Appetizers · Cooking · Dinner

Potato Gnocchi With Butter and Cheese

I came upon this recipe while trying to find a way to use up some leftover potatoes. Often I chop them up a little and throw them into a saucepan as hash browns to have with breakfast. Or I use them to make Bubble and Squeak. I found this recipe, calling for baked potatoes strained… Continue reading Potato Gnocchi With Butter and Cheese

Cooking · Dinner · Kid Activities

Homemade Egg Noodles

Sometimes recipes happen as a byproduct of life. You have plans for your day that include relaxing in the sunshine, maybe reading a book and then BOOM...you are making noodles from scratch like you are Caroline Ingalls or something. There you stand in your kitchen, covered in flour asking yourself "what just happened?". Such are… Continue reading Homemade Egg Noodles

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White Vegetable Lasagna

There are times in life when the only thing you can do for someone is feed them. When no words can soothe, a warm favorite food meal may provide some measure of comfort. Packing a casserole with goodness and love because it's all you can do is occasionally part of this thing called life. The… Continue reading White Vegetable Lasagna

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Veggie Lasagna

I tried, but I can't give up my noodles in lasagna. I just can't do it. The idea for this recipe came from a zucchini lasagna I saw on Pinterest. When it came time to slice up the squash to replace the noodles, I chickened out. Tangent - why is it chickens get such a… Continue reading Veggie Lasagna

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Chicken Piccata

Chicken piccata always ends up being my second choice when it is on the menu at a restaurant. I have good intentions, but just never end up ordering it. Something about capers I think. They are one of those foods that I feel like I'm supposed to like, but have never really fully joined the… Continue reading Chicken Piccata

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Spinach Artichoke Pasta Bake

Meatless Monday strikes again! This is one of my very favorite pasta dishes. Full of veggie flavor and rich creamy pasta. It comes together quickly and is good for parties, potlucks or just an evening at home with the family. Not the most photogenic dinner in the world but oh so tasty. Enjoy! Spinach Artichoke… Continue reading Spinach Artichoke Pasta Bake

Cooking · Dinner

Apple Cheddar Penne Pie

Or as I've decided to call it: Fancy Pants Mac n' Cheese. I love everything about this dinner. First of all, anything that I get to eat as a main dish with "pie" in the title is awesome in my book. I've always heard how great cheese is on top of apple pie (but never… Continue reading Apple Cheddar Penne Pie

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Mom’s Spaghetti

There is no food I have eaten more than spaghetti. I grew up in a family of 7 with one income and a mom who homemade dinner every night. Spaghetti was a staple. It feeds a crowd, is simple and inexpensive to make and is just comfort food at its finest. Everyone has things they… Continue reading Mom’s Spaghetti

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Vegetable and Four Cheese Stuffed Shells

Boy, the Italians sure know what they are doing with food. I could stay happily fed for the rest of my life with all the varieties of cheese, pasta and red sauce from that region. This by far my favorite vegetarian dinner. Full of spinach and broccoli and oozing with cheesy goodness wrapped in a… Continue reading Vegetable and Four Cheese Stuffed Shells

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Mediterranean Chicken Bake

This quick casserole includes great flavors like artichokes, tomatoes and olives. Tossed together in with chicken, pasta and cheese it takes boring chicken casserole to a new (delicious) place. It's an amazing meal for a busy weeknight. You could use any leftover chicken you've already cooked, shred up a rotisserie chicken or quickly cook up… Continue reading Mediterranean Chicken Bake