Monday, September 30, 2013

Pasta Marscapone with Ham Peas and Mushrooms






How was everyone's weekend? Mine was really long. I had a party to cater and I'm still pretty tired. This recipe is an oldie but goodie. Super simple to which I my kind of meal.
This is a one dish wonder. Pasta with peas, ham, mushrooms all cooked with a tomato marscarpone sauce. So easy to make and tastes like your eating it from an Italian restaurant.
Happy Monday!



Wednesday, September 25, 2013

My Favorite Fall Soups

It's finally feeling like fall around here. I still have not turned on the heat. Trying to wait as long as i can for that one! I am so happy to make soup again. Heck I am happy to make all of the delicious fall foods. Here is a few of my own favorite from scratch soup recipes. I hope you will give them a try! 
Click on the recipe titles for the link.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Sesame Chicken Strips


Happy Fall Y'all! It's finally here my favorite time of year. This recipe is also another favorite thing of mine. My son and I get it all the time when we got to that certain chain restaurant that has something like TGI...in its name. This is a copycat version minus the booze.  After making it for the first time I just may use the coating for all of my chicken nuggets and strips. It is by far the crunchiest one I have ever made and help up very well. It was a bit time consuming to make but well worth the wait. I promise it shall not disappoint!
Happy Monday!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Slow Cooker Meatballs in Gravy


                             
Perfect tender tasty meatballs in amazing gravy spooned over hot cooked egg noodles. Classic comfort food. Who doesn't love that? I love these lil guys. I also love the noodles to. I could eat them as a meal, hence the carb addiction. You can use any kind you like, I like the extra broad ones. They come in a bunch of sizes. Extra broad, wide, no yolk, whatever you prefer. You will end up with the same result a full belly that's for sure.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Three Ingredient Overnight Steel Cut Oats


I just realized I have not posted or created a breakfast recipe in forever. Oatmeal is one of my most favorite filling breakfasts. That's the key filling! I am a breakfast girl, need it want it, cranky if I don't have it. Coffee will still always come first. I discovered steel cut oats about a year ago and let me tell you I really like them so much better than the rolled ones. They have a more of a porridge consistency than the regular rolled oats. Oatmeal is the breakfast of champions this time of year. The versatility of it is endless. Toppings, sweetness and flavors. 


Monday, September 16, 2013

Taco Wedge Salad



                          

This is the easiest weeknight meal other than take out. My family just gobbled them right up. They usually don't think of salad as a meal. I on the other hand do. Ground beef, black beans, tomatoes and cheese smothered with thousand island dressing all topped with crispy tortilla strips. You can add any other toppings you like but trust me when I say you must use thousand island dressing. That is what makes this salad oh so good!
Happy Monday!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Parmesan Primavera Farfalle




With the end of summer near (not that you can tell with this weather) I try to squeeze in as many summer menu items as I can to cook. Well except for the ones I am sick of.  This one is one I am definitely not sick of. I can eat this all year round. Sweet summer vegetables, creamy parmesan cheese sauce over farfalle pasta. Need I say anything more. I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Chicken Salad BLT


There is a heatwave today here in NY. How the heck did it go from being 40 degrees at night to needing my a/c again? It is 90 degrees already. I'm not happy. I do not like the heat. We do not get along. Please come back fall! 
Some days you just want a sandwich. Other days you just need a sandwich with the addition of some bacon, lettuce, tomato and chicken salad. This is my very favorite chicken salad recipe. Simple to make this sandwich is pretty plain but tastes so delicious. I even made it on plain old white bread toast. You can use whatever bread you like. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Loaded Smashed Potatoes



 I have died and gone to heaven! These are my new favorite potato. Perfect for football Sundays. Serve them as a game day treat or next to any protein. 
Happy Monday 
and 
Happy Birthday 
to 
ME! 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup with Roasted Garlic


 I have a confession my friends. I never liked tomato soup! I never liked tomato soup until I made my own. I have a bad relationship with any soup that comes from a can. It just doesn't taste homemade to me. I guess I'm weird. This soup is a stick to your ribs meal in it self soup. Sweet roasted garlic combined with the tomatoes. it's so good. I posted this few years back but I decided it needed a little tweaking. So here is the redo. 
Have a great weekend!




Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Brown Sugar Crusted Walnut Apple Cake



School has officially begun and it's almost Fall ya'll!!! It definitely feels like fall this morning. Fall is my favorite season next to spring. I love the air, the leaves, wearing my boots and a sweater....there is so much to list. To kick off the season here is a fantastic cake. The smell of it baking alone reminded me of Fall. As it bakes the walnuts and apples caramelize at the bottom. When it's cool and turned out oh baby!! It makes you want to just pick off the top.


Monday, September 2, 2013

Grilled BLT Crostinis


How were everyone's weekend festivities?  We had a small gathering of some friends which included these guys right here. Along with some salads and the usual bbq grub. Then we ended the night with a campfire. Today I am waiting for these clouds to go away so we can hit the beach! I am praying for no rain. 
Happy Monday and Happy Labor Day!