Monday, June 28, 2010

Cold Tuna Pasta Salad

One of the biggest challenges when it gets hot in the summer is making dinner... you don't want to turn on the oven, standing over a stove cooking is nothing short of slave labor, and you can BBQ... but when the heat is on at 90 and humidity is nearly 100% even grilling is too much work.

So this casserole is a make ahead, pasta dish that is refrigerated... so it's ready when you're hungry!

Cold Tuna Pasta Salad
4 Eggs, Hard Boiled
1 Lg. Can Tuna Fish - packed in water
8 oz. wide egg noodles - cooked & drained
1 Tbsp. Minced Onion Flakes
1 cup mayonaise
Salt & Pepper to taste

1.  Drain Tuna.
2.  Peel and quarter hard boiled eggs.
3.  In Large Bowl, mix egg noodles, hard boiled eggs, tuna, minced onion flakes, mayonnaise until well mixed.  Sprinkle in a little salt & pepper to your taste and refrigerate.

This pasta salad is best eaten after being refrigerated for 3 or more hours, even better overnight!

Hope all your summer feasting is delicious!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Great ideas from a good friend!

I had to share a wonderful idea that I got from a dear blogging friend.  Stacy Petersen has recently joined my blogmania team.  Two passions that fuel her fire are Food & Crafts... hmmm, sound familiar? :)

She operates a few online stores and in one of her stores, she sells these mini-cookbooks.  I love 'em!  They are portable, wipable and perfect as a compliment to a bottle of wine as a hostess gift if you're invited over for dinner.

But what I really, REALLY thought is a grand idea are these recipe card holders.  How many times have you taken a dish to pass to a gathering and had people ask, "Oh that's so yummy!  Could I have the recipe?"  I know I'm not alone with that one.

So Stacy has come up with the PERFECT solution!  It's like a wallet for your recipe cards!  Just print out a few ahead of time, tuck it in your purse and you are the most prepared cook at the entire gathering!  Score!!! :)

I just think Stacy has some superfly ideas when it comes to cooking and crafting!  That's why we clicked so darn well when we met through our blogs! :)  If you think Stacy's ideas are just AWESOME and want to read more... please check out her blog at:  I guarantee you'll have a grand 'ole time visiting with her!

You can also your your very own mini-cookbook - It's Washable people, how cool is that???  And a beautiful recipe card holder to travel with in her Etsy store.  Both would make great gifts for a bridal shower, wedding, baby shower, graduation gift... I know your wheels are turning!  Stacy's Etsy store is here:

Tell her Dawn sent you! :)