Linguine with Avocado and Arugula Pesto

Linguine with Avocado and Arugula Pesto

In with August, out with July. And what a July it was! For us it entailed Holiday celebrations, kids home visiting, kids' friends here visiting, packing, trips, boating, swimming, gazing at sunrises and sunsets, jet-skiing, kayaking, playing tennis, backyard badminton, critters in the yard (minks, muskrats, foxes), ducks, blue herons, seagulls, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, [...]

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Mac-Daddi-Roni Salad

With the start of the Memorial Day Weekend, I'm posting this recipe that seems fitting for all of the crazy barbecues, parties and gatherings that'll be taking place across the country. I'm not sure if you've heard of this salad, but it's a Guy Fieri recipe which I've depended on for many a picnic at [...]

Orzo with Tomatoes, Feta and Green Onions

Tomatoes....Feta..... I could stop there and that alone is something of a perfect combination, but let's go on...  add in a healthy handful of basil... another of green onions, toasted pine nuts and a pile of orzo... dress all up with an impeccably balanced vinaigrette and w-o-w. You have a combination of flavors so great, [...]

Antipasto Pasta Salad

  Warm weather has finally arrived. Days are getting longer... and I'm finally waking up to color. The gray of winter ice is gone and the lake has come alive with nature and plenty of recreational activity. Mornings have been starting off with a calm tranquility before the action begins. I thought I'd share a [...]