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

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Parmesan

I hated brussel sprouts when I was a kid.  I remember them being mushy and awful.  My daughter brought some home from the store a while ago and we roasted them and now I love them.  These were especially delicious with the addition of the balsamic.  More quarantine cooking, when will it end?  (The quarantine, … 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

Disney Parks Churro Bites

UPDATE (to post below) I got a bigger tip and the churro bites came out much better!  I ordered this one from Amazon and it was perfect for churros, as you can see when looking at the two pictures.  They turned out almost just like the churros you get at Disneyland and not like churro … 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