4 Cheese Tortellini Pizza


I was thinking about creating a Thanksgiving Pizza for dinner but my ever fiscally responsible son reminded me we would need to buy turkey, ingredients for stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. He was right. We should use what we have on hand first. So, we went searching through the freezers to see what we…

Pesto Pasta with Roasted Red Peppers and Grilled Chicken


This was a meal I made by opening up the cupboards and started pulling jars. We had friends in town that we didn’t know when they were arriving or when they would be able to see us. They were traveling through town with their extended family and we knew we could have to leave at…

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…

Hot Italian Sandwich Bites


I have recently been trying to rely more on my old cookbooks and recipe cards (what we used in the days before Pinterest).  I love my cookbooks.  I have many from the 1950’s, 1960’s and little pamphlets put out by companies to promote their products.  I love reading them.  Some of the recipes especially the…

Cheese Tortellini and Ravioli with Garlic Brown Butter


What to make when the groceries are running low and the pantry staples just aren’t speaking to me?  I had half a bag of frozen ravioli and half a bag of frozen tortellini.  Neither was enough to feed my family of four, but together?  I could make this work. We do not eat a lot…

Chicken with Parmesan Sauce


This is not a good picture of this meal.  My camera batteries were running low and the flash was not working.  But, I did the best I could so you could get an idea of the dish. Last night was a dance night for us.  That means dinner need to be on the table shortly…

Parmesan Crab Hamburgers


So after having to pretend to be Cyber Woman today (and it really is pretend!) my computer is once again functioning.  New mouse, new speakers and that pesky cord that needs to be plugged in so the keyboard actually functions is now back where it belongs.  It has been a long day. But, I had…

Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Salad Sandwiches


This recipe is one I have had sitting in my file box for a while.  It is SUPER simple and needs very few ingredients.  Once you add the Caesar dressing to the chicken dinner can be on the table within 30 minutes. Verdict: Both kids gobbled this meal up.  We were going out to dinner…

Garlic Chicken Pesto Pizza


I did not get a chance to post yesterday.  My partner had a simple procedure but it took much longer and was a bit more involved than we originally thought.  So, what was meant to be a simple 2-3 hour thing turned into a half day.  Then it was physical therapy for my daughter, dance…

Cheese Tortellini and Ravioli in Tomato Cream Sauce


Yes, that does say Cheese Tortellini AND Ravioli.  I bet you can all guess what happened.  I remember I had bought two packages of tortellini back a few months ago when they were on sale because I try to only buy items when they are on sale.  What I didn’t remember is making another dinner…

Simple Cheesy Baked Rigatoni with Meatballs


I let my kids pick their birthday dinner each year.  My son asked for pasta and sauce.  His sister was totally annoyed,  “He wants spaghetti and sauce? I am planning on a German dinner with braised red cabbage, German potato salad and brats with sauerkraut.  He wants spaghetti?”  She was not impressed in the least….