Italian Tortellini Soup with Sausage


We needed something quick and easy to make with our Italian sausage. I love sausage but get tired of peppers and onions or pasta sauce with Italian sausage. I ended up making a loaf of herbed bread in the bread maker and thought that soup would be perfect to go with it. Verdict:  This was…

Garlic Ravioli Pizza with Polish Sausage


My family likes to try and stump me sometimes by taking two or three packages of meat out of the freezer and then have me try and make something different from each one. The other day they took out chicken, bacon, and Polish sausage.  Chicken and bacon were super simple. The Polish sausage stumped me…

Mini Pizza Rolls


After a weekend that was overflowing with lots of great stuff I didn’t have a chance to get a post together for yesterday. My son was part of the Michigan State Science Olympiad competition this past weekend. He finished 6th in Microbe Mission and 8th in Optics. He was thrilled and a little puzzled as…

Chicken Quinoa Bowl with Roasted Italian Red Pepper Sauce


So even though I am trying to keep meals simple I am still trying to get vegetables and good foods into my family. The great part is that you can make the sauce for this bowl a day or so ahead of time when you have free time AND it will taste even better because…

Cauliflower Crust Pizza


Today’s blog post is from Ben  who writes about food and drink for lazy chefs at The Online Grill. (click for link to blog). Make sure to go over and check out his delicious dishes and GORGEOUS pictures! I also love his tag line – “Lazy cooking for lazy people.” One of the biggest things that…

Stuffed Shells with 25 Minute Weekday Sauce


Now, I am going to say this is not your grandmother’s sauce that simmers all day on Sunday for family dinner. This is a simple sauce that you can make during the week if you have a bit of extra time. You can let it simmer longer if you like because the flavors will meld…

Barbecue Hawaiian Pizza


The ham is going away. I have used three meals from it – ham and baked potatoes, ham and cheese hashbrown casserole, and now barbecue Hawaiian pizza. My family isn’t tired of it because each dish has highlighted a different flavor and is something completely different. But, before they do tire of the ham I…

Million Dollar Spaghetti


This recipe has been all over Pinterest and Facebook for years. I have always resisted trying it or making a twist on it because it is so popular. I am an old-fashioned, easy, home cook. I am not about the popular. Although, I have wanted an Insta Pot to try but we are not quite…

Italian Sandwich Sliders (on Hawaiian Rolls)


I am going to be posting lots of foods you can use for football parties or for a hearty appetizer dinner. As I have said before my family loves these little Hawaiian rolls sandwiches, if you don’t like the sweetness of the rolls you can always substitute a nice package of heat and serve dinner…

Cauliflower Pizza


I see cauliflower pizza crust recipes all over the place. I have been fairly curious about them, I am always up to try something new. But, I hate the thought of making something and wasting all the ingredients. We were at the grocery store and I saw these crusts on sale and thought I would…

Shrimp Scampi Lasagna


Can you believe Christmas is just a week away? Where did all the time go? Even my daughter said that this Christmas season flew by. We had plans for so many wonderful things that we just haven’t gotten to. But, we did get to do lots of great things like see one of my daughter’s…

Top 3 Recipes from November 2017


I realized as I looked over the top 5 recipes from this month that many of you seemed to feel like I did. That you needed simple meals and were just trying to get dinner on the table in as little time as possible. The Cacio e Pepe (click for link to recipe), pictured above…