Pasta

Weeknight Meal Solution:  30 Minute Pasta With Meat Sauce Recipe | Traditional Italian Ragu Recipe

Weeknight Meal Solution: 30 Minute Pasta With Meat Sauce Recipe | Traditional Italian Ragu Recipe

If you’re looking for a quick and easy week night meat solution, this 30 minute pasta with meat sauce is the recipe for you!  This recipe uses leftover crockpot spaghetti sauce, but if you don’t have any leftover, or are looking to start from scratch, […]

12 Kid-Friendly Recipes To Make With Spaghetti Sauce | One Recipe For Homemade Spaghetti Sauce and Endless Dinner Possibilities

12 Kid-Friendly Recipes To Make With Spaghetti Sauce | One Recipe For Homemade Spaghetti Sauce and Endless Dinner Possibilities

It all starts with a foolproof recipe for homemade spaghetti sauce, and the possibilities are endless!  Homemade spaghetti sauce is a great way to feed a crowd on a budget or to stretch out your grocery budget.   This basic recipe for homemade spaghetti sauce […]

20-Minute Kid-Friendly Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Recipe

20-Minute Kid-Friendly Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Recipe

I love quick and easy meals.  Pasta is a staple in our house, but we don’t always want spaghetti sauce every time we have pasta, and that is how this recipe was born.  I looked in my fridge, freezer and pantry, and scooped out the […]

60-Minute Kid-Friendly Vegetarian Dinner Idea:  Quick and Easy Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

60-Minute Kid-Friendly Vegetarian Dinner Idea: Quick and Easy Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

I originally posted this recipe in 2013, and since then have cooked it probably about 100 times.  The original post wasn’t too pretty, so I added some new photos, and updated the recipe just a little. This recipe alone is the reason I am not […]

30 Minute Dinner Idea!  Pepperoni Pizza Lasagna Roll Recipe

30 Minute Dinner Idea! Pepperoni Pizza Lasagna Roll Recipe

I wanted to add something new to our weekly menu, and at the same time, use up a couple things in the fridge and pantry.  I always have spaghetti sauce in the fridge, and it just so happened that this week I had leftover cheese, […]

Give Spaghetti and Meatballs A New Twist with Surprise Meatballs!  Easy Kid- Approved Cheese Stuffed Meatballs Recipe

Give Spaghetti and Meatballs A New Twist with Surprise Meatballs! Easy Kid- Approved Cheese Stuffed Meatballs Recipe

This is another family recipe that has been passed down from D.J.’s grandma, to his Mom, and then to D.J., and finally, D.J. taught me this recipe.  I love these family recipes, I like to channel D.J.’s Mom when I make anything that uses her […]

Leftover Chicken?  Try This Easy Kid-Friendly 60-Minute Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe

Leftover Chicken? Try This Easy Kid-Friendly 60-Minute Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe

I LOVE this recipe.  It uses leftover chicken, and is ready is less than an hour making it the perfect weeknight dinner solution!  It tastes like chicken pot pie, and chicken noodle soup had a baby, and the baby is this delicious, creamy casserole!   […]

20 Minute Dinner Idea – Easy Pasta with Bacon and Peas Recipe

20 Minute Dinner Idea – Easy Pasta with Bacon and Peas Recipe

I wrote this recipe and send it out about 6 months ago.  Since then, I have made this many of times, and have changed a few things, so I decided to rewrite and repost this recipe with all of the delicious changes, and more pictures […]

Easy Homemade Manicotti and Marinara Sauce Recipe with Pomi Strained Tomatoes

Easy Homemade Manicotti and Marinara Sauce Recipe with Pomi Strained Tomatoes

When D.J. and I started dating, one the very first thing he made for me was spaghetti with his mouthwatering, family recipe for Sunday gravy.  There were tender, melt in your mouth pieces of pork floating throughout and big cloves of perfectly roasted garlic.  It […]

Leftover Pasta?  Try This Baked Ziti Recipe – Perfect Meatless Monday Meal

Leftover Pasta? Try This Baked Ziti Recipe – Perfect Meatless Monday Meal

Do you have that one recipe that you always seem to turn to?  For me, it’s always my crockpot spaghetti sauce.  I can use this recipe to make lasagna, mini spaghetti pie’s, manicotti, ravioli, just plain ol’ pasta or even homemade pizza but I always […]

Easy Homemade Ravioli

Easy Homemade Ravioli

Homemade ravioli is actually pretty easy to make, believe it or not.  I was scared the first time I made raviolis myself, but if you follow these simple steps you can have delicious homemade ravioli on your table in only about an hour.   The […]

Grandma’s Spaghetti Sauce | Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Grandma’s Spaghetti Sauce | Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

I love this recipe.  I cook it at least once a week, and it was the first thing that D.J. made for me when we started dating.  I always knew that I’d marry an Italian boy, but this recipe really sealed the deal.  There is […]

Simple Cheesy Lasagna Recipe | Quite Simply The ONLY Lasagna Recipe You’ll Ever Need

Simple Cheesy Lasagna Recipe | Quite Simply The ONLY Lasagna Recipe You’ll Ever Need

I understand this is a pretty bold statement, but after one bite of this classic cheesy layered lasagna, you’ll see why!  I have been on an Italian food kick lately, and I’m okay with that.  DJ and I have been thinking of all of the […]

Easy Dinner Idea – 20 Minute Mini Spaghetti Pie Recipe

Easy Dinner Idea – 20 Minute Mini Spaghetti Pie Recipe

Does your family have that one recipe that they always end up turning to in a dinner crunch, or when you just can’t think of what the heck to make for dinner?  For our family, that is our spaghetti sauce (why I haven’t written a better […]

January 4th Is National Spaghetti Day!  Celebrate with Homemade Spaghetti and Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce!

January 4th Is National Spaghetti Day! Celebrate with Homemade Spaghetti and Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce!

Today is National Spaghetti Day, but really, do we need a holiday for excuse to cozy up to a bowl?   To honor the holiday, try our favorite spaghetti recipe.  The spaghetti sauce recipe was given to me by DJ’s Italian grandma and best of all, […]

30 Minute Meal – Pasta with Hot Chile Pepper Pesto, Zucchini & White Beans Recipe | Vegetarian Dinner Idea

30 Minute Meal – Pasta with Hot Chile Pepper Pesto, Zucchini & White Beans Recipe | Vegetarian Dinner Idea

I can’t recall if the original version of this recipe came from Food Network magazine, or from Rachael Ray, or what, but it looked delicious, and I had to try it.  This dish perfect for a weeknight meal, t is hearty and is ready in […]