Soups & Salads

Ultimate Pizza Pasta Salad

(Pasta Primo Vino! 2016) This year’s pasta dish came from thinking about pizza and what I love to have on it: onion and pepperoni. Then I added some red bell pepper for extra crunch and color. A few random notes: Use whatever pasta shape you like best. Adjust the amounts of the good stuff in… Read More

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Fall has arrived in our neck of the woods, and that means it’s time for soups here on the farm. This one is hearty and healthy and particularly scrumptious enjoyed with a glass of Rumple Pumpkin. 1 butternut squash (2 to 2-1/2 pounds) 1 cup chopped sweet onion 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon ground sage A… Read More

BLT Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta Salad (From PASTA PRIMO VINO! 2015) Salad: 1-16 ounce package elbow macaroni, cooked and cooled 1 lb. center cut bacon, cooked and crumbled 1 bunch scallions, chopped 1 Romaine lettuce heart, shredded 2 – 10 ounce packages grape tomatoes Dressing: 1 cup Hellman’s mayonnaise 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons Glorie Jumpin Jazz wine… Read More

Zingy Summer Ziti Salad

(From Pasta Primo Vino 2014) Salad: 1 pound ziti 1/2 cup to 1 cup vidalia or red onion, thinly sliced 1 – 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 – 15 ounce can sweet corn, drained 1 pint grape tomatoes 6 ounces pepperjack cheese, shredded 1/2 cup orange bell pepper, diced (optional) 1… Read More

Sopa Seca de Fideo

(From 2010 Around the World in 80 Miles) Mexican Sopa Seca is a wonderful, home-style dish, yet most Americans have probably never heard of it. It’s likely not on your local Mexican restaurant’s menu, but it is a popular first course or side dish in Mexican homes. One taste might just have you putting it in your own… Read More

That Delicious Glorie Orzo Salad

(From 2012 Pasta Primo Vino) A refreshing pasta salad with lots of flavor and texture. Perfect for summer time parties because it’s simple to put together, it makes a lot, and there’s no mayo in it! I chopped all the ingredients very small so there are no big chunks of anything. You can leave larger pieces… Read More