Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce, Turkey & Cranberries

This recipe is Thanksgiving in a pasta dish! With fresh fall flavors and seasonal ingredients like pumpkin and cranberries, you’ll want to keep this recipe handy all season long.

Holiday Entertaining with CK Mondavi & a Festive Turkey Florentine Lasagna Recipe

Disclosure: I am a #CKMondaviAmbassador and #CKMondaviWines has sponsored this post.  Any opinions are my own. Tradition is something that truly makes Christmas special to me.  My husband and I have each brought some holiday traditions to our marriage from our parents, and we’ve created some of our own with our daughter.  Since we don’t […]

Creamy Turkey & Noodles – a Kraft Holiday Recipe

Sponsored post by Lunchbox. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s turkey is the star of the show.  Making a turkey is a heck of a lot of work though.  Kraft has a fantastic recipe on their Make Every Day Delicious holiday hub for a Creamy Turkey and Noodles recipe that combines the seasonal taste of turkey with […]

Thai Pork Noodle Bowl Recipe

This was my first time trying a Thai dish and I my daughter and I loved it!  My husband on the other hand had seconds of the pork…but didn’t care very much for the noodles. (Which I knew he wouldn’t, I even told him to take some of the spaghetti before I added the peanut […]

Penne Pasta Recipe with Mozzarella, Garlic, and Basil

Founded in 1920, Emile Noël uses a time-tested artisanal production method. Its traditional presses—very old but carefully maintained —extract oil slowly and carefully. Unlike modern presses, the seeds don’t get too hot and instead release their oil slowly—the ideal way to respect the seeds and their flavors. Emile Noël’s oils have always been non-GMO and organic. Emile Noël mills a […]

Mini Mac & Cheese Pot Pies

MINI MAC & CHEESE POT PIESSince my family’s palate is very sparse, I have to find new ways of serving up the things they’ll actually eat.  I have a pretty good recipe for Chicken Pot Pie that I don’t mess with, but when I saw a magazine ad for Mini Chicken Pot Pies, I was itching to make some mini comfort food and thought “mmm… Mac & Cheese.” 

With as many likes that my not staged, dark and grainy Instagram picture received, I figured I had to blog them 🙂

Baked Zucchini Penne Recipe: Market Street and Cans Get You Cooking

Baked Zucchini PenneI keep my pantry pretty full, I think it’s the expectation that there may be a time where I just can’t get out to the store to shop.  Whether that be because of weather, illness, lack of money, or yes even the chance of a zombie apocalypse <– you know because if you watch The Walking Dead you’ll notice that it’s the CANNED FOODS that get pillaged from the cupboards.  I’m hedging my bets with the cans folks.

 

Win Your Home Team Over at the Big Game Party

The best football game party is going to be at your house this year!  Just in time for February 2nd, El Monterey has the Best Taquitos of the Big Game for you and your friends to munch on while you cheer for your favorite team.

El Monterey has four new amazing tastes for their Taquito line up.

Ravioli and Zucchini Cheese Bake

I don’t think life gets any crazier than in the month of December. Between every day activities and then all the holiday hustle and bustle I feel like I need a 27 hour day to fit every thing in. I don’t want to drop the proverbial ball though when it comes to dinner, but at this time of the year I’m all about quick and easy.

In my family a “perfect” recipe needs just three things: pasta, sauce and cheese. But I’m trying to find a way to sneak some healthier food in where possible and a ravioli baked dish seemed like a great opportunity for just that. The problem?

Dinner, Naturally – Chicken Broccoli Spaghetti

Going grocery shopping can often be overwhelming.  There are so many choices and so many brands.  What’s so great about living where we do is that from boxed goods to dairy and frozen foods to meat, we as consumers have the ability to choose what is best for our families when buying ingredients for meals.

It’s refreshing to see companies, like NatureRaised Farms® brand, committing to “Doing What’s Right, Right from the Start.”