BLT Pasta Salad

This was yummy and a great summer salad option! 12 ounces pasta 1 romaine heart, thinly sliced 1 cup crumbled bacon 2 cups grape tomatoes, cut in half 1 small red onion, thinly sliced 3/4 cup ranch dressing 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons milk 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon garlic … Continue reading

One Pot Pasta with Tomato Basil Sauce

If you are looking for the easiest dinner ever, you can stop looking because here it is! You just layer everything in a pot, put it on the stove and let it boil away. Oh and by the way, it tastes great too! 12 ounces pasta, recipe suggests casarecce or fusilli, I used ziti 1 … Continue reading

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

Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce

I gotta be honest . . . I didn’t love this but the hubs was all over it. I like this sauce better which is made with Roma tomatoes. 4 cups cherry tomatoes, stems removed 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/3 cup fresh basil 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder salt and pepper 1 … 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

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad with Artichoke Hearts

Another yummy dinner for day 60 of social distancing/quarantining/sheltering in place, whatever you want to call it! 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 1 pound 7 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 3/4 pound pasta 1 1/4 cups canned, drained artichoke hearts, rinsed and cut into 6 wedges each 3 scallions … 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

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