Instant Pot Spaghetti

Over this time of quarantine, I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone and have really tried to up my Instant Pot game. I thought through what I make on a regular basis that isn’t really that great and Spaghetti actually came to mind! Yeah, my Spaghetti is never that great. The sauce ends up runny. …

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Chicken & Sausage Bowtie Pasta

Like I said last week on Friday Favorites post, Rob has been making this recipe for years. And with us being home and me cooking nearly every night, I’ve been pretty religious with making a menu each week. That way when lunch and dinner roll around I’m not scrambling to figure something out. The fam …

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Chicken & Bacon Pasta

I was super excited to throw this recipe together. However, when I placed it on the table my kids weren’t thrilled about the peas and carrots in this recipe. I told them they had to have some veggies one way or another! I, personally, like the sweetness that the peas and carrots add. After trying …

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Pizza Topped Pasta

You know I was thinking the other day when I was cooking some pasta about back when I was growing up. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile you probably know, or you may not know, that my Dad’s parents raised me. Now my Granddad absolutely hung the moon for me. I was a …

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Crockpot Meatballs with Ragú #simmeredintradition #ad

Being married to an Italian decedent, I’ve heard stories of Rob’s great grandparents who came over “on the boat” from Italy to New York. With little money and lots of hope, the one thing they were armed with was tons of delicious recipes passed down from their family. This is much like the story of …

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Italian Chili {Crockpot}

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted a recipe. That doesn’t mean haven’t been cooking. In fact, I have such a long list of recipes that I’ve made that I wasn’t even sure where to start. Posting this Italian Chili seemed like a good choice, because with kids starting back to school tomorrow I’m …

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Lasagna

Lasagna has been one of those dishes that I have struggled with and finally quit trying. Drew gave me a cookbook for Christmas called Gooseberry Patch 5 Ingredient Family Favorites and it has the recipe in there, so I decided to give it a try again. I did have to improvise, because I didn’t have …

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Spicy Sausage and Potato Soup {Crockpot}

Looking for an easy soup? This Spicy Sausage and Potato Soup is cooked in the crockpot and will be ready to eat when you get home from work. Servings: 8 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 6-8 hours Ingredients: 1 diced onion 1 cup diced celery 1 tbs. minced garlic 1/2 tsp. hot red pepper …

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Cajun Chicken Pasta

Servings: 4 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast halves cut into bite size pieces 4 tsp. Cajun seasoning (I used Slap Ya Momma) 4 tbs. Olive Oil 2 cups heavy cream (more if needed) 1/2 tsp. dried basil 1/2 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning 1/2 tsp. …

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Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken

Today is National Fettuccine Alfredo Day! Whaaa??? With that being said, I thought I’d share my recipe for this Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken. This sauce is smooth and creamy. I think the key to making this meal a step above this dish is to marinate the chicken! I simply marinate the chicken in Italian dressing. …

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Pizza Smothered Chicken

Servings: 4 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 12 oz. box of pasta (I used Penne) 1 large jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce Parmesan cheese Italian seasoning Garlic Pepperoni (your favorite pizza toppings)

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Ravioli Soup

I’ve tried my hand at Ravioli soup and finally after the 3rd try I think I nailed it! This is so easy. Done in less than 30 minutes as long as you don’t have to thaw the meat. A true crowd pleaser. Servings: 6 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 tbs. …

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Pizza Dough You Can Toss {Bread Machine}

When I found this pizza dough recipe at first I was like, “Oh, I don’t need another pizza dough recipe.” But then, I just realized this one had a few less ingredients than the other Pizza Dough Recipe that I usually use, so I decided to give it a shot. When I started rolling it …

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Bacon Pizza {Homemade}

The other night, I had some cooked bacon that I needed to use before it went bad. I also had some homemade dough in the fridge, so this homemade bacon pizza came to mind. It turned out amazingly! Who doesn’t bacon? Who doesn’t love bacon? I put this pizza down, turned around to get a …

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On-The-Go Pizza Bites

Here’s another easy recipe to whip up before your next tailgate or party. These Pizza Bites are very versatile and can be thrown together at the last minute. Simple finger foods are always the best when your standing around cheering on your favorite team. Servings: 24 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: …

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Hawaiian Chicken Pizza

One of my favorite pizza places is Marco’s and one of my families favorite pizzas from there is the Hawaiian Pizza. Here is my recipe for Hawaiian Chicken Pizza. Servings: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: Fresh dough or refrigerated pizza dough 1/2 jar of pizza sauce 3 cups of mozzarella …

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Homemade Meatballs and Pasta Sauce

Servings: 6-8 Prep Time: 45 minutes Cooking Time: 3 hours + Ingredients: For sauce: 1 lb. of Italian Sausage links (we use Hot) 2 country style ribs (optional – but add a lot of flavor) 1 large can of tomato sauce 1 large can of crushed tomatoes 1 can of tomato paste Italian seasonings (Oregano, …

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Chicken Pizza-ola Sandwich

I have been absolutely lovin’ Subway’s Chicken Pizza-ola Sandwich lately. However, I haven’t been loving spending $7 a pop, so I decided to see if I could make one at home. It turned out marvelously and what I love is that I spend less money and I can easily alter how it’s made. Servings: 4 …

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Stuffed Pasta Shells

This recipe for Stuffed Pasta Shells is on of my absolute favorites. It does require more prep time than I prefer, but I usually make at least 2 batches and free one. Who doesn’t love freeze ahead meals? 2 bangs for your buck! Servings: 8 Prep Time: 30 Minutes Cook Time: 30 Minutes Ingredients 1 …

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