Tag: pasta

15-minute Homemade Chicken and Dumpling Soup

15-minute Homemade Chicken and Dumpling Soup

15-minute Homemade Chicken and Dumpling Soup — Momming is hard. That’s why we need a few really good 15-minute hacks to make mealtime doable and delicious.

Easy One-Pan Skillet Lasagna

Easy One-Pan Skillet Lasagna

My whole family loves this recipe – so easy to put together on a busy night PLUS so hearty and delicious. One pot meals are my most fave. Easy to make – easy to eat – easy to clean! YAY YAY!

Million Dollar Mac Bake

Million Dollar Mac Bake

This little recipe needs to be tucked away for that moment dinnertime has snuck up on you. A semi-stocked pantry and fridge should have just about everything you need to get this yummy, satisfying meal on the table in under an hour — AND with just the effort of boiling some pasta, mixing in a few ingredients and baking to bubbly, gooey perfection. Continue reading Million Dollar Mac Bake

Fast and Easy Cheesy Enchilada Stove-Top Pasta

Fast and Easy Cheesy Enchilada Stove-Top Pasta

Seems like “busy” and “dinnertime” have become best friends lately. We are rushed from appointments to lessons to practice to complete assignments and tweak projects. Throw in some pretty weather that keeps you outside more than in and the ever present desire to stare at 

Mezze Paccheri with Spring Peas & Candied Bacon in a Simple Parmesan Cream Sauce

Mezze Paccheri with Spring Peas & Candied Bacon in a Simple Parmesan Cream Sauce

This simple pasta dish has saved the day for many family meals. It seems like we most often enjoy this for Sunday dinner. Now that I have mentioned “Sunday dinner”, I will go ahead and invite you to join our family debate.

Hearty Italian Herbed Tomato & Meat Sauce w/ Semo Conchiglie ((Part 2 of 3 “Tasty Meals for Tired Travelers”))

Hearty Italian Herbed Tomato & Meat Sauce w/ Semo Conchiglie ((Part 2 of 3 “Tasty Meals for Tired Travelers”))

Before you run for the hills, muttering things about how “Semo Conchiglie” is not among the list of things you consider making when you are tired, just take out those words and replace them with “Macaroni”. Thanks to T.J. Maxx, I have access to “fancy” noodles — and oh how I LOVE fancy noodles. Continue reading Hearty Italian Herbed Tomato & Meat Sauce w/ Semo Conchiglie ((Part 2 of 3 “Tasty Meals for Tired Travelers”))

Lemon & Caper Cream Sauce

Lemon & Caper Cream Sauce

During a typical week, a jar of pasta sauce can be a real life-saver when it comes to dinnertime. I have shared my very most favorite jarred pasta sauce brand previously ((HERE)). As much as I love the tried and true tomato-based pasta sauce, there 

Mezzi Paccheri with Spring Peas & Candied Bacon

Mezzi Paccheri with Spring Peas & Candied Bacon

About 5 years ago, I found myself in a predicament ((I imagine most moms find themselves in)). Dinnertime was upon us and there I was – AGAIN begging my kids to eat something green. This time the something green was peas. All four were mid-refusals 

Strascinati Pugliesi with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce & Crisp Candied Bacon :: Another Food for a Year recipe for Sinkology!

Strascinati Pugliesi with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce & Crisp Candied Bacon :: Another Food for a Year recipe for Sinkology!

With the first bite, this delicious pasta will knock the socks right off of your feet — or at least it will make you want to lick your bowl, the serving spoon and the saucepot. It buckled my knees – in that “did I just make this?!” sort of way that happens when I strike recipe gold. Continue reading Strascinati Pugliesi with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce & Crisp Candied Bacon :: Another Food for a Year recipe for Sinkology!

Toasted Walnut & Garden-Fresh Sweet Basil Pesto ((Homemade))

Toasted Walnut & Garden-Fresh Sweet Basil Pesto ((Homemade))

It has been a tough season for the garden! I had one squash to harvest ((boo to the squash bugs)), a few beets, pithy radishes galore, not one bean and the tomatoes have begrudgingly produced – if that is even possible. But a few things 

Summer Seafood Pasta — where’s the beach??!

Summer Seafood Pasta — where’s the beach??!

Between the simple and perfectly cooked colorful veggies & the sweet & salty shrimp and scallops ((also perfectly cooked)) – I am not sure there is another bite of food that can blast your mind into summer on the beach than a bite of this 

Super Cheesy Double Meat Baked Spaghetti

Super Cheesy Double Meat Baked Spaghetti

With the first bite of this baked spaghetti, I thought to myself “why has it been so long since I made this for dinner??”. I quickly answered my question — which, as I look back on this convo– makes me realize: not only am I talking to myself; I am admitting it publicly. Is that a good picture of a mom’s life or what?!

So – here is my answer: “Wow, this is so good, I can’t quit eating it. Now I remember why it’s been off the menu for so long!! It makes my pants tight!”.
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