Via Napoli


Hope you enjoy this post about Disney World while we are at the State Science Olympiad Competition this weekend. My son is competing in Fast Facts, Crime Busters, and Rocks and Minerals. GO SCIENCE! For some reason this is the first time we have really explored the Italy area in Walt Disney World. I don’t…

Italian Stromboli


I had some frozen bread dough and needed something simple to make for dinner. My kids had a bit to eat at their choir rehearsal so they didn’t really want to eat a big meal and we had a large lunch so I was really not too hungry too. We needed something that was just…

Pizza Stuffed Shells


Yesterday I wrote about our Loco Moco dinner and making this meal at the same time (click for link to original post). What helped me was my meal plan for the month. I could look at it and realize I have a bit of extra time one night and another night with little time to make…

Cheesy Lasagna


This is definitely a weekend dish. I don’t make lasagna very often but when I do this is the general recipe I follow. My favorite part of this lasagna is the Bechamel Sauce.  Here is how I put my lasagna together.  Based in part on a recipe from Bobby Flay for Lasagna which came from…

Amazing Vegetarian Lasagna


I am reblogging some of our favorite dishes from the past. I first made this dish over a year and a half ago. This lasagna made a veggie lover out of me. If vegetables always tasted like this I would be a full-time vegetarian! I have a confession.  I HATE vegetables.  Oh, I eat them…

Easy Cannelloni


This was a tough night. I am trying not to buy too many groceries this month as we went away, we need to get our car fixed and some house repairs done. We are trying to use only cash so I am trying to use up all the bits and pieces of things in the…

Simple Slow Cooker Italian Vegetable Soup


Even though my son has decided he will eat meat on occasionally. I am still trying to keep us all eating vegetarian about 90% of the time. I am still buying fish, shrimp and tofu and not buying chicken, pork or beef. If we have any of those it either has to come from the…

Easy Creamy Pasta Casserole


Trying to use up all the last pieces and parts that I am finding in my refrigerator, freezer and pantry is going to be interesting. I am working on a No-Buy June where I have to use up what is in my pantry, freezer and refrigerator. I can buy fresh produce, dairy and spices but…

Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano – Disney Hollywood Studios


This was our second visit to Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano, but a first for my parents.  This restaurant is tucked behind Muppet Vision 4-D and next to the Frozen stage show so if you are not looking for it you may just walk right on by.  The waiting area inside the restaurant is tiny and…

Creamy Italian Sausage Skillet Dinner and A WDW Invitation


Things have been hectic around our house.  Now, they are about to get a bit more crazy.  On Friday, I received an invitation to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Conference in Walt Disney World!  I am over the moon excited.  I never thought I would see that email.  I was hoping to use this…

Tuscan Chicken Skillet Dinner


So after vacation my cupboards are still pretty bare.  I have some meat left in the freezer but as it has been about 10 degrees most of the day I have not wanted to go out grocery shopping.  We picked up a few things on the way home but I need to get creative for…