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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Caprese Tortellini Salad

This salad just screams summer to me!  I will never tire of the caprese trio whether it's alone, in a grilled cheese sandwich, or in this pasta salad.  It's fast to throw together and you could serve it on its own or as a side...I'm thinking some grilled chicken would be perfect.  

If you have a basil plant or a garden with tomatoes, this is a fantastic way to use them up!  Linds has a favorite dressing (the tomato basil one from Sprout's) that is perfect in this recipe.  Or you can just use any balsamic vinaigrette or even just balsamic vinegar, olive oil, with some salt and pepper to keep things simple.  

It really is so simple with just a handful of ingredients, but it's definitely not lacking in flavor!

Caprese Tortellini Salad


1 9 oz package refrigerated tortellini
1 dry pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered depending on size
A few handfuls of fresh basil, thinly sliced--chiffonade style
1 cup fresh mozzarella balls, or fresh slices torn into bite-sized pieces
1/4 cup tomato basil vinaigrette, optional
1 tablespoon + oilve oil*
1 tablespoon + balsamic vinegar*
salt and pepper, to taste

Cook tortellini according to directions on package. Drain, and rinse in cold water.

Combine pasta, tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella. In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and vinaigrette (if desired), salt, and pepper. Pour over salad and toss to coat.

Refrigerate until chilled.  


*If not using the vinaigrette, increase the amounts of balsamic vinegar and olive oil until the salad is moist.  

Thursday, July 21, 2016

BBQ Chicken Flatbreads

On the hunt for some no-oven summer meals?  These bbq chicken flatbreads fit the bill perfectly! You're going to want to make these ASAP. They can be made inside or out on the grill and are a definite favorite!  We are sharing the recipe over on the Rhodes Kids Baking blog today.  Head over to find the full recipe tutorial, and the printable.  

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Omelet-Style Breakfast Sandwich

These breakfast sandwiches are one of my favorite dinners! Some nights I just don't feel like cooking, but a bowl of cereal for dinner makes me feel a little depressed.  These are a simple solution since they come together so quickly, require no oven, and don't get complaints from my kids!  We're sharing the recipe at OSSS today.  Head on over for the printable!
Made with our favorite homemade English Muffins!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Fresh Strawberry Pie

This cool and fresh strawberry pie really is the perfect dessert for summer.  It comes together quick, and with only 4 ingredients, it is a cinch to whip up.  And since the stawberries are not cooked, their flavor and freshness really shine through here!

Head over to OSSS blog to get the full recipe and printable!