Italian Pasta Salad

I made this Italian Pasta Salad in remembrance of my late Aunt Lynda. For my birthday, in 2019, she paid for my cousin and me to attend a class with her to learn how to make Homemade Cheese Ravioli. The class was at a store in which I also purchased some items, one of them being this Italian Pasta. I […]

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Seven Fruit Two Cup Salad

I call this my Seven Fruit Two Cup Salad because it has 2 cups of each kind of fruit and 2 cups of juice. Add whatever fruit you have in the house and don’t be afraid to use canned fruit, like I did, for even more variety. Rinse and dice the fresh fruit into bite size pieces. Drain any canned […]

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Summertime Pasta Salad

My husband surprised me with this delicious pasta salad. He added red tomato, yellow pear tomato and cucumber, all from our garden. He also added black olives, pepperoni and cheese with the pasta. Toss with a simple Italian dressing and you have a wonderful pasta salad for any occasion. This is a Pasta Salad I made a while back. You […]

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Red Potato Salad With Bacon

Red Potatoes with celery, onion, hard boiled eggs, bacon, Miracle Whip or mayonnaise and seasonings made for a delicious side dish with our meal or even for a potluck. Using red potatoes is a nice change from using regular white potatoes and adding bacon gives this potato salad an extra special flavor. Rinse and boil whole red potatoes until tender […]

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Caprese Orzo Salad

If you love Orzo Pasta and add mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes and basil to it with a delicious homemade balsamic vinaigrette it will leave you wanting more! Adapted from http://www.kyleecooks.com Rinse the cherry tomatoes and basil then pat dry. Cook the pasta according to the package directions, rinse with cold water and drain thoroughly. Pour the pasta into a large […]

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Italian Salad Dressing

You will not want to buy Italian Salad Dressing from the store again after tasting this. It is inexpensive, quick and easy to make. It is not only a salad dressing, you can put it on chicken or vegetables as a marinade for great tasting food too. Add 2 Tbsp. of this mix to vinegar, water and oil then serve. […]

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Baked Puff Pastry Reuben Roll Up

Reubens are one of my favorite sandwiches. What a unique way to make them using Puff Pastry, another favorite of mine. There is corned beef, sauerkraut, baby Swiss Cheese, caraway seed and Thousand Island Dressing all rolled up inside a delicious Puff Pastry, can it get any better? To see the step by step directions with pictures and a printable recipe […]

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Creamy Ranch & Pea Salad

If you are a ranch dressing lover then you will love this Creamy Ranch and Pea Salad. It is a delicious combination of peas, bacon, onion (optional), cheese and ranch dressing. The best part is that it can be made ahead of time and it doesn’t take very long to make. Keep it in the refrigerator until you are ready […]

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Chive Blossom Vinegar

Did you know that you can take the flowers from your chives and make a wonderful tasting vinegar with them? You can turn it into a vinaigrette by mixing it with olive oil & salt and even drizzle it over salad, fish or vegetables for an amazing flavor.   Ingredients   Pick enough flowers to fill a jar with a lid, […]

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Reuben Casserole

Corned beef, sauerkraut, rye bread, thousand island dressing & Swiss cheese made into an easy casserole that is baked in the oven and tastes delicious! The next day I took the refrigerated leftovers and cut them into sandwich size pieces. I buttered and grilled two pieces of rye bread, heated up a piece of the casserole in the microwave and […]

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