BLT Mac & Cheese

When the kids activities kick into high gear one of the first things that is affected is dinner time. After school schedules get so jammed packed there it seems the only option is to head to the fast food joint again. With a little planning you can skip the fast food and cook a meal […]

Teriyaki Beef Noodle Bowl

You know those meals that you wish afterwards had a little more zing. Yes, even we have those occasionally. Well just last week I made an Oriental Noodle Recipe that while it was ok it just wasn’t, how do I put it… Tasty. It was lacking some zing, some zip, some flavor. And talk about […]

Campanelle with Italian Sausage, Peppers and Tomatoes

Time is short…you need to get dinner on the table fast! Sound familiar? We all know it too well. This recipe for Campanelle with Italian Sausage, Peppers and Tomatoes goes together in a snap and on the table in less than 30 minutes! This Italian dish is bursting with flavor, but uses simple ingredients. Cook […]

Beefy Noodle Casserole

Casseroles are the best invention known to man… okay maybe not the best but you’ve got to admit it ranks up there with sliced bread. Combining ingredients into one delicious pan that can go straight from the oven to the table is pure genius and this Beefy Noodle Casserole is just plain delicious as well. […]

Classic Spaghetti with Meatballs: Weekly Menu Plan

Our family has many favorite meals, many of them are probably similar to meals that your family enjoys also. Classic Spaghetti with Meatballs is probably one of the top choices. It’s one of those meals that you can put on the table when you are in a hurry, or with a little more time, make […]

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 […]

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, […]

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