Meatball Soup

This was pretty easy to make (especially if you use frozen meatballs) and the boys in my house loved it! 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup chopped carrots 3 cloves garlic 1 pound fully cooked meatballs, frozen or homemade 32 oz beef broth 28 oz diced tomatoes … Continue reading

Lighter Mediterranean Pasta Bake

One word – YUM! 8 oz uncooked bowtie pasta (about 3 cups) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1″ cubes 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped onions 1 small zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and then into 1/4″ slices (about 1 1/2 cups) 2 jars … 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

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

Italian Sausage Pasta

I made this for dinner last night and there was only a tiny lit bit left over, the sign of a really good dinner! 16 oz pasta 1 pound milk bulk Italian sausage 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 1/2 teaspoons minced or pressed garlic 2 cans Italian stewed tomatoes, drained and chopped 1/2 cup heavy … Continue reading

Pasta Fagioli

This soup is delicious, easy, and fast so it’s a triple win! 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 1 celery stalk, chopped 3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced 2 bay leaves 3 (15 oz each) cans diced tomatoes 2 (14.5 oz each) cans vegetable broth 2 (14 oz each) cans cannellini … Continue reading