Tortellini with Prosciutto & Peas

Here’s another classic dish…Tortellini with Prosciutto & Peas…after doing a little bit of research I found that the tortellini noodle has an obscure history. The story goes that a beautiful woman stayed at an Inn in a small town in the Providence of Modena. The Innkeeper was so captivated by her beauty that during the night he peeked through the keyhole to her room and saw only her navel…inspiring him to create this noodle. Crazy story! Anyway, whoever created it – it’s a very tasty pasta, especially when paired with prosciutto, peas, cream & cheese… Continue reading

Summer Pasta Salad

Summer Pasta Salad

During my recent Ride the Farm biking adventure I picked up a slew of goodies! Today’s recipe includes the fresh green beans I bought…combined with some tortellini, grape tomatoes, diced prosciutto and mozzarella balls then soaked in a Honey Dijon Vinaigrette…they make a perfect summertime pasta salad. Hearty enough for a stand-alone meal but also light enough to bring as a side dish to a barbecue! Continue reading