Summer Time Spinach Salad with a Creamy Citrus Poppyseed Dressing

Summer Time Spinach Salad with a Creamy Citrus Poppyseed Dressing

It gets hot here in Arizona during the summertime! I am always looking for refreshing lunch and dinners to enjoy that don’t heat up the house! This salad paired with bowtie pasta takes it up a notch and makes it a little heartier. Which means you can enjoy it for dinner as well as lunch! I always love using Stonyfield Greek yogurt to create a creamy dressing to pair my salad with! I love using these 5.3 ounce containers because they are perfectly measured with the right amount of Greek yogurt to make a dressing for my family!  There is …

Cheesy Taco Pasta

Every Sunday night my mom cooks our family dinner. She always goes way above and beyond and has way too much food for the 20 of us. Yes 20 of us eat dinner together every Sunday and yes she cooks enough food for 20 and always has extras. My parents decided this year to buy a cow! They halved it will a friend of theirs and when it got to the right size they had it butchered and cut into lean delicious meat. We had our first taste of ground beef from their cow the past Sunday and boy was …

Easy Pasta Salad

Pasta salad will always remind me of my older sister for some reason. I don’t know if its because she used to always ask my mom to make it for her when we were growing up or what! But for some reason every single time I make it I can’t help but think about her! Pasta salad is one of those things that I feel is good all year around. But it is especially food during BBQ season! Whenever I see a pasta salad at a BBQ or a family gathering I always go to it first and get a …

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

Slow cookers should be a staple in every single home. They make the hard and busy days easier. And the making cooking easier when you want it to be! I am not going to lie I have used plenty of jars of spaghetti sauce in my life time. They are cheap and easy. But with this recipe it is almost as easy as opening a jar of spaghetti sauce and pouring it over noodles. It just takes a little more prep because it does take time to simmer in the crockpot. But it will be worth it! Slow Cooker Spaghetti …

Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs is one of my oldest sons favorite meals. Actually almost any type of pasta is a hit with all my kids! So pasta recipes have become an almost weekly occurrence in our home. I always like to switch up the type of meat in my pasta dishes. Grilled chicken and grilled sliced sausage is a regular but I try to throw in meatballs whenever I can. This recipe for meatballs is very simple and easy. Throw it in your Sous Vide Supreme and they are cooked to the right consistency to make it an easy week night …

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

      With the holiday and holiday food behind us and the cold weather still in full force I always try to mix in a soup every once in a while. I have a few go to soups like my crock pot baked potato soup, toscana soup, chili, and a white chicken chili. I made a few different types of soups a few weeks ago with my mom and her friend gave this amazing gnocchi recipe to her. If you are a gnocchi fan this is a must try! Head over to her blog to get the complete recipe and directions. Plus do …

Pesto Peach Pasta

This pasta may seem a little random to some but these flavors somehow taste amazing together. One of my moms best friends named Jill gave her this pasta recipe. Every recipe I have ever tried of Jill’s is out of this world. This recipe is just that. During the late summer months peaches are ripe everywhere. I order a large box of peaches from Utah that get shipped here and there are gone very very fast. Usually just plain, with cream, or in desserts. That is why every year I throw in this recipe at least once to have a …

The absolute yummiest Baked Spaghetti

Whenever someone calls, text, or emails me to ask me if I have a recipe for a certain thing and I don’t it becomes my mission to try out and create a recipe for what they are looking for. And that is exactly what happened with “Baked Spaghetti.” One of my closest friends asked me if I had a good baked spaghetti recipe the other day and I had to tell her no but just wait and ill figure out something. With a house full of young kids spaghetti for some reason is a dish that they all inhale! I …

Baked Ziti

  Pasta dishes are always a hit in my house! My 5 year old son devours this dish. This recipe is from one of my favorite aunts, Tarrah. Also this recipe makes a ton and is great when cooking for a crowd! Hope you enjoy it as much as our family does! Baked Ziti yields: 8-10 servings 1 lb dry ziti pasta 1 onion, chopped 1 lb lean ground beef or Italian sausage 2 (26 oz.) jars spaghetti sauce 6 ounces provolone cheese, sliced’ 1 1/2 cup sour cream 6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded 2 Tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated Bring …

Crockpot Sausage Spinach Tortellini

Crockpot Sausage and Spinach Tortellini Slow Cooker cheesy tortellini. Similar to crockpot tortellini lasagna! Here are the simple steps to make crockpot tortellini right at home Brown ground sausage over medium heat while breaking into small pieces. Grab crockpot and turn on high. Place tortellini in the bottom, then the cooked sausage, until all ingredients (except mozzarella cheese) in crockpot. Place cream cheese on top so that it doesn’t curdle. Cook for 3-4 hours on high. If you are home stir ingredients all together as many times as possible. Turn crockpot to “warm” or off then take off lid for …