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

Fast No Fuss Pasta

I don’t think I’ve mentioned it but we’ve been in the process of moving into a new house the past few weeks and mealtime has become mostly takeout which to be honest I’m getting sick of plus it’s no good for the waistline!  The other night I just decided it was time to stop unpacking … Continue reading

Chili Pasta Skillet

It was so cold yesterday and today is even colder, comfort food was in order last night for dinner and this fit the bill, tasty and easy and quick! 1 pound hamburger 1 onion, chopped 1 (15 oz) can red kidney, black or red beans, drained and rinsed 1 (14 1/2 oz) can diced tomatoes, … Continue reading

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

I threw this together the other day, trying to use the grape tomatoes and zucchini from our garden.  It was delicious! salad 1 – 2 bags (16 oz each) pasta 1/2 – 1 diced red onion 1 small jar or 1/2 large jar artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 1 – 2 cups grape tomatoes, cut … Continue reading

Spinach Artichoke Dip Chicken Casserole

Who doesn’t love Spinach Artichoke Dip?  Who wouldn’t love it for dinner?  With pasta?  And chicken?  YUM!!! 1 pound pasta, cooked according to package directions 1 (24 oz) jar Alfredo sauce 1 (10 oz) container Spinach Artichoke and Parmesan Dip and Spread (I used the La Terra Fina brand that you can find at Costco) … Continue reading

Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti Casserole

We had a Spaghetti Dinner and Cake/Dessert Auction at church to raise funds for the teenagers camps and activities and I ended up helping with the food, I’m sure you’re all shocked by this!  Someone had the great idea (I think it was Alisha) to do this baked spaghetti instead of just regular spaghetti and … Continue reading