Rainbow Garden Salad
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When the garden gives you a rainbow’s bounty of produce, make a salad worth its weight in gold! This salad is easy to prepare: chop, toss, dress, enjoy. I used a wide variety of vegetables and colors, for two reasons: 1. My mom always said a good meal should contain different colors. 2. I like a colorful dish. Both are pretty good reasons, I think! … Continue reading →

Grandma’s Pink Fluff
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My grandma was a big fan of Jell-o. It seems like there was a Jell-o dessert at every family gathering when I was young. Grandma would prepare Jell-o in several ways, but the recipe that we ate the most often was one we simply called “Pink Stuff”. I’m sure there’s a more appealing name for this recipe. Perhaps fluff, dessert, whip, or many other descriptive words could be used. In fact, your family may have a name by which you call this recipe that involves fruit or flavors. We called it pink stuff. Maybe that’s because we were little kids and pink was the color of the dessert. Maybe it’s because we misunderstood the adults said “fluff” and we heard “stuff”. At any rate, this is the family tradition we call Pink Stuff. Grandma’s Pink Stuff Recipe Ingredients: 3 oz Strawberry Jell-o powder 8 oz Whipped Topping 24 oz Cottage Cheese 15 oz Fruit Cocktail Recipe Directions: Drain the fruit cocktail. Mix all ingredients in large bowl. Refrigerate 2 hours. You can mix and serve in the same bowl. Approximate Nutrition Information: Servings Per Recipe: 8, Amount Per Serving: Calories: 423, Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 617g, Total Carbs: 77g, … Continue reading →

Italian Pasta Salad
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Picnics and family gatherings call for pasta salads. This Italian pasta salad beats the heat and mixes up in just a few minutes. Pasta salads are the perfect addition to summer cookouts. This one is a proven winner with meat, cheese and olives. If you can boil water and cut an olive in half, you can make this recipe. It’s a simple side dish that always gets eaten in a hurry. You’ll want to plan ahead just a bit to allow time for the dish to chill in the refrigerator. While the pasta is cooling, it’s soaking up that Italian dressing goodness. It’s a good thing this salad is so easy to prep – you’ll be able to get plenty of warm weather living done before supper and not feel like you slaved in the kitchen. Fire up the grill! Supper’s ready!   Italian Pasta Salad Recipe Recipe Ingredients: 8 oz. Pasta 15 oz. Italian Salad Dressing 5 oz. Mushrooms 5 oz. Green Olives 5 oz. Black Olives 4 oz. Pepperoni 1 c. Cheddar & Mozzarella Cheese Preparation Directions: Prepare pasta according to package directions. Rinse in cool water. Drain well. Slice olives and pepperoni slices in half. Toss all … Continue reading →