Cheesy Italian Sausage Skillet Lasagna

I have wanted to make lasagna the past few weekends but we have been super busy. I finally decided to give in and make a skillet lasagna with all the cheesy goodness of a lasagna. Most of the time the skillet lasagnas don’t have enough cheese for me so I incorporate ricotta just like homemade…

Kielbasa, Rice, and Broccoli Skillet Dinner

Happy Labor Day! School is starting tomorrow. We are spending the day getting ready and having a small family picnic. The weather the last few days has been cool but of course the weather predicted for the first day of school? High 80s! At least it is not rain predicted like usual. So, we are…

Mexican Rice (One Pot)

The weather has finally cleared this weekend and it is down right gorgeous! The temperatures have been in the mid 70s to low 80s. Not too muggy and the temperatures at night are dipping into the low 60s and high 50s. The windows have been open and I love sleeping in the fresh air. We…

Simple Pad Thai

We made this dinner really quick the other night. The hardest part of the meal was mincing the garlic and chopping the onions. Other than that it came together really fast. We were out of rice noodles so I used a thin spaghetti to make it which was fine but it would have been even…

Cheesy Macaroni and Beef Skillet

  I love the meals where you cook everything in one pan. The beef and pasta cook all together so the pasta is infused with tons of flavor from the spices and beef stock. I am not a huge pasta fan but when it is cooked like this I love it! Verdict: You need to…

Simple Dirty Rice

Now this isn’t the typical dirty rice that you think of when you think of dirty rice. My family is NOT a fan of Cajun spices so I made it in a way we would like. Do the same for your family. If they like Cajun spices add some to the dish if not what…

Cheesy Pasta Skillet Dinner

  Sometimes a big pot of pasta and sauce covered with gooey, stringy cheese is just what is needed. We don’t eat tons of pasta and sauce especially during the summer but we really wanted that comfort homey meal. Verdict: I loved that I could make this meal in one pan! Clean up is super…

Sloppy Joe Skillet Pasta

This has been a crazy month! With all we have had going on – 8 nights in hotels, graduation, an overseas trip for my son, a graduation party, dance recital, cello recital, doctors appointments, and physical therapy to just name a few things groceries are on the back burner. Besides this is the month we…

Ground Beef Ramen

My daughter loves Ramen noodle packages for lunch. They are cheap and easy for her to make in a hurry.  We always have a few packages of these in the pantry and we decided to use them in a pinch for dinner. They were perfect! They cook in no time and adding a handful of…

Creamy Firecracker Chicken Pasta (revisited)

I am revisiting a few of our favorite dishes on the weekends to see if the recipes still hold up. I first posted this recipe for Creamy Firecracker Chicken Pasta in April 2016 (click for link to original post). This dish is a great week day meal as it takes about 25-30 minutes to have…

One Pan Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

We are in the creamy, comfort food mode right now. Chicken Enchilada Verde the other night and One Pan Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada last night. Our life is out of control right now. It seems all I am doing is getting in a car and dropping one person off and running the the next spot…

Shrimp and Orzo Skillet Dinner

Over the past year we have made Wednesday nights our date night. The local theater has a series of films for $2 that it runs on Wednesday nights for 10 weeks at a time. Each movie, usually an 80s, 90s or early 2000s movie is paired with a craft beer from Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Last…