One thing I love to do is turn a favorite dip into a sauce and use it over pasta or a baked potato. Today’s Meatless Monday recipe does just that. I took a yummy pimento cheese dip recipe and turned it into a tasty pasta dish. This is a warm dish but you could easily make it in the Summer as a cold pasta dish too! Also, you can pretty much do this with any dip, I’ve done something similar with artichoke and spinach dip and it came out amazing!! But that’s a recipe for another Monday. Scroll down to grab this Pimento Cheese and Pasta recipe:
- 16 oz sharp cheddar (set some aside for garnish)
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 cup broth (can add more or less depending on how thick you’d like the sauce)
- 4oz pimento peppers (I use the ones in the jar, drained and rinsed) set some aside for garnish
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- A few pinches of cayenne
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Pasta of your choice
- 1 cup baby spinach
- Boil pasta, drain and set aside.
- Cut several slivers of pimento peppers and set aside.
- In a food processor, combine all ingredient for the sauce and blend well.
- Place into a sauce pot and stir on medium high heat until the cheese has melted.
- While cheese is heating up, place the baby spinach in a sauté pan with a small amount of broth (about 1 tbsp) and steam cook on medium heat.
- Pour cheese sauce over pasta, add baby spinach and garnish with additional cheese and pimento peppers.
It might be the warmer weather that Spring brings or the fact that I’m sick of the same ol’ thing I’ve been eating all Winter long but for me, I always start craving salads in the Spring. There’s just something extra delicious about a crisp salad this time of year. There’s also a lot of fresh produce popping up that tastes amazing in a salad! So to celebrate Spring and all things green, I’m sharing nine Spring salads for you to try!
I put asparagus on everything in the Spring! Spring Greens Bowl via Lively Table *click any pic to grab the recipe*
Grilled Corn & Zucchini Pasta Salad
Peach & Walnut Salsa – pour this over some lettuce and you are good to go!
Chickpea Corn Salad via Brewing Happiness
Coconut Mango Salad via Salted Mint
Avocado & Grapefruit Salad via FoodieCrush
Edamame Salad via Foodness Gracious
Asparagus & Goat Cheese Salad via Proud Italian Cook
Valentine’s day is right around the corner! How did that happen? So I wanted to share some tasty pink treats with you. I love making a special recipe for Valentine’s day since the restaurants get so crowded during this particular holiday. Which I feel takes some of the romance away when you are shoved into a crowded table at an overpacked restaurant. Instead, I prefer to stay home and keep the romance alive with a tasty treat or two! Most of these are yummy desserts but there’s also some breakfast ideas and a delicious cocktail to try.
My favorite thing about the holidays is spending time with my family that I don’t always get to see throughout the year. My second favorite thing (and it’s a very close second) is eating without a care in the world. For me, this only happens during the holiday season. So today I’m sharing some of my favorite holiday recipes! There’s also some additional links at the bottom for things like leftover stuffing and more. Take a look:
I always like to change up my hair a bit from season to season and Summer is no different. I found some really cute hair styles that I can’t wait to try. I’m especially loving the twisted pigtail braids (second pic) and if you click through the link, there’s a really easy tutorial on how to get the look! Check it out:
beach waves aren’t just for the sea!
Twisted pigtails via Raising Buddies – how perfect would this hair style be for a hot day?!
Single side braid
keep it sleek!
messy bun – the go-to hair style when you’ve been in and out of the water all day
add a scarf for a chic and effortless Summer look
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