Meatball Pizza Pasta


After last night’s lighter dinner of Asian Ground Beef Lettuce Cups my children were looking for something heartier for dinner tonight.  Everyone was hungry and looking for a warm, filling meal.  For me that means pasta or potatoes. After a glance through the pantry and freezer I decided it was going to be pasta for…

No Dough Pizza


We are still in a “No-Buy” January mode that is helping me clean out my basement pantry and freezer.  We are in full on saving mode for our Walt Disney World trip.  So, I need to find dishes that use things I normally stock in my pantry, freezer and kitchen and are fairly simple and…

Bacon Grilled Cheese Hamburgers


We are still eating comfort foods this week.  With Christmas right around the corner we are going for easy meals that are filling and feel like a warm hug.  Tonight we had Bacon Grilled Cheese Hamburgers, tomato soup and peas.  This meal took me back to my college days. Verdict: We all loved this meal.  …

Pesto and Sausage Pizza


Store bought pizza crusts have become my best friend.  The last few weeks have been hectic and the next few days will be impossible.  So I decided to make different kinds of pizza.  This is my first experiment. I wanted to make pizzas that were “different” from the traditional red sauce, mozzarella and pepperoni.  So,…

Meatball Sub Casserole with Garlic Bread


Things lately have been crazy in our house and I LOVE when I can find meals that look great and seem fairly easy to make.  When I saw this recipe on Pinterest it looked delicious and seemed far to easy.  Meatballs, sauce, cheese and bread.  Okay but will they eat it? I made a few…

Sausage Alfredo Pizza


The weather the past two weeks in Michigan has been down right Fall like.   I have been craving pizza and needed to make something other than plain, old red sauce with sausage.  I found this recipe for Deep Dish Alfredo Pizza on Allrecipes.com.  I knew I wasn’t going to make a deep dish pizza as…

Pepperoni Pizza Stuffed Chicken


Chicken is the meat of August I guess.  Boneless, skinless chicken breasts were $1.69 a pound on sale so of course I had to buy over 12 pounds of them.  I never could resist a sale.  For some women it is shoes, for me it is meat. So I have cut some up into chunks,…

Pepperoni and Sausage Calzones


I like to make things easier on myself when I can.  A few months ago I bought a Fleishmann’s Italian Herb Bread Mix when it was on sale and I had a coupon.  Yes, I try to shop as cheaply and simply as I can.   But, it has been sitting in my cupboard since…

Spaghetti Pie II – with Ricotta Cheese


This is normally how I make Spaghetti Pie.  I tried the sour cream and cream cheese version that I found on Pinterest a few weeks ago (recipe here) but I prefer this Spaghetti Pie.  For my family it was a toss-up.  They liked them both for different reasons. My son hates ricotta cheese so I…

Buffalo Chicken Pizza


I thought once school ended things would slow down and we would have leisurely dinners in the evening on the patio under little umbrella lights.  Who was I kidding?  I think things are busier than ever.   I am still having to create dinners to go at least once a week.   We are spending a great…

Easy Cheesy Manicotti


  My version of this is quick and easy favorite dinner started with this Manicotti recipe from food.com. Ingredients: 1 (14 count) box manicotti (I thought about making the crepes but time did not allow for me tonight – next time) Pasta Sauce – I made my own from crushed tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, basil,…

French Bread Pizza


Since we were not eating dinner with the children tonight I made French Bread Pizzas for them.  Quick, easy and it makes them happy. All I did was slice a loaf of French bread into quarters.  I make my own pizza sauce with a large can of crushed tomatoes, basil, oregano, minced garlic, parsley and…