Penne Pasta with Italian Sausage

As Summer begins, our cooking turns from comfort food to quick and easy meals. This Penne Pasta with Italian Sausage goes together in about 20 minutes and can be easily changed to suit your taste. The original recipe from Betty Crocker uses Ham, but since we had some leftover Italian Sausage from the Sausage Potato […]

Mom’s Homemade Egg Noodles

In honor of our Moms, Doug and I wanted to share with you a couple of their recipes that we remember growing up. A few days ago, Doug shared his Mom’s Strawberry Freezer Jam recipe and today I’m sharing my Mom’s Homemade Egg Noodles. My Mom was a wonderful cook, baker and gardener. Her yard […]

Easy Chicken Parmesan

We love pasta and chicken so you would think that Chicken Parmesan would be something that we regularly make for dinner. After making this last night I can guarantee this will get a place in next month’s menu plan. We haven’t made this in a long time so I searched around and came across an easy […]

Wolfgang Puck Italian Sauces Giveaway

Recently we were invited to try the NEW Wolfgang Puck Italian Sauces and we put one of them to the test with this Easy Chicken Parmesan. Each variety was developed using many of the same ingredients that Chef Puck uses in his world famous restaurants and include 100% natural, distinctive varieties like Tomato Basil, Four Cheese, […]

Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

We have talked before about how pasta makes a great budget friendly dinner. Adding your own Homemade Spaghetti Sauce is super easy and taste lots better than the store bought sauce. All this week we are sharing some “back to basics” recipes, the Tuna Macaroni Casserole is always a hit at our house, and we […]

Fried Tortellini: Food on a Stick

We finish up our week with these delicious Fried Tortellini! They are perfect for a quick weeknight meal, snack for Family Movie Night and of course, great for your Tailgating Party. After checking out some of the fabulous recipes from Matt Armendariz’s book On A Stick I couldn’t wait to try frying up some pasta, […]

Easy Stuffed Shells and Menu Plan

With the boys back in school, getting dinner on the table in a hurry is a must. Between all the boy’s school demands, homework, sports and get together’s finding the time to sit down for a family dinner can be the last thing on everyone’s mind. But what better way to catch up on all […]

Mini Penne with Cherry Tomatoes

Pasta dishes don’t always have to be weighed down with a heavy sauce, especially during the summer. And summer is a great time to plan a lighter meal and this Mini Penne with Cherry Tomatoes is perfect. Pasta is one of our family’s favorite meal, whether it’s the main course or paired with meat or […]

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