Broccoli keeps very good company in this wonderful salad. There’s fresh cheese tortellini, bacon, raisins, sunflower seeds, broccoli florets, red onion, and a sweet and sour mayonnaise dressing tossed in for good measure.

Broccoli keeps very good company in this wonderful salad. There’s fresh cheese tortellini, bacon, raisins, sunflower seeds, broccoli florets, red onion, and a sweet and sour mayonnaise dressing tossed in for good measure.

A new recipe a neighbor gave us. What a hit with my family. Just the right mixture of garlic and cashews with our favorite side dish, broccoli. And, so very easy to make!! If in a pinch, you could probably use frozen broccoli too, but I haven’t tried.

A new recipe a neighbor gave us. What a hit with my family. Just the right mixture of garlic and cashews with our favorite side dish, broccoli. And, so very easy to make!! If in a pinch, you could probably use frozen broccoli too, but I haven’t tried.

Broccoli florets are sauteed with garlic, butter and olive oil, simmered in broth, then tossed with fresh basil and hot rigatoni. A sprinkle of Parmesan cheese is the perfect finish. Hint: don’t overcook the garlic and broccoli!

Broccoli florets are sauteed with garlic, butter and olive oil, simmered in broth, then tossed with fresh basil and hot rigatoni. A sprinkle of Parmesan cheese is the perfect finish. Hint: don’t overcook the garlic and broccoli!