A hearty, healthful spinach salad, hold the bacon

A warm dressing poured over tender, fresh spinach so it yields just the right amount of rawness always wins me over, but especially so as the weather cools and I look toward dishes with a real comfort-food appeal.

This week's circulars

After 11 years as the Gamecocks head coach, Steve Spurrier announced he was resigning - not retiring - on Tuesday. The winningest coach in South Carolina history said he thinks it's the best thing for the football team and the university.
Matt Walsh - The State