BLT Tortellini Salad

This creamy tortellini based pasta salad is a perfect all-in-one Summer meal. Featuring cheese-stuffed tortellini, crisp crumbled bacon, leafy pieces of fresh romaine lettuce, and sliced grape tomatoes– everything’s tossed in a rich, creamy dressing before being chilled and serve cold. It’s light, yet it’s filling. It’s fresh and yet also refreshing. This BLT Tortellini Salad is the perfect side to any backyard get together but it stands on it’s own two feet just as well for a solid lunch or a light supper.

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Copy Cat Panda Express Fried Rice

 Stay in tonight and still have your favorite fried rice. This copy cat version of Panda Express’ most popular side dish makes it easy to see why it’s so loved. Slightly salty, extra savory this meal packs a flavor punch while still keeping the ingredients simple. In under 20 minutes you can be enjoying this take out- fake out version, and serve it as part of your own two entree plate from the convenience of your own home.

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Giant Cheesy Tater Tots

Lightly spiced freshly shredded potatoes are wrapped around cubes of your favorite creamy cheese before being fried to golden brown tater tot perfection. Sometimes it’s ok, you know this whole growing up thing and with these hearty chunks of fried potato it’s clear that one of our childhood favorites was ready to grow up too. These Giant Cheesy Tater Tots are calling your name.

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Whipped Mashed Potatoes & Dijon Stout Gravy

Every year for St Paddy’s Day we enjoy some variation of Corned Beef & Cabbage. It’s tradition. And I almost always let my brisket slow cook. When it’s done? It’s so tender it’s like slicing through butter. The cabbage and carrots are like little sponges that absorb every ounce of the magically delicious broth. We pair it with a good glass of stout, and colcannon and you might find you open your mouth to talk only to have ‘Top of the morning to ya’ tumble on out. But, if you’re looking to up the anti, trust me, and include these creamy whipped mashed potatoes topped with our thick, rich Dijon stout gravy. 

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Crispy, Oven Baked Green Bean Fries

Have you ever had the opposite of a picky eater? A kid who from the get-go has eaten their greens and loved them too? I’m talking one of their first foods being salad, and the less dressing the better. Son # 4 would eat green beans like they were French fries. Something I, obviously, encouraged. And then I got to thinking, why not? Let’s just roll with that.

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Pepperoni & Basil Tortellini Salad

Usually, I’d argue that this dish makes a perfect salad for Summer, whether it’s as a side dish or a meal itself. And it does. But when it’s unseasonably warm weather-wise on the home front and were less than two weeks away from Christmas, I’m not going to rant or rave. I mean I can’t actually do anything about it, so why not just go with it?

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