Creamy Pasta Salad

I love the simplicity of pasta dishes. You don’t need a long list of ingredients, spices, or long hours in the kitchen to get something delicious on the table. Many of the ingredients could already be in your pantry. What makes it easy is store-bought pasta. You can try this with as many different shapes or color of pasta as you like.

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Taco Salad

I feel like I spend most of my time in the kitchen cooking, cleaning and eating nowadays. I love cooking but some days I want something quick and easy. To me this means getting help from a grocery store or local restaurant, like a ready-to-go rotisserie chicken. I have been testing out recipes with ready-made ingredients from the store to speed things along. You can still tweak it to make it better than you could buy. I think this can help those of you with little time for cooking.

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Poppy Salad with goat cheese

Today has been very hot and I didn’t have much energy to cook. I wanted to make something healthy for my family, and something that wouldn’t heat up the house. I came up with the idea of a salad since I had enough greens in the refrigerator and some frozen veggies.

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Traditional Style Potato Salad

How to cook potatoes and eggs:

To cook the potatoes, place the peeled potatoes in a large pot of water and add about 1 tbs salt. Bring the water to a boil, then simmer for up to 15 to 25 minutes. To test the potatoes, use a knife to gently pierce it in the middle. If the knife goes in with little effort, it’s done. Turn off the heat and wait till it’s cool enough to handle.

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