Pepperoni Pasta Salad

I'm not big on salami. Nope. But, pepperoni? Now we're talkin'. I can eat that stuff by the pound. By - the - pound, I tell ya. Yep. ...more

Cavatappi Amatriciana Pasta Salad

I’m ready for Spring and picnics. Who’s with me?! When it’s warm enough, John and I eat dinner on our back porch most of the time and head to the mountains for weekend picnics as often as our schedule will allow. After being inside at work all day, enjoying the sun and fresh air at dinnertime is rejuvenating....more

Ramen Noodle Salad? I Think So !

I have what I believe is the best pasta salad recipe ever. I actually got the original version of this recipe from my ex brother-in-law who is a fabulous cook. I don't know if it's actually ability or his mother just had really good recipes. He follows recipes to the letter but anything he fixes always turns out great so I guess following the tried and true is a great idea....more

Summer Tortellini Pasta Salad

Scrumptious Summer Pasta Salad

You know when you want to throw together a light meal that satisfies with things you have available? You don't want to heat up a kitchen with an hour or two of oven and stove time.  My daughter, Lauren amazed me again with a great dinner but surprised me with a scrumptious summer pasta salad she threw together with things she had in the kitchen.  It was truly a DIY project!...more

Orecchiette With Mozzarella And Prosciutto

A delicious simple Italian-style salad, main or side dish.

Smoked Mozzarella and Penne Salad

Mmm smoked mozzarella. It sounds delicious.more

Greek Style Pasta Salad

It’s that time of year that is perfect for a picnic.  We have been having wonderful weather and pretty blue skies here in the low country of South Carolina.  One of my favorite dishes to pack for a picnic is pasta salad....more

The Perfect Tailgate Pasta Salad

Last week, my good friend Raquel told me about a fundraiser that her daughter’s school was having so that they could afford to go on their first class trip. In order to raise the money, the Katzenbach School for the Deaf is selling pasta! But, this is no ordinary pasta! No, no, it’s FUN pasta! And when Raquel told me that they had Seminole pasta, I HAD to buy it!...more

tap tap... who's there?

When is a pesto not a pesto?When it is a tapenade!This morning I was craving, well, salt. If you've been reading this blog for a while you know I am usually a low-salt or even no-salt sort of cook, totally by choice, but not today! It is still too hot here to turn on the oven unless absolutely necessary, and then ideally not until evening, so I was casting about for something to make with as little heat as possible and got to thinking about pasta salad......more