Picnics and covered dish suppers are a fun part of early fall. When families and friends gather and share foods they’ve brought, I almost always enjoy one extra-special something. Maybe it’s a creamy, cheesy mac ‘n’ cheese or a perfectly seasoned vegetable or even an exotic fruit salad. You almost never attend a cookout without a pasta salad. This simple side dish has become very much a staple at such gatherings. There are many different kinds of pasta salad including creamy and vinaigrette (Like Asparagus Pasta Salad). My aunt Sandy makes a Mediterranean pasta salad that is perfect to take to outdoor events, since it is not mayonnaise-based. I also enjoy using the freshest vegetables that I can find at my local farmer’s market.Continue reading
Pasta, chicken and broccoli all in one dish! You have your carbs, your protein and veggies in this Tortellini Alfredo recipe, and the best part no one can even guess that it’s a leftover recipe because it’s so good.
I ended up with several pounds of penne noodles leftover after I had to make pasta salad for a luncheon. I had leftover turkey also so I decided to put them together and came up with this delicious dish. The best part was it is made with leftovers so it was a snap to assemble and cook.
Creamy Garlic Penne with Turkey