Save Energy This Summer

Entertain this summer without raising your electric bill. Here’s a cool appetizer idea that will impress your guests and keep your oven’s dial in the off position.

Pasta on a Stick

Cheese tortellini, plump grape tomatoes, all drizzled with mustard-dill vinaigrette served on wooden skewers. Tasty! We call it pasta on a stick and here’s how you prepare it:

Here’s what to shop for:

1 (9-oz.) package refrigerated cheese tortellini

1 (8-oz.) package frozen sugar snap peas

68 (4-inch) wooden skewers

1 pt. grape tomatoes

12 oz. Bottle of Mustard-Dill Vinaigrette

3 easy steps

1. Place tortellini in a large bowl, cover with hot water. Cook for 10-12 minutes on HIGH, until tender. Rinse under cold running water.

2. Place sugar snap peas in a small bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes. Let stand, covered, 2 minutes. Rinse under cold running water.

3. Put 1 sugar snap pea, 1 tortellini, and 1 grape tomato half on each wooden skewer. Place skewers in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Drizzle Mustard-Dill Vinaigrette over skewers, turning to coat. Cover and chill in the fridge for 3-4 hours. Place skewers on a colorful serving platter.

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