Posts Tagged ‘pasta’

Spaghetti Squash Pasta Substitute

posted by Andrea | 11/25/2014 | 22 comments

Pasta is one of my favorite comfort foods. Thankfully, Dave and Nora share my love for this super frugal, super simple weeknight meal.

However, I recently had the desire to try substituting Spaghetti Squash for pasta in some of our favorite recipes… and today, I’m sharing our thoughts on this healthier swap!

One-Skillet Chicken Parmesan

posted by Andrea | 11/5/2014 | 19 comments

If you’re look for a relatively simple, yet very hearty meal, add this Chicken Parmesan to your upcoming meal plan!

5-Minute Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

posted by Andrea | 10/21/2014 | 13 comments

When it comes to comfort foods like homemade macaroni and cheese, simple is often better… right?

Today, I’m sharing another super simple slow cooker recipe that literally takes 5 minutes to toss the ingredients in. A few hours later, dinner is served!

Chicken, Bacon, Pesto Pasta

posted by Andrea | 10/8/2014 | 18 comments

A couple months ago, a reader shared a delicious pasta recipe with me. I tweaked it a bit, simplified it A LOT, and came up with a super simple, very delicious Chicken, Bacon, Pesto Pasta that even Nora devoured!

If you’re looking for quick week-night meal that will please the whole family, keep reading…

Lasagna Pasta Bake

posted by Andrea | 07/29/2014 | 27 comments

Our family loves lasagna — however, I don’t always love making lasagna because it makes such a big mess.

So in an effort to please the family and make life a little easier on myself, I came up with this “lasagna-like” recipe. It’s a simple, delicious recipe that tastes just like lasagna but without all the work!

Savory Sausage Pasta Bake

posted by Andrea | 04/3/2013 | 15 comments

I’ve posted a bunch of pasta recipes already — but was surprised I hadn’t posted this recipe for Savory Sausage Pasta Bake. It was one of my all-time favorite recipes growing up — and although I’ve adapted it a bit from my mom’s recipe, it’s still one of our favorite weeknight meals.

If you’re a big pasta lover (and don’t like to spend all day preparing for dinner), you’ll definitely want to save this recipe!

Simple, Homemade Meatballs

posted by Andrea | 11/12/2012 | 21 comments

I’ve mentioned (just a few times) that Dave and I really love pasta! So for as much as I love pasta, you might be shocked to know that I’ve NEVER made homemade meatballs… that is, until now.

Today I’m sharing an extremely simple homemade meatball recipe that you can eat tonight…. or freeze for later!

Three-Cheese Stuffed Shells + my Simple “Stuffing” Secret

posted by Andrea | 11/1/2012 | 10 comments

One of my favorite comfort foods is pasta — any type of pasta, any type of sauce. I love pasta! It doesn’t hurt that almost all pasta dishes are simple to prepare, made with frugal ingredients that I almost always have on hand, and they freeze well!

Today, I’m sharing a new favorite pasta recipe and a super simple tip for stuffing pasta shells.

Slow Cooker Pizza Pasta

posted by Andrea | 07/11/2012 | 35 comments

The other day, Dave and I were both in the mood for pasta. However, while our kitchen is under renovation, I have no oven and no stove top.

After searching around the internet, I came up with a delicious slow cooker recipe that doesn’t even require boiled noodles. It’s a delicious “remake” of our favorite pizza pasta dish!

Pizza Pasta – A Weeknight Favorite

posted by Andrea | 05/15/2012 | 26 comments

I love pasta, I love pizza, I love quick meals that I can put together in short notice, and I love meals that I can make ahead of time and put in the freezer.

If you share any of these “loves” with me — you will definitely want to add my Pizza Pasta recipe to your weekly meal planning rotation!

Homemade Pasta Sauce: Simple, Quick, and Cheap!

posted by Andrea | 07/14/2011 | 8 comments

Pasta is one of my favorite quick, easy, frugal, and family-friendly meal ideas — we eat it at least once a week! And I don’t know about you, but I’m not a huge fan of store-bought pasta sauce from a jar or can. I absolutely LOVE homemade pasta sauce, but there is no way I would ever have time to make it from scratch every week — that would kind-of defeat my “quick” and “easy” meal idea too! I think […]

Greek Orzo

posted by Andrea | 08/14/2010 | 6 comments

Looking for another simple, delicious way to use up your fresh garden produce? Me too! Last week, I made an excellent vegetable stir-fry. This week, I tried Greek Orzo; it was a big hit. I served it with grilled chicken and cheesy garlic bread (so I didn’t even have to turn the oven on!) Ingredients 3 T. olive oil 1/2 c. lemon juice 1/2 c. olives, chopped 2 ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 red […]