Marinating Times by buzzfeed: A longer marinade isn't always better — but it usually is. For dark proteins — beef, lamb, pork — longer is always better. BUT, if the food is delicate — shrimp, flaky fish — stop marinating after 15 or 30 minutes or the acid
Ten Salad Dressings. It’s easy to make your own personalized salad dressings. The basic ratio of sour, sweet and oil is easily modified and infinitely variable. This recipe makes enough for several salads because it’s just as easy to make a lot as a little and, once you taste your own dressings, you won’t be able to get enough.
PENNE AND ROASTED ASPARAGUS AND BALSAMIC BUTTER: 1 lb asparagus; 1 T olive oil, 1 tsp salt; tsp fresh ground pepper; cup plus 2 T balsamic vinegar; tsp brown sugar; 1 lb penne; lb butter, cut into pieces; cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for serving.