Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Here is a quick one for you.  Great for potlucks, picnics, or week day lunches.  This is really a no-fuss side that if you can boil water, you should have NO problems giving a try! Ingredients 1 lb rotini pasta, al dente (or your favorite pasta salad pasta) 1 16 oz sundried tomato vinaigrette (IContinue reading “Mediterranean Pasta Salad”

Make Now and Freeze For Later

Nesting hit me this weekend.  One day it was in the form of cleaning and the next it took the form of cooking.  Here are the recipes I used to make several casseroles and breakfasts to freeze for later.  And, I have to tell you, having food and meals already taken care of, takes suchContinue reading “Make Now and Freeze For Later”

Chicken Manicotti

Adapted from: Southern Living Need a yummy recipe to make ahead of time and freeze for later?  Or a delicious dinner to bring to a friends house that just had a baby?  This meal is perfect and won’t disappoint.  My chef AND family friends who just had a baby approved this one! The filling isContinue reading “Chicken Manicotti”

Chicken Cacciatore

Adapted from:  Skinny Taste Chicken Cacciatore, such a classic and comforting meal.  Which got me wondering, what exactly is cacciatore?  It turns out, “cacciatore” means “hunter” in Italian.  And preparing a dish “hunter-style” includes tomatoes, herbs, peppers, and wine (optional of course!).  If you are from north Italy you’d use white wine and if you areContinue reading “Chicken Cacciatore”

Creamy Baked Ziti Casserole

Back when I shared this post, I froze the leftover spaghetti sauce.  That’s all gravy, but how many of you freeze food with every intention on eating it in the future and then don’t?  We are guilty of this.  So I was determined to do something with this leftover sauce besides chuck it in theContinue reading “Creamy Baked Ziti Casserole”

Two-Timing Spaghetti Sauce

Today is Nate’s day off and we are going to see Spider Man tonight at the I-Max, double score!  I’m not sure who I’m more excited to see Andrew Garfield or Emma Stone.  Who doesn’t love Emma Stone?  Even though she has become more and more glammed up recently, I still like the girl-next-door lookContinue reading “Two-Timing Spaghetti Sauce”

Lasagna Roll-a-tini

I love when you get a hankering for something in particular.  You have no question in your mind what you want to cook for dinner.  Makes life so much easier!  Last night, I could’ve named my first child lasagna if it meant that was what I would be eating for dinner!   These little roll upsContinue reading “Lasagna Roll-a-tini”

Chicken Mac and Cheese

Source: Better Homes and Gardens Every week is crazy in some way, but some just find away to top all the others.  That was this week for me.  However, I did make this yummy casserole on Monday.  Not the most photogenic casserole in the world, but it was the cheesiest, and that was all IContinue reading “Chicken Mac and Cheese”

Chicken Florentine Artichoke Bake

Source:  Better Homes and Gardens When I think of casseroles the word “classy” does not come to mind.  They are quick, simple, and easy to clean up…perfect for a week night dinner.  I came across this recipe and thought it looked classy enough to make for a dinner party.  So I tested it out andContinue reading “Chicken Florentine Artichoke Bake”