Ranch Chicken Pasta Bake

Another yummy comfort food recipe for you today. Cheese, chicken, bacon, ranch, pasta….drool. I love ranch, but if you aren’t a fan, you could substitute other seasonings instead. I think this would also be good with a Mexican twist using chipotle chili powder, cumin, garlic and onion powder, and some cayenne. This recipe is reallyContinue reading “Ranch Chicken Pasta Bake”

Pasta with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

This is a great super easy weeknight dinner, or a weekend lunch. This recipe traditionally has orecchiette, which I love, but I had some corkscrew pasta so I used that. I also didn’t use the traditional Italian sausage for this. I decided to substitute some sun dried tomato chicken sausage instead. To boost the flavorContinue reading “Pasta with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe”

Pesto Pasta Salad with Mozzarella and Tomatoes

This pesto pasta salad with mozzarella and tomatoes is super easy to make and really versatile. You can use it as a side dish with dinner, as lunch, or to bring to a party or BBQ. It only takes a few ingredients but it has tons of flavor and people will love it. We areContinue reading “Pesto Pasta Salad with Mozzarella and Tomatoes”

Beef Ragu and Bechamel Lasagna

This recipe is not your traditional ricotta based lasagna and it doesn’t even really resemble that dish. I am telling you though, it is the BEST lasagna I have ever had. I don’t even remember where this recipe came from, but after the first time I made it that was it. I never made theContinue reading “Beef Ragu and Bechamel Lasagna”

Swedish Meatballs on Homemade Egg Noodles

Swedish meatballs are a quick and easy dinner that everyone will love. You can’t get much more satisfying than meatballs in gravy over noodles. I make fairly traditional ones with a mix of ground beef and ground pork, cooked in beef broth based gravy, with sour cream to give that creaminess that makes this dishContinue reading “Swedish Meatballs on Homemade Egg Noodles”

Leek Orzo with Fried Eggs and Beet and Carrot Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

We have quite a few chickens. They make cute pets, which was a surprise to me when we started keeping them. If you raise them from chicks, they know your voice and they will come if called, just like a dog or cat. It is so cute! Plus they lay tasty eggs. I’m always lookingContinue reading “Leek Orzo with Fried Eggs and Beet and Carrot Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing”

Spaghetti Puttanesca with Garlic Bread and Citrus and Beet Salad

Our entire family loves everything salty, sour, pickled, fermented or brined. We are big fans of olives, capers, and pickles, anchovies, sardines, anything with vinegar, so Puttanesca is right up our alley. I am an equal fan of homemade pasta and box pasta. I grew up eating grocery store box pasta and I love it,Continue reading “Spaghetti Puttanesca with Garlic Bread and Citrus and Beet Salad”

Ground Beef Strogranoff on Homemade Egg Noodles

This is a quicker and cheaper version of beef stroganoff that I make when I’m feeling too lazy to deal with properly cooking steak, or want to spend less money on the meal. It is honestly just as tasty in my opinion and is quick to make. I always serve this on homemade egg noodles,Continue reading “Ground Beef Strogranoff on Homemade Egg Noodles”