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Butternut Squash Bisque with Bacon

Butternut Squash Bisque with Bacon

The last few years I’ve been experimenting with butternut squash in a few recipes. This Butternut Squash Bisque with Bacon is a delicious dish to serve your guests as an appetizer or soup course. It’s easy enough to make and if desired, you can prepare 

Braided Squash Bread

Braided Squash Bread

Braided Squash Bread is a lovely recipe to make in the summer when the squash harvest is taking over the garden. It’s moist and has just a touch of earthy vegetable flavor made even better when slathered with butter.  When our girls were young (and 

Cheesy Squash Bake

Cheesy Squash Bake

Cheesy Squash Bake is perfect when you have a lot of squash in your garden. The squash is baked until tender with onion, green peppers, and garlic, and is then topped with a seasoned cracker crumb and melted cheese. It’s makes a delicious side dish to serve with your favorite grilled meats. Continue reading Cheesy Squash Bake

Weekend Fish Fry

Weekend Fish Fry

One of our favorite ways to celebrate summer is to host a Weekend Fish Fry for our family. So, when our freezer has an abundance of freshly caught and frozen fish, it’s time to start planning. Below are some of our favorite recipes for preparing 

Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

This Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner is perfect for summer. I make it practically every week, and it never ceases to amaze me at how quick and easy it is to prepare, and how very delicious it is.

Tagliolini with Vegetables and Sausage

Tagliolini with Vegetables and Sausage

This pasta recipe is one of my favorite dishes. Italian Sausage, zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers, mushrooms and fresh Parmesan. It's so good. Click to Tweet

We love Italian food at our house and one of my favorite dishes, especially during the summer, is Tagliolini with Vegetables and Sausage. Italian Sausage, zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers, mushrooms and fresh Parmesan. It’s so good. In fact, I often refer to this as my Summer Pasta Dish. Continue reading Tagliolini with Vegetables and Sausage

Amanda Cabot’s Butternut Mac and Cheese

Amanda Cabot’s Butternut Mac and Cheese

See Amanda Cabot’s Butternut Mac and Cheese recipe below. Amanda Cabot’s dream of selling a book before her thirtieth birthday came true, and she’s now the author of more than thirty-five novels as well as eight novellas, four non-fiction books, and what she describes as 

Labor Day Menu Ideas

Labor Day Menu Ideas

Labor Day is the last Summer Holiday before days turn short and the air turns cool–A perfect time for one last BBQ with the family. Try one or all of these Labor Day Menu Ideas to help celebrate your weekend.

Tortellini Garden Salad

Tortellini Garden Salad

Sometimes in the summer, when it’s hot, you just want something easy to make for dinner, that’s cold. This Tortellini Garden Salad is perfect for just such an occasion. Plus, you can use lots of garden vegetables in it!

I was probably in my 30’s before I tried Tortellini. Before then, I probably hadn’t even noticed it in grocery stores. It’s really quite wonderful. If you don’t have three cheese tortellini, you could use spinach tortellini. It’s good, too! I usually purchase the dried variety, but you could use the refrigerated kind as well. Or make homemade!

Let it refrigerate for at least an hour. Overnight would work, too.

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Tortellini Garden Salad

Tortellini Garden Salad

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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Pasta, Vegetables
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Refrigerate:: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 27 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. three cheese tortellini prepared as directed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1 whole yellow squash sliced
  • 1 whole cucumber peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup green peppers sliced
  • 1/2 cup minced onion

Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine vegetables and gently stir in cooked and drained tortellini.
  • In a small bowl, combine olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Pour over vegetable mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes before serving. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan. Serves 6-8.
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Karen Witemeyer’s Zucchini Bread

Karen Witemeyer’s Zucchini Bread

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