I think I've mentioned that my sister-in-law, Darin (who is practically perfect in every way), is a fantastic cook. I think all the women in my family cook well but Darin's recipes are always, always a hit. For example, once we tried Darin's Creamy Garlic Vinaigrette every Sunday dinner salad had this dressing on it.
David is an avid fan of pasta salad so for his birthday I made this along with grilled shrimp and steak with mushroom sauce. It was delicious!
1 large package of fresh cheese tortellini
1 head broccoli, cut into small pieces
2 cans of olives, sliced
1 red bell pepper, julienned
2 jars marinated artichoke hearts, diced
1 cup canola oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup sour cream
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
2 teaspoons dried parsley
Blend together (I use my Magic Bullet) until emulsified.