Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

This was a yummy one and will be made again for sure! 3 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 tablespoon cornstarch or flour 2 teaspoons sesame seeds 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed 1 onion, chopped 1 (1″) ginger root, … Continue reading

Barbecue Chili with Corn

This was really good. It has a little smokey sweetness to it that I think comes from the beans and if you eat it with Fritos Scoops, that salty and sweet combo is just perfect. CHILI 1 pound hamburger 1 large onion, diced 1 (22 oz) can Southern Pit Barbecue Grilling Beans, undrained 1 (14.5 … Continue reading

Easy Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup

This is one of the best soups I’ve ever made! It was delicious! 1 pound Italian ground sausage 4 tablespoons butter 1 white onion, diced 1 tablespoon minced garlic 6 cups chicken broth 2 cups water 4 – 5 yellow potatoes, cut into bite size pieces 3 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 cups … Continue reading

Roma Tomato Sauce

The war on zucchini is coming to an end and thus begins the war on tomatoes. But with this recipe, I think I will win easily! It is so easy and so yummy and uses 5 pounds of tomatoes per batch. (I’ve already made two batches!) Oh and it’s so much better the second day. … Continue reading

Tomato Basil Pasta

I’m gonna be honest, this wasn’t great but I think it’s my fault because I used Roma tomatoes instead of grape because that’s what I have in my garden and the Roma aren’t as juicy as the grape so I need to try it again with grape tomatoes. I just dumped a jar of spaghetti … Continue reading

Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad

This is going to be made all through the summer because it is so dang yummy!!!!! 3 cups dry small pasta 1/3 cup pesto, or more to taste 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar, more to taste *Just a note from me, I … Continue reading

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

Trader Joe’s Caprese Pizza

My daughter and I were at Trader Joe’s on Saturday morning and we saw this yummy looking pizza crust and knew we had to give it a try so I thought I’d share because it was so easy and so delicious and you can get it all at Trader Joes! olive oil 1 (2 pack) … 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

Tomato Basil Soup

Just add grilled cheese . . . (This is another Disney recipe from the Pinocchio Village Haus in the Magic Kingdom aka Disney World.) 4 cups diced Roma tomatoes 1/2 medium white onion, peeled and chopped 4 teaspoons minced garlic 2 cups chicken broth 2 tablespoons cold butter 2 tablespoons flour 1 – 2 teaspoons … Continue reading