Subscibe to DEAL OF THE DAY

I look so forward to just about everything about the Fourth
of July but there is one thing I could do without? The traffic!
Seems to me like everyone and then some are headed out of town
to get 'somewhere' and jamming the lanes.

A little deep breathing and checking the device for alternate
routes at least we always get where we're going in time for
the fireworks. Dishing up another great side dish recipe for
those BBQs so here goes...Crisp, fresh broccoli and cheese
tortellini salad with a creamy dressing. This is even better
if you make it a few hours ahead.

Enjoy and have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

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6 slices bacon
20 ounces fresh cheese-filled tortellini
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
3 heads fresh broccoli, cut into florets
1 cup raisins
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 red onion, finely chopped

Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high
heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside. Bring
a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook tortellini
in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain,
and rinse under cold water. In a small bowl, mix together
mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar to make the dressing. In a large
bowl, combine broccoli, tortellini, bacon, raisins, sunflower
seeds and red onion. Pour dressing over salad, and toss.

Yield: 12 Servings
Categories: Salads, Potluck, Picnics, BBQs

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* MARZEE's CORNER *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Tell those bugs to BUG OFF!

When insect repellent and bug zappers alone just don't
cut are a few bug-off bits:

Insects are attracted to bright-and dark-colored clothing
and shiny objects like jewelry. Wear white, tan, and other
muted colors. Wear long sleeves and pants, and consider
tucking your pants into shoes or socks. Don't go barefoot.
Apply insect repellent to shoes, socks, and pant cuffs.

Fragrances attract attention from biting insects so skip
perfume or cologne, and choose unscented hair care products,
skin lotions, and sun block.

Citronella lamps and candles help to keep mosquitoes away.
This lemon-scented Asian grass can also be found in skin

Use airtight containers for food to prevent aromas from
attracting pests. Choose tubs with clear plastic lids so
you can see what's inside.

In the backyard or a park, plan to eat after dark, when
wasps and other stingers are asleep. FYI: dusk is prime
biting time.