BLT Tortellini Salad

BLT tortellini salad comes together so easily! It’s made with a simple Greek yogurt dressing and has lots of fresh tomatoes!

This post has been sponored by SocialStars #WalmartProduce.   I’m honored to be partnered to bring you these tasty recipes! This tortellini salad is tossed with a Greek yogurt dressing, bacon, lettuce and tomato!  Perfect BBQ food! There is nothing quite like a homegrown tomato is there?  I remember plucking juicy beef steak tomatoes right from my mom’s garden when I was a kid.  I’d bite right into them like they were apples.  I’d sprinkle a … Continue reading →

Buttermilk Ranch Mac and Cheese

A creamy baked pasta with lots tangy buttermilk ranch flavor!

 This cheesy baked pasta has lots of tangy buttermilk, chicken, bacon and a perfectly crunchy topping!   As I was prepping this pasta dish the other day, my daughter asked for a picture of me to bring in to school for a Mother’s Day project.  I searched high a low for a decent picture of myself.  Sadly, there weren’t many to choose from.  I realized as I flipped through album after album that I am hardly in any family pictures!  Sure … Continue reading →

Tortellini Skillet Lasagna

A simple skillet lasagna made with italian sausage, your favorite sauce and tortellini!

Need any easy and quick weeknight meal?  This tortellini skillet lasagna is for you! I love this time of year.  It’s the time for captain’s chairs, baseballs and gloves, and late nights at the ball park.  Yes, it’s the time for kid pitch baseball, and we love it!  I never tire of hearing the baseball thwack against a catcher’s glove, or the metallic sound of the ball making contact with the bat, or the clouds of dust that rise up when someone … Continue reading →

Easy Slow Cooker Meat Sauce

Italian Sausage and ground beef are slow cooked to have dinner ready when you need it!

Italian Turkey Sausage and lean ground turkey are the main ingredients in this simple slow cooker meat sauce! Nothing beats an easy dinner that’s ready when you need it! There was a time that I loved to run.  I think that time was between the ages of 5 and 10.  During that time I ran everywhere!  I ran to my friends house, then I ran home.  I ran to school and I ran during recess.  I ran up the stairs and I ran down the stairs.  I ran playing … Continue reading →

Broccoli and Ham Mac and Cheese

Ham and Broccoli Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese with Broccoli and Ham is a quick and easy family dinner that is sure to please the pickiest of eaters! My kids are not the best eaters when it comes to cheese.   It started with my 10-year-old.  She ate her fair share of cheese as a toddler, but somewhere in her short life she determined that cheese was not for her.  Be it a cheese stick or a cheese dip, my oldest will turn up her nose.  She doesn’t even eat … Continue reading →

Meatballs and Spaghetti {And a Cook Book Giveaway!}

Meatballs and Spaghetti 2

  This meatball and spaghetti dish is a lightened version of the classic Italian meal we all love! Pasta is something my whole family readily enjoys.  I only get grumblings when I serve it with either a cheesy sauce or a tomato sauce.   In other words, my kids like it PLAIN (where they get their taste is beyond me).  I'll compromise on the cheese sauces, who needs the extra fat anyway. … Continue reading →

Chicken With Buffalo Fettucine Alfredo #backtoschoolweek

Chicken with Buffalo Fettucine Alfredo

Chicken tenders are lightly pan-fried and served with fettucine in a light alfredo sauce that has been infused with buffalo sauce!  This fast and simple pasta dish brings dinner to the table in under 30 minutes!   In just a few short days my kids will be standing outside with fresh faces and crisp backpacks waiting for the rumbling sounds of the big, yellow, tin-can of a school bus coming to whisk them away to a brand new school year.  Ah … Continue reading →

Stove Top Pastitsio

Stove Top Pastitsio made with Greek Yogurt

This stove top Pastitsio is a simple and light version of the very traditional Greek pasta dish. "All in good time", "Good things come to those who wait", "Patience is a virtue",  "There will be no wine before it's time", wait that last one is just plain silly!  There's ALWAYS time for wine"!!  But those previous sayings always get me while I am  anxiously waiting for my absolute favorite Greek dinner!  I … Continue reading →

Pork Parmesan with Homemade Marinara Sauce (And A Giveaway!)

Pork Parmesan

Move over parmesan chicken, pork parmesan is the new favorite! Breaded pork chops are browned on the stove and finished in the oven. Each chop is smothered in melted cheese and  homemade pasta sauce!   Does anything seem more natural than running?  As I kid we ran everywhere, to school, to our friend's house, to the park.  Then when we got to our destination, we ran some more.   We played chase and tag and red rover.  We probably ran … Continue reading →