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

Pasta Romano with Bacon and Broccoli

Looks delicious right?  It was! 2 tablespoons salt 1 pound pasta, I used ziti 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon black pepper 4 garlic cloves, pressed or minced 2 heads broccoli, cut into bite size pieces 2 plum tomatoes, sliced 2 oz (1 cup) shredded pecorino Romano cheese 1 oz (1/2 cup) shredded Parmesan cheese … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Pesto Minestrone

I used to hate pesto as a kid, now I can’t get enough of it!  If you’re like me, then you’ll love this soup! 2 carrots, sliced 2 leeks, white and green parts, halved lengthwise, sliced and rinsed (I used a chopped onion instead) 2 – 3 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1″ cubes … Continue reading

Chili Tortilla Bake

This made a pretty big pan and it was gone the next day.  Thinking about making it again soon.  It was that good! 1 pound hamburger 2 (8 oz each) cans tomato sauce 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup frozen corn or 1 (15 oz) can corn, drained 1 (4 … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Hamburger Minestrone

It has felt like Spring here in Utah until this past weekend when we got so much snow!  So a nice hearty soup was called for to combat the chill and this one fit the bill. 1 pound hamburger 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 cup diced onion 1 cup peeled and sliced carrots … Continue reading

Skinny Italian Sausage Soup

Betty Crocker comes through again!  This is a great soup for a cold winter’s night dinner. 1 roll of Jimmy Dean Pork Italian Sausage 2 large russet potatoes, cut into cubes (about 4 cups) 1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup) 2 cloves garlic, pressed 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper … 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