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Tasteful Tuesday: Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

This fresh salad recipe is the perfect snack or light meal for hot and humid days, but don’t hold back from serving it as a side dish when temperatures get more comfortable.

Cucumber SlicesWhat You’ll Need:

  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped

Directions:

  1. Whisk together the vinegar, parsley, dill, garlic, sugar, and salt in a bowl until well combined.
  2. Add the cucumber and stir to coat. Cover and chill in refrigerator 4 to 8 hours. Stir well before serving; enjoy!

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Tasteful Tuesday: Four Pasta Salad Recipes for the Fourth

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Sesame & Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopPasta salads are a summer staple, and their quantity and versatility (as a meal, side dish or snack) make them perfect for serving at barbecues and seasonal parties. Therefore, we’re highlighting four pasta salad recipes from our blog just in time for the Fourth of July (click on the titles for full ingredient lists and directions).

Rotini Pasta Salad Recipe

Perhaps the most standard pasta salad, this one is made with, of course, rotini, but also cubed cheddar, bell pepper, cucumber and tomato – although you could substitute and add just about any vegetable.

BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

We like this pasta salad with rotini too, and its mayonnaise bases offers a creamy alternative to Italian dressing based pasta salads.

Artichoke-Tortellini Pasta Salad

Back to the Italian dressing, this hearty dish is made indulgent with cheese-filled tortellini.

Chicken Sesame Pasta Salad

One of our new favorites, the key ingredient here is fresh ginger.

What’s your favorite pasta salad dish? Share in the comments below, and tell us about your favorite summertime recipes!

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Tasteful Tuesday: Make-Ahead Pancake Mix

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Summer is officially in full-swing and for many people that means camping trips, beach days and relaxation are also in full-swing. This week, we’re featuring a make-ahead pancake mix recipe that offers the perfect make-ahead breakfast for bringing to camp (or a campground), whipping up a delicious breakfast before heading out the door, or simply enjoying a summer brunch.

PancakesWhip up a big batch and save for up to eight months, or better yet, give it as a gift to a pancake lover in your life.

What You’ll Need:

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Directions:

  • Mix: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl by stirring thoroughly with a wooden spoon. Store mixture in an airtight container and use within 8 months.
  • Pancakes (makes about eight 4-ounce pancakes): Combine 2 cups pancake mix with 1 cup water, 1 egg, and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Beat smooth with a wire whisk or fork. Place about 2 tablespoons butter in a pan or on a griddle and brown each side of the pancake. Serve hot with your favorite toppings and syrup.

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