my mom and dad’s homemade Chinese food. I only have to wait a little bit longer till I get home!

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Fall is definitely my favourite season! Though everyone calls it Autumn here in Australia and they make fun of me for saying fall :)

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Love snickers salad but we make it with apples, snickers, cook whip and 8 oz of cream cheese..yum!
Fall all the way!
Salads are the best but unfortunately for long runs they are sometimes a problem for me:-)

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I want a panini! I have been craving one! I LOVE FALL and the changing leaves!

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I have to try a cookie salad very soon! What a great idea!

This year spring has become my favorite season! So nice after the cold dark winter!

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Oh boy, that snickers salad looks really good!! My favorite season is spring. I do like summer too, but when it gets over 100 it isn’t fun anymore. Just wait til Brooke starts walking, then there will be no containing her!

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I love that idea! I would have never thought of that!

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I loooove snickers salad. You the best thing about any homecoming and/or farewell is all the salad options!

I would say Fall is my favorite season, but I know Winter is coming next so that kind of takes it down a notch for me. So maybe Spring?

My dinner last night at Mazza was pretty fantastic. Good thing I have left overs so I can experience it again today (chicken schwarma on fatoosh). But I have really been wanting to visit the waffle truck (called Waffle Luv) that travels around UC. I WILL hit it up soon!

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Best theme ever! I eat massive salads for lunch from the salad bar–so yummy!
I have made and consumed LARGE amounts of that snickers salad. It is mouth watering. And now I may have to make it for my cookout with Tyler tomorrow :)

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I love that snickers salad, I miss living by my SIL that makes it. What a wonderful girls night! Hope you have a great weekend!

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I’ve never heard of dessert salad! It figures you would be the one to introduce me to it ;)

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SUMMER is my favorite season, but unfortunately over here in Ohio we haven’t even got Spring to really start yet :-(

Honestly, if I could have ANYTHING for dinner it would probably be a super well-stocked salad bar.

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I LOVE SNICKERS SALAD!! So good :)

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I think salads are anything far from just lettuce… Real salads barely have any lettuce and they are the BEST ones. Yum to quinoa salads.!

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Genius theme and a genius dessert salad. Of course it’s healthy—fruit is in it! I also want an enormous salad for dinner. Summer cannot get here fast enough!

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My mom makes that Snickers Salad and I absolutely inhale it! My absolute favorite dessert!

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Cookie salad?? That one has my name allllll over it. What was in your dessert salad? I’m intrigued!

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I would have to go with a HUGE burrito!! Mmmm I really want to try a cookie salad. I love spring! If it didn’t get so hot here I would love summer more lol.

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Holy moley that all looks soo good! Way jealous. What goes in a cookie salad?
mmm…well I’m planning on having this dish that I like and I’m pretty excited for it. It’s brown rice, with a fried egg on top, peas and some Parmesan cheese. Sounds weird I know. But it’s a modified Moco Loco (a Hawaiian dish)

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I love your salad theme dinner! Only you would think of a dessert salad… Genius! If I could have anything for dinner tonight, I’d probably have surf and turf from Morton’s!

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Mmm I would kill for some lasagna! I have cut back my pasta and cheese though so Im avoiding it… for now…
a COOKIE SALAD? yum!

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Cookies salad sounds amazing !

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COOKIE SALAD? How can I get some of that???

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Wow, that salad looks amazing! When I was a kid, summer was my favorite season. I was at the pool all day, every day. Early morning swim practice and then the rest of the day playing with friends. When I was older, it was coaching and teaching lessons. Now that I’m an adult, it’s a bummer that I have to work all summer. Last summer was great because I was on maternity leave. Thanks Monkey! But now I think my favorite season is fall. I love the cool mornings and beautiful fall colors. My favorite weather is the kind that allows me to wear long-sleeved tees, shorts and flip flops!

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Yum! That salad theme would definitely be my favorite too…plus they can all be mixed on your place and it’d still be good! :)

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I will officially be having a salad theme potluck in your honor when I got back to Alaska. And a cookie salad? Probably the way to my heart…

My favorite season in Alaska is late summer… when the leaves are changing, the weather is still warm, and the sun is up for 18 hours a day. Can’t wait. You better come visit!

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DESSERT SALAD, whaaaat?! My whole world has changed. That is just genius. It feels like summer here and I am SO happy about it! :) It’s my fave season, too! If I coiuld have any dinner tonight it would probably be chipotle because I haven’t had it in a very long time. Boring? Maybe. Delicious? Absolutely.

xo

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I say that nice period where spring is turning into Spring (which is kind of hard to tell in the South Bay). Endless trail running and the hot weather lets me justify all the fro-yo-consumption.

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Can you post the recipe for the cookie salad?? I think that’s genius!

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YES! I just texted my friend for the recipe! Will post in next post!

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I could really go for a big juicy burger and fries…hmm might have to make that happen

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I’m still so stuffed from yesterday, all I want is an avocado salad!

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If you could have any dinner you wanted for dinner tonight…. what would it be?!?
I have no idea, actually. Lol. I do know that I wanna go to Chic-Fil-A for lunch though! It’s really rare but I’m craving their chicken nuggets today – yum!

What is your favorite season?
Spring & SUMMER!! Can’t wait for the warmer weather!

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My family makes a similar Snickers “salad,” but we put pomegranates in it. Try it! It’s delicious! It’s also good with just apples and pomegranates. But, the Snickers takes it over the top!

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Hmmmm…..if I could have any dinner I want tonight? Cafe Rio is my choice! Pork Salad with extra guac and tortilla strips please!

My fave season is Summer, hands down! And it certainly isn’t long enough here in Utah! :)

Janae, I just wanted to tell you how much I LOVE reading your blog. It is my first read of the day, every morning. If I see that you have a post the night before, I won’t read it until morning. I save your post, so I can have more than one to read each day. Is that kinda creepy/stalkerish? I love your food pics and your adorable pics of Brooke! Oh, and your running/exercise posts too. By the way, I met you at Janetha’s Blogger Potluck last year, right before you and Billy moved to Cali.

Have a FABULOUS weekend, and thanks for brightening my day every morning!

ali

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That’s such a good theme! I’m going to have to remember it the next time I have people over! My cousin’s bridal shower had a salad bar and an ice cream sundae bar, and I loved it — it was such a cute idea!

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How cool! I love love love this theme! And a dessert salad? Heck yeah!!!

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Wow… Snickers salad… I will thank you now for ensuring my husband and I will be married forever and ever once I make this for him.

I would love to have crab cakes for dinner… that is what I am feeling at the moment! But, my mom surprised me with asparagus and cheddar-stuffed chicken breasts yesterday so that is what we will be having… not too shabby, either!

I love, love, love fall. I love long sleeves and cool air! Though I am pretty ready for summer to start right about now. :)

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Oh boy cookie salad? Does that count as one salad meal a day? It should.

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Wow, so many girls! How did you meet new friends when you moved? I have had THE HARDEST TIME and it’s dumb. I feel so creepy trying to find new friends, and where does one do that, anyway?

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Hey Erin!!!! It really is hard to meet new people when you move! I met most of my friends here through church and blogging!

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Salads! What a great idea! I think we may have to try that idea very soon! And that snickers salad looks AMAZING!

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That is the coolest idea ever. And since the word salad is in it I will think it is healthy and can eat as much as I want :)

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I love fall! Summer is my least favorite season. I love the salad theme, and I think dessert salad sounds like an excellent idea!

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I would have mexican tonight if I could… I really want some really amazing guacamole. Summer is my favorite and luckily in Florida it is summer time 9 months out of the year.

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SUMMER…hands down

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Your friends are awesome. I am now dying for a salad! I’m going out for dinner with my friends and we’re having MEXICAN! Bring on the salsa!

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I make a version of this with grapes in it too. My BFF has a 4th of July party every year and I am not invited without it! We call it “Fruit Surprise”

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I’m thinking you need to share all the recipes for the salads, they looked awesome!

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Sounds like a deliciously themed dinner!

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Salad theme- interesting! Keeping things healthy.. except for the cookie salad of course ;)

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I could really eat a steak right now (like a filet), loaded baked potato, roasted veggies, then some type of decadent dessert!

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Mmm, I love the salad bar theme!! I would totally try a little bit of everything and love it!

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Um, can I say YOUR salad theme? That is amazing. And I need to recreate that dessert salad asap!

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