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

Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce

I gotta be honest . . . I didn’t love this but the hubs was all over it. I like this sauce better which is made with Roma tomatoes. 4 cups cherry tomatoes, stems removed 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/3 cup fresh basil 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder salt and pepper 1 … Continue reading

Pasta with Artichokes

Oh pasta, I would it eat every day if my family would too but they won’t. 12 ounces pasta 1/4 cup olive oil 1 (10 oz) package frozen artichoke hearts, thawed or 10 oz bottled artichoke hearts, drained 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed 1 (15 oz) can white beans, drained and rinsed 1 (15 … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Italian Meatball Soup

Good, easy, hearty winter soup.  That is all. 1 (16 oz) bag frozen cooked Italian meatballs, thawed 2 cups beef flavored broth 1 cup water 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained 1 (19 oz) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1 tablespoon dried onion 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning Parmesan … 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

Summer Squash and Onions with Tomatoes

This was so delicious and so easy!  Another great recipe for enjoying all the summer produce from your garden. 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 – 2 onions, chopped or sliced 2 – 3 zucchini, chopped or sliced 2 – 3 yellow squash, chopped or sliced 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes with … Continue reading

Tomato Salad with Pancetta Crisps

This salad is an easy and yummy way to use up some garden produce! 6 thin slices pancetta or bacon 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil salt and pepper 3 large tomatoes, chopped 1 English cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced 1/2 red onion, chopped 1  Preheat oven to 350.  Place pancetta or bacon … Continue reading

Zucchini Salsa

I know exactly what you’re thinking – #1 She has gotten way out of control with this zucchini thing and #2 that doesn’t look very appetizing! Let me explain, I found this recipe for zucchini salsa and decided why not since my kitchen is covered in zucchini and so I gave it a try and … Continue reading