and to prove that we don’t just eat sugar
all the time around here I have a dinner and dessert recipe for you.
I am on the lookout for easy light summer recipes.
I found this Pizza Pasta Salad
in my May All You magazine,
and I knew it would be a hit with my family.
I mean we love pizza and we love pasta…
so this was a winner in our books.
I did modify the recipe slightly,
but I will make a note of where for you.
Pizza Pasta Salad
1 lb. pasta (shells, bowties, or penne)
salt and pepper
1/4 c. olive oil (i used canola)
1/3 c. rice vinegar (again i just used reg vinegar)
1/2 c. chopped sun dried tomatoes (we aren’t a big fan of sundried tom, so I used cherry tom)
3/4 c. chopped artichoke hearts
8 oz. small fresh mozzarella nuggets (i cheated and chopped up string cheese)
4 oz. diced pepperoni
1/2 c. shredded fresh basil leaves (i didn’t have this so i left it out)
2 tbsp. chopped fresh oregano (i used dried oregano that we use in our pizza sauce)
*I added 1/2 chopped green pepper for some color
*extras that I want to use next time:
chopped black olives, mushrooms, and parmesan cheese on top to serve
Boil water and cook pasta about 8 min. Drain and cool. Put pasta in large bowl and stir in oil and vinegar. Add chopped ingredients. Toss well and season with salt and pepper.
is the Oatmeal Cream Pies.
(I have been known to eat an entire box myself)
(no, not all at once)
Here is my attempt at some homemade cream pies…
For the Cookies
For the Filling