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Three Bean Pasta Salad

We all know that summer gatherings are, more than likely, gonna feature a salad of some kind or another. Potato. Bean. Pasta. Hmmm… but, how about a bean and pasta salad? And one without any mayo, so, easy to transport … Continue reading

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Antipasto Pasta Salad

So, yeh, fergettabout the mayonnaise for this salad; and, while we’re at it, let’s fergettabout the gluten, too, because we’re making this salad with chickpea pasta! Penne chickpea pasta, blanched asparagus, grape tomatoes, chopped marinated artichoke hearts, onion, Feta cheese, … Continue reading

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Parfait! Honey Mustard Jardinière Salad

I thought I would close out this week of adding Honey Mustard salad dressing to egg salad and Catalina salad dressing to steak for tacos by adding the both of them to… wait for it… macaroni and cheese (Kraft Dinner) … Continue reading

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Best! Couscous Salad

So. Couscous. Tiny balls of semolina turned into one of our very favorite salads. Pretty quick. Pretty simple. Pretty darned tasty – and – mebbe even a bit better the next day! INGREDIENTS •3/4 cup pearl couscous •1 cup stock, … Continue reading

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Parfait! Jardinière Salad

Into each life a little macaroni salad must fall, why not mix things up and make a macaroni and cheese salad? Interested? My mom sure was; she clipped the recipe off a box Kraft Mac and Cheese a long time … Continue reading

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A Better BLT Pasta Salad

Last year, I made a BLT pasta salad, and it was good, but… something was missing. Then, earlier this month, I discovered what the problem was. The tomatoes. I needed to cook the tomatoes in a bit of bacon fat … Continue reading

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Tortellini Salad

The summer salad season is starting, so I figure this is the perfect time to feature a pasta salad. But not just any pasta salad; this one starts with cooked cheese filled dried tortellini, then marinates them overnight in Italian … Continue reading

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Pasta Salad With a Thai-Style Peanut Dressing

To go with our Vietnamese-style barbecued beef short ribs, I made a Thai-style pasta salad that was loaded with flavor. I used frozen cheese-filled tortellini, but you could use just about any type of pasta you like. The only thing … Continue reading

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Sriracha Ranch Mac & Cheese Salad

Just in time for summer gatherings around the grill or smoker, here’s a macaroni salad with a little sumpin’ sumpin’ extra: Sriracha, ranch dressing, maple roasted bacon; and, of course, that staple of macaroni salads everywhere; Kraft Dinner. ?!? Oh, … Continue reading

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BLT Pasta Salad

It was a bitterly cold week in mid-February and we, like many folk living in Northern climes, decided to get away… further North; to one of our favorite spots in Door County and a rustic, but very nicely equipped, cabin … Continue reading

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