Cheesy Chicken Macaroni & Cheese

Using up leftover oven roasted chicken, two partial boxes of different size shell pasta and Ritz Crackers is what made me come up with this recipe. I wanted a quick, easy and cheesy meal and this fit the bill. This makes a family size meal and is definitely a stick to your ribs comfort food kind of meal.   Ingredients […]

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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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Instant Pot Penne all’arrabiata

This Instant Pot Italian vegetarian pasta dish was a huge hit with my husband. It can be cooked and on your table in less than 30 minutes. Full of vegetables and penne pasta for a wonderful hearty  meal. Source: Instant Pot Cookbook 1000 Day Instant Pot Recipes Plan   Ingredients   Select sauté (less) and add the olive oil.   […]

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Sausage & Cheese Taco Pasta

I love the taste of taco seasoning so I used it to create this amazing Sausage & Cheese Taco Pasta. I added medium salsa to kick the heat up a bit and add even more flavor but you can use mild, medium or hot salsa in this recipe.   Ingredients   Place the sausage and the onion into a large […]

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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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Hungarian Goulash

When you hear the word Goulash you never think of making it like this. I have made this Hungarian Goulash for years and I always serve it over hot buttered noodles…..so good! Ok to be honest, I mix the hot buttered noodles and saucy beef mixture together so that every single noodle is covered in that delicious sauce! This is […]

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Couscous Pancakes

My husband bought couscous at the store and said maybe I could make something with it for my blog. Well little did he know I would surprise him with a recipe he went nuts over. I do not like green pepper and I can’t stand the smell when it cooks so I never make anything with it. My husband told […]

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Shrimp Scampi & Pasta

Delicious shrimp sautéed in butter with a great combination of herbs and served with pasta. The pasta has a nice subtle flavor with parmesan cheese added instead of being smothered in sauce. We love shrimp so I added a full pound to this delicious meal, minus the two shrimp I had to taste test.   Ingredients   Cook the pasta […]

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Three Cheese Noodle Casserole

Cheesy, cheesy, cheesy! What a great combination of ground beef, noodles and lots of cheese! Ground beef mixed with your favorite spaghetti sauce. Noodles mixed with butter, parmesan cheese and garlic. Top all that off with two more kinds of cheese! Even though this has spaghetti sauce in it, once it bakes it tastes totally different. I can’t begin to […]

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Ham & Pasta Salad

Cold pasta, broccoli and ham lightly coated with a delicious Herbed Parmesan Dressing. (https://indianeskitchen.com/2018/08/03/herbed-parmesan-dressing) You can even add chopped green pepper and chopped onions if you prefer. Make your dressing the night before and this is a quick and easy salad to put together.   Ingredients   Cook the pasta according to the package directions.   Drain the pasta and […]

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Easy Parmesan Noodles

If you need a simple side dish and don’t want to make potatoes, try these delicious Easy Parmesan Noodles. They only take a few minutes to make once the noodles are cooked and they taste great. They would be great with any kind of meat and vegetable. I made bratwurst and green beans with our noodles and the grandkids loved […]

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