Pasta Salad with Green Onion Dressing

     ‘Tis the season for another work potluck. I’m not sure why my company doesn’t have a larger Holiday Party, but as a coworker pointed out to me today. Something is better than nothing! So very very true….
     For this potluck I was told to not make anything sweet (they had bought a cake) so instead I decided to make a pasta salad with green onion dressing. It looked a little something like this…

I based this recipe off of one I found HERE (the Food Network website). However I did change it up a bit. Not because it looked bad, I just didn’t want to go out and buy ingredients. Continue on to learn how to create this wonderful recipe yourself!

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What I ate for dinner…

My sister said people would be interested in this, I truly hope she’s right.

I have a secret… sometimes, I cook. I know, I claim to only know how to bake, but then I make things that look (and taste) pretty decent. So, today ladies and gentlemen, (assuming men read this blog), I present to you “What I ate for dinner”:

My DinnerGrilled Chicken with Quinoa Stir Fry

Continue reading for a recipe & a quick lesson on how to defrost chicken…

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Why do you add salt/oil to boiled water for pasta?

Boiled PastaThanks to how cheap dried pasta is, this is a staple in most homes. Introduced to us by the Chinese (and later the Italians) it always makes for a delicious meal.

Cooking it should seem simple enough, boil water, add pasta. Take out when done, rinse and eat! But then someone told you about adding salt and oil to the water… and you were all “huh”? After a quick search on the Google, it looks as if you’re not alone. Not many people actually understand why we do it!

Well after reading this post, you’ll know exactly why!

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