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This blog started out as a way for me to display and sell my handmade jewelry creations. I have set up shop on, where my shop name is "Dreamin of Beadin". The link to my Etsy store is located on the right hand side of this page. Please check me out!! If jewelry's not your thing, then check out the site anyway ~ there are plenty of talented artists selling lots of cool things there. For your reading pleasure, this blog will serve as a sneak peek into what's going on "behind the scenes" in my world. I love to cook, so there will be plenty of recipes, as well as product reviews and the occasional product giveaway (woo hoo!) I also love to take pictures of anything and everything, and I just bought a new camera, so there will be plenty of photos. And I like wine too, so things could get pretty interesting . . . Thank you for your support of me, Etsy and "all things handmade" :)


Here's the Dish ~ Southwestern Pasta Salad

If you’re planning to attend any gatherings this summer where you’re asked to bring a dish to pass, chances are you’ll first think of some rendition of the standard potato or macaroni salad. Not that there’s anything wrong with the good ol’ standby’s, but more than likely someone else will have thought to bring them too. Here’s a tasty dish that I recently made ~ it’s not your average spaghetti salad with Italian dressing that we’ve all come to know and love (or maybe not). Instead it has a creamy dressing that is made with salsa. I suspect you can kick things up a notch by using spicy salsa, if that’s what you prefer.
Southwestern Pasta Salad

8 ounces bow tie pasta (or whatever you happen to have on hand)
2 hardboiled eggs, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped fine
1/4 cup fresh salsa (the kind in the jar is fine as well)
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup Mayo ("Miracle Whip" works too)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. Cook pasta in salted boiling water until tender.
2. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water.
3. Combine all remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
4. Add pasta and stir until the pasta is coated.
5. Refrigerate at least an hour before serving.
Yield: Roughly four (good size) servings, but can be doubled for a larger crowd.
*Side note* These recipes are good because you can make them up ahead of time. I’m always in search of delicious recipes for all types of side dishes, so if you know of any, please send them my way!

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