Asian Chicken Cranberry Salad

It’s finally summer, bring on the salads!  This recipe makes a huge salad, great for a party but for a family dinner you might want to cut the recipe in half. 12 cups coleslaw mix 1 (12.5 oz) can chicken, drained and broken up 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds 1 1/2 cups craisins 3/4 cup … Continue reading

Easy Caprese Pasta Salad

Come on Summer, you can do it! 16 oz box of pasta, cooked and drained according to package directions 8 oz chopped Roma tomatoes 8 oz Mozzarella, cut into bite size pieces 1/2 cup fresh chopped basil 1/4 cup pesto 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar salt and pepper Combine all ingredients in … Continue reading

Mexican Beef and Pasta

This dinner hit all the buttons for my family, basically it’s taco pasta and it was yummy!! And easy to make!  My two favorite things. 3 cups pasta 1 pound lean ground beef 1 onion, chopped 2 (14 1/2 oz each) diced tomatoes, undrained 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 can … Continue reading

Pesto Turkey Squares

Quick, easy and delicious!  What more do you need to know? 1 (8 oz) can crescent rolls or crescent sheet 1/4 basil pesto 1/2 cup cubed cooked turkey or ham 1 1/4 cups (5 oz) shredded Italian cheese blend 2 medium Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced 1  Unroll dough and place on greased cookie sheet, pressing/rolling … Continue reading

Fast No Fuss Pasta

I don’t think I’ve mentioned it but we’ve been in the process of moving into a new house the past few weeks and mealtime has become mostly takeout which to be honest I’m getting sick of plus it’s no good for the waistline!  The other night I just decided it was time to stop unpacking … Continue reading

Mexican Pizzas

Here is a pretty quick and easy dinner idea for you, not to mention yummy! 1 pound hamburger or 1 (12 oz) package Hormel Beef Taco Meats 1 (1.25 oz) envelope taco seasoning 6 – 12 tortillas, depending on size, mine were large so I only used 6 1 (16 oz) can refried beans 1 … Continue reading

Lemon Pasta with Green Beans and Broccoli

Dinner last night, yummy!!! And super easy! 1 cup trimmed fresh green beans 7 cups broccoli florets 1 pound pasta 4 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon freshly pressed or minced garlic 2 lemons, zested 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 teaspoons salt 2 – 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 cup toasted pine … Continue reading