Thrifty Jinxy in Simple & Delicious Magazine – Pear Chicken Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Simple and Delicious Taste of Home Cover

This is pretty cool – yours truly is in the latest edition of Taste of Home‘s Simple & Delicious magazine! The August/September issue of Simple & Delicious features a Late Summer Showcase filled with simple meals to capture the season’s glow while still leaving plenty of time to get out and enjoy it. It’s filled with 30 recipes, all of which can be prepared in 30 minutes or less.

My recipe is a Pear Chicken Salad with Maple Vinaigrette. It’s quick to prepare and I especially like the easy dressing made with balsamic vinegar and maple syrup. I highly recommend using REAL maple syrup to prepare it. You will taste the difference!

Pear Chicken Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

There are lots of other amazing recipes packed into the August/September issue, which just recently hit mailboxes and digital devices. (My cousin Lisa is the one in my family who first spotted it and sent me a message on Facebook.) Every issue is filled with great recipes and you can subscribe to upcoming issues of Simple & Delicious HERE.

About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 9-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.


  1. I need to go pick that up. The Pizza in a Bowl would be a huge hit with my family. And with the school year starting again soon, I need quick recipes.

  2. I thought the salad looked delicious. Good luck and I am glad to see you in this venture, I wish you the best.

  3. Looks like a great magazine. I would have never thought of pairing chicken and pears together, sounds like a great recipe!

  4. Danielle K says:

    This salad looks so delicious. I love having fruit in my salads in the summertime. The dressing for this sounds perfect as well.

  5. Congratulations to you on getting featured. Well deserved, that recipe sounds amazing! I love that you put a pear in it, that’s what made it stand out as a happy to me. 🙂

  6. Wow! Congrats on being featured. This looks like a great recipe for summer. I love pears in my salads.


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