Elbow Macaroni with Crispy Breadcrumbs and Broccoli

Delicious dinner.  That is all. 6 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1/2 cup breadcrumbs zest of 1 lemon 3 cups (12 oz) elbow macaroni 4 cups chopped broccoli 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed 1 cup chicken stock 1 cup shredded parmigiano-reggiano 1  Cook pasta according to package directions.  While pasta is cooking, … Continue reading

Strawberry Freezer Jam

I used to make this all the time when the kids were little and then just fell out of the habit so this year after much begging from the family I decided to give it a go again.  I forgot how easy it is to make!  Plus a grocery store near me had strawberries on … Continue reading

Zucchini Salsa

I know exactly what you’re thinking – #1 She has gotten way out of control with this zucchini thing and #2 that doesn’t look very appetizing! Let me explain, I found this recipe for zucchini salsa and decided why not since my kitchen is covered in zucchini and so I gave it a try and … Continue reading

Sticky Rice with Mango

My friend Joe showed me how to make Sticky Rice, not only that but he bought me all the things required to make the sticky rice AND he said I could share his instructions for making it with you guys!  Woo Hoo!!  Thanks Joe! ingredients Thai sticky rice, Thai sweet rice, or Thai glutinous rice … Continue reading

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

It’s delicious and so very easy to make.  Try it at your next barbecue! 2 pounds red potatoes, diced into bite size chunks 2/3 cup Ranch dressing 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 cup crumbled bacon from bag of real bacon (from Costco or Sam’s Club) 1 – 2 bunches green onions, chopped 1  Boil … Continue reading

Taco Pizza

What could be better than tacos and pizza together? 1 (11 oz) can refrigerated thin pizza crust 1 pound ground beef 1 (1 oz) package taco seasoning 1/4 cup water 1 (4 oz) can chopped green chilies 2 cups (8 oz) shredded Mexican cheese blend 1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce 1 cup seeded, chopped tomato … Continue reading