We'd like to propose a challenge: for you, our fine patriotic readers, to whip up all seven, and send us the photos. The first person to get through it all (with a full review), will receive a Democratic or Republican candidate BBQ apron of their choice. Heck, we'll send you any candidate's apron.
So get your pasta pentola and non-stick skillets fired up, it's time to cook with Cindy. Here are her recipes:
• Farfalle Pasta with Turkey Sausage, Peas, and Mushrooms
• Ahi Tuna with Napa Cabbage Slaw*
• Rosemary Chicken Breasts and Warm Spinach Salad with Bacon
• Crab Scampi and Whole Wheat Spaghetti **
• Homemade Guacamole
• Mixed Fruit Tart
• Passion Fruit Mousse
* Here in The Kitchn, we do not advocate cooking with or eating Ahi (also called Yellowfin) Tuna due to its mercury levels and the management and by-catch level issues associated with it. To read more on Ahi Tuna, please see The Blue Ocean Institute's Species Score Card
** According to the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch Program, and The Blue Ocean Institute, many species of crab score pretty well in terms of abundance, by-catch, and management, but Dungeness Crab is probably your best bet.