Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cook Short Rib Ragu

  Similar to Bolgnese Sauce, this pot of ragu will be like finding a pot of gold after a long chilly day         It’s made with short ribs and laced with Parmesan         Full of meat and vegetables, this tomato based sauce was made to marry with pasta and … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Asparagus, Spinach and Corn Tetrazzini

  Recently I shared my love of quiche dishes with a quiche full of peaches and plums for a summer twist   Summer Peach Quiche Lorraine       Today I’m sharing another favorite casserole type, Tetrazzini Traditional tetrazzini is made with chicken or turkey, mushrooms and thin pasta noodles, but tetrazzini can be made … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Asparagus Tortellini Alfredo

  Last week HHjr said, “Let’s have a pasta bake for dinner Tuesday, I’m in the mood for some creamy tortellini…”         We take turns cooking, and while he was busy getting his boys to baseball practice and rock climbing after school, I threw this together for supper       Only … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Mushroom Stroganoff Repeat

  I came down with a nasty cold last week and haven’t been able to do much but blow my nose and sit under a blanket…definitely not enough energy to hit the kitchen…but wanting some comfort food         I was looking over the January Paint Bucket, thinking maybe HHjr would make something … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Loaded Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

Thank you for all the well wishes and prayers as Hurricane Michael approaches the Gulf Coast… we had a normal, fun, summer like weekend just a few days ago, when Hurricane Michael was barely a blip on the radar near Belize…         But with favorable conditions, things can quickly escalate, and we … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Mushroom Magic Pasta

  Okay, so what’s so magic about this pasta?       First of all, you make it with a no boil, “ready” pasta         It comes fully cooked in the package and all it requires is a quick 60 seconds in the microwave         It is coated with … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Spring Sheet Pan Zoodles & Pasta

  When I’m in the “city” my son & I tag team dinners, consult on the menu and I try to do the shopping to help out HHjr is a single Dad, and he takes care of our city house so HH & I can hang out at the beach as much as we want … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Creamy Asparagus & Spaghetti Pie

    When I saw a recipe for Spaghetti Pie over at Julie’s Creative Lifestyle, I was so intrigued…         I had never heard of Spaghetti Pie!         After I read Julie’s easy recipe here, I googled around and found tons of Spaghetti Pie recipes I have made many … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Mardi Gras Gratin

  Since Fat Tuesday is a week from today, I decided to call this yummy sausage and noodle bake, Mardi Gras Gratin  🎭       It’s full of green {asparagus}, gold {noodles} and purple {ham and sausage} well, they’re sorta purple… and cajuns love their ham and sausage!         Brown the … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Loaded Spinach Spaghetti Alfredo

  I know January is a month for a healthy new beginnings         And we have been eating lots of salads, veggies and lean protein…         But when the temperature is 22 degrees, and there is 1/2 inch of  ice on everything in a subtropical zone, and your pipes … Continue reading

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