Today, I am sharing a super EASY dinner recipe with you. The words Easy and Dinner just belong in the same sentence, don’t they! I know you agree. Getting dinner on the table in a swift manner is a blessing. Kraft has developed a new line of products, Kraft Recipe Makers, that helps families get d
You can make these Creamy Bowtie Noodles in 15 minutes, my friends. The sauce is rich, creamy and bursting with Italian flavors. My kiddos all gave it the thumbs up. It is wonderful on its own or you can make it with the crispy chicken recipe found here.
I am having a great time coming up with new 30 Minute Skillet Dinners to share with you! There is just something wonderful about a hearty meal that can be made (mostly!) in one pan and in such a short time. It seems that time is something many of us are in short supply of, dang it. Why is there alwa
Wow, I am excited about the recipe I have to share with you today! Not only is this Skillet Lasagna of Wonder ready in 30 minutes, but it has all of the charm and deliciousness of a lasagna that takes half the day to make. A flavorful meat sauce is layered between delicious lasagna noodles and a
Oh, I love a good Italian style pasta salad. Fresh tomatoes, asparagus, olives, red onion, marinated artichoke hearts and parmesan cheese…all tossed together with pasta and a flavorful dressing. You could even add some shredded chicken and turn this lovely salad into a meal! Then please invite me
If you are ready for something besides dessert, raise your hand. Alright, maybe I’m the only one raising my hand. But, let’s face it. We really should eat something in December besides sugar, shouldn’t we? I know that my taste buds are sugared out for the moment….I am in need of something fant
I have a blast from the past to share with you today, dear reader. This Beach Street Lemon Chicken has been one of my families favorite recipes for many years and was one of the first recipes I posted some 5 years ago. That original post has some pretty frightening pictures in it. I wanted to give i
Love me a good Beef Stroganoff.
Love the smell (and sound) of meat sizzling away in a hot pan. Combine that wonderful flavor with a thick and creamy mushroom sauce, pour it over the top of hot egg noodles…and you’ve got me.
Hook line and sinker.
Love it, love it.
Last week my kids and I were out and about town, running errands and making a stop at The Classic Fun Center. That place was brimming with kids roller skating, jumping in the bounce houses and splashing down water slides. Man, was it crowded! Boy was it loud and baby was I seriously beat when we lef
Happy Monday, friends! I have a great, new pasta recipe for you this morning. This yummy Cajun Chicken Pasta is creamy, has a slightly spicy kick to it and is studded with tender chunks of chicken, sauteed peppers and onions. My family loved it. I thought they might be a little bit turned off by the
What is it about spring time that is so super crazy! I suppose it has to do with spring sports, end of the year school activities, fresh yard work to be done and that sort of thing, right! On account of the busy-ness that seems to be abundant, I brought along an easy, family pleasing, 30 minute dinn
Today I’m sharing a very simple, easy to prepare, dinner recipe that is sure to put a smile on many (if not all) of the faces at your dinner table. Penne pasta and roasted chicken pieces are covered in homemade alfredo sauce and then sprinkled with mozzarella cheese and panko bread crumbs. Pop i
One of the main ingredients for this recipe (Philadelphia Cooking Cream) has been discontinued, dang it. I have made a new and improved recipe that uses regular cream cheese and basic pantry ingredients as a substitute. You can see the new recipe by clicking HERE. I am leaving this recipe live (
Does this recipe look familiar to you? I originally posted it almost 3 years ago as a sponsored post by Kraft, highlighting their line of Philadelphia Cooking Creams. This recipe has done super well, ranking as my second most popular recipe of all time. Sweet! However, this past year Kraft disco
Several weeks ago I noticed a recipe my friend Tina (from Mommys Kitchen) posted some time ago on her blog. She called the recipe “No Peek Beef Tips” and said the beef was cooked for three hours in the oven in a simple, savory sauce. I thought that sounded fabulous, and so I gave her recipe a go
Boy am I excited about the recipe I have to share with you all today! This pasta salad is full of fabulous fresh veggies, chunks of cheddar cheese, grilled chicken, fresh cilantro and corkscrew pasta. The dressing is made from a Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch Mix that packs a ton of fabulous creamy sout
This wonderful Garlic Chicken and Vegetable Bowtie Pasta is my latest attempt at getting a tasty meal on the table without a lot of fuss and trouble. You can make it in 30-40 minutes and guys…let me tell you. It’s super good. Tender chunks of warm garlic chicken, sautéed mushrooms, peppers and z
Have you noticed how popular “bowls” are getting. Now, I am not referring to the actual ceramic container that contains your sustenance. 🙂 Rather, I am making reference to all of the yummy combinations of meat/grain/veggie/sauce that are being served in one bowl all together. I’ve seen people maki
This meal can really put a smile on my face.
A smile, because it just tastes so darn good.
A grin, because every person living under this roof loves it.
And when children enjoy the dinner handed to them…
the almighty dinner hour seems t
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I have received a hoard of emails lately (ok, really only 3) regarding pasta and how to cook it just right. I figured it was high time I put a post together detailing a few simple pasta cooking techniques that have worked well for me. I hav
Summer is a great time to make all kinds of wonderful, cool salads…is it not? Click here to see all of my salad recipes in one spot. I’ve brought a great new salad recipe to share with you today and add to the growing list in my archives. This Italian Tortellini Pasta Salad is loaded with fresh ve
Those of you who live in a warm and
heavenly climate might be thinking
“Why in the world would this chic post a soup recipe in May?”
Well, because it has been raining here all week
and it is
cold, cold, cold.
So there you have it.
A little soul warming soup from JamieCooksItUp
This a wonderful recipe I recently found at
Tina is the writer of that fine blog and has a whole slew of family friendly recipes to share. She is a gal with a lot of southern hospitality and has helped me on many occasions with a number of blogging questions.
Several months ago, my dear friend Heather called me on the phone. She informed my that while on vacation she’d visited a cute little shop that served the most amazing soup. It was Italian in flavor, hearty in texture, and had big fat Lasagna noodles in it. She loved it, knew I would love it, and t
Last week I met some friends for a lunch date. We ordered take out from a fabulous place called Plates and Palates, in Bountiful Utah. We were all swooning over the delicious salads, paninis and desserts. Our favorite was the Lemon Tarragon Pasta Salad. The dressing is creamy and so refreshing and p
Last week I had the opportunity to view a webinar video presentation from the nice people at Beef. It’s Whats for Dinner. The video was chuck full of information about beef, what kind of cuts are most popular, what to look for when choosing meat at the grocery store and some simple techniques for cu
So.I have to admit something to you.Right here and now.I have always struggled a bit with Lasagna making.It’s true. It seems to always turn out too runny or too dry. My family always gives it the “Yeah. So. Um……it was just ok, Mom but thanks for making it.”Until now my friends! I do believe I
For those of you dear readers, that live in the Salt Lake area, and would like to support a great cause…our annual bake sale is coming up this Saturday (November 23) from 10:00 to 2:00 (or until we run out of goodies). This year our proceeds are going to our dear friend (Sweet Sister Rebecca Wann)
I have a very SIMPLE meal idea for you on this Friday morning. I am in the mood for simple. This past couple of weeks I’ve been 10 different shades of frazzled. Yes. 10 different shades. Does that ever happen to you? We’ve had a lot of family events, a vacation, a holiday, baptism, birthday,
This salad is very unique and tasty. The feta cheese and artichoke hearts give nice sharp bite to the pasta. It is a great addition to any get together. The recipe comes from my sweet friend Katherine. She does not have a sharp bite, or harsh word to say about anyone. She’s a sweet gal raising
I love a good skillet recipe, especially when the whole dish can be prepared in just the one pan. Less mess, less dishes to wash…it’s a good thing. This wonderful (30 minute!) Penne Pasta with Hearty Meat Sauce is my latest attempt at the one skillet meal and it turned out fabulously. My family lo
A couple of weeks ago I taught a cooking class on Meal Planning and Easy Pasta Recipes to a group of Relief Society Sisters (an LDS womans group). Whenever I get asked to teach a class of this nature, I almost always bring Penne Pasta with Tomatoes and Spinach for the cooking demonstration. It’s so
Love this recipe. It’s very fresh tasting, and comes together super quickly. There is no protein in it however, so sometimes I throw in some cooked shrimp in at the end. It’s also great with grilled chicken or salmon on the side.
This dreamy Pepperoni and Cheese dish is a great kid (and adult) pleasing meal. Not only is it ready in under 30 minutes (a big plus at my house!) it is packed with cheesy, creamy goodness, layers of flavor and hearty pasta. I made some around lunch time the other day and my little boys gobbled it u
I have one more salad recipe for you this week. Hippity, hip-hooray! Today it’s all about a great, flavorful pasta salad.
Have you ever made a pasta salad, poured a lot of dressing all over it and then put it into the fridge until you were ready to serve it? Pasta noodles really have a way of s
Oh, my summer lovin’ friends!
Do I have a series of great recipes for you this week. These wonderful Sesame Noodles are first on the list. They come together very quickly really. You can make the sauce in the time it takes to boil the noodles.
that sound like a nice id
If you are looking for a wonderful, healthy side dish to round out your dinner time menu…this is it, ladies and gentlemen! This Spinach and Mushroom Orzo pasta can be made in less than 30 minutes. It’s loaded with the aromatic flavors of sauteed mushrooms, garlic and onions but is also amazingly f
This past December I was sent a fabulous package from Newman’s Own. There were some great products in the package including, Sakarooni Pasta Sauce, Alfredo Pasta Sauce, Medium Chunky Salsa, Light Honey Mustard Salad Dressing and Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing. I was able to play around wit
Just the other day I was chit chatting with my sister in law Erin.
She’s a good gal, that one. Always willing to humor me when I want to yammer on about food…and cooking….and what kind of recipes I should I put on this little ol’ blog. She gave me the idea for this yummy Teriyaki Chicken
I absolutely adore this time of year, don’t you? The weather is so golden and lovely. The produce…amazing. I am enjoying it even more than I usually do because (wonder of all wonders) I actually grew my very own basil plant.