Party Panache, Easy Game Day Menu with a Pizza Bubble-up and BBQ

I am constantly looking for ways to make entertaining easier, and one of my favorite helpers is the slow cooker     “Why are there paper towels under the lid?” you might ask     Well, that’s the handy dandy trick to use when cooking this dish with canned biscuits     Talk about easy! … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Mama Mia Sliders

Mama Mia, it’s election day!  Let’s pray the madness will be finally over one way or another!     Ok, this recipe can be complicated or simple it’s up to you!     The complicated part would be if you want to use homemade Bolognese Sauce… Bolognese sauce is a wonderful sauce, thickened with several … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Butternut Squash, Spinach & Pepperoni Lasagna

This is really a short cut lasagna     I used frozen cubed butternut squash, fresh spinach, no boil lasagna sheets, and grated Parmesan cheese     A 5 minute Parmesan Cream Sauce binds everything happily together Or use a prepared Alfredo sauce to make assembly even easier   Roast the squash on a lined … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Pepperoni Lovers Crostini

Pepperoni…   Are you a fan?  I love cured Italian meats and recently discovered a way to make them a tad healthier, Salami Chips, and decided to try this method with pepperoni to make a topping for crostini     After 20-30 seconds in the microwave, most of the fat is rendered out and it … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Mushroom Pizza Poppers

These mushrooms started out to be a version of Poppers, cream cheese stuffed jalapenos wrapped in bacon… I wanted to use mushrooms instead of jalapenos and then thought, let’s go a different direction and do an Italian version This might have been influenced by the fact that I just happened to have pepperoni on hand … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Garden Tomato Pizzeria Pie

Thank you so much for all the heartfelt comments last week, and for your feedback  about what you would like more of on the Painted Apron.  You have given me so many ideas and helped heal my heart.  So many requested more painting tutorials. I will be sharing some simple tips and techniques and show … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, The Crazy Italian Ravioli Casserole

I saw a photo for Pizza Casserole on Pinterest that made my mouth water so I put it on the Bucket List this month.  It was very simple and pretty child oriented so I decided to fancy it up a bit…it can be made ahead and refrigerated until baking time, and of course would make … Continue reading

  • Follow The Painted Apron on WordPress.com