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”

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”

Smoked Tuscan Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Day 15 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge Smoked Tuscan Chicken Pasta made with powdered milk and garlic bread made from the heels of a Italian loaf I had in my freezer. I made a lot so I could stash a couple of portions in my freezer. It freezes really well and it tastes just asContinue reading “Smoked Tuscan Chicken Alfredo Pasta”

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”

Hearty Homestyle Lasagna

I was craving Lasagna, but I made way too much of it. I can finally make my Leftover Lasagna Stuffed Peppers again! And word of the wise, kids love lasagna and sneaking veggies into the sauce is so easy! Hearty Homestyle Lasagna Servings: 6 Cooking Time: 2 hours 1 pound lean Ground Beef 1 poundContinue reading “Hearty Homestyle Lasagna”

Zippy Hamburger & Macaroni Soup

I accidentally opened the wrong side of the Cayenne pepper shaker and I’m kinda glad I did! It was stinking good and perfect for a cold, hazy day like today. Added bonus, my sinuses are now clear! Zippy Hamburger & Macaroni Soup Servings: 6 Cooking Time: 2 Hours 2 pounds lean Ground Beef 1 largeContinue reading “Zippy Hamburger & Macaroni Soup”

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”

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”

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”