Easy Caprese Pasta Salad

Come on Summer, you can do it! 16 oz box of pasta, cooked and drained according to package directions 8 oz chopped Roma tomatoes 8 oz Mozzarella, cut into bite size pieces 1/2 cup fresh chopped basil 1/4 cup pesto 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar salt and pepper Combine all ingredients in … Continue reading

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