My Summer Vacation, and a Summer Pasta Recipe
I feel like a kid, sitting down to write my first assignment at the start of a new school year. Pulling out a fresh notebook and clean pen, I carefully write my heading: What I Did on my Summer Vacation. Except it’s been more than a while since I was a student, let alone in […]
Rae's Italian BS Pasta Salad
This pasta salad comes together easily and is great for summer get-togethers. Spiral pasta is tossed with Italian dressing, crispy bacon, wilted spinach, and olives for a flavorful side dish.
Wacky Mac® Five-Ingredient Tomato and Basil Salad Recipe
"Five easy ingredients transform a dish of Wacky Mac into a flavourful combination with blue cheese, tomatoes and basil."
Sarah Rose's Dad's Made-Up Kind of a Salad Sort of Thing
A lovely and fresh pasta salad my dad threw together one night that became a favorite. It's also very flexible. As Dad says, 'If you want to put something else in, go ahead, ain't no big deal. As long as no one starts poking it with a fork and mumbling,'had a failed science experiment look like this once, only it smelled better,' you're doin' just fine.'
Heirloom Tomato Salad with Pearl Couscous
This cold vegetarian salad features mixed heirloom tomatoes with Mediterranean flavors and pearl couscous. This summer dish that has been a big hit with my family!
To quickly prepare the beans in this recipe, trim just the stem ends, leaving the tapered blossom ends intact. Line up 5 or 6 beans at a time and cut them roughly the same length as the pasta. You can have an entire meal ready in about 35 minutes.
A light and flavorful pasta toss, accented with crumbled bacon, is a quick and easy dinner solution for any night of the week. Use whatever veggies you have on hand to add to the colorful dish. Serve with a mixed greens salad.
Make an upscale pasta salad that’s company worthy by combining penne pasta, roasted asparagus, arugula, herbes de Provence and goat cheese and tossing with a lemony vinaigrette. Serve immediately or cover and chill for 2 hours for a cold pasta salad.
Toss warm pasta with the tangy dressing so it will absorb more flavor. If you prefer to serve this salad chilled, make it up to a day ahead, toss, and refrigerate until you're ready to serve.
Go green with your lasagan by adding both spinach and cilantro, and add extra heartiness with a layer of black beans. For more ideas for lasagna, see our collection of spinach lasagna recipes.
The elegant sauce practically creates itself in the time it takes to toss the pasta. Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes. Notes: If you can't find gorgonzola dolce or other soft blue cheese, use 6 oz. of regular blue cheese (such as gorgonzola or Danish blue) and increase butter to 4 tbsp.