Chicken and Cashew Salad

Chicken and Cashew Salad


  • 2 Cups Rotini Pasta, al dente
  • 1 Cup Fresh Peapods, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3-4 5 Oz. Cans Hormel Chunk Chicken, drained and flaked
  • 1/2 Red Onion, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Carrots
  • 1 Cup Salted Cashews
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Cup Packed Brown Sugar


  1. Cook rotini according to package directions, drain & cool. 
  2. In large bowl, toss together rotini, peas, carrots, onion, cashews and chicken. 
  3. In separate bowl, combine mayo and brown sugar; mix well. 
  4. Pour dressing into other bowl and stir to coat evenly. 

Tip – If prepping ahead of time, wait to add cashews until ready to serve to keep them crunchy! 

*Adapted From Hormel

Memorial Day Weekend

Wow! I didn’t think Memorial Day Weekend would ever get here with all the snow that we had this spring. It’s the official week to summer kickoff and that means, fishing, camping, graduation parties and family reunions. I usually entertain that weekend and I am always looking for easy quick ideas because I want to be outside in the fresh air by the lake and enjoying my company. So, I have a recipe that I want to share with you that you can make ahead of time and it’s so quick and easy you to will be able to enjoy your company outdoors instead of working in the kitchen! 

Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad

  • 7 oz. Classico Traditional Basil Pesto Sauce
  • ¼-cup Mayonnaise
  • 2-1/2 cups Rotini Pasta, cooked
  • ½-cup Ripe Olives, sliced
  • 3-Tablespoons Oil Packed Chopped Sundried Tomatoes, drained
  • ½-teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼-cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese, Optional
  1. Mix pesto and mayonnaise in large bowl. 
  2. Add remaining ingredients. Mix lightly. 
  3. Chill for 1 hour and serve. 
  4. Optional:  Sprinkle shredded Parmesan cheese on top. Serves 6

Now to top that great salad off make sure to pick up Simply Lemonade out of our Dairy Department. Exciting news they now have Peach Lemonade and it is awesome and so refreshing. I promise you will want to serve this all summer long!

Have a great and safe holiday weekend!!
Coborn’s, Inc. Merchandising Specialist Team Manager – Bakery & Deli

Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad

Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad


  • 16 Oz. Cheese Tortellini Pasta, cooked and cooled
  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • ½ Red Onion, diced
  • 1 Large Cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • ½ Cup Canned Artichoke Hearts, roughly chopped
  • ½ Cup Kalamata Olives (whole or sliced)
  • ½ Cup Crumbled Feta Cheese 
  • ⅓ Cup Packed Fresh Basil Leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 Bottle Greek Dressing (use as much as desired)


  1. Combine all prepared ingredients into large bowl. 
  2. Mix in dressing until well combined. 
  3. Eat right away or let chill for 3-4 hours for best results. 

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Healthy Tips for Potluck!

pot-luck I noun I a meal to which everyone who is invited brings food to share

Potlucks are great anytime of the year, but they tend to be more popular this time of year as we have more gatherings with friends and family for the holidays and football games. Potlucks are popular because not only is it a lot less work for the host, but it provides a wide variety of foods for everyone to try! In my family, potlucks are a must. I have a large family, so large in fact that we have to rent out a community room or an external space to host our family gatherings because we don’t fit in our own houses anymore! But, no matter where we spend our holidays, food is always at the top of mind.

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Quick & Delicious Shrimp Pasta

Quick & Delicious Shrimp Pasta - Family, Friends & Food with Jayne


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Comfort Food Recipe – Goulash

Coborn's Comfort Food Recipe Goulash

Serves: 6-8
  • 1 Lb. Ground Beef
  • 1 Medium Onion, chopped
  • 1 Medium Green Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, diced and smashed
  • 8 Oz. Elbow Macaroni
  • 14 Oz. Can Tomatoes, diced
  • 15 Oz. Can Tomato Sauce
  • 15 Oz. Can Whole Kernel Corn
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste
  1. Brown meat in large skillet.
  2. Add onion and bell pepper to skillet halfway through cooking.
  3. Drain excess fat from skillet and add garlic; stir.
  4. Boil pasta until al dente; drain.
  5. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, corn and meat mixture to pasta; mix well.
  6. Season to taste.