Handmade Cheese Ravioli

I am sharing this recipe for Handmade Cheese Ravioli from a chef taught class that my Aunt Lynda treated me and my cousin Cari to for my birthday. The class was in Delaware Ohio at Olivina Taproom which sells their own flavored olive oils but the store is packed with other items as well.   Walking in we were welcomed […]

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One Pan Italian Sausage & Pasta

  A simple One Pan meal that can be made with Hot Italian Sausage, like I did, or Mild Italian Sausage. This is a hearty dish that is tomato based with fresh herbs and topped with Mozzarella cheese. Although I picked my herbs fresh from my garden you can use dried herbs if you don’t have fresh. Using the Italian […]

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Spaghetti Casserole

I have made this recipe since the early 1990’s. Don’t be fooled, it is not just baked spaghetti. If you really want a twist from regular spaghetti give this a try. I don’t make mine like other typical Spaghetti Casserole recipes.     Ingredients   Break the uncooked spaghetti into thirds and boil according to the package directions cooking until […]

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Herb & Garlic Pasta With Shrimp

Who doesn’t love Shrimp & Pasta with Garlic for a meal! Make this as spicy as you want by adding red pepper flakes or leave them out all together. Made with a chicken broth base and the added flavor of herbs and spices is what makes this taste so good!   Ingredients   In a large non stick frying pan, […]

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Chicken Stir Fry & Ramen Noodles

I made this simple and delicious Chicken Stir Fry & Ramen Noodles with my leftover chicken. I didn’t want to use all of the usual vegetables and I wanted to use Ramen Noodles with a homemade sauce. This was very filling and a great combination of flavors.   Ingredients   In a small bowl add the soy sauce, corn starch, […]

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Italian Pasta Casserole

Cheesy buttered pasta layered with saucy ground beef then topped with more cheese! Who doesn’t love a delicious casserole? This recipe is great for the kids or the adults and my grandkids loved this one!   Ingredients   Spray a 4 quart casserole dish with cooking spray.   Add the ground beef to a large frying pan over medium heat.   […]

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Cajun Pastalaya

  Spicy Andouille Sausage with Cajun seasonings and pasta is what makes this recipe taste so good. Green pepper can also be added. This can be as spicy as you want it just by adding more or less Cajun seasonings. Source: Laurie Lynard   Ingredients   Slice the sausage in half lengthwise and then into bite size pieces.   In […]

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Slow Cooker Linguine with Mushrooms

If you love mushrooms and pasta, try this Slow Cooker Linguine with Mushrooms. Mushrooms are high in antioxidants, they speed up the metabolism and are low calorie. This healthy recipe is loaded with mushrooms, pasta and a delicious sauce. This was even better the next day! I made the sauce with the vegetables in the slow cooker, however, it could […]

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Hearty Beef Bourguignonne

Do not let the name stop you from making this fabulous meal! I could not believe how easy and delicious this was. Made with steak, bacon, garden spaghetti sauce with added carrots and onions made this as hearty as the name says. Add wine or if you don’t care for wine in your food like me, just add beef broth […]

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Easy Vegetable Beef Soup

Do you think it’s hard making a great tasting soup? Think again because this is so simple to make and it tasted delicious! There are so many flavors in this soup which is what makes it taste amazing and look at all that color!   Ingredients   Add the bouillon cubes to the hot water to dissolve. ******** (If you […]

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Turkey Pasta Salad

What a great way to use your leftover Thanksgiving turkey. This is a Turkey Pasta Salad unlike any I have made before. It has a hint of lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and herbs. My husband and I both loved this salad a lot! Adapted from: Favorite Brand Name Country Christmas   Ingredients   In a large bowl toss together […]

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Cheesy Pasta Taco Casserole

I love pasta and I love taco’s so I thought, why not combine the two? This is one of the tastiest casseroles I have ever created! I seasoned the ground beef with taco seasoning and combined it with the rest of the ingredients. Top it off with Mexican cheese that is melted under the broiler and garnished with fresh tomatoes, […]

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Creamy Tuscan Shrimp & Linguine

Shrimp and pasta are two of our favorite ingredients so I decided to make this Creamy Tuscan Shrimp & Linguine. This was a quick and easy meal because as the linguine cooked I made the creamy cheese sauce with spinach and tomatoes. Usually I would use fresh tomatoes but I ran out of tomatoes so I drained a can of […]

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Lasagna Florentine

  This Lasagna Florentine was fabulous. Everyone cleaned their plates, even the grandchildren! It makes a huge 9” x 13” pan, enough to feed 8 people one large piece. You can prepare this recipe early in the day so all you have to do is cook it at supper time if you want. It is a little time consuming to […]

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Tomato Bacon Pomodoro Sauce

Cheese filled tortellini covered in this delicious Tomato Bacon Pomodoro Sauce was another favorite for my husband! What is Pomodoro Sauce? It is almost the same as a marinara sauce only not as chunky and due to cooking time, Pomodoro Sauce has more of a deep red color to it. We ate this for our meal and it was so […]

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