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

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

Shipwreck Stew

Seemed like a good dinner to make during these crazy quarantine times and bonus, it was really good.  The men in my house in particular really liked it, probably because it was quite hearty. 2 pounds ground beef 5 – 7 potatoes, peeled or unpeeled, sliced thin or cubed 1 onion, sliced thin or chopped … Continue reading

Mexican Skillet Dinner

30 Minute Meal  – check One Pot Meal – check Yummy – check Quarantine Cooking – check 12 ounces chorizo or pork sausage 2 cups frozen whole kernel corn or 1 can of corn, drained 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained 1 cup uncooked instant rice 1/2 cup water 2 teaspoons chili powder 1/2 … Continue reading

Tomato Basil Gemelli Skillet

Don’t you just love a good one pot, 30 minute meal? I know I do! 1 (28 oz) can whole peeled tomatoes, undrained and cut up 12 ounces uncooked cavatelli, gemelli or rotini pasta 1 (14.5 oz) can chicken or vegetable broth 1/4 cup water 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning … Continue reading

Chili Pasta Skillet

Yummy – check One Pot – check 30 Minutes – check 1 pound hamburger 1 onion, chopped 1 (15 oz) can red kidney beans, black beans, or red beans, rinsed and drained 1 (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce 1/2 cup uncooked elbow macaroni 1 (4 oz) can diced green … Continue reading

Fiesta Chicken Pasta Bake

Finally had a day off from work and vacation to get in the kitchen and make some dinner, felt good, tasted even better! 16 oz pasta, I used rotini 1 cup salsa 1 cup sour cream 1 tablespoon taco seasoning 1 (15 oz) can corn, drained 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed … Continue reading

Easy Taco Melts

Here’s a quick and yummy spin on taco night for you. 1 pound ground beef 1 (1 oz) package taco seasoning 2/3 cup water 1/2 cup thick and chunky salsa 1 (8 count) refrigerated biscuits 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Mexican blend cheese toppings – sour cream, salsa, guacamole 1  Heat oven to 375.  … Continue reading

One Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken Pasta

The good – fast, easy, delicious, one pot. The bad – gone too fast. 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 – 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped or pressed garlic 1 (32 oz) carton chicken … Continue reading