Making the most out of what's in your cupboard

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Viva Food Fest

On Sunday, April 20, 2008, WKDD hosted the Viva Food Fest in Akron Ohio.  I was fortunate enough to be a demonstrator at the fest.  I arrived early to taste the wonderful food provided by venders from the surrounding area.  Among them was Old Carolina barbecue Company, they brought their BBQ sauce and pulled pork.  To me, pulled pork and BBQ sauce scream cook-out!  Lucky for us, cook out season is right around the corner!  But, what do you take to a Memorial Day picnic or graduation party?  So for my demonstration I pulled three great recipes together to show how stinkin easy the picnic season will be this year! 

First, I made pasta salad with shrimp.  One thing people often forget when making this dish is, the pasta will absorb most of the dressing and you get dry pasta salad.  The trick is to make it the night before and let it marinate.  In the morning you can add more dressing and your shrimp to get a beautiful, not too dry, not too oily, perfect pasta salad! 

Matt Patrick & Jenn at the Viva Food Fest
Matt Patrick is tossing the veggies and shrimp into the pasta salad.

I also made two salsas, “Summer Salsa” and “Pineapple Salsa”.  Both of these are easy to make and can be made the night before.  Make your summer picnics this year, easy and special. 
To find these recipes go to the “recent recipe” link.


 Good Company 
GC cast
On Thursday, April 24th, I will be on Channel 3 Good Company.  It airs at 10 am.  I will be making my cookies, mint chocolate chip and white chocolate raspberry.  They are easy and fun. 
To find these recipes go to the “recent recipe” link.