Spicy Thai Peanut Lo Mein

Spicy Thai Peanut Lo Mein is one of my favorite side dishes! Pasta + Satay = Yes, please! It’s rich, creamy, pasta-y and delicious! You can add whatever vegetables you like best, but I love cabbage, onion and zucchini.  16 oz. Thin Spaghetti 1 cup Onion; chopped 2 cups Cabbage; shredded 1 cup Zucchini; choppedContinue reading “Spicy Thai Peanut Lo Mein”

Cajun Shrimp Pasta Bake

I love this dish! It’s easy to make, quick and packed with flavor. I originally made it with kielbasa that I rendered in the oven until crispy, but my husband was adamant that it would be way better with shrimp. Wouldn’t you know it, he was right! I had some leftover country style gravy thatContinue reading “Cajun Shrimp Pasta Bake”

Cincinatti Style Smoky Chili

It’s a bit nippy out so dinner tonight really hit the spot! Smoky Chili done Cincinnati style. It makes a great freezer meal, so I always make a ton of it and store it for those days where I don’t have time to cook. 1 ½ lbs Ground Beef 1 lb Italian Sausage 1 teaspoonContinue reading “Cincinatti Style Smoky Chili”

Creamy Tuscan Salmon Pasta

Another cold and dreary day calls for salmon, cream and pasta! I just made a fresh batch of chicken bone broth and it added amazing flavor to the simple cream sauce. Andrew gave me an A on this one!! Salmon: 3 lbs Salmon Filet 1 Tablespoon Seasoned Salt 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika 1 teaspoon GarlicContinue reading “Creamy Tuscan Salmon Pasta”

Bacon & Spinach Stuffed Shells

This really hit the spot tonight! The addition of bacon was spot on and added a little smokiness to the filling (along with the smoked paprika). I’m going to be making these with Italian sausage next time and I’m really excited!  6 oz. Jumbo Shells (about 20 shells) 24 oz. Marinara Sauce  1 ½ cupsContinue reading “Bacon & Spinach Stuffed Shells”

Fried Ravioli with Pesto Alfredo

I found some ravioli in the bottom of my freezer and thought I’d give fried Ravioli a go. I made a Pesto Alfredo to go with them and it ended up being a match made in heaven! You can use frozen or fresh ravioli and it works great! Ravioli: 1 lb Frozen Ravioli; defrosted 1Continue reading “Fried Ravioli with Pesto Alfredo”

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 a bigContinue 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. Pasta: 16 oz. Fettuccine Pasta 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil — Shrimp: 2 lbsContinue 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. 1 lb Ground BeefContinue 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”