Sausage and Sun-dried Tomato Stuffed Shells

Sausage and Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Shells Stuffed Shells..they are definitely a pasta I don’t make often. Usually pasta dishes are on those nights when I forgot what I had planned for dinner and I throw in some pasta to boil while I figure out a sauce to go with them! But the other day I woke up and knew it was going to be a crazy busy day. So I made dinner at 8 am. Yup..it happens often at my house! Having dinner prepped and ready to go in the morning right after breakfast allows me to check it off …

No Boil Slow Cooker Loaded Pasta

For the past year I have owned a food truck with my mom. It has brought all of busy days and nights! The only way I have been able to stay on top of dinner for my family is by meal planning every Sunday night, followed by Walmart groceries To Go pick up every Monday morning, and lots of slow cooker meals! I always have a hard time finding a variety of slow cooker meals! Ones that don’t have cream of chicken or something like that and that my husband can serve my family while I am gone at night …

Sausage and Spinach Pesto Baked Ziti

    Pasta is made almost weekly in our home. I am always trying to mix up the ways that I serve it. Over the holiday break I made a lot of my baked ziti. It is a favorite of everyone but I was wanting to mix it up a little bit! I had bought some pesto for a spread on BLT’s for dinner and spinach for a romaine/spinach mix for my favorite Loaded Italian Salad. I try to use my weekly groceries as best as possible so I added the extra pesto and extra spinach that I had and …

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!  …

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 Recipe

Easy Pasta Salad Recipe The most delicious pasta salad you will ever have! Check out the ingredients I use every time to create this masterpiece.   Pasta salad will always remind me of my older sister for some reason. I don’t know if it’s because she used to always ask my mom to make for her when we were growing up or what! Every single time I make pasta salad I can’t help but think about her! Pasta salad is one of those meals I feel like is good and acceptable to make for any time throughout the year. Especially …

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 …

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 …

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 …