Italian Sausage Pasta

I made this for dinner last night and there was only a tiny lit bit left over, the sign of a really good dinner! 16 oz pasta 1 pound milk bulk Italian sausage 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 1/2 teaspoons minced or pressed garlic 2 cans Italian stewed tomatoes, drained and chopped 1/2 cup heavy … Continue reading

Pasta Fagioli

This soup is delicious, easy, and fast so it’s a triple win! 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 1 celery stalk, chopped 3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced 2 bay leaves 3 (15 oz each) cans diced tomatoes 2 (14.5 oz each) cans vegetable broth 2 (14 oz each) cans cannellini … Continue reading

Hawaiian Ham and Pineapple Pizza

The hubs loves ham and pineapple pizza while the rest of us are kind of meh on it but I love him so I made him this for dinner last night and you know what? There weren’t any leftovers and he did not eat the whole thing. 1 can refrigerated pizza crust 1 (8 oz) … Continue reading

Basil Lemon Pasta Salad

This is the perfect summer pasta salad, light and refreshing! Highly recommend! Even though things are starting to open back up around here, we are still being cautious as one of the members of our family has had multiple heart issues. I’m trying to find ways to still bake and cook that don’t make all … Continue reading

Hearty Beef Ragu

This was definitely a hearty meal and tasty too.  Lots of leftovers which always taste better the next day.  Another good quarantine meal. 4 cups pasta 1 pound ground beef 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced 2 (14.5 oz each) cans Italian diced tomatoes, undrained 1 (24 oz) jar spaghetti sauce 3/4 … Continue reading

Skillet Taco Pie

We celebrated Cinco de Mayo last night with this for dinner.  It was yummy, like a taco in a bowl.  Another quarantine 30 minute, one pot dinner for the books.  Day 52 people, not that I’m keeping track or anything. 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey 1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies 1 … Continue reading

Chicken and Orzo Skillet

If you follow my blog (and if you do, thank you so much!), then you know that I am a huge fan of one pot meals and 30 minute meals.  This one is both, as well as tasting delicious, in fact there were no leftovers, always a good sign.  I made some changes to the … Continue reading

Mexican Skillet Dinner

30 Minute Meal  – check One Pot Meal – check Yummy – check Quarantine Cooking – check 12 ounces chorizo or pork sausage 2 cups frozen whole kernel corn or 1 can of corn, drained 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained 1 cup uncooked instant rice 1/2 cup water 2 teaspoons chili powder 1/2 … Continue reading

Easiest Pasta and Broccoli

We’re trying really hard to eat healthy things while under quarantine because the fridge and the sweets and the chocolate are calling to us!  This was good but not very flavorful so make sure to not skip the salt, pepper and Parmesan. 12 oz uncooked pasta 6 1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets 5 cloves garlic, … Continue reading

Skillet Lasagna

This was the easiest and fastest lasagna I’ve ever made and it tasted good too. 8 ounces ground beef 3/4 cup chopped green, red, or yellow sweet pepper 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced 1 (23.5 oz) jar pasta sauce 1 cup water 3 cups dried wide egg noodles 1/2 cup … Continue reading