When I say “pasta salad” what dish comes to mind? If I had to guess, I’d say for a majority of people this dish is typically made of macaroni noodles, maybe with some shredded carrot and chopped celery thrown in, and leaning heavy on the mayo to make it a thick salad that holds together. […]

Grilled Corn and Summer Squash Pasta Salad

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I have a bookshelf of cookbooks, but I hardly use them! Let me clarify, I use them for inspiration and to read the stories of the chefs and cooks who create such deliciousness, but it’s rare that I follow most of the recipes to a “T”. Cooking without a recipe can be so freeing and […]

Spinach Pesto Cauliflower Gnocchi

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When I’m needing to carb-load for a running race I always turn to pasta. Now, when I say “carbo-load” whose mind goes straight to Michael Scott shoving fettucini alfredo into his mouth minutes before the Dunder Mifflin 5k? This is a practice I do not advise, but I’m hoping you already figured that one out […]

Greek Pasta Salad

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Do you have a back pocket pasta recipe? You know, one that’s easy to pull off for a weeknight dinner when your meal planning efforts fail, but pleases everyone in your house? With the arrival of spring and carbo-loading for the half marathon in full effect, I may have just discovered my new favorite back pocket […]

Caramelized Fennel Pasta

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