One-Dish Meals

Paella

My husband and I always order paella when we go to tapas restaurants. This year I wanted to try to make one at home. On New Year’s Eve, we stopped at Sur La Table and bought a paella pan ($19.99). I have never made paella so I went online and read over several recipes made both with […]

Chicken and Tomato Pasta with a Pepper Garlic Gravy

While looking for a new recipe, I found a delicious looking picture on Pinterest.  The recipe sounded as delicious as the picture, but too complicated. I simplified it and found my new favorite recipe! It is chicken, pasta and tomatoes with a pepper and garlic gravy. You have to try it! Cook and prep time: […]

Tortellini Soup

The cooler weather of the past week has encouraged me to bring out the hearty recipes. Normally I wouldn’t make comfort foods on 70 degree days, but after the hot summer we had, 70 degrees seems cold! The first day it was cooler, my husband asked me to make Tortellini Soup. This is a simple […]

Mexican Jambalaya

The morning before our vacation, we were busy packing and getting our house ready to be empty for over a week. The refrigerator had to be emptied of all perishable items that would not last until we got home. My veggie bins were still full from our last trip to the farmers market and it seemed like such a […]

Easy Italian Sausage with Potatoes and Onions

As a working mom, I am always looking for quick and easy meals. Last week, I had an hour and a half to shower, cook dinner and eat. Normally we would order pizza or have sandwiches on those kind of nights. Honestly, that gets really old. This meal took 15 minutes to prep and 45 minutes to cook. I had […]

Crockpot Chili

When I was a kid, we had chili out of a can. As a mom, I have to admit that serving canned chili over noodles is a quick dinner. However, it doesn’t look very appetizing and I am sure it is full of sodium and other junk. What is the mystery meat they use in […]

Baked Chicken and Tortellini with Alfredo Sauce

The other day I was looking for a new quick and easy meal on Pinterest. (Love Pinterest!) I stumbled across this yummy looking dish from Blog is the New Black and decided to make my own version of it. I am not normally a big cheese and Alfredo sauce fan, but this sounded too good […]