This is Halloween! And a Slow Cooker Vegetable Pasta Sauce


So, this was a simple Do It Yourself (DIY) Halloween for us. I am the queen of sweatshirt and sweatpants costumes. When I was little my mom made all our Halloween costumes though I desperately wanted one of the ones with the plastic masks and plastic dresses. Remember those? Now, I am doing the same…

Creamy Firecracker Chicken Pasta


We headed out to see Zootopia this weekend. What a great movie! All four of us laughed and thought it was a perfectly timed movie to address many of the “Us vs. Them” ideas that seem so prevalent in society today.  I actually teared up in the end when Judy Hopps (the bunny main character)…

Italian Sausage Lasagna Casserole


I tried to get this post finished on Friday before we left for the Detroit Feis.  I didn’t make it.   Between picking my daughter up at a slumber party, physical therapy for her, a grocery store run and bagging all the food before we left at 1:00 pm I didn’t quite make my deadline to…

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….

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…