Today on DelmarvaLife –
The pandemic left many of us feeling down and isolated. That includes Mac and Tuck, the river otters at the Delmarva Discovery Museum in Pocomoke. Now, that the museum is back open, Mac and Tuck are getting their spunk back. We check in on them and the museum to see how they plan to recover from a tough year.
Earth Day is coming up. It’s an effort to protect the world in which we all live. Ocean City Surf Club is having an Earth Day Cleanup on April 17th from 10 a.m. to noon. We learn more about this effort.
We check in with an University of Delaware ornamental horticulturist for some pointers on how you can design and grow a picture-perfect flower garden.
March is Youth Art Month. The Selbyville Community Club is holding its annual Youth Art Show virtually this year. We learn more about the show and how you can participate.
We chat with a UMES professor about his plan to help Delmarva’s once-thriving fruit industry make a comeback and help small farms on Delmarva enter the ethnic food market.
While we love the hearty, warm-ya-up penne pasta recipes, sometimes, when the weather is warming up, we want to go lighter and brighter. That’s what inspired our easy-to-make Pasta Penne Toss! It’s a fresh-tasting, one-pot pasta dish that comes together with Kalamata olives and chunked up tomatoes. Plus, since it cooks up in no time, it’s the perfect weeknight meal for the family!
What You’ll Need
- 12 ounces penne pasta
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
- 2 tomatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives
- 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons sliced fresh basil
- Shredded Parmesan cheese for garnish
What to Do
- Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil until hot. Sauté onion and bell pepper 4 minutes. Add tomatoes, olives, garlic, salt, and pepper and cook 5 to 7 minutes or until tomatoes have broken down.
- Stir in pasta and basil. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and dig in.
Test Kitchen Tip
- You’ll love these penne pasta recipes! Like our Baked Penne Primavera, which is an editorial-team favorite, and if you wanna keep it on the lighter side, try our Chicken and Pesto Pasta Salad!
- For some of our favorite Italian sides, check out our Big Bowl Antipasto, or whip up your favorite leafy-green salad and drizzle it with our Famous Creamy Italian Dressing! It’s a 5-star recipe for a reason!