pesto pasta salad with asparagus

Well it’s a gorgeous day out in Chicago today, but I’m laid up on the couch as I tried to lift a bunch of dirt (don’t ask) and pulled out my darn back…again. UGH! I hobbled on in back to the house hanging on Dave’s arm and after icing my back decided I was going…

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cousin sandi’s black bean & corn salad

I never post anything that I cook up and don’t absolutely LOVE…which is why I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus. I’ve been making some real doozies lately – Indian curry (I’m going to leave that to the restaurants), super weird sloppy joes (Manwich, you got this one) and green chicken chili (Annie –…

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greek pasta salad with mustard-dill vinaigrette

Wow, it’s been a couple o’ weeks since I posted – but it’s for good reason, I’ve been having too much fun! I got to hear Billy Joel play Wrigley Field while on a friend’s deck, visited my home state of Michigan to hang with friends & family and have been eating all the tacos…

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vegetable vinaigrette pasta salad

Love, love, love, love this pasta salad and it’s SO easy to make – I made this in 15 minutes or less! This recipe is tangy (dare I say ZESTY even?!) and super fresh tasting with the pureed veggies in the vinaigrette. This dish is definitely going to be a staple side at our summer…

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summer pasta salad with broccoli & cheddar

I must admit, I’ve been adamant in my “I love my summer pasta salad with Italian dressing, lemon and veggies, so get off my back about trying something new” bandwagon (am I alone on this wagon?) So when Dave prompted me to try something different I shrugged and googled thinking, you’ll be begging for my…

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