Sunday, March 1, 2009

Adding Easy Receipes to my blog

I haven't done this yet, but have really wanted to! I love, love, love to cook. Even more, I love, love, love to cook recipes that are quick, easy and don't cost a lot to make. I decided I would add recipes to my blog for those of you out there that love to cook, but like me, don't have much time. I will have a link Yummy Recipes on the side of my blog for my recipes that I put on my blog to be able to keep a copy of them there. Some of these are not my own, so I will definitely give credit, where credit is due! I will put up as many as possible, so I will probably start with quite a few. I hope you enjoy cooking these for your family, as much as I do!

Pasta Salad
  • 1 pkg cooked pasta (I prefer bow tie, but you can use whatever)
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cucumber chopped
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1 16oz bottle Italian Dressing
  • 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1tbsp sesame seed
  • 1tbsp poppy seed
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Set cooked pasta aside. In a small bowl, mix Parmesan cheese, sesame seed, poppy seed, salt, paprika, garlic power, black & cayenne pepper together, set aside. In a large bowl pour in cooked pasta, tomatoes, and cucumbers, stir together. Then stir in about half of the Italian dressing over the pasta mix to give it some liquid. Next, add your bowl of seasonings. Mix all of this together really well, so that the seasonings don't clump together. Then add the rest of the Italian dressing. Continue to stir. Put in fridge to chill for about 1-2 hrs before serving.

It is quick & easy! Plus a great one to make the day before.

*If you make it the day before, save some of the dressing to pour on salad to moisten it up before serving.

1 comment:

Andria said...

I don't know how you do it with your crew... Finding time to prepare meals has always been my weakness. This looks yummy! I'm a sucker for ANY pasta!