Meatball Pesto Pasta

My go-to “I don’t want to cook” dinner. 4 simple ingredients: pasta, pesto, meatballs and parmesan cheese. I had a tomato I needed to use, so I chopped that up and tossed it in too. A simple chopped salad and homemade dinner rolls I had stashed in my freezer on the side. 😂 Making aContinue reading “Meatball Pesto Pasta”

Smokey Cajun Shrimp Pasta

My baby brother wanted shrimp and I wanted pasta. I’ve seen Cajun Shrimp Pasta before and figured you can’t go wrong with cajun spices, smoked shrimp, pasta and a cream sauce. ❤️ So, here’s my take. Naturally it has bacon and smoked paprika. 😂  Smokey Cajun Shrimp Pasta Servings: 5 Cooking Time: 45 Minutes Pasta:Continue reading “Smokey Cajun Shrimp Pasta”

Rigatoni Ricotta Bolognese

It’s Taco Tuesday, so naturally I made pasta. 😂 I was craving something bright and acidic, so Rigatoni Ricotta Bolognese it is. ❤️ Can you really go wrong with pasta, though? Ricotta Bolognese is one of my favorite Italian sauces. It’s hearty, rich and warms you to straight to your core. Rigatoni Ricotta Bolognese Servings:Continue reading “Rigatoni Ricotta Bolognese”

Cheesy Beef & Broccoli Shells

Day 38 of my #PantryChallenge Quick and easy dinner tonight. Cheesy Beef & Broccoli Shells! It would have been leagues better if I’d had whole milk and fresh broccoli on hand, but what can ya do. It’s really easy, inexpensive and kids love it! Definitely one of my favorite weeknight meals. Cheesy Beef & BroccoliContinue reading “Cheesy Beef & Broccoli Shells”

Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs and Spaghetti Melts

I made Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs and Spaghetti Melts for dinner. ❤️ They are so good! Turkey meatballs require a little bit of finesse because they don’t like the keep their shape, but the egg helps with that when they’re cooking. If you rub oil over your hands while you’re shaping them, they won’t stick.Continue reading “Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs and Spaghetti Melts”

Ginger Rainbow Chard & Beef Soup

I’m still feeling a bit under the weather, so this will definitely help! It’s delicious and wonderful for sick days. The broth it creates is beautifully light and all those vegetables are jam packed with nutrients. Ginger Rainbow Chard & Beef Soup Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 1 Hour 10 Minutes 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil 1Continue reading “Ginger Rainbow Chard & Beef Soup”

Beef Miso Ramen

I’ve never actually made Ramen that didn’t come in a styrofoam cup. This is way more nutritious and heart healthy, not to mention more satisfying to eat. The textures are wonderful! It was so much fun and I’ll definitely be making it again! Beef Miso Ramen Servings: 2 Cooking Time: 20 Minutes 4 oz. FlankContinue reading “Beef Miso Ramen”

Hawaiian Mac Salad

When I was vacationing with my family in Maui years back everything was served with this amazing Macaroni Salad, locally referred to simply as Mac Salad. It varies from its mainland cousin with its lack of mustard and minimal vinegar. It’s a simple and amazing recipe that is my go-to potluck recipe! It comes togetherContinue reading “Hawaiian Mac Salad”

Classic Beef Stroganoff

My goodness! I totally forgot how much I love Beef Stroganoff! 🤤 My apartment smells divine! I opted for a more traditional recipe this time. Served with some Beef Pirozhkis. ❤️ As always, it’s not traditional because I love tinkering with recipes too much. Classic Beef Stroganoff Servings: 6 Cooking Time: 2 hours 3 lb Chuck Roast; cubed 1/4Continue reading “Classic Beef Stroganoff”

Italian Dressed Pork and Vegetables

I love homemade Italian Dressing! The flavor is so much more amazing than anything you can find bottled in stores and you can pronounce all of it’s ingredients, which is always a plus in my book. This was such a delicious, inexpensive and quick meal! Just 30 minutes and dinner is served. It goes great over aContinue reading “Italian Dressed Pork and Vegetables”