Search Results for: Pasta salads

Pasta Salad Preview: Pastazanella (First in a 3-part series)

You’ve heard of panzanella, right? That oh so delicious  salad celebrating tomatoes when they’re bursting on the vines–even more handy to have in your recipe repertoire  when you’ve a loaf of slightly stale Artisan bread that’s begging to be utilized? But what about Pastazanella? I just made a big batch, and I’m pretty sure you’ve never heard of that. Pastazanella … Full recipe post »

Sun-Kissed Tomato-Basil Angel Hair Pasta Salad

Here’s a light, yummy pasta salad and the sun is a main ingredient; allowing the tomatoes and pasta to bask in sunlight enhances the flavor of both. The acidity in the vinegar and tomatoes is a barrier for food borne illness making this salad perfect for a Fourth of July picnic. Note, however, I’d advise … Full recipe post »

Graduation Party Recipe Slideshow: Make-ahead Recipes Teens & Adults Will Love!

Greek Bow Tie Pasta Salad with Basil Ribbons • Pesto Pasta & Chicken Salad • Chopped Chicken Taco Salad with Chipotle-Corn Dressing • Sun-Dried Tomato Bow Tie Pasta Salad • Crock-Pot Barbecue Sliders • Beefy Sliders with Pimento Cheese •  No-Fuss Barbecue Ribs • Grilled Flank Steak Fajita Bar  • Annamarie’s Chocolate Poppyseed Cake

Make-ahead Party Pesto Pasta & Chicken Salad

Judging from the smells of tanning lotion and outdoor grilling in the early Spring air, many of us are feeling celebratory and hosting parties. If you’re one of the “lucky” entertainers in town, it’s easy to get into a dither over the menu. Some folks don’t like tofu, others shun meat. Many find the idea … Full recipe post »

Orzo with Shrimp, Cucumbers and Feta

Several days ago I was invited to a potluck picnic and asked to bring a salad. One would expect a food writer to have a continuous deck of recipes shuffling through her brain, that perfect recipe ready to pluck at a moment’s notice. Not necessarily so. I felt uninspired; like a woman with a closet … Full recipe post »

Sesame Linguini with Edamame and Wasabi Vinaigrette

The season for pasta salads is upon us. This is an easy Asian salad that uses locally produced Al Dente brand sesame pasta as a key ingredient. The salad may be enjoyed hot, room temperature or chilled. Ground sesame seeds and red pepper have been added to the pasta dough, so keep that in mind when you’re … Full recipe post »

Greek Bow Tie Pasta Salad with Basil Ribbons

Congratulations graduating seniors! You’ve worked hard for this moment, and congratulations are also in order for the parents, teachers and general support system that have nurtured your success. The best graduation present I can give you would be a recipe suitable for a graduation party or congratulatory dinner. It’s a recipe almost as hardworking and … Full recipe post »

Bow Tie Pasta Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing

I’ve been requested to bring a salad to a soccer game pre-party. Pasta salads are one go-to recipe I often include when casually entertaining  or when asked to  bring an item to a pot-luck.  I always select a pasta that is easily managed with a serving spoon; a nice tidy pasta bow is much more … Full recipe post »

Soba Noodles with Edamame and Cucumbers

Many good cooks I know are nurturers…and being so we want to please our family and friends with  food they, hopefully, would enjoy. Last week I went to a neighborhood picnic toting some simple stuffed eggs.  I know many of my neighbors  enjoy good-old-fashioned American classics and my culinary skills obliged. Tonight a close friend … Full recipe post »