Bolognese Baked Ziti

Dinner tonight was Baked Ziti using the marinara I made the other day and I ate entirely too much of it. 😬 I know traditional baked ziti doesn’t usually have meat or veggies in it, but what can I say, I’m a meat eater! 🤣 Bolognese Baked Ziti Servings: 7 Cooking Time: 30 Minutes •Continue reading “Bolognese Baked Ziti”

Quick Marinara Sauce

This sauce is so versatile! It’s amazing in Steak Pizzaoila, Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti or Baked Ziti! While it may not be a traditional Italian recipe, its still delicious! This is the quick version of my from scratch version that takes upwards of 5 hours to make and uses fresh Roma tomatoes. But weeknights can beContinue reading “Quick Marinara Sauce”

Pesto Chicken Pasta

Simple 20 minute dinner tonight because today’s been crazy and my tank’s on empty. Pulled a jar of homemade pesto out of the freezer and it was fresh as the day I made it. Here’s a picture of the loaf I made yesterday and promised a picture of. The second loaf definitely came out betterContinue reading “Pesto Chicken Pasta”

Classic Tuna Casserole

The humble Tuna Casserole. 6 simple, inexpensive ingredients that come together to form a childhood favorite! ❤️ Classic Tuna Casserole • 12 ounces Canned Tuna; drained• 10.5 ounces Cream of Mushroom• 10.5 ounces Skim Milk• 4 cups Egg Noodles• 1 cup Frozen Peas• 1 cup Sour Cream Cheddar Chips; crushed 1. Preheat oven to 350°F.2.Continue reading “Classic Tuna Casserole”

Leftover Chili Spaghetti

Leftover spaghetti and chili from dinners passed? What’s a girl to do! Make Chili Spaghetti, of course! It was amazing! Definitely going to be doing this again next time I make chili. Chili Spaghetti • Leftover Chili• Pasta; cooked and drained• 1 cup Cheddar• Parsley for garnish 1. Preheat oven to 375°F.2. Layer pasta onContinue reading “Leftover Chili Spaghetti”

American Goulash

I haven’t made American Goulash (not to be confused with Hungarian Goulash) in a hot minute, which is surprising because it’s one of my favorite childhood dishes. Beef, pasta, herbs, chicken stock? Yes, please! It’s such a hearty dish that is amazing on a winter night! Or a spring night. Or a summer night. 🤣IContinue reading “American Goulash”

Midnight Manicotti

I’ll call it Midnight Manicotti! ❤️ I normally make my marinara from scratch, but the empty jar of Prego sitting in my fridge makes me think that’s not the case this go ‘round. Midnight Manicotti • 1 package Manicotti Pasta• 2 cups Marinara Sauce• 1 cup Parmesan • 3 cups Ricotta Cheese• 2 large Eggs•Continue reading “Midnight Manicotti”

Homemade Hamburger Helper

I had a weird craving for Hamburger Helper! It takes just as long to make as the boxed variety and it’s so much fresher! The veggies really make this dish and you can chop them up very finely if you have finicky kids. They’ll never know! Homemade Hamburger Helper • 1 lb Ground Beef• 1/2Continue reading “Homemade Hamburger Helper”

Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein

I made this for years using expensive Chinese Chow Mein noodles. $4 for 6 oz seemed a bit steep. Especially because I make it every other week. I decided to use thin spaghetti one night and never looked back. 🤣 $1 for 16 oz? Yes, please! So while it might not be 100% authentic, itContinue reading “Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein”

Swedish Meatballs

So today I decided to make something that I’ve always wondered about. Swedish Meatballs! I looked up numerous recipes and pulled from each what I thought would suit my preferences. It’s definitely not 100% authentic, but it was darn good! I was pleasantly surprised at how well the spices paired with the creamy, tangy sauceContinue reading “Swedish Meatballs”