Skip to Content

Meaty Spaghetti Sauce with Pork and Beef – Homemade Pasta Sauce

This homemade pasta sauce is made with both pork and beef for a meaty spaghetti sauce that your family will ask for again and again. It is the ultimate topping for any type pasta. This is a recipe that has been a favorite with my family for one reason – it  tastes amazing! I have …

Read More about Meaty Spaghetti Sauce with Pork and Beef – Homemade Pasta Sauce

Roasted Tomato Pasta Sauce – How to Make Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

I have been making this roasted tomato pasta sauce for years. It is rich and chunky and one of the best tasting homemade spaghetti sauces I have ever tried. The recipe is just full of flavor. The key ingredient to the taste and texture of the sauce is that I use roasted garden tomatoes. I …

Read More about Roasted Tomato Pasta Sauce – How to Make Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Shrimp Pasta with Broccoli – Ready in Less Than 30 Minutes!

This creamy shrimp pasta with broccoli has a velvety parmesan cheese sauce that is light but still comforting. It is full of flavor and easy to put together.  The dish is colorful to look at and only takes about 15 minutes to get it on the table. Combining shrimp with pasta gives a lovely delicate …

Read More about Shrimp Pasta with Broccoli – Ready in Less Than 30 Minutes!

Ziti Pasta with Sausages & Swiss Chard – Skillet Ziti Noodles Recipe

Most ziti pasta recipes are baked and require a long preparation time. This skillet ziti noodles recipe is ready in less that 30 minutes and is super easy to prepare. Until this year, I had never tasted Swiss Chard. But I planted some on a whim in my vegetable garden this past summer and have …

Read More about Ziti Pasta with Sausages & Swiss Chard – Skillet Ziti Noodles Recipe

Sausage Garlic Parmesan Pasta – A Delicious 30 Minute Meal

This delicious Sausage Garlic Parmesan Pasta recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes, and I can also make it for my family at a cost of less than $10. What is not to like about that? My family loves any recipes that have pasta in it, and I love coming up with new ideas …

Read More about Sausage Garlic Parmesan Pasta – A Delicious 30 Minute Meal

Chunky Roasted Tomato Vegetable Marinara with Pasta

This chunky roasted tomato vegetable marinara sauce with pasta dish is the perfect meal for Meatless Monday (or any day of the week!) I enjoy eating meals that don’t have any meat in them, especially for lunches. I love to use roasted tomatoes in my sauces.  Roasting them in the oven brings out the natural …

Read More about Chunky Roasted Tomato Vegetable Marinara with Pasta

Cheesy Pasta with Ground Beef – Easy Weeknight Recipe

This cheesy pasta recipe is flavored with ground beef, fresh garden herbs and onions. It is super easy to put together and ready in 35 minutes. Forget Hamburger Helper casseroles.  Why put all those chemicals into your body when you can make a hamburger casserole that is almost as fast and twice as delicious. (and …

Read More about Cheesy Pasta with Ground Beef – Easy Weeknight Recipe

Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

This recipe for Chicken and Broccoli pasta has a wonderful taste and is loaded with heart healthy broccoli which also makes it very filling.  Printable Recipe:  Chicken and Broccoli Pasta I have recently discovered the delights of using Knorr side dishes to make delicious, and fast dinner entree recipes.   They taste great and I can …

Read More about Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

Rotini Pasta & Beef Sauce with Mushrooms

Forget Hamburger Helper.  Make your own homemade rotini pasta with beef and mushrooms for a quick and easy week night meal. Printable recipe:  Rotini Pasta & Beef Sauce with Mushrooms I am fond of any type of pasta with meat sauce.  I try different varieties all the time and they all taste just a bit …

Read More about Rotini Pasta & Beef Sauce with Mushrooms

Garlic Chicken with Pasta and Vegetables

This recipe for garlic chicken with pasta and vegetables is simple to do and just delicious.  It is perfect for a busy week night evening when time is scarce. Printable Recipe – Garlic Chicken with Vegetables To make the recipe, just brown your chicken, and then add the vegetables and cook until tender.  Stir in …

Read More about Garlic Chicken with Pasta and Vegetables

Mushroom Pasta Sauce – Home made Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes

This mushroom pasta sauce adds a dose of extra vegetables to one of my favorite recipes. I love making pasta sauces. The ones I make at home have so much more texture and flavor than store bought versions do. I recently made one using roasted fresh tomatoes with white wine and it was just delicious. …

Read More about Mushroom Pasta Sauce – Home made Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes

Vegetarian Baked Penne Pasta Recipe With Tomatoes and Pecans

This vegetarian baked penne pasta recipe is nutritious and healthy, and packs a flavor that you will just love. Nothing says comfort food quite like a plate of mac and cheese. The dish is rich and filling but loaded with items that are no-nos on a vegetarian or low calorie diet. Never fear, though. With the substitutes …

Read More about Vegetarian Baked Penne Pasta Recipe With Tomatoes and Pecans

Lemon Chicken Piccata Recipe – Tangy and Bold Mediterranean Flavor

This recipe for Mediterranean lemon chicken piccata combines lemon and capers for a tangy topping.  The recipe is quick and easy and perfect for a weeknight meal. You’d never think it when you see them in a jar, but capers come from a prickly bush called capparis spinosa. It grows wild across parts of Asia …

Read More about Lemon Chicken Piccata Recipe – Tangy and Bold Mediterranean Flavor

Herbs for Roasting Turkey – Best Fall Spices – Grow Thanksgiving Herbs

Would you like to know the best herbs for roasting turkey? Thanksgiving is coming soon and a roasted turkey is on many menus. If you are cooking turkey for the first time, you may find yourself asking “what herbs and spices go with turkey?” You can just place a turkey in your oven and roast …

Read More about Herbs for Roasting Turkey – Best Fall Spices – Grow Thanksgiving Herbs

Egg White Quiche with Vegetables – Healthy Crustless Quiche Recipe

If you are looking for a tasty breakfast recipe that is full of flavor but low in calories, this egg white quiche is a winner.  The crustless quiche is colorful, hearty and brimming over with taste. It’s a great healthy twist on the traditional breakfast option. I’m a quiche lady.  I love the combination of …

Read More about Egg White Quiche with Vegetables – Healthy Crustless Quiche Recipe

Using Potato Water in the Garden to Nourish Plants with Potato Starch

Plants need nourishment to perform in the best way.  Flowers and vegetables love potato starch and using potato water in the garden is a good way to give it to them.  To add starch in a “green way”, save the water you boil your potatoes in.   Starchy water will spur the release of plant nutrients …

Read More about Using Potato Water in the Garden to Nourish Plants with Potato Starch

Growing Swiss Chard – Cold Hardy Cut and Come Again Vegetable

Swiss chard is one of the easiest and most versatile of vegetables for home gardens. Its colorful stems and big, crinkly leaves are packed full of nutrients. Read on for tips on growing Swiss chard. What is Swiss Chard? Swiss Chard – beta vulgaris subsp. vulgarisis a leafy vegetable in the beet family, but it …

Read More about Growing Swiss Chard – Cold Hardy Cut and Come Again Vegetable

Healthy Antipasto Salad Recipe – Awesome Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing

This colorful Healthy Antipasto Salad Recipe is super easy to make and sure to keep you full for hours. It’s made with Italian meats, Provolone cheese, and veggies tossed in a vinaigrette dressing – it’s truly amazing. And best of all – this is my healthy version. You can serve this Italian antipasto salad recipe …

Read More about Healthy Antipasto Salad Recipe – Awesome Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing

Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup – Slow Cooker Pumpkin Soup with Sherry

Brimming with the flavors of sherry, fresh leeks and sweet fresh butternut squash, this crockpot butternut squash soup has an elevated taste that is worthy of any special occasion. Fall and winter are the times of the year when I normally make soups, so I am always on the lookout for new crock pot recipes …

Read More about Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup – Slow Cooker Pumpkin Soup with Sherry

Southern Cornbread Recipe – Old Fashioned Easy Buttermilk Corn Bread

This recipe for Southern cornbread is one that I have made many times and it never fails to please my guests.  It is moist and just delicious with a slight tang from the buttermilk that makes it a great accompaniment to any meal. Before we get started on this cornbread recipe, I have to tell you that my …

Read More about Southern Cornbread Recipe – Old Fashioned Easy Buttermilk Corn Bread

Vegetable Steaming Times – 4 Ways to Steam Veggies

A steamer basket is a great way to cook a single vegetable or several of them at once by cooking them over boiling water. But to do this correctly, you need to have a good idea of vegetable steaming times. One of the joys of summer is cooking fresh vegetables from my vegetable garden.  The …

Read More about Vegetable Steaming Times – 4 Ways to Steam Veggies